Coffee: 15gr | Water: 190-200mL | Time: 35 sec
The Aeropress is perfect for travel! It is all plastic (no breakable glass), easy to use, easily cleaned, and makes a great cup of coffee anywhere. Invented in the early 2000s by an engineer, physicist, and Stanford lecturer, Alan Adler who simply just wanted to make a single good cup of coffee without using the drip and without wasting 4 minutes of his time. Here’s how to use this simple foolproof coffee making tool using the Original Method:
Step 1: Boil water It is important not to use boiling water with the Aeropress or your coffee will be bitter. To avoid that, bring water to boil in a kettle and let it sit for 1 minute before using it. You will need approximately 190-200mL of water.
Step 2: Measure and grind your coffee Measure two full Aeropress scoops (scoop is included in the original box) or 15gr of coffee beans. Grind the beans using a normal blade grinder until fine.
Step 3: Wet the filter Assemble the press following the easy instructions on the manual, place the paper filter inside the cap, and place it on top of your soon-to-be good cup of coffee. Pour some hot water to wet the filter.
Step 4: Add the coffee Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel.
Step 5: Brew Add the hot water on top of the coffee until it reaches the top line of the Aeropress. Stir with the paddle stirrer or with a normal spoon very briefly to ensure all coffee has been immersed in hot water.
Step 6: Press Place the plunger on top and strongly press it down to the bottom until you hear a hiss. That is your sign for the end of the process.
Step 7: Adjust to your liking and enjoy your cup! It is important to note the Aeropress makes a concentrated cup of coffee. Taste the coffee when done and add hot water according to your taste preferences. You could also split the coffee into two mugs and add some hot water in both.