16g fresh, whole bean coffee
Soft, clean water
Aeropress and paper filter
Scales & timer
Pop your water on to boil. Assemble the AeroPress by placing a filter paper in the black cap, and screwing into place on the brew chamber. Make sure to use some of your boiling water to rinse the paper.
Weigh out and grind your coffee, aiming for a caster sugar like consistency. Add your ground coffee to the brewer and tap the sides of the chamber to level the coffee bed.
Place the brewer on your decanter and the whole ensemble onto your scale. Don’t forget to tare everything off before you start brewing.
Your brewing water should be just off the boil, around 95C.
Start your timer and quickly top up with 250g water, making sure to run the water over any rising patches of dry grounds.
Stir the coffee to ensure no grounds are left dry during your steep time, being careful not to disturb the paper filter in the bottom cap.
Quickly set the plunger into the top of the brew chamber to hold the coffee and water in place, to avoid it simply running through the filter paper. At this point take the whole brewing ensemble off of your scale.
At 1:30-2:00 or so remove the plunger and give the brew a gentle, final stir. Insert the plunger again and apply gentle pressure, pushing the brewed coffee through the filter in about 30 seconds.
Remove the AeroPress from atop your decanter, remove the cap and discard your coffee puck and filter paper.
Savour and enjoy!
The Forge Coffee Roasters,
Don Road, Sheffield,
S. Yorkshire, S9 2TF