AeroPress has been invented in 2005 by the American engineer Alan Adler. The portable and light apparatus can easily be used at any place and at every occasion and brews a rather sweet coffee with a full body.
You can get your AeroPress in our shop on Senefelder Straße or right here, in our online shop.
You can find coffee in many delicious varieties right here in the online shop, as well. We recommend buying it whole and only grind it fresh just before brewing. However, if you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can order one with the right grind for this brewing method.
This is what you will need
- AeroPress filter paper
- Coffee Grinder
- 17 g Roast coffee (1 slightly heaped AeroPress spoon)
- 230 ml of hot water (ca. 94 °C) + some water to rinse the filter paper
- AeroPress paddle or a spoon
- Cup / Mug
Preparing your coffee with the AeroPress
- Measure about 17g of fresh coffee (or 1 slightly heaped AeroPress spoon). If you’re using whole coffee beans, grind your coffee to the size of table salt.
- Prepare the AeroPress for brewing. To do that, put the filter paper into the basket and rinse it with hot water. That way you get rid of any papery taste. Also, this helps to pre-heat the filter basket.
- While you’re at it, pre-heat your cup as well by pouring hot water into it and letting it sit for a short while.
- Now attach the filter basket with the wet filter paper to the bottom of the brewing chamber and put the AeroPress onto your cup.
- Put the coffee onto the filter paper and remember to use the funnel that comes with the AeroPress. Make sure that the coffee is evenly spread across the paper.
- Start your timer as soon as you begin pouring water into the AeroPress. Fill the AeroPress to the “4” mark. This represents about 220g of hot water if you’re using a scale. Make sure that all of the coffee is thouroughly soaked with hot water.
- As soon as the infusion reaches the “4” mark, stir the coffee with the AeroPress paddle three times. Then put the piston onto the brewing chamber and pull it up slightly to create an underpressure.
- Important: Do not yet push the piston down! Wait for 1 minute (keep an eye on your timer) and remove the piston. Stir the coffee with the AeroPress paddle or with a spoon one more time.
- Re-set the piston and push it down with light, steady force. Stop pushing when you hear a hissing sound.
The entire brewing process should take about 2 minutes.
After the brewing process
The AeroPress is very easy to clean. Just take out the basket and remove the filter with the coffee grounds. Clean the rubber plunger with hot water and you are ready for the next cup.