Extract the coffee with the Aeropress

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Coffee is not just espresso! There are tons of alternative extraction methods!

One of these is precisely with the Aeropress!

The Aeropress is nothing more than a cylindrical plastic piston: light, compact and simple to use.

Precisely because of these characteristics it is seen more and more often in vogue among campers and Instagram adventurers. Content creators who make the Aeropress the main subject of their posts, reels and stories.

Where was this instrument born?

The Aeropress comes from California, invented by Alan Adler in 2005, an engineering professor at Stanford University.

The same inventor of the Aerobie Pro flying ring (visible in the image below) and owner of the Frisbee manufacturing company.

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The inspiration came from the desire to be able to have a regenerating coffee at any time and in any condition.

Especially a coffee suitable for sportsmen, which can be prepared quickly, to be consumed during the various competitions.

Now the world of coffee thanks him for Aeropress, an accessible and versatile tool, elected among the brewing extraction systems, i.e. manual coffee extraction methods.

How is it prepared?

What I will write to you below is the guide for the reversed method, my favorite.

This is because, by holding the instrument in the opposite direction in the first preparation phase, the ground coffee can remain infused in hot water for longer; consequently it is possible to extract a more intense aromatic profile.

There are 3 general points to follow:

  • The dose to consider is 65 gr of ground coffee per 1 liter of water;
  • The water must be heated to a temperature between 75°C and 85°C. The only way to find out the ideal temperature is to try! Try different extractions at different temperatures and find out which one you prefer!
  • The coffee must be medium-fine ground, very similar to that for the mocha. Compared to other manual extraction methods with filters, the Aeropress requires a finer particle size, as a minimum of pressure is applied to the ground coffee. The latter must therefore be able to prevent the water from running away too quickly.

Let's get to the point, prepare your coffee by following these steps:

  1. Use 13 gr of ground coffee for 200 ml of water (following the dose written in point 1 above) to obtain 2 cups;
  2. Mount the instrument, turn it backwards and heat it, as well as the paper filter. After which dry it;
  3. Pour the ground coffee into the tank above and level it with a few taps;
  4. At this point in 30 seconds it discharges all 200 ml of water, with a rapid and circular motion, to create a vortex;
  5. Mix the infusion with a spoon;
  6. Mount the filter and empty the air chamber, ie press the plunger until the filter reaches the liquid level;
  7. Leave to infuse for about 1 minute;
  8. Turn the tool over inside a container and apply constant pressure to extract the coffee!

The coffee is ready!

This is much easier done than said!

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As you can see, making coffee with Aeropress is really quick and easy.

That's why it has become a very popular tool among campers!

What you get is a rich, aromatic and caffeinated coffee!

When choosing coffee, I recommend that you opt for a single-origin Arabica, in order to obtain an intense, broad and particular aromatic spectrum, which enhances sweeter and fresher notes of fruit and citrus, bringing with it zero bitterness!

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Martina Mazzoleni

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