The Aeropress is in a class of its own. Some consider the Aeropress to be the pinnacle in personal brewing. To really make it shine, however, you need to know what it takes to make the best cup of coffee. Here’s how we recommend brewing our coffee with an Aeropress.
What You’ll Need
- Kenmore Coffee Company coffee
- Decanter or carafe
- Paper aeropress filters
- Scale capable of measuring in grams
- Burr coffee grinder
- Kettle or other means to bring water to a near boil
- Wooden spoon
1. Grind Beans
With your favorite grinder, [recommendation link], coarsely grind 18 grams of beans to a medium-fine consistency.
2. Pre-rinse the Filter
Aeropress filters can have strange flavors when they’re new and haven’t been rinsed properly. Make sure to do so before diving into brewing.
3. Heating Water
Heat 34 ounces of water using your kettle or other water-heating method until it reached 205 degrees Fahrenheit or 96 degrees Celsius. Temperature is incredibly important because water that is too cool won’t fully extract the flavors and oils from the coffee. Water that is too warm can burn the grounds and create a bitter, unpleasing flavor.
Once your water is at temperature, add your ground coffee to the aeropress. Start your timer and quickly pour the heated water into the aeropress until the weight of the added water reaches 270 grams.
Stir the coffee and place the plunger on the top just enough to create a seal and keep the coffee from spilling out.
After 50 seconds, remove the plunger and stir for five seconds. Replace the plunger. Repeat again at one minute and 45 seconds.
After stirring, replace the plunger and start pushing down. It should take about 20 seconds to full press. If you find the pressing maneuver to be too difficult, the grind is probably too fine. Too easy? Too coarse.
Pour into your cup of choice and enjoy!
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Kenmore Coffee Company is a small business dedicated to making sure everyone has access to the best quality coffee. Our coffee is hand-roasted using manual equipment (no fancy computers, here) in small batches. When your coffee arrives at your door, it’s as fresh and delicious as possible.