Our brewing method of the week: Aeropress

With so many of us being at home during lockdown and still needing our caffeine fix, we've decided to share our favourite home brewing methods with you. So, each week we'll give you a different method of brewing coffee, all of which can be done from home with some simple pieces of equipment. Our first brew method is the Aeropress.

The Aeropress allows you to make a quick one-cup filter coffee from anywhere. Coffee is steeped in a tube and then forced through a filter with a plunger. It produces an easily disposable puck of coffee and can be cleaned in a matter of seconds.

METHOD

(Recipe: 17g coffee)

1) Rinse filter
Place filter in basket and rinse with hot water to remove paper taste. Screw basket to brew chamber.

2) Invert the Aeropress
When in position, add the coffee to basket using the funnel and give it a wiggle to flatten the coffee bed.

3) Pour
Pour the hot water slowly until half full and give the mixture a stir to remove any clumps.
Pour hot water slowly to fill remainder of tube.

4) Brew
Wait just over a minute while the magic happens.

5) Plunge
Rest the aeropress on top of your cup and push down to plunge until it stops.

6) Serve and enjoy

PROS
It's compact and can be used from anywhere i.e. an office, campsite or on a picnic (so long as you have access to hot water)

CONS
We can't find any.

OUR VERDICT
We love this coffee making gadget. It's great value, easy to use and allows you to have a good cup of coffee anywhere.

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