Brewing Guide - Aeropress

Author: Bliss Coffee Roasters  Date Posted:21 October 2020 

One of the things we love about the Aeropress and the Aeropress GO is the flexibility to brew so many different ways.

Check out this article (https://handground.com/grind/66-recipes-for-amazing-aeropress-coffee)  which gives no less than 66 recipes for the Aeropress from cafes and roasters around the USA. 

With such a wealth of information and so many different brewing styles from one device, we can't cover them all, but here's the recipes we use around Bliss.

Quick tip - if there is too much coffee sediment in the cup, plunging was too fast. 
There is no hard and fast rule for brewing with Aeropress, try different blends, grind levels, brew ratios, times and various methods to find what works best for you.

 

Best for the traveller and the film-maker 

For these blends, we use a slightly altered recipe to the Aeropress recipe.

  • 18g of coffee ground between espresso and pour over (a little more course than stovetop espresso, but not quite as course as paper filter grind) 
  • 230g of water at 92c
  • Water-to-Coffee Brew ratio 12:1
  1. Preheat you mug, rinse the paper filter and preheat the brewing chamber - discard this water before the next step. 
  2. Add the ground coffee to the chamber
  3. Give the Aeropress a little shake to level out the grinds
  4. Add about half the water and stir twice
  5. Add the remaining water and stir another two times
  6. Insert the plunger, just inside the brewing chamber, then pull it back a little to create a vacuum 
  7. Leave to brew for 1min
  8. Slowly plunge for 30 seconds
  9. Add milk / honey etc if needed, drink & enjoy!  

 

Best for the treehouse, the percussionist, the artist and the zookeeper 

For these blends, we use a recipe to highlight their nutty, earthy or caramel flavour notes.

  • 17g of coffee ground between espresso and pour over (a little more course than stovetop espresso, but not quite as course as paper filter grind) 
  • 250g of water at 92c
  • Water-to-Coffee Brew ratio 15:1
  1. Preheat you mug, rinse the paper filter and preheat the brewing chamber - discard this water before the next step. 
  2. Add the ground coffee to the chamber
  3. Give the Aeropress a little shake to level out the grinds
  4. Add just enough water to cover the coffee grinds, let bloom for 30sec
  5. Add the remaining water 
  6. Insert the plunger, just inside the brewing chamber, then pull it back a little to create a vacuum 
  7. Leave to brew for 1min, then give a quick, strong stir to create whirlpool and replace the plunger
  8. Brew a further 1min
  9. Slowly plunge for 30 seconds
  10. Add milk / honey etc if needed, drink & enjoy!  

Best for single origins

For single origins, we alter the recipe just a little, this will highlight the more delicate notes of the bean.

  • 20g of coffee ground between espresso and pour over (a little more course than stovetop espresso, but not quite as course as paper filter grind) 
  • 250g of water at 92c
  • Water-to-Coffee Brew ratio 13:1
  1. Preheat you mug, rinse the paper filter and preheat the brewing chamber - discard this water before the next step. 
  2. Add the ground coffee to the chamber
  3. Give the Aeropress a little shake to level out the grinds
  4. Add 50g of water and let bloom for 15seconds
  5. Pour remaining 200g of water
  6. Stir quickly twice
  7. Insert the plunger, just inside the brewing chamber, then pull it back a little to create a vacuum 
  8. Leave to brew for 1min
  9. Slowly plunge for 30 seconds
  10. Add milk / honey etc if needed, drink & enjoy!  

 


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