The AeroPress, invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, is often said to have similar characteristics to that of the Cafetiere. While this may seem true there are a few main differences between the two. The first being that the AeroPress uses air pressure to improve the extraction of flavour from the coffee grinds. It also has a shorter brewing time and uses a finer grind compared to the coarse grind recommended for a Cafetiere. To find out more about
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Medium - Fine (17g)
220g (just below boiling)
2m - 2m 30'
To begin preheat your AeroPress and mug with hot water. Wet the filter paper, screw on and place the AeroPress over your mug.
Discard the hot water used for preheating and add your coffee. Give it a tap on the side to ensure you have a level bed of coffee grounds.
Start your timer and add the 220g of hot water within 10 seconds. Place the second part of the AeroPress on top and let it brew for 1m 15".
Once the time is up, give it a few vigorous stirs and plunge. This should take no longer than 20 seconds or until you hear a hissing sound.
And that's all it takes. Brewing an AeroPress is simple and produces a nice clean cup of coffee. A favourite amongst those looking for a quality single brewed cup.