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5 Reasons you need an AeroPress
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If you’re in the market for a new coffee gadget and don’t know where to start: allow us tell you why an Aeropress is one of the best devices you can buy. Simplicity is really the name of the game here. It’s durable, fast and easy to use. Stay tuned for a World AeroPress Champion recipe at the end!
The streamlined process consistently delivers a cup that is full-bodied and flavourful. You get a smooth brew which is low on both: acidity and effort. Some might argue that it’s not as bright or fruity as what you’d get using a precise pour-over, but the jury is still out on this one.
Your coffee making process is really as simple as: grind, pour and press. This is one of the quickest coffee brewers in the market, proving that an Aeropress your fix if you don’t have the time to wait around for hours for a cuppa. Quick results also mean lesser acidity levels, which is always a plus!
Works (literally) anywhere
This is the one travel buddy who won’t bail on you last-minute each Goa trip. Made using BPA plastic, it’s perfect for brewing a cup on-the-go. Life is too short for substandard coffee so take this lightweight, small and nearly indestructible marvel with you on your next adventure.
It’s a sport!
These fun gadgets have even inspired their own fan-organised AeroPress Championships, where people compete to brew the most delicious cup of coffee using their devices for a panel of judges. Last season, national Championships held in 64 countries! The competition is held in India annually too. Follow our website to stay tuned for regular updates.
Fun to learn
The basics are easy to learn, and you can start experimenting with different ingredients, variables and recipes quickly. Tinker with the water temperature, grind size, roasts and timing one cup at a time to understand what you like best.
Recipe from: Wendelien van Bunnik, Netherlands
- Coffee: 30grams
- Grind: 7/10 (1 = very fine, 10 = very coarse)
- Water: 100grams at 97°C
- Brewer: Inverted
- Filter: Aesir Filter (rinsed)
- Total brew time: 60 seconds
- Pour 100g of water on the coffee in 10 seconds.
- Stir firmly about 20 times in 10 seconds.
- Put the filter cap with rinsed water on the brewer and gently press out excess air.
- At 40 seconds, flip the AeroPress and press all the coffee out. You should end up with roughly 60g of extracted coffee.
- Add 100g of water to extracted coffee.
- Taste and add more water until the desired strength.
- Cool and brew down to roughly 60°C by stirring and decanting