Aerobie, the company that invented the Aeropress, is not a coffee company by origin. Their first product was actually the Aerobie Pro – A flying disk. Alan Adler, the founder of the company, had invented many disk-like toys before he invented the Aeropress. Today, Aeropress is Aerobie’s #1 product and an extremely popular method of one cup brewing. The Aeropress produces an espresso strength coffee and as a result, has become known as the “poor man’s espresso”.
Aeropress is an easy brew method and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 scoop coffee – 12 oz water
16 grams coffee – 355 grams water
You’ll want one heaping Aeropress scoop of finely ground coffee to start – a #4 grind on industrial machines.
Bring your water to a boil and then remove from heat. Never pour boiling water straight onto coffee grounds – it will scorch them and give your coffee a burnt flavor. Allow the water to cool for 30 seconds (the temperature should be between 195-205) before you proceed to the next step.
Place the paper filter into the plastic filter, screw it onto the Aeropress and set it over your mug. From here, you can wet the filter with your hot water, to remove the papery taste and heat your press and mug. Dump out the water before proceeding.
Drop the grounds into the vessel, and add just enough water to cover them. Let them bloom for 30 seconds before continuing.
After the bloom, pour more hot water into the Aeropress, until the water level is just above the blue number 3.
STIRRING AND PRESS
Use the paddle that comes with your press to give the grounds a stir for about 5 seconds, then place the plunger into the tube. From here, slowly press the coffee through the filter until you hear a hissing noise.
Add hot water for an americano, Steam milk for a latte, or drink it straight.