AEROPRESS + Fellow Prismo

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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.

Note:

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 that no papery taste resides in the brew, and it will also heat the brewer.

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

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 quickly pour 250 grams of water over the coffee. Immediately stir with the included paddle to ensure the water saturates the grounds.

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Step 6

After 1 minute, continue stirring the coffee every 10–30 seconds to keep the coffee from settling at the bottom of the Aeropress. This will ensure a full and even extraction.

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Step 7

Allow the coffee to brew for 3–5 minutes. A shorter brew time will produce a brighter cup. A longer brew time will produce a sweeter cup

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Step 8

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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