How to make a consistent aeropress coffee

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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:

  1. Rinse the paper filter with running tap water for 10 seconds
  2. Use 14  grams of freshly  fine filter ground coffee (light roast)
  3. Pour 200g of water at about 95°C over the coffee.
  4. Stir 3 times and steep for 60 seconds.
  5. Place the handle on the Aeropress in order to prevent the water from draining through the filter.
  6. After 60 second steep time, take the handle off, stir 3 times back to front.
  7. Then place the handle on top of the aeropress and press the contents into a large cup or pitcher by using your body weight