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The AeroPress is a speedy way to make a consistently smooth cup of coffee. Just boil water, add 60 seconds, and you’ve got a cup of coffee that’s thick, rich, but never gritty. It’s compact, travel-proof, and easy to clean up—the ultimate go-anywhere brewing solution!

Follow these easy steps to learn how to use an AeroPress and take this brew method on your next adventure for the perfect cup of coffee.

things you'll need

  • AeroPress
  • AeroPress filter
  • 8oz coffee mug
  • Boiling water
  • Coffee (we recommend Blue Ox Blend)
  • AeroPress scoop or Tablespoon

things you’ll want

  • Digital scale
  • Quality burr grinder

step 1: prep the AeroPress

  • Place your AeroPress filter into the filter cap
  • Attach filter cap to bottom of brew chamber
  • Set brew chamber on top of your mug

step two: add water

  • Bring 250mL (9 fl oz) of water to a boil
  • Pour 0.5 fl oz of water through the brew chamber to wet the filter and heat the mug
  • Discard poured water before proceeding

step 3: grind coffee

  • Finely grind 15 grams (1 heaping AeroPress scoop or 2 heaping tbsp)
  • The coffee should be ground to powdered sugar consistency
  • Add ground coffee to brew chamber

step 4: add more water

  • Very slowly pour the remaining water into the brew chamber
  • The water level should be at or slightly above the 4
  • This process should take at least 15 seconds

step 5: stir the coffee

  • Gently stir the coffee with a spoon or the provided stirring paddle to break up any clumps

step 6: steep the coffee

  • Place the plunger into the top of the brew chamber to create a seal so that coffee will not drip into the mug
  • Let the coffee steep for approximately 45 seconds

step 7: plunge AeroPress

  • Place your hand on top of the plunger and push down with even pressure, forcing the brew into your mug
  • Press until you hear a hissing sound; an indicator that all of the water has been pushed through the chamber

step 8: sip & enjoy

  • Remove the AeroPress and smile at the steaming mug of joy you just created
  • Take a sip and enjoy!

step 9: clean AeroPress

  • Remove the filter cap from the brew chamber, find your compost bin and press the spent coffee grounds out
  • You should see a nice, compact ‘puck’ of grounds similar to the aftermath of an espresso shot
  • Rinse your AeroPress parts and air dry
  • Go find a good book or turn on some tunes!

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Published by Peace Coffee on January 7, 2018.

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