Brew Guide: Aeropress – Kokako Organic Coffee Roasters

Brew Guide: Aeropress


The AeroPress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the creator of the
Aerobie throwing ring – hence the name. It is a portable coffee brewer
that many coffee professionals take with them when they travel around
the world. When you factor in the full-bodied flavour that can be
achieved through the AeroPress and the ease of cleaning, it is easy
to see why this coffee brewer has such a dedicated following.

You will need

AeroPress kit and AeroPress filter

— Adjustable burr grinder

Programmable water boiler or kettle

Scales

— 17g coffee

— 250g fresh filtered water, additional water for rinsing your paper filter


1. Add filtered water to a kettle and boil to 96°C. If you do not
have a temperature programmable water kettle, boil the
kettle and leave it to stand for around 30 seconds, it should then
be close to 96°C.

2. Weigh out 17g of whole bean coffee and grind on a medium
setting, similar to a filter grind.

3. Place a filter paper into the filter cap, and lock into the main
chamber of the brewer. Rinse the filter and preheat the AeroPress
chamber with hot water, as this avoids any papery taste from
the filter. In addition, rinse your mug with hot water to warm it up.

Then, choose whether you would like to brew using the standard or inverted method — both options are below.

Standard Method

4. Place your mug on your scales and set the main part of the
brewer on top with the filter at the bottom. Pour the ground
coffee on top of the filter, using the Aeropress funnel to avoid spillage.

5. Add 40g of hot water on top of the ground coffee, gently stir, then
leave for around 30 seconds. This is to saturate the coffee grounds
and to bloom.

6. Add the remaining 210g of water, stir once, insert the plunger into
the main chamber.

7. Leave the brew to infuse for around 30 seconds, then press down
slowly for around 30 seconds until you begin to hear a hissing sound.

Inverted Method

4. Insert the plunger into the main chamber, just enough to form a seal.
It should now balance on the plunger, leaving the other end of the
chamber open and facing up. Place on the scale.

5. Pour the ground coffee into the chamber, using the Aeropress funnel
to avoid spillage.
6. Add 40g of hot water on top of the ground coffee, gently stir, then
leave for around 30 seconds. This is to saturate the coffee grounds
and to bloom.

7. Add the remaining 210g of water, stir once, then screw the filter cap
(with filter paper) in place.

8. Steep for 45 seconds, invert the whole Aeropress and place on
top of your mug, then press down slowly for 30 seconds,
until you begin to hear a hissing sound.

Tips

— Use freshly ground coffee beans and filtered water

— Compress the AeroPress in a slow and controlled way.
     Do not press too quickly.

— You can try different ratios to suit the coffee you are using
     or your own personal preference.