Ideal for coffees with good balance, but leaning more towards sweeter roasts. High-grown Central/South American coffees are a good bet—Colombia Las Hermosas or Guatemala La Soledad.
- Make sure your Aeropress is clean and free of residue.
- Place the plunger inside the brew tube and leave the Aeropress upside down.
- Rinse the paper filter, black plastic filter and tube with hot water to heat everything up.
- Grind your fresh whole bean coffee (1 gram of coffee for every 17 mL of water) and pour the grounds into the upside down tube.
- Boil fresh, cold water. Wait for it to cool a bit and then begin pouring the water over the coffee. Start with just enough water to saturate the coffee grounds and stir to ensure there is no dry coffee left.
- Immediately begin to slowly pour the remaining water and fill to about an inch below the top of the Aeropress. Give it one more stir, then let it sit for 2 more minutes.
- Place the metal filter with the paper filter inside onto the Aeropress.
- Plunge at a steady, slow rate until all of the coffee is in the mug.
- Enjoy! If the coffee is too strong, don’t feel bad about diluting it a bit to taste with some hot water from your kettle.