Aeropress Demonstration by 2009 World Barista Champion ?
About Aeropress Design
Alan Adler who is the inventor of the Aerobie Flying Disk that created the Aeropress. The reason is that he wanted a cup of coffee was full and rich, similar to the results from a French press but with cleaner, fewer acidity attributes. Aeropress is constructed entirely with BPA-free plastics and is virtually indestructible, making it ideal for travel.
- THE PERFECT CUP: Rapid, total immersion brewing process makes rich, smooth coffee without the bitterness associated with other brewing methods.
- FAST: Total brewing time for an espresso shot is about 30 seconds-brewing coffee is about to become the fastest part of your morning routine!
- EASY CLEANUP: The tightly compressed coffee grounds pop right out with the microfilter, making cleanup a snap.
- QUALITY: Unlike a French press, the microfilters prevent grit from getting in your coffee, and the fast brewing time reduces acidity.
How to Aeropress Coffee at home?
The steps below are standard Aeropress coffee brewing method, may not the same as the video above.
Step 1: Preparation
Bring 7 oz (200 g) of water to a boil. Weigh out 15–18 grams of coffee (depending on your preferred strength). Grind to a texture slightly finer than sea salt.
Step 2: Insert filter paper
Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.
Step 3: Wet filter paper
Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap. The water serves a dual function here: It helps the filter adhere to the cap, and heats your brewing vessel. This can be challenging as the water is hot and the cap is quite small: Hold the cap by its “ears” and pour the water very slowly so it can be absorbed by the filter.
Step 4: Assemble Aeropress
Assemble your AeroPress. Make sure the entire assembly is dry since any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.
Step 5: Weighting
Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down. It’s possible to attach the black filter cap and place it right-side-up, but this tends to cause leakage and make accurate brewing difficult.
Step 6: Fill with coffee
Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress.
Step 7: Add Water
Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds (e.g., for 15 grams coffee, add 30 grams water). The water should be about 200 degrees F.
Step 8: Mix evenly
Make sure the coffee is saturated evenly, tamping slightly with the paddle or butter knife if necessary, and let it sit for 30 seconds.
Step 9: Fill up the Chamber
Use the remainder of the hot water to fill the chamber.
Step 10: Wait
After a minute has elapsed, stir grounds 10 times to agitate.
Step 11: Push
Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly. Flip the whole assembly over with haste and control. Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You will experience about 30 pounds of resistance here. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is too fine. Your coffee is fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there is no more water to push through the device.
Step 12: Clean
Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing AeroPress’s interior section a final inch.
Step 13: Enjoy
Pour your coffee and enjoy.