When to use:
The Aerobie Aeropress is a relative newcomer to the varied world of hand brewed coffee. Perfect for use in the home or office, the aeropress is recognised across the coffee industry as one of the most efficient and versatile brewing methods. A device for making filter coffee where coffee is steeped in a tube and then forced through a filter with a plunger.
Whilst it is possible to brew any strength of coffee using the aeropress, we think that it's best showed off by brewing a full bodied, sweet and fruity cup of coffee.
How much coffee:
14g for 250ml of water
Medium-fine grind, approximately the fineness of table salt. Slightly finer than filter coffee
How long to brew:
30 to 50 seconds
How to brew:
For best results, we recommend a technique called the "inverted" method because it's easier, cleaner than the manufacturers method and allows more of the coffee oils (and hence, more of the flavour and aroma) to be expelled from the AeroPress.
Why we like it:
One of our favourite features of the Aeropress is how quick and easy it is to clean. A simple rinse of the coffee grinds, throw it in the dishwasher or sink and you're good to go again. It’s also very portable (we use ours camping), and it makes an excellent clean cup of coffee with no grinds coming through into your mug.
PLEASE NOTE: Aerobie, the manufacturer, say it can make espresso, we are not convinced. It is not espresso as we know it. It uses similar principles but that is all. It can however, make a very strong filter style coffee which you can dilute with hot water for a similar end product. To achieve that, follow the above instructions but dose the coffee at 18g and only fill the aeropress 3/4 full with water. Once poured dilute (1 part coffee to 2 parts hot water).