Zoe's Aeropress Recipe
illustrations by Miah Brown
The Aeropress is perfect if you like to get as much sweetness out of your coffee as possible, and you enjoy a heavier body and mouthfeel.
Although originally designed to replicate from an espresso maker, the Aeropress can make delicious brews too!
Kuma Coffee of Choice
The Aeropress lends well to the coffee of any origin, however,
I tend to prefer Central or South American Coffees,
something that lends well to a heavier body.
Colombians are my favorite in the Aeropress as the wide range of fruity and chocolate notes can be highlighted.
Tools You'll Need
- Medium/fine ground coffee
From working at the famous Milstead & Co. I have made 100s of Aeropresses in my lifetime! Although not the recipe they use in the shop, this is my tried and true method for brewing at home.
1. Heat 300g of water to 205 degrees F
2. Grind 20g of coffee of your choice to a medium/fine particle size
3. Make sure your Aeropress is fitted with a filter and place it over your vessel/cup
4. Add ground coffee to Aeropress
5. Add 100g of water and let it bloom for :30 seconds
6. Stir coffee
7. Add an additional 200g of water, to the top or nearly to the top of the chamber,
8. Place the plunger over Aeropress to allow coffee to steep for 1:00 minute
9. Once total brew time has reached 1:45 to 2:00 minutes,
remove the plunger, stir grounds, replace plunger and push down until empty.
Brew Tips and Tweaks
- I like to use two paper filters when brewing an Aeropress as it creates a cleaner cup of coffee with a lighter body. Filters can even be rinsed and reused.
- There should be some pressure but if you are having trouble plunging,
your grind size may be too fine.