AeroPress was discovered by Alan Adler, Professor at Stanford University. Alan Adler also owns the Frisbee company Aerobie.
AeroPress was discovered by Alan Adler, Professor at Stanford University. Alan Adler also owns the Frisbee company Aerobie. One evening, during a conversation with his friends, a topic comes up on "the difficulty of making coffee when you are alone". Putting his conversations in his pocket during the night, Alan compiles the ideas in his mind when he comes home. Since he also has a factory at his disposal, he works on it a little and quickly implements this product. Since this extraordinary brewing method creates a unique flavor, it is highly appreciated by coffee lovers in the following period.
AeroPress is both a pressurized and paper filtered brewing method. This is one of the points where it differs from espresso. Paper filtration is a method that also filters out the oils that spoil the taste of coffee. Since it is pressurized, it benefits from both the extraction provided by the pressure and the quality filtering effect because it is a paper filter. It leaves behind a pure coffee taste.
Before we start, we warm up our equipment, as we do with every type of coffee brewing. For this, after placing the paper filter in the filter chamber, we wet it with a small amount of hot water and wait for it to drain. We pour the heating water afterwards.
For the AeroPress we use a slightly coarser grind than the espresso level. In the ratio of coffee to water, we take espresso measurements as a basis. That is 7-8 grams of coffee for every 30ml of water. AeroPress' own measuring spoon holds 14 grams of coffee. If you've lost the measuring spoon, don't worry too much because one tablespoon holds 8 grams of coffee.
AeroPress brewing is done in two ways. Straight and reverse brewing. In straight brewing, the AeroPress is placed directly on the glass, while in reverse brewing, the cup is placed on the top of the AeroPress last and pressing is done by turning it upside down. In straight brewing, double paper filters are often used, as the water is likely to run off quickly, resulting in a weak brew.
We pour 21 grams of coffee into the AeroPress to get 90 ml of coffee output. You can take advantage of the funnel that comes with the AeroPress while pouring. This funnel is also used to press the spout into narrow glasses. After adding 90ml of water, we mix the coffee 5-6 times with the mixing stick. We put on the pressing head and press the coffee slowly without pressing too much.
In the reverse brewing method, we bring the pressing bar of the AeroPress to the rearmost position and place it on the surface upside down. After placing our coffee in it, we add water and mix it again with 4-5 turns of mixing stick. Right after, we close the lid on which we put a single piece of paper, and place the cup we will put the coffee in, on the AeroPress, upside down, and an aeropress assembly that is completely upside down is formed in our hands. In a single move, we turn both the cup and the AeroPress at the same time, bringing it to straight brewing and preparing our coffee by pressing it slowly.
You can consume it directly, or you can consume it by adding hot water in the same proportion.