Aeropress (1 cup) – Total brew time 2-3 mins

The Aeropress brews coffee by pushing water through coffee grounds using pressure. This is a unique way of brewing but a weapon of choice for a thick but complex flavour and for those who want an easy to store on the go brewer.

Requirements:

Aeropress
Aeropress filter
Kettle
Grinder
Timer
Spoon
1 cup (16g of beans)

Aeropress

Step 1

Boil the kettle to an ideal brewing water temperature of 91-93C. Once boiled, add the paper filter to the Aeropress basket and rinse with hot water to get rid of the paper flavour.

Step 2

Weigh and grind your coffee beans to a consistency similar to table salt. The Aeropress comes with its own weighing scoop which holds a 16g level spoon of coffee beans, perfect for a strong single cup.

Step 3

Attach the filter to the Aeropress brew chamber, place on top of your coffee cup in an upright position and pour your coffee grounds in. For ease of use the Aeropress also comes with a funnel to avoid spillage.

Step 4

Add your hot water up to the No.4 scale (200ml water mark) shown on the side of the Aeropress ensuring all the coffee grounds are immersed in water. Stir with a spoon or Aeropress paddle to help mix the water with grounds.

Step 5

Add the plunger to the top of brew chamber to seal it and set your timer for 2 mins.

Step 6

After 2 mins, apply pressure to the plunger to gently push the brewed coffee through the filter and into the cup. Discard the filter and grounds left in the Aeropress and enjoy your cup of coffee.