Propreantepenultimate AeroPress Technique

"Your Aeropress can make actual espresso - a concentrated, syrupy delight. But how? How can a small amount of water extract all the coffee goodness without the intense pressure of an espresso machine? Well, my friend, it's all about being crafty, putting in a little effort, and guess what - zero expense! If you've got an Aeropress and a decent grinder, you've got everything you need. Let's do this right now, today."

And voila! You'll be treated to a vibrant, dense, and rich brew that will have your taste buds dancing. Cheers to that!

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Here are some notes and tips to keep in mind:

  • Cut two paper filters to fit inside the Aeropress chamber. Fold them a couple of times and use a circular template to help you. You can rinse and reuse these two auxiliary filters.
  • Slightly wet your beans before grinding to reduce clumps and the coffee sticking to your grinder.
  • Grind in the range suitable for espresso. Check out the Honest Coffee Guide grind size chart for your grinder's sweet spot.
  • When grinding, feed the beans into your grinder slowly to decrease particle size dispersion and reduce the fines. This is particularly important if your grinder isn't specifically designed for espresso, otherwise, clogging may occur. If you're using a hand grinder, tilt it sideways while grinding.
  • Shake the grounds to distribute them evenly. Just pour them into the chamber, cover it, and give it a good shake.
  • Keep a constant pressure on the piston while pressing.

Now, here's a heads up: you won't get any foam or crema. But don't worry, the magical flavor will make up for it.

So, grab your Aeropress and let's unlock the espresso-like wonders it holds! Enjoy the journey to coffee nirvana.

Recipe details:

Standard
1:20
Paper Filter

Coffee:

18g
Fine
Medium roast

Water:

96°C / 204°F
55mL

Equipment:

  1. Prep in standard position and tap your AeroPress firmly against your table or hand to settle the grounds.
  2. Place two paper filters on top of the coffee to distribute the water evenly.
  3. Pour the water gently, aiming for the center.
  4. Press firmly and steadily all the way for 60-90 seconds.
  5. Enjoy!

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