Share your Aeropress strategy or favorite Aeropress trick!
January 3, 2013 5:07 AM Subscribe
Share your Aeropress strategy or favorite Aeropress trick! Hello! I've been using my Aeropress
more and more and I am totally in love with it. It really does brew an amazing cup.
I'm learning that everyone has a different preference for how they use their aeropress, though, from the temperature of the water to the amount/brand/etc of the bean, to the type of grinder (burr, etc)... to other factors that I don't even know about.
posted by dep to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Here's my cup:
* Water at 175 deg. fahrenheit
* 1 and 1/2 scoops fresh coffee beans.
Burr grind (I have this hand grinder
) the beans while heating the water. Serendipitously it takes just as long to heat the water as it does to grind the beans. Prep a small paper filter in to the chamber (you can re-use these filters, btw. just rinse them off). Dump the grounds in to the aeropress and then fill to just above the '2' circle. Stir for 10 seconds and set aside the stir. I then dunk the rubber end of the press in to the left-over water to lubricate. Then do a slow press to brew the grounds. If there is any foam, i use the stir to scrape the foam on to the top of the cup. Delicious!
As far as my bean preference, I tend to go for bulk item local beans here in Asheville, NC. Counter culture
beans are really nice.
I've heard of people making iced drinks and more using the Aeropress but I've never heard of how or tried on my own.
Does your process differ from mine? Do you use a different water temperature? More or less beans? Why or why not? Any other tips or tricks? Thanks in advance!