For simplicity, no mess, no fuss brewing, we love the "Inverted" Aeropress brewing method. With this brewing method, you can go all the way to the top with grind settings, water temperature and brew times. Or, you can take it camping and just scoop your ground coffee into the funnel and add hot water and press. It will still taste great. How far you take this versatile little brewer is completely up to you. We recommend that you start with a filter ground coffee.
- Water Temperature: 90-94°C
- Brew Water: 200ml
- Coffee Dose: 17g
- Total Brew Time: 60 to 90 seconds
- Fresh coffee such as the Peru Cafe Femenino
- Pouring Kettle
- Scales (optional)
- stainless steel reusable disc (optional)
- Heat kettle to 90- 94 ˚C.
- Grind 17g of coffee to a filter consistency. What aromas can you identify?
- Remove the plunger and the cap from the chamber.
- Place a paper filter into the filter cap and soak it with hot water. Set it aside for now.
- Setup the AeroPress in an Inverted Position by placing the plunger facing up on the counter. Now turn the brewing chamber upside down and place it securely onto the plunger. You will want the stopper to rest in the middle of the #4 position.
- Use the funnel to add the ground coffee. The funnel keeps helps get the grinds neatly into the chamber.
- Start the timer and pour hot water into the chamber to the middle of the #2.
- Use the paddle to stir the ground coffee into the water to ensure that the grounds are completely saturated.
- Add hot water to the #1 mark.
- Secure the Filter Cap on the AeroPress. Hold onto the AeroPress where the two chambers meet and with your other hand, screw the filter onto the brewer.
- When 60 to 90 seconds have passed, grab the AeroPress holding both chambers together and flip it so it is over your mug.
- Once the AeroPress is back right-side up and over the mug, proceed with pressing down the plunger. Use a slow steady press. It should take about 20 seconds to fully press.
Create different experiences with your Aeropress by varying coffee dose, grind consistency, water temperature and brewing times.
Learn how to make an espresso from your Aeropress in 60 seconds here.
If you are really into the Aeropress and want the ultimate guide, Asser over at the Coffee Chronicler has created just that. A great tip we picked up from Asser is that the rubber seal can be removed for cleaning! Asser agrees with us that the cleanliness of brewing equipment has a big impact on flavour in the cup.