I've done about 30k of these over the years at the Brookfield Farmer's Market near Chicago. We usually have a queue, so it's important to brew fast. This requires a fine grind and rapid bloom suppression. I also generally press four at a time (I'm 6'6" so I have a long forearm).
For years I used spunbond polyester filters. In general, I consider polyester a better filtering medium by far than paper. This year I used paper again, as an experiment. This recipe works OK with paper, but better with polyester having a higher flow rate.
Using successive pours and a relatively high water volume means that wash-through is not so consequential. As some water exits, more is added. This reduces the strength of the brew in the extraction chamber, effectively meeting the basic objective of a high water ratio normally denied the AeroPress by its dimensions.
As for the mini mixer, be sure to use only the plastic stirrer.
📝 Recipe Notes:
Gear: The plastic stirrer from the Norpro Cordless Mini Mixer.
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