Today we thank him for the Aeropress, which is an accessible and versatile tool. Just think that there is also the Aeropress World Championship, which can be accessed through a national selection.
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How the Aeropress Works?
The Aeropress is a cheap travel coffee maker – it costs less than 50$ – and it’s quite easy to use, as well as attractive for its design. It consists of two elements, a cylinder and a plunger that make it look like a syringe.
In the box you’ll find:
- two cylinders of which one, the piston, with one rubber end;
- a sort of perforated cap, where you’ll place the paper filter and you’ll thread the other cylinder
- a spoon to dispense the coffee
- a mixing spatula.
This extraction system is based on the combination of manual pressure and a rather quickly percolation (10-20 secs).
How to Make Aeropress Coffee?
I’ll just let Filip Kucharczyk explain it to you. Filip is the 2016 World Aeropress Champion! Here’s his winning Inverted Aeropress Recipe!
Other Things to Know
Cup or server: you can prepare the drink directly into your favorite bowl, placing the Aeropress over the cup or jug.
Pre-infusion: not necessary but, in case you choose to do so, it will take 20-30 seconds.
Water: generally the water temperature varies between 92 ° and 96 ° C.
Dose: you can use a proportion of 60 grams of coffee per 1 liter of water; for example, for about 1 or 2 cups, you can dose 15 g. of ground coffee for 250 ml. of water.
Grind Size: instant grinding is recommended with a coarsely grind size.
Filters: the supplied filters are made of paper, but there are also specific metal filters on the market.
Further Reading: The Advanced Guide to the Aeropress
Where to Buy the Aeropress?
You’ll find everything you need on Amazon!