Is there a coffee maker that yields only a Single cup of coffee, that is portable too? This was the problem that Allan Adler, a Stanford professor, and award-winning frisbee maker set out to address. And thus was created – The AeroPress. A simple plastic tube, with a plunger-like action, which compresses flavors quickly out of coffee grounds through a filter, straight into your mug, giving you a smooth, creamy, Espresso-like brew.
The AeroPress uses the Immersion technique of brewing.
- Hot Water
Heat fresh water to 200° F using a thermometer. Or, bring water to a boil and let it stand for 30 seconds.
- Place the inverted plunger on a flat surface, and attach the inverted lower chamber to it
- Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.
- Use hot water to wet your Filter and cap to get them to bind firmly.
Add 1 rounded scoop of ground coffee into the chamber and shake to level. 20 grams is about 4 tablespoons or 2 standard coffee scoops.
Add 200 ml of hot water at 175°F into the chamber. Stir with spoon for 10 seconds.
Twist the plastic cap with pre-wetted filter, onto the chamber and stand the chamber on a sturdy mug. Gently invert the entire set up.
Insert plunger and press gently, until plunger reaches grounds.
Remove Filter cap & push plunger to discard coffee grinds and rinse the seal with water.
Dilute the coffee according to your preference.
- Pressing gently yields more flavor, pressing hard compresses the beans, slowing the flow of water, leading to a more bitter brew.
- Rinse your Aeropress with warm water. Do a blind press without any coffee grounds.
- Pre-infuse your coffee in your Aeropress, by adding around 50 ml of Hot water to the container & wait 30 seconds.
- Creamy, Caramel, Rich.
- Less acidic.
- Best had Black.
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