AEROPRESS

Background

The AeroPress is a revolution in coffee extraction! It was invented by Stanford Professor Alan Adler, and it literally created a sub-culture within the coffee world. There are annual AeroPress championships in which new and unique recipes are showcased.

The AeroPress uses gentle air pressure which creates a smooth rich flavour with lower acidity and no bitterness. The AeroPress brewing system results in uniform extraction for the ultimate in full coffee flavour.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Singh Beans Coffee

  • AeroPress

  • AeroPress filter

  • Grinder

  • Hot Water 96°C 

  • AeroPress paddle or spoon

  • Timer

METHOD:

  1. Measure 15g of your favourite Singh Beans coffee - Grind the coffee about as fine as table salt.
  1. Place the filter in the basket. Next, preheat the brewer and rinse the filter with hot water. This gets rid of the paper flavour.
  1. Discard the rinse water from your mug. Affix the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of the mug. If it is handy, use the funnel (or coffee loader) that comes with the AeroPress to add the coffee. Then, remove the funnel.
  1. Start your timer when you start your pour. Saturate all the grounds within 10 seconds. Pour 200g of hot water. Spin the chamber, making sure all the coffee is saturated.
  1. Stir the “slurry” (coffee and water mixture) and place the plunger on the brew chamber and pull up slightly to create a pressure seal. Do not plunge yet!
  1. At 1:15, remove the pressure seal and give the ‘slurry’ another stir with a spoon or paddle.
  1. Put the plunger back on and gently press down with steady pressure, stopping as soon as you hear a hissing sound. This entire brew process should take just under two minutes and yield seven to eight ounces of coffee.
  1. The AeroPress is easy to clean. Simply take off the basket and pop out the coffee grounds and filter. Clean the rubber plunger with hot kettle water and you are ready for your next brew.
  1. Enjoy!