How To Make Coffee With An Aeropress
In this guide, we will show you how to brew coffee with an Aeropress Coffee maker.
The Aeropress is a unique and versatile coffee brewing method that has gained popularity among coffee enthusiasts in recent years. It is relatively simple to use, portable and produces a clean, smooth cup of coffee. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of making coffee with an Aeropress, from grinding your beans to pressing out the final brew.
We’ll also cover some important tips and techniques for getting the most out of your Aeropress, as well as answer some common questions about this innovative coffee brewing method. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced coffee drinker, we hope this guide will help you discover the joys of Aeropress coffee and inspire you to experiment with different brewing techniques and flavors.
The AeroPress technique is prevalent because there are many different ways you can brew your coffee with it. People who are fans of AeroPress will tell you it is the best coffee brewing technique out there.
AeroPress is a full immersion method of coffee brewing. Just like the French Press. In short, the AeroPress technique goes something like this. First, you pour your coffee ground and water into a cup. You then take a spoon and stir it. Let it sit for a while, and finally pour the liquid through a filter. That is it. It is as simple as that.
What Is An AeroPress?
An AeroPress is a coffee brewing device that was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler. It is basically a small, handheld plunger that brews coffee using a unique method that is claimed to produce coffee that is less bitter and has more flavor than coffee brewed with other methods.
The AeroPress device has gained much popularity among coffee lovers. The Design of the AeroPress is divided into two cylinders. The smaller cylinder fits right inside, and the bigger one does. The smaller one has an airtight seal.
Usually, the former AeroPress devices are made using polypropylene. They have natural grey color. Later on, as it was found that polypropylene contains BPA, copolyester became the primary ingredient for manufacturing AeroPress coffee brewing devices.
You can think of AeroPress as a manual Espresso maker. They rely on air to extract the flavor from the finely ground coffee beans. It usually takes 30 seconds or less to brew a cup of espresso using an AeroPress device. On the other hand, the French Press coffee brewing machine takes 4-5 minutes to brew a cup of coffee.
Now that we know what the AeroPress device is, and what are its components, let us look at how we can brew a delicious cup of coffee using an AeroPress.
What Do You Need To Make Coffee With An Aeropress?
- Coffee Beans – Before you start brewing, determine which coffee beans you would like to use.
- Grinder – It is best to grind your own coffee beans, as this will give you the best flavor, but if you’re not looking to invest in a coffee grinder you can buy pre-ground coffee from the store.
- AeroPress Coffee Maker – AeroPress itself can be picked up at Amazon, Walmart, or other similar stores.
- Kitchen Scale – While not necessary, having a scale will help you get the measurements right.
Inventor Alan Adler Brewing With An Aeropress
How to Prepare to Make Aeropress Coffee
If you are going to use a paper filter, try to rinse it beforehand. This way, you will be able to get rid of the bland taste of the filter itself. To preheat the cup, and the AeroPress machine, pour some warm water through it.
You should heat the water in a gooseneck kettle or on the stove until the temperature hits 175° Fahrenheit (60° celsius).
Pour some more water into the filter. Heating the cups, as well as the AeroPress, is important when brewing a small amount.
The Method we are about to see is called the Inverted Method. This method is highly effective in stopping any coffee ground from seeping into the filter. If you are using the Inverted method, you should hold your coffee cup above the AeroPress machine. This will eliminate the possibility of coffee spillage.
Aeropress Brewing Videos
Below are some videos to help explain the brewing process of the Aeropress.
Grind your beans
Heat The Water
Add The Filter
Assemble The AeroPress
Stand the Aeropress on a smooth surface(or a scale if you have one) with the flared side up. If you do it correctly, the numbers on the outside of the cylinder will appear upside-down.
Add The Ground Coffee
Add the Hot Water
Close and Flip the AeroPress
Press The AeroPress
How to Serve your AeroPress coffee?
Espresso – Serve as-is.
Americano – Add water to make an Americano coffee.
Latte – Add milk to make a latte.
Your coffee is now ready. You can serve It as it is or dilutes the caffeine content by adding some more water. If you prefer adding add-ons to your coffee, you can do that too. A cup of steamed milk will go great with a cup of AeroPress coffee.
After you are done with brewing, take the filter cap off the AeroPress and gently press out the puck.
Cleaning the AeroPress is also very easy. Do a simple wipe down or a simple rinse?
We hope you learned how to brew coffee using an AeroPress machine today. If you have any further queries, please leave a comment below.