AeroPress is the newest coffee brewing method there is, invented in 2005 by Alan Adler who was a coffee enthusiast and toy maker. He wanted to create a new brewing method that is quicker and thus, leaves less bitterness in a cup of coffee.
After finding the right design that would be suitable for a shorter brewing time, he started presenting his product to the world. The first impressions were did not do its justice, however as more people tried it, it became a quicker alternative to the pour over or the moka pot for example.
In 2008 the first AeroPress brewing competition took place and had 3 competitors. 10 years later, 3,157 competitors participated. This just shows how versatile and innovative this brewing method is (there was even a movie created based on it).
The great thing about it is that you can play with the coffee quantity, water and grind and customize it to your liking. There are also no restrictions on what roast to use. We recommend using hotter water the lighter the roast. Perhaps the following guidance will help:
-Light roast: 100 degrees Celsius
-Medium roast: 90-95 degrees Celsius
-Dark roast: 85 degrees Celsius
When brewing it, start by adding the filter, then the ground coffee and pour 150-200 ml of hot water (add less or more based on strength preference). Make sure the water is poured evenly on the coffee grounds to ensure a maximum taste. Then, let is settle for 2 minutes. You can then proceed with stirring it gently, putting the plunger back on the coffee and slowly pressing the air into the chamber.
The colour of the coffee is a good indicator if the coffee was brewed on the stronger side, so feel free to add some more water until it reaches the optimum taste.
Another amazing thing about it is that you can take it on the go with you, as it is very space efficient.
If you don't know weather you'd like to use finer or coarser coffee, feel free to choose the coffee that you like from our website in the aeropress grind and we will take care of the rest for you!
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