The Key Specifications
Grind Size: Medium Fine to Medium (according to your strength preference)
Brew Time: 1:40
Step 1: Set the water in your kettle to heat to 90℃. If you do not have a thermometer or a kettle with temperature control, boil the water and let it stand for 70 – 100 seconds. Never use boiling water to brew as this burns your coffee grounds and will bring bitter elements into your cup.
Step 2: Tune your grinder to its medium setting and grind 18 grams of coffee. This grind setting is similar to what you would use for the V60 pourover. If you prefer a stronger cup, you can grind a little finer than this. You can skip this step if you purchased ground coffee instead of whole beans.
Step 3: Insert a filter paper (or Aeropress metal filter) into the Aeropress’s detachable plastic cap. Wet the filter paper with hot water so it sticks firmly onto the cap.
Step 4: Assemble the Aeropress and invert it onto a weighing scale. Drop the ground coffee into the Aeropress chamber and tare the scale.
Step 5: Start the timer and pour water into the chamber until the scale reads 50g. Make sure that all the grounds are wet. Let the coffee bloom for 30 – 35 seconds.
Step 6: Now pour the remaining water into the chamber in a slightly circular motion until the scale reads 220g.
Step 7: When your timer reads 1:05, use the Aeropress stirring paddle to stir the mix for a good 4 – 6 seconds. Screw the plastic cap on and press down the outer top edges of the chamber until the brew reaches the cap and eliminates the air gap.
Step 8: When the timer reads 1:15, quickly flip your Aeropress onto your serving vessel or coffee mug and begin pressing (make sure the collecting vessel has a volume of at least 240ml). You should feel a considerable amount of resistive pressure as you push down. If the pressure is too low, your grind size might be too coarse. If the pressure is too high, your grind size might be too fine. Your coffee is fully brewed once you have pushed down fully and you hear a hissing sound.
Step 9: Allow your coffee to breathe for 30 seconds. As it cools, you can unscrew the plastic cap and pop out the filter and puck of coffee grounds by pushing the contraption’s interior section by another inch.
Step 10: Your coffee is ready to serve! Enjoy!