AeroPress

2 min

Brew time

A 6oz mug

Yield

What you need:

  • AeroPress
  • AeroPress filter
  • 17 g (2.5 tbsp) of Vega Coffee beans
  • 220 g water (7.5 oz), plus additional for rinsing
  • Kettle
  • Stirring utensil
  • Timer
  • Mug

- Recommended -

  • Burr grinder
  • Scale

Step 1

Orient your AeroPress in the inverted position with the numbers upside down. Place the filter in the basket cap.

Step 2

Measure 17.5g (2.5 tbsp) of coffee or one rounded AeroPress spoonful. Grind the coffee to a fine consistency, about as fine as table salt.

Step 3

Heat your water to about 200℉ (93℃). Or, simply bring your water to a boil and then let it sit off the heat for 30 seconds.

Preheat the brewer and rinse the filter, both with hot water. This both helps get rid of any paper taste and seals the filter in the cap. You can also preheat your mug while you’re at it.

Step 4

Start your timer, then pour water to fill your AeroPress halfway (about 100 grams). Let your coffee bloom for 30 seconds to release trapped gasses and fully extract delicious flavors and aromas.

Step 5

Fill the AeroPress up to the top of the (upside down) No. 1 mark (or until your scale says 220 g).

Stir the grounds and water mixture gently with your utensil, attach the cap with filter, and wait 1 minute 15 seconds.

Step 6

Once your timer reads 1:30, carefully flip the entire AeroPress over and place it on top of your mug. This flip can be a little tricky -- a quick but smooth technique will help avoid spilling the coffee in the process.

Gently press down with steady pressure. The slow push should take about 20 seconds until you hear a hissing sound, which signals that it’s time to stop pushing.

Step 7

Your coffee is brewed and ready to enjoy! To clean the AeroPress, remove and set aside the basket and pop out the coffee grounds and filter. Rinse with warm water, and voila -- you’re ready for your next brew!

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