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The AeroPress coffee-brewing device makes a single cup of bright, strong coffee. Here, Nick Griffith, of Tonx Coffee, gives his method for using one, requiring an AeroPress brewer, AeroPress paper filters and a burr grinder. Slideshow: Fantastic Coffee Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a burr grinder set to a medium-fine grind size (about the texture of table salt), grind the coffee beans. Place an AeroPress paper filter in the filter holder and rinse with water.

Step 2    

Assemble the two AeroPress cylinders so that the rubber plunger is at the number 4 mark on the brewing chamber. Set the AeroPress upside-down, so that the open end of the brewing chamber faces
up. Add the ground coffee to the brewing chamber.

Step 3    

Add just-boiled water to the brewing chamber, saturating the coffee grounds and filling the chamber all the way to the top. Quickly stir the brewing coffee, then let it stand for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir again. Add more hot water to bring the level back to the top.

Step 4    

Screw the filter holder with the rinsed filter onto the AeroPress. Flip the AeroPress directly onto a
sturdy mug and gently press the plunger down, forcing the brewed coffee into the mug; it should take
about 30 seconds to fully drain the AeroPress. (If the coffee tastes bitter, adjust your grinder to a slightly
coarser setting; if the coffee tastes sour, adjust your grinder to a slightly finer setting. For stronger
coffee, use less water; for weaker coffee, dilute the finished brew to taste with boiling water.)

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