Aeropress

The AeroPress is a relative newbie in the coffee game. It’s an innovative, manually powered little gadget that’s a cheap, effective way of making a great espresso-like coffee. Every office has its mandatory gadget lover – he (or she) will almost certainly have one.

Our method is a hack. It’s a little more complicated than the standard modus operandi, but it’s cleaner and significantly more controlled.

Not got the tools you need yet? Buy an Aeropress from us here.

Result

A medium bodied brew with a relatively complex flavour profile

Good for

A cheap, low maintenance coffee maker also great for coffee on the go

Steps for this brew method


How to make it

  1. 1. Place a clean dry filter paper in the Aeropress cap and secure it to the body.
  2. 2. Place the body over your cup, with the cap down.
  3. 3. Flush the contraption with hot water. This will preheat the vessel and rinse the filter paper. Empty the water from your cup.
  4. 4. Put your ground coffee in the Aeropress body.
  5. 5. Pour in water, saturating all the grounds.
  6. 6. Stir it – quickly! – a couple of times.
  7. 7. At an angle, carefully insert the plunger. Once it’s in, pull it up slightly to create a vacuum.
  8. 8. After 90 seconds of steeping, start the plunge. You might have to push a little – watch out for the cup below. The extraction should take around 30 seconds.

What you'll need

  • Aeropress
  • Kettle
  • 15g of freshly ground coffee
  • Measuring spoon or scales (optional)
  • Burr grinder (optional)

Dose, Brew Time, etc

  • Coffee Dose 15mg
  • Brew Water 250g/ml
  • Water Temp 94˚C
  • Overall Brew Time 2:00min
  • Grind Size Medium to fine – similar to caster sugar

Not got the tools you need yet? Buy an Aeropress from us here.

Works perfectly with these coffees

Image: Bobolink Brazil, Union Coffee Bag
£6
Bobolink Brazil
Notes of Morello Cherry, Macadamia, Milk Chocolate
Smooth and balanced
Quality Score: 84.0
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Brazil
Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.
Image: Maraba, Rwanda
£6
Maraba Rwanda
Notes of Citrus, Redcurrant, Toffee
Sweet and delicious
Quality Score: 84.0
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Maraba
Rwanda
Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.
Image: Yirgacheffe, Organic Ethiopia
£6
Yirgacheffe Organic Ethiopia
Notes of Kumquat, Peach, Toffee
Light and floral
Quality Score: 86.5
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Yirgacheffe
Organic Ethiopia
Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.