Do you want to make great-tasting coffee quickly and easily? The Aeropress is an excellent tool for accomplishing this! We'll explore the basics of how to use an Aeropress to make delicious coffee. We'll go over the different types of grinds to use, the amount of water needed, and step-by-step instructions for assembling and using your Aeropress. With this guide, you'll be able to make barista-quality coffee in no time!

you're going to need:
- AeroPress kit
- Rave coffee
- Scales with a timer (ideally)
- Kettle

1. Boil the kettle and leave to stand for 30 seconds (lid open).

2. Assemble the Aeropress, placing the seal just below the four. Then place the paper filter into your filter cap and rinse to remove the papery taste. Place your AeroPress onto your scales and set them to zero.

3. Add 15g of coffee.

4. Pour in 200g water and leave to stand for 60 seconds.

5. Screw on the filter cap and flip the Aeropress onto the cup.

6. Slowly press the plunger for 30-40 seconds until you hear a hiss.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best grind size for AeroPress?

A semi fine grind, like a drip filter, works best. Why? This grind will create a greater surface area for the water to infuse and will result in a richer brew from your Aeropress. Espresso grind will quickly over extract and it may be difficult to press the aeropress. Choose Rave Filter grind.

What are the differences between inverted and normal Aeropress?

There are subtle differences between the normal Aeropress and inverted but there is definitely one. With the standard method, water drips through the filter immediately after it has been poured over the ground coffee. With the inverted method, the coffee stays in the water for longer which means more flavour will be extracted for a richer brew.

Is Aeropress coffee like espresso?

Espresso is ground coffee that has a layer of crema, which is a result of the pressure brewing process. The Aeropress method may not produce crema, as it is pressurised, but it is a long way off the 9 bar that would be considered espresso, not to mention the volumes are also different.

Fun fact

The Aerobie Aeropress was invented by the same man who invented the Frisbee!

How do I use an AeroPress?

To use an AeroPress, place ground coffee in the chamber and pour in hot water. After stirring the liquid, press the plunger to force the brewed coffee into a cup or carafe.

What grind should I use with an AeroPress?

AeroPress grounds should be slightly finer than French press grounds, but not as fine as espresso grounds. In general, a medium-fine grind is ideal when using the AeroPress.

What water temperature is best when using an AeroPress?

When using an AeroPress, you should use water between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit (90-96 Celsius). This will ensure that your coffee extracts correctly and tastes great!

How long does it take to make coffee with an AeroPress?

Making a cup of coffee with an AeroPress typically takes less than two minutes from start to finish! This makes it one of the fastest methods of brewing delicious coffee available today.

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