Aeropress Brew Guide

In this article, we would like to share our simple recipe for Aeropress.

Our intention and target strength

In this Aeropress recipe, we would like to accentuate the vibrancy of acidity and flavors of each origin and want it to be free from bitter vibes; something opposite from pour over recipe(it features body and sweetness). 

The target TDS is 1.20-1.30 on 1:16 ratio. Don't worry, it won't be too weak. Our omni roasting style, especially the long development time enhances sweetness and body of each origin, that will give a good balance to the cup in this TDS/EY zone. 

Why we recommend aeropress

Tired of fixed strength of your coffee? Well, you will definitely love Aeropress since you can try wider range of TDS and EY without losing evenness.

Another goodness is the fact that this is basically an immersion brewer, that is forgiving to grind quality. If you are suffering bitterness/astringency with your pour over, Aeropress will improve those problems.

Slow pressing is the key.

The most important part to achieve an even extraction is the pressing. Please press gently and consistently. If you press too hard, the slurry will leak from the side that will create local over extraction caused by uneven flows. We recommend  you to stop the pressing before it makes hissing sound. Also a metal filter or "Prismo" by Fellow Products reduces the risk of having side leaks in the end of the brew.

Steep Time

We recommend you to start pressing at 2mins on your timer(finish at 3:00-3:30 mins on your timer). The ideal steep time depends on your grind setting or your grinder. If your grinder performs best at fine settings, the optimal steep time will be relatively short. On the other hand, if your grinder performers best at coarse settings or if you are using a regular grade home grinder, we’ll recommend long steep time. 

Settings

Ratio: 15:240(1:16)

Total Brewing Time: 3:00 minutes

Brew Temperature: 93°C

Grind setting: 21-24clicks on Comandante

Preparation

(1)Get your brew water ready.

(2)Start with a medium fine grind. Set your metal filter onto the cap, then put your paper filter on the metal filter. Set the cap to the Aeropress.

Metal filter


(3)Rinse your filters by pouring your brew water and press the plunger to drain off the rinsing water.

Rinsing

(4)Add 15grams of coffee grounds, shake the Aeropress to get the coffee bed flatten. Pour 40grams of brew water, then hold and spin the Aeropress to agitate the slurry. Wait until 0:45 on your timer.

The grounds

Bloom phase
Spin the Aeropress

(5)Pour the rest of the brew water (200grams), wait until 1:50mins on your timer, and then spin the brewer or create a swirl by your paddle to agitate the slurry right before your pressing.

Main pour

Spin
(6)Press down the plunger, stop pressing before it makes hissing sounds.