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How to make Aeropress Coffee

The Aeropress has gained a well-deserved reputation for producing consistently great coffee with minimal fuss. We love it for its balance of good body and flavour clarity, its portability…and because it’s fun!

There are many Aeropress recipes on the web. Our favourite ones are the simplest. For this recipe, you’ll need 15g of coffee and 200g of water. 

The Aeropress, with Huw from Market Lane Coffee on Vimeo.

Step 1 - Prepare

Start with at least ½ litre of fresh filtered water and bring to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil, fit the paper filter in the filter holder, and attach it to the bottom of the Aeropress (put the plunger piece aside for now). Place the Aeropress on top of the cup, and rinse with hot water. 

Step 2 - Grind

Your freshly ground coffee should be finer than a plunger setting but coarser than espresso. Pour the ground coffee into the bottom of the Aeropress, and empty your cup of hot water.

Step 3 - Pour

Add 200g of boiling water to the Aeropress, and start your timer. Carefully place the plunger part in the top of the Aeropress, this will stop the coffee dripping through the filter. After 1 minute, carefully remove the plunger and give the brew a good stir. Let brew for 1 more minute.

Step 4 - Plunge

Gently and slowly push the plunger down until the coffee brew is completely pushed through the filter. And you’re done! Now drink and enjoy!

A Few Tips

+ If you can’t plunge without pulling a muscle, try coarsening your grind, or use slightly less coffee.

+ To clean Aeropress, simply pull apart and rinse with hot water. Grounds and the paper filter can be composted.

+ For a stronger brew, try making your grind a bit finer, or increase your brew time.

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