The Aeropress coffee maker is the coolest toy any coffee nerd can get his or hers hands on. It is one of the most versatile coffee makers with a multitude of different ways to experiment with coffee brewing. On an Aeropress, the coffee is typically brewed with a total brewing time of less than 1 minute and 30 seconds. The short extraction time gives a relatively light cup of coffee with few bitter substances left in the coffee. Read about the AeroPressen and it's story in our blog.
So what is an Aeropress coffee maker?
An Aeropress is a hybrid between several different types of coffee makers. You could say that it is a mix of espresso, a plunger jug and filter coffee, as the coffee brews as in a plunger jug, but is pressed through a paper filter, into the cup. You can brew 2 small cups on an Aeropress or one large cup.
What do I get when I buy an Aeropress A80?
The package includes an Aeropress coffee maker (2 parts), 350 paper filters, a stirrer and a measuring spoon.
It is a compact coffee maker that doesn't weigh much, it's easy to clean, and it is wonderfully easy to take it with you on a trip. The aeropress is made of hard plastic, so it doesn't break during transportation.
How do you brew a coffee with an AeroPress?
First you need a coffee. We recomment at du you use a light roast for the AeroPress, but as mentioned above, there are no rules when it comes to the AeroPress, so you can also use a dark roast -especially if you feel like having a strong espresso with more sweetness and richness than acidity.
Here's a brewing guide on how to brew with an AeroPress:
- Place the filter in the filter holder and rinse it with boiling water before screwing the filter onto the bottom piece of your AeroPress.
- Put your AeroPress on top of your coffee cup.
- Grind 17g coffee to a medium fine and pour it into the bottom piece on top of the filter.
- First pour 35g of water on the coffee and stir so that all the coffee is wet and let it soak for around 25 seconds.
- Then pour the remaining water up to 260g and stir again.
- Now place the plunger over the coffee and pull it back a little so that a vacuum is created that keeps the coffee from flowing away from the bottom.
- Wait for 60 seconds before slowly pushing the plunger down and the coffee into the cup. Stop as soon as you hear a hissing sound of air coming from the filter.
- Remove the AeroPress from the cup and enjoy your coffee!
PS: You can also buy your AeroPress paper filters here and we also have reusable cloth filters here