About the AeroPress
AeroPress coffee makers brew amazingly delicious, silky smooth coffee in about a minute, and has become a favorite of ours for how simple and fast it is to use and clean.
Alan Adler, a renowned inventor and retired Stanford University engineering instructor, began studying the coffee brewing process and analyzing coffee maker designs in 2004 in order to create a truly innovative device that would brew a superior cup of coffee. At a coffee industry trade show in November, 2005, he debuted his breakthrough coffee maker: the AeroPress!
Over the years, we believe we've perfected a simple recipe that is easy for everyone to get started with an AeroPress - scroll down and see it for yourself!
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STEP 1: GET THE ESSENTIALS
Your AeroPress should come with what you see to the left. We suggest preheating everything before you start. You should have:
- Syzygy Specialty Coffee
- AeroPress Kit
- Kettle (Gooseneck preferred)
STEP 2: THE RIGHT GRIND
Grind the coffee a bit finer than Sea Salt. We're doing 15gr of Coffee to 225 mL of water (ratio of 1:15).
STEP 3: RINSE THE FILTER
Place a single circular filter into the filter-cap, and rinse it with hot water. This warms it and removes papery taste.
STEP 4: ADD THE COFFEE
Add the coffee to the pre-heated AeroPress. Use the funnel to prevent a mess!
STEP 5: TURN UP THE HEAT
With 15 grams of coffee, we'll need 225mL of water to be heated to 89°C (192°F).
STEP 6: BLOOM IT!
Pour 2x as much water as you have coffee - in this case, 30mL. This will expand the fresh coffee grounds in a process called blooming. Wait 30 seconds.
STEP 7: STIR IT GENTLY
Use the included stirrer to make sure all the coffee has interacted with the water.
STEP 8: ADD THE REMAINING WATER
Pour the remaining 195 mL of water, slowly, in a circular motion. In the end, stir briefly with the included stirrer.
STEP 9: SEAL THE DEAL
Screw the filter-cap on top of the AeroPress and wait for the coffee to brew - we recommend brewing for approximately 1 minute.
STEP 10: FLIP IT
Carefully flip the AeroPress and place it on top of your warm coffee mug.
STEP 11: AERO-PRESS IT
Slowly but firmly press from the top. Stop as soon as you hear a slight "hissing" sound. If you push further, you will start extracting bitter flavors!
STEP 12: ENJOY!
Nothing left to do, but to enjoy!