Quick And Simple Guide to Brewing with an AeroPress
The AeroPress is the perfect coffee brewer for everyday use, satisfying the needs of coffee connoisseurs and casual brewers alike. There are so many different recipes you can experiment with: regular and inverted, easy or extremely difficult, old school and high tech.
After years of playing with the AeroPress, our suggestion is pretty easy: pick a recipe you like, one you enjoy brewing, and then play with it. For those just starting out with an AeroPress, there are few tricks to keep in mind:
- Too bitter? Grind your coffee coarser, maybe shorten the brewing time, or try to lower the water temperature.
- Too weak? Try to do the opposite.
Now keeping that in mind, let’s get started with this easy recipe which is the perfect starter guide to AeroPress brewing.
What else do you need?
Apart from coffee and water, you'll need:
Timer (it can be integrated with the scale, but also the one in your phone will be perfectly fine)
Kettle (or even a simple pot) to warm up the water.
Thermometer (but you can have a pretty decent cup of coffee even without it)
-Warm up the water up to around 94°C. This parameter can be adjusted to suit the type of roast (in general, the darker the roast, the lower the temperature). If you prefer to estimate, aim for water that is quite hot but not yet boiling.