Acidy Hybrid 1:13.333

Creator:Benedek Suri

The idea came from a conversation on Reddit, the commenter stating the fruity acids come from the percolation phase.

By percolation here, it means leaving it to sit in standard position with no plunger to stop it dripping, so the water slowly drips through for a minute or so before plunging.

By using a hybrid of percolation and immersion while brewing your AeroPress, you might reap the benefits that come from both methods.

Have you tried this recipe? Let us know what you think, in the comments below.

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Light roast


99°C / 210°F


  1. Set up the AeroPress in the standard way without rinsing the paper, then add coffee
  2. Bloom: Fill 50ml water stir it and wait 30s
  3. Percolation: Fill the remaining 190ml of water, stir it and wait until 2:00 (1.5 mins)
  4. Press: Add the plunger and press gently for about 30s
  5. Enjoy your drink

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