Aeropress Brewing Recipies

The 5 Best Aeropress Recipes and a Step by Step Brewing Guide

Aeropress Brewing Recipies

One of my favorite items to take with me on a trip or anywhere for that matter is the Aeropress. It is such a simple design that is lightweight and durable and make a great cup of coffee whether you are traveling or at home and don’t have a lot of time in the morning. Here I am going to give you my top 5 Aeropress Recipies that will get you started on using the great device.

There are lot of ways to use the Aeropress so make sure you experiment with your own brewing ideas and ask others out there how they make there coffee.. You will be surprised at how many ways there are out there!  So lets begin:

What is a Aeropress?

The AeroPress looks like big syringe. It was invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler. With an Aeropress Coffee is steeped for certain period of time which is usually much less then your standard pour over brewing it. The coffee is then forced through a filter by pressing the plunger through the tube.

The filters used are either the AeroPress paper filters or disc shaped thin metal filters. Because of it easy-to-use functionality, it is perfect for the frequent traveler or for those who just want great coffee while on the move or don’t have much time in the morning

Aeropress Brewing 

As simple as the Aeropress design seems to be you would be, at least I was, amazed at how many ways you can brew coffee with the simple device. To start with there are 2 fundamental ways to hold it for brewing purposes You can either hold it straight up just like it comes out of the box or You can turn it upside down and experience a whole new appreciation for the bean

What you’ll need

Aeropress Coffee Brewer

My Top 5 Aeropress Recipes

Recipe 1

Basics Ingredients and Settings:

  • Grind – Medium Fine
  • Coffee Amount 120 grams
  • Water Temp 185
  • Amount of Water: 120grams
  • Time 60 Seconds

Step by Step Brewing Process:

  1. Start by rinsing the Aeropress paper filter and insert it into the filter holder. Attach filter holder to the Aeropress. Get your grinder out and grind 120 grams using a medium fine setting
  2. Pour the 120grams into the Aeropress and then slowly pour the 120grams over the coffee grounds for 10 seconds
  3. Stir the coffee grounds with the stick or spoon slowly for 20 seconds.
  4. Let the Coffee steep for 15 Seconds
  5. Slowly Plunge the Aeropress over your coffee mug or container for the Final 15 seconds

Recipe by Sweet Marias

Recipe 2

Basics Ingredients and Settings:

  • Grind – Medium Coarse
  • Coffee Amount: 17 grams
  • Water Temp 200
  • Amount of Water: 250 grams
  • Time 120 Seconds

Step by Step Brewing Process:

  1. Start by rinsing the Aeropress paper filter and insert it into the filter holder. Attach filter holder to the Aeropress. Get your grinder out and grind 17 grams using a medium coarse setting
  2. Pour the 17 grams of coffee into the Aeropress and then slowly pour 40 grams of water over the coffee grounds for 20 seconds
  3. Stir the coffee grounds with the stick or spoon slowly for 5 seconds.
  4. Pour the remaining 210 grams of water over the coffee grounds for 20 seconds
  5. Slowly Plunge the Aeropress over your coffee mug or container for the Final 75 seconds

Recipe by Shuichi Sasaki

Recipe 3

Basics Ingredients and Settings:

  • Grind – Medium Fine
  • Coffee Amount: 17 grams
  • Water Temp 200
  • Amount of Water: 250 grams
  • Time 120 Seconds

Step by Step Brewing Process:

  1. Start by rinsing the Aeropress paper filter and insert it into the filter holder. Attach filter holder to the Aeropress. Get your grinder out and grind 17 grams using a medium coarse setting
  2. Pour the 17 grams of coffee into the Aeropress and then slowly pour 250 grams of water over the coffee grounds for 10 seconds
  3. Stir the coffee grounds with the stick or spoon slowly for 10 seconds.
  4. Let the coffee brew for 70 seconds
  5. Stir the coffee grounds with the stick or spoon slowly for 10 seconds.
  6. Slowly Plunge the Aeropress over your coffee mug or container for the Final 20 seconds

Recipe by Heart Roasters

Recipe 4

Basics Ingredients and Settings:

  • Grind – Coarse
  • Coffee Amount: 18 grams
  • Water Temp 200
  • Amount of Water: 250 grams
  • Time 60 Seconds

Step by Step Brewing Process:

  1. Start by rinsing the Aeropress paper filter and insert it into the filter holder. Attach filter holder to the Aeropress. Get your grinder out and grind 18 grams using a coarse setting
  2. Pour the 18 grams of coffee into the Aeropress and then slowly pour 40 grams of water over the coffee grounds for 10 seconds
  3. Let the coffee brew for 20 seconds
  4. Pour the remaining 210 grams of water slowly over the coffee for 15 seconds
  5. Slowly Plunge the Aeropress over your coffee mug or container for the Final 15 seconds

Recipe by Charlene de Buysere

Recipe 5

Basics Ingredients and Settings:

  • Grind – Medium Fine
  • Coffee Amount: 15 grams
  • Water Temp 205
  • Amount of Water: 250 grams
  • Time 135 Seconds

Step by Step Brewing Process:

  1. Start by rinsing the Aeropress paper filter and insert it into the filter holder. Attach filter holder to the Aeropress. Get your grinder out and grind 15 grams using a medium fine setting
  2. Pour the 18 grams of coffee into the Aeropress and then slowly pour 60 grams of water over the coffee grounds for 10 seconds
  3. Let the coffee brew for 20 seconds
  4. Pour the remaining 190 grams of water slowly over the coffee for 10 seconds
  5. Let the coffee brew for 65 seconds
  6. Slowly Plunge the Aeropress over your coffee mug or container for the Final 30 seconds

Recipe by Brendon Glidden

Cleaning an AeroPress

Once you are done brewing you will need to get it ready for the next time you to use it.  And with how easy it is to make coffee with an Aeropress, its even easier to clean, so here is how you do it: Just like the Aero press itself, cleaning it is just as simple and unlike some other types of manual brewers its dishwasher safe.

All you need to do is take of the cap where the filter and grounds are and press the Aeropress until the used grounds come out. (You want learn wha you do with use grounds, check out my post on this).

Then, if you elect to go manual, just rinse out the press with some water being careful to particular attention to the rubber seal that goes around the plunger.

If for some reason there is still some residue left in the press then you can take a sponge and dish soap to wash out whatever remnants are there After that just set it aside to dry and its ready to go! Can’t get much easier than that!

Can you make an Espresso with an Aeropress?

Aero[ress and Espresso

Well it doesn’t make a “true espresso” given the limitations of the press but with that said, it makes a damn good strong coffee that could and with a little imagination will resemble an espresso. For more information on espresso check out this post)

One of the main distinctions you will notice when using a “espresso recipe” with the Aeropress is that you won’t have any crema on top and that due simply to the issue that you cannot generate the pressure needed, like you get with a commercial espresso machine, to generate the crema.

And with or without the crema it will be a lot better than the less expensive espresso machines that use pods that you will find in many hotels or AirBnb’s when traveling.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a simple device that you can take almost anywhere then the Aeropress should be at or near the top of the list. With an Aeropress and its faster brewing time the coffee will have lower acidity and that combined with its ease of use and comfortable price ( find current pricing on Amazon) has made it increasing popular and a great addition to any coffee lover.

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