Aeropress

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This is an ideal brewing device for road warriors, and perfect for the hotel room or camping trip—though take note that it’s best for brewing single cups at a time. The method uses a thin paper filter and pressure to force the water through the coffee. This isn’t technically espresso, and it will have a similar mouthfeel to a pour over. But for those who are seeking an espresso copycat, especially while on the road, this is the best bet.

This is an ideal brewing device for road warriors, and perfect for the hotel room or camping trip—though take note that it’s best for brewing single cups at a time. The method uses a thin paper filter and pressure to force the water through the coffee. This isn’t technically espresso, and it will have a similar mouthfeel to a pour over. But for those who are seeking an espresso copycat, especially while on the road, this is the best bet.

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Note: We highly recommend pairing the AeroPress with Fellow’s Prismo attachment. It allows for more control over the brew without having to use the plunger to keep the coffee from dripping out of the filter cap during the brewing process. It also allows us to safely avoid the dangerous method of brewing upside down and flipping the AeroPress.

Step 1

Rinse the paper filter. This will ensure no papery taste resides in the brew, and it will also heat the brewer.

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Step 2

Place the filter in the filter cap, and attach it to the brew chamber. Position on top of a sturdy mug.

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Weigh the coffee. Adjust your grinder to grind the coffee similar to the above reference.

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Step 4

Use the funnel to put the coffee in the brew chamber. The funnel helps keep the coffee from spilling or sticking to the inside walls of the brewer.

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Step 5

Start your timer and pour 35 grams of water into the brew chamber. Immediately stir with the included paddle to ensure the water saturates the grounds.

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Step 6

After about a minute, add 215 grams of water for a total of 250 grams. Immediately stir back and forth for 10 seconds just vigorously enough to not overflow the brew chamber.

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Step 7

Place the plunger into the brew chamber about ⅛”–¼” deep. This is only to keep the brew from dripping out of the filter cap.

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Step 8

Allow the coffee to brew for 2–4 minutes more. A shorter brew time will produce a brighter cup. A longer brew time will produce a sweeter cup.

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Step 9

Gently but firmly and slowly, push the plunger down until it is completely pressed against the coffee grounds. This should take at least 30 seconds. If you can see brewed coffee coming out of the sides of the filter cap, you are pushing too hard.

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