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Aeropress Brew Guide

What You Need

Aeropress Brewer

Aeropress Filter

17g Heyday Coffee (~2.5 tablespoons)

Filtered Water

Kettle

Burr Grinder

Digital Scale

Timer

Funnel

Stirrer

Mug

Instructions

Prepare:

  • start heating the filtered water
  • grind 17g of coffee to a medium-fine consistency, similar to table salt
  • disassemble the Aeropress and insert a filter
  • use a portion of the hot water to rinse the filter and brew chamber
  • pre-heating the mug is also useful; discard the rinse water

Load:

  • assemble the filter and brew chamber and place on top of mug
  • add ground coffee to the brew chamber, use a funnel if you have one to cut down on the mess
  • you may need to bring your water back to 205° F if it has cooled too much

Brew: 0:00-1:15

  • start the timer
  • quickly pour 220g (#4 marking) of water into the brew chamber, you can spin the chamber by hand to help with filling
  • stir the coffee and water slurry until mixed
  • insert the plunger just enough to make a seal, don't plunge yet

Plunge: 1:15 - 1:45

  • remove the plunger and stir one more time
  • replace the plunger and plunge slowly and steadily for 30 seconds
  • you will know you are finished when you hear a hissing sound and the plunger is just slightly compacting the grounds

Serve & Enjoy

Notes

There are many Aeropress recipes out there, so we encourage you to explore. The inverted method is one of the most well known.

A few tricks:

  • when inserting the plunger, first angle at 45 degrees then insert into the brew chamber; next level the plumber and draw it back a bit to create a slight vacuum seal
  • when plunging, go slow and steady so that you reach the end of the plunge at the 30 second mark
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