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Grind Setting: Medium-FineBrewing Time: around 2 minutes 30 secondsBrewing Ratio: generally 6-8g coffee per 100g water (1ml water = 1g water) unless brewing an espresso-style beverage with the AeroPress.

Please be aware that the environment will always impact the conditions under which you brew. Temperature & humidity are two notable factors which may mean your grind setting or extraction time range needs to be altered.

Changes made to the grind setting have consistent results across all brew methods. A coarse grind allows water to pass through coffee without as much resistance as a fine one. It will also mean that the brew time of a courser grind will be longer to allow the flavor to be fully extracted.

A finer grind results in smaller coffee particles, exposing more surface area to the brewing water which can therefore ‘access’ and dissolve the available flavours more easily.

Additionally, always take into account the high level of influence that water chemistry has in your brewing. Experiment with using different bottled waters if your tap water seems to leave you struggling to tune your brews to your taste.

Aeropress (Inverted) Step by Step

  1. 1- Prepare all equipment before grinding & brewing. Weigh your coffee dose, and ensure that you heat more than enough water than you need for brewing.
  2. 2- Place filter paper in AeroPress cap. Rinse with brewing water in your cup/mug then set aside.
  3. 3- Place the AeroPress plunger into the chamber, but only slightly, to ensure the maximum amount of room for brewing in the chamber. Check for a tight seal.
  4. 4- Place the AeroPress upside down on your scales. Grind & add coffee dose.
  5. 5- Distribute evenly & level the coffee bed. Tare scales & begin timing.
  6. 6- Slowly & evenly add twice the weight of your coffee in water. Gently agitate the grinds to immerse them evenly in the water. Allow to swell & bubble.
  7. 7- When bubbling ceases, add the remaining brewing water as evenly as possible. Gently stir the brew then carefully attach the filter cap to the AeroPress.
  8. 8- Push very gently & slowly down on the upside down AeroPress until you have closed the space between the filter & the brewing coffee.
  9. 9- Gently move the AeroPress in a gentle stirring movement to immerse any grinds stuck to the plunger to aid even extraction.
  10. 10- Discard any water from your cup/mug then hold it in place upside down on top of the AeroPress.
  11. 11- Holding the cup/mug tightly against the AeroPress, quickly flip the AeroPress upside down & place the cup/mug onto the work surface with the AeroPress the correct way up.
  12. 12- Press down with a vertical motion to push the brewed coffee through the filter into the cup/mug, then remove the AeroPress & serve!

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