Aeropress Brewing Guide

The Aeropress is a device for brewing coffee that was invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler. Coffee is steeped and then forced through a filter by pressing the plunger through the tube. The maker describes the result as an espresso strength concentration of coffee, but its most frequent use is more in the filter brew strength. The device consists of two nesting cylinders. One cylinder has a flexible airtight seal and fits inside the larger cylinder, similar to a syringe. The cylinders are molded of polypropylene, tinted a grey color.

  1. Measure and grind 17 grams of coffee – one rounded Aeropress spoonful
  2. Grind the coffee similar to table salt
  3. Get the Aeropress ready to brew by placing the filter in the basket
  4. Preheat the brewer and rinse the filter with hot water
  5. Discard rinse water
  6. Affix the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of the mug
  7. Start your timer when you pour hot water (about 205° F) into the brewer
  8. Saturate all the grounds within 10 seconds
  9. Pour to the no. 4 and stir with spoon to make sure all coffee is saturated
  10. Place plunger on the brew chamber and pull up slightly to create a pressure seal, but don’t plunge yet
  11. At 1:15, remove the pressure seal and give the mixture another stir
  12. Put the plunger back on and gently press down with steady pressure
  13. Enjoy!

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