The AeroPress is a brilliant coffee maker which can produce consistently good results, with a couple of different options for how you use it.
The classic method is the quickest which is simply..
coffee – water – stir – press.
The AeroPress packaging still says stir for 10 seconds and push for 20 seconds – it really can be that easy to make great coffee. You can watch a video of Artistry’s Sarah demonstrating this method.
Then there’s the inverted method which is a little slower and more intricate, but the favoured method of baristas worldwide.
This involves pouring the ground coffee and the water into an inverted AeroPress, stirring and then letting the coffee brew for a few minutes.
Then adding the filter and mesh cap and quickly turning over to press the coffee through into a mug below.
This allows for lots of experimentation with different grinds on the coffee and different brew timings.
So you can decide if you want a quick well-made coffee that beats instant coffee hands down – or to take more time over the coffee and the experimentation to perfect your own brew technique!
There’s now a Series 5 version of the AeroPress, which has shiny gold lettering and a cloudy brown look to it.
Colours and materials used have changed over the years as the design has been adjusted from the original clear with blue guide marks.