AeroPress XL - Clever Dripper Style Brew

The Aeropress XL is relatively new to the market. This recipe is designed to replicate the successful brews that I have had on the Clever Dripper. The Clever Dripper brews in a way that is halfway between a cafetiere and a V60-02.

The recipe is designed to act as a set of guidelines for successful brewing on the Aeropress XL. This is not a scientific Jonathan Gagne level brew, but can be tweaked according to taste.

📝** Recipe Notes:**

  • Grind size: medium

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  • Coffee/ water ratio: 1:16.6

  • Paper filter: 2

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Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Light to Medium Roast


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  1. Add two papers to the Aeropress XL and rinse with hot water;
  2. Using the inverted method, add 30g of coffee into the brew chamber with the plunger inserted to the point just below the "8" mark on the outside of the brewer;
  3. Bloom using 90 grams of water for 30 seconds (stirring backwards and forwards 15-20 times - NOT a circular motion);
  4. Add the remaining 410 grams of water before 90 seconds;
  5. Stir the brew gently 15-20 times in a backwards and forwards motion to ensure that all grounds have been saturated;
  6. At the two minute mark, flip the brewer over using the dedicated carafe and press for approximately one minute;
  7. Stir the brewed coffee inside the carafe for 15-30 seconds (here you want a circular stir).
  8. Pour the brew into two mugs and enjoy!

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