This affordable plastic brewer was built to make espresso, but never created enough pressure to make it effective. However, it has become an excellent 1 person filter maker! To get the best out of any coffee, we always recommend grinding it fresh. We use a small burr hand grinder which only costs £20! Grind the coffee to a coarse sand texture, but not as granulated as you would for a French press. Our go to recipe is a 1:15 ratio, so for 16g of ground coffee, it should make 240g of liquid heaven.
- Wet the filter paper and place in the basket and attach the basket to the brewing chamber.
- Weigh out your 16g of ground coffee (a medium light roast is best). Then pour it onto the wet filter.
- Pour on 50g of hot water (87-95 degrees filtered water is ideal) onto the coffee and stir gently. this is called the bloom and you can knock out some of the natural gases.
- Top up the water to a 240g total and secure the plunger on tight.
- Wait 1 minute then slowly plunge for about 20 seconds. Let it cool slightly and enjoy.
Haven't got any scales to hand? No problem, there is another method, inverted:
- Assemble the aeropress upside down with the filter at the top. Take the basket off.
- Pour onto the plunger 16g of coffee (about 1 level aeropress scoop).
- Top it up to the top with hot water (again, 87-95 degrees filtered water is ideal), all the way to where you screw on the filter basket.
- give it a light stir and screw on the basket with the wet filter paper inside it.
- after 2 mins, place a cup on top of the basket and flip the aeropress quickly!
- plunge into the cup and let it cool.
Interested in other recipes? Aeropress championships have gone global, browse Youtube, for all sorts of crazy methods!