Place the AeroPress upside down with the plunger extended to the “4” (see image below).
Place a filter into the cap and rinse it with boiling water. The rinsing removes undesired flavors from the filter and also has the advantage of making the filter stick to the cap.
Select your favorite bean and grind it medium – fine (about as fine as table salt), and measure it into your inverted AeroPress.
For the AeroPress, we recommend a 1:13 ratio between coffee and water. So, for one rounded AeroPress spoonful (equal to approx. 17 grams/0.6oz), you should use apx. 220 ml (8oz) water.
If possible, always grind the beans just before brewing to retain the aroma and taste.
When your water comes to a boil, take it off the heat and let it rest for about 30 seconds for the temperature to drop to 92-96 Celcius (195–205 degrees F). Colder water will result in flat, under-extracted coffee, while water that is too hot will result in bitter and over-extracted coffee.
Pour approx. 220 ml (8oz) water into the top of the chamber. Give it a stir for 10–20 seconds to ensure that all the coffee is saturated.
Place the black cap with the filter on top of the brewer and screw it tightly.
After 30–60 seconds, flip the brewer on top of your cup and plunge with gentle and steady pressure, stopping when you hear a hissing sound. This step should take another 10–20 seconds. In total, your brew should take 90–120 seconds from pouring the water to the finished cup. But experiment and find the recipe you like best for different coffees.
Please note that water quality has a great influence on the finished brewed coffee, and you should experiment with different kinds of bottled water if your tap water is not good or imparts a strong odor or taste, such as chlorine.
The most important step: enjoy your coffee.
Read about the coffee and see if you agree with the description and can recognize some of the flavour notes. Or simply enjoy your brew and send a kind thought to the farmer who made this possible.