Ever since i got myself an Aeropress for making coffee, I have tried different ways of brewing the best coffee. Small variance make a rather big impact on the result you get, when using the Aeropress. For a long time, I had to “water out” the coffee after pressing it. More often then not, I got a too strong coffee for my taste.
After revisiting Tim Wendelboe’s website, I found that his recommendation on 14gram coffee & 200 gram hot water does the trick for me, at least. Consistent result, and no need to water it out afterwards.
By the way: check out his webshop as well.
Heres his step-by-step-guide:
Basic Aeropress recipe for a filter like coffee:
- Rinse the paper filter with running tap water for 10 seconds
- Use 14 grams of freshly fine filter ground coffee (light roast)
- Pour 200g of water at about 95°C over the coffee.
- Stir 3 times and steep for 60 seconds.
- Place the handle on the Aeropress in order to prevent the water from draining through the filter.
- After 60 second steep time, take the handle off, stir 3 times back to front.
- Then place the handle on top of the aeropress and press the contents into a large cup or pitcher by using your body weight