The Aeropress is a popular coffee brewing method that was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the same inventor who created the Aerobie frisbee. It’s a relatively simple and affordable way to make a great cup of coffee at home or on-the-go.
To use the Aeropress, you’ll need the device itself, a paper filter, freshly ground coffee, and hot water. First, place the paper filter in the Aeropress cap and rinse it with hot water. This helps remove any paper taste and preheats the device.
Next, add your coffee grounds to the Aeropress chamber. You can adjust the amount of coffee you use to your personal taste, but a good starting point is around 17-18 grams of coffee for 250ml of water. Then, add hot water to the chamber and stir the coffee and water together for around 10 seconds.
After stirring, insert the plunger into the chamber and press it down slowly and steadily until all the coffee has been pushed out of the chamber and into your cup. The entire process should take around 1-2 minutes.
The Aeropress is known for producing a smooth, clean cup of coffee with low acidity and bitterness. It’s also a versatile brewing method, as you can experiment with different brewing times, water temperatures, and coffee-to-water ratios to find the perfect cup for your preferences.