The Aeropress is an inexpensive piece of kit for making great smooth, clean tasting coffee.
However, go to a speciality coffee house and you could pay £3-4 for a brew. There are hundreds of Aeropress recipes; this ‘inverse’ method is one I picked up at CoffeeFix in Gatley when I worked there.
What you’ll need:
A empty Bonne Maman jam jar
16 grams of coffee beans
- Boil about 500ml of water in kettle, pour it into inverted Aeropress & then your cup to heat them, pour in jam jar with filter to clean paper filter.
- Grind the coffee fine, but not as fine as espresso (about the size of fine kids play sand).
- Discard water from Aeropress and pour in the ground coffee. Placing Aeropress on scales (and tarring!), start timer, pour in 200ml of boiled water to Aeropress and then stir.
- Leave the coffee to brew (inclusive of stir) for 1 minute and 25 seconds and then place the filter on, flip into jam jar and do a 30 second plunge making sure you stop before the hissing sound.
- As soon as you started the pour the water into the Aeropress the whole process should have taken 2 minutes. Discarding water from your cup, pour the coffee from jam jar into your cup. Delish!
Aeropress’s are available at B’spoke for £28.50