Make an Awesome Cup of Coffee with the Aeropress
USING THE INVERTED METHOD
Using an AeroPress is a fast, easy and convenient way to brew excellent coffee at home. The keys to getting good results are: using high quality, fresh beans; grinding the coffee correctly; using clean equipment; using the right temperature of water; plunging correctly.
You'll need an AeroPress brewer, coffee, AeroPress filters, a grinder, a one minute countdown timer, and a mug for your coffee.
First, measure and grind 17 grams (1 rounded AeroPress scoop or just under 3 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee — the ground coffee should be about as fine as table salt.
Place the plunger upside down inside the brewing tube with the black rubber part touching the bottom of the number 4 circle and the top of the plunger on the table.
Rinse the filter with hot water and preheat the inverted brewer.
Add your coffee into the inverted AeroPress. Set your timer for 1 minute.
Next, pour hot water about (30 seconds off the boil or about 205 degrees F) into your brewer, saturating the grounds, and pouring to the top of the 3 level.
Use the AeroPress paddle to give a thorough stir.
Next, pour enough water to bring the level to above the level 2 circle.
Place the rinsed filter and black cap on top of brewer and screw it tightly.
When your timer goes off, tip the brewer to a 45 degree angle and spin it for 10 seconds.
Flip the brewer on top of your mug and plunge with gentle and steady pressure, stopping as soon as you hear a hissing sound.
Carefully flip the brewer upright and dilute the brew to taste with hot water — we recommend starting with 50/50 ratio and adjusting for preference.
Enjoy this great cup of joe!
Guide provided by Stumptown Coffee Roasters.