Aeropress Brewing Guide
Grind Setting: Medium-fine
Brewing Time: Around 2 minutes 30 seconds
Brewing 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 and 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 coarser grind will be longer to allow the flavour to be fully extracted.
A finer grind results in smaller coffee particles, exposing more surface area to the brewing water which can then ‘access’ and dissolve the available flavours more easily.
Additionally, always consider 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 taste.
Prepare all equipment before grinding and brewing. Weigh your coffee dose, and ensure you heat more than enough water to brew with.
Place filter paper in Aeropress cap then attach to bottom of AeroPress. Place the AeroPress on your cup/mug, ensuring that the AeroPress sits on top of it on a flat level.
Rinse the filter and brewing equipment with some heated brewing water. Discard rinsing water from your cup/mug.
Grind coffee and carefully add it to the AeroPress chamber. Distribute evenly and settle the bed of coffee in the filter cap. Tare scales and start timing.
Gently pour water over the coffee until you have added all the brewing water according to the weight in your brew recipe.
Stir gently for a few moments then carefully place the Aeropress plunger into the top of the Aeropress, ensuring it sits as flat as possible. Press down with a vertical motion to push the brewed coffee into the cup/mug. Remove the Aeropress and serve.