The Aeropress is one of those simple pieces of equipment that has the potential to really open up the world of specialty coffee to everyone, including absolute beginners.
Now, the Aeropress is not a good option for espresso despite the claims of the manufacturers. What it does do brilliantly well though is brew high quality, single origin beans to make really great filter coffee.
So, here’s what you’ll need:
A kettle, grinder, Aeropress, some kitchen scales, a thermometer (not essential) and a stopwatch/timer.
It’s actually a really simple method and easy to get used to - you’ll soon be tweaking and trying new things out. I find that this method gives you a really sound basis to work from. Different coffees will extract better at different grind sizes – so feel free to experiment. If the coffee needs more intensity of flavour, make the grind finer, if you’re experiencing bitterness, make it coarser.
Good luck, I hope you enjoy your coffee.
oh, and if you need an Aeropress, we have them here.