Background

A space-age contraption with gravity-defying aspirations, the AeroPress was invented by Aerobie just 38 miles from our Oakland roastery. Aerobie is responsible for creating the long-flying “superdisc” that broke Guiness World Records when it soared 1,333 feet into the air. (Take that, frisbee!) The same mastery of aerodynamics comes into play here, with this peculiar and lovely device for brewing coffee.

Step 1:

Grind 20 grams of coffee about fine to medium(600μm-900μm).

  

Step 2:

Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress's detachable plastic cap.





Step 3:

Use some of your hot water ta wet your filter and cap.

Hold the cap by its "ears" and pour the water very slowly so it can be absorbed by the filter.


Step 4:

Assemble your AeroPress.


Step 5:

Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. 


Step 6:

Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top.


Step 7:

Start a timer.

Add 40mL of water (double of the grams of coffee beans) .

 

Step 8:

Wait for 30 seconds.

Step 9:

Stir grounds 10 times to agitate.



Step 10:

Fill the chamber.

Step 11:

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.

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:

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.