Hello coffee lovers, and welcome to this episode of This Coffee Ain’t for the Weak - AeroPress edition. Today we’re skipping over the general “how-to” make AeroPress coffee and heading straight over to how to make The Perfect cup of coffee using your AeroPress.
This relatively modern invention has gained quite the fame in recent years, and for a good reason. Its ability to reduce acidity and bitterness has earned it at least a few thousand loyal followers.
As if that wasn’t a heaven-sent on its own- when you pair it with rich, flavorful, distinctive coffee beans, like the Rise and Grind Roast Up Morning Blend, you’re basically creating magic.
If you’re into the real deal, get your screenshot fingers ready. You’re going to want to remember this process.
Keep these things in mind the next time you’re making coffee in your AeroPress, and we promise you will have nothing short of the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.
Wet Your Filter. We have seen people skip this step way too often. This is not a nuisance step guys, all it needs is about a teaspoon of water (enough for it to be moist), but it will make all the difference in the final results.
Grind your Coffee Beans. This is important. Ideally, you want to aim to grind your coffee to a medium to fine grind.
Use Two Scoops of the Grinded Beans. We know that goes against most people’s [single] scoop rule, but if you’re like most people and want more than the standard 8oz of coffee, adding two will make your coffee more concentrated, so that when you want to add more water, it doesn’t water down the flavor.
Don’t Add Boiling Water to Your Coffee Beans. Wait at least a few minutes for it to cool down or wait until it is to your preferred taste. Making a coffee that matches your taste is, after all, one of the key ways of making the best cup of coffee. Also, adding boiling water will make your coffee bitter and acidic, and trust us, you don’t want that.
Stir. Here’s another step most people find ok to skimp out on. This step is crucial- so don’t be like those people. Pour water over your coffee grounds and let them soak for a few seconds- giving them a couple stirs. Then, add you're (already cooled down water) and fill up to the top and stir again for a minimum of 10 seconds. The point is to make sure you’re soaking all the grounds.
Plunge Slowly. The trick with the plunging is not to press too hard or too fast. If you’ve made it this far in the process, the last thing you want to do is ruin the whole thing by trying to save time with the plunging. Plunge slow- you want the time between the start and finish to last about 15 seconds.
That’s it. That’s all you have to do to make the best cup of coffee using your AeroPress. Notice that a lot of it has to do with taking your time. These results are based an art form, and if you follow our suggestions, you will nail it every time. Enjoy!