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How do I brew my coffee using an Aeropress?

Aeropress Recipe

Dose 12g for 200g of water
Grind Size Fine to medium
Water Temperature 92-94℃
Brew time 1:30 to 2 mins
Cup 250ml or lager

Method

  1. Put a dry filter paper in the Aeropress cap
  2. Gently screw the cap onto the Aeropress body and place the body over your cup
  3. Pour hot water into the body to warm up the body and the cup, and wet the filter paper
  4. Pour away excess water in the cup
  5. Ground or measure up 12g of coffee and pour into the Aeropress body. Give the body a gentle shake to level out the dose
  6. Pour off-boiled water (around 92-94℃) into the Aeropress body up to the half way mark. Stir a few times and pour the rest of the water
  7. Insert the plunger but leave it near the top of the Aeropress body
  8. Let it steep for 60-90s then start pushing down the plunger with the palm of your hands
  9. Stop the action when the plunger reaches the bottom of the body and you should hear a "whoosh" sound to indicate all the brew coffee has been extracted 

Some tips for adjusting your recipe

Many people enjoy experimenting with the flavour of their coffee by adjusting various elements of the recipe. It's important to only change one element at a time so that you know what specific fine tuning you've done to get to the right balance for you. 

  1. If the brewed coffee tastes "watery" or lack depth of flavour, then try increase the brew time
  2. If the brewed coffee tastes too sour and lack sweetness, then try to reduce the grind size of your coffee to extract more flavour, or if you don't have a grinder, increase the dose in small amounts until you get the right balance
  3. If the brewed coffee tastes too bitter, then either increase your coffee grind size or reduce the brew time, or if you don't have a grinder, decrease the dose in small amounts until you get the right balance

 

Have fun and enjoy the brewing experience!

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