AEROPRESS

 BREW GUIDE

 

Equipment:

  • Aeropress
  • Filters
  • Burr Grinder
  • Scale
  • Kettle
  • Timer
  • Filtered water
  • Something to stir
  • Decanter
  • BowsxArrows Coffee

 

 

We’ll just be honest here and say we stole this method from the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen.

 

The Aeropress is one of our favorites for not only the lightly textured and highly nuanced coffee it brews, but also it’s durability and portability. Around the roasterie or in the backcountry, the Aeropress is right at home.

 

We use 16 grams of coffee and 170 grams of water; you can adjust that using a simple 11:1 (water:coffee) ratio.

 

 

 

ONE

Fill your kettle with a bit more water than you’ll need for brewing, you will use the additional water to rinse the paper filter.

 

TWO

While the water is heating up, you can weigh out and grind your coffee. The grind should be fairly coarse, close to the consistency of sea salt. If you are using the Baratza Encore start at number 20.

 

THREE

This method uses the Aeropress inverted; put the rubber plunger just below the 4 mark and stand it upside down on your scale.

 

FOUR

Once your water has boiled rinse the filter, this will remove any papery taste. You can use any extra water to heat up your server, just remember to discard the water before brewing.

 

FIVE

Add the ground coffee to the inverted Aeropress, you can use the Aeropress funnel for this.

 

SIX

Pour a small amount of water gently in the coffee bed’s center, aim to pour a little more than twice the amount of water than you have of coffee. Adding this small amount of water will allow the coffee to de-gas or “bloom”, we like a pretty short bloom here, 20 seconds or so.

 

SEVEN

After allowing the grounds to saturate, return to pouring. You’ll be pouring quickly, aiming to reach your end brew weight by the 45 second mark. Once you’ve finished pouring, stir the slurry.

 

EIGHT

Allow the coffee to steep until the 2:00 mark, give it another couple good stirs and screw the cap on tight.

 

NINE

Gently flip the Aeropress on to your server, and slowly but evenly push down the plunger. This should take about 30 seconds with your brew finishing around the 2:30 mark.