Wednesdays are for education!
We'll be taking Wednesdays to focus on education in coffee - methods, terminology, processes, economics. Accessibility in coffee can be as simple as better understanding the ins and outs of coffee. Hopefully you'll find this useful and find that it helps you expand your understanding of coffee a bit more!
This week: AEROPRESS
The small but mighty Aeropress is one of the most travel-friendly and compact brew methods. While compact it does still manage to brew a tasty, easy to make, consistent cup.
Originally designed by a toymaker named Alan Adler to brew a quick, concentrated cup of coffee that you could either drink straight or dilute with water, the Aeropress is now real a fixture in coffee
So much so that we even have a annual World Aeropress Championship, where brewers from around the world test their brew recipes to see which yields the tastiest cup.
Here's how we Aeropress:
Method: Inverted, no dilution
Temp: ~200 (right under boil - boil your water and let sit uncovered for ~30 seconds)
Grind: medium fine grind (slightly finer than filter)
For the inverted method, you will start with the cap-side of the aeropress up such that the rubber plunger should JUST create a seal with the plastic tube. This seal will allow you to pour your water in without any leaks. Insert a new filter into the filter basket and rinse briefly with hot water. Next, add your 15g dose of ground coffee to the brewer. Start a timer and in the first 30 seconds, you will add all 255g of water to the Aeropress, stir the coffee/water slurry 3 times, then cap your Aeropress with the filter basket to stop the heat from escaping. Let sit and bloom for 1 minute, uncap and stir 3 more times, then recap tightly and flip your Aeropress onto a sturdy carafe. Now slowly push the plunger down for 30 seconds until you hear a light "hiss". This sound is an indicator that you have finished your brew! You should finish at ~1:45 on your timer. As always, experiment with all the variables - coffee type, dose, grind, etc - until you settle on what you love!
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