AeroPress Brewed Coffee
- TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN
- SERVINGS: 1
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.
- 14 grams whole coffee beans (about one full AeroPress scoop)
- Boiling water
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)