One of the many things we love about coffee is the versatility that comes with the wide range of brewing styles. The equipment used to brew coffee can greatly alter its consistency, flavour and texture, creating a unique experience with every cup. A popular brewing method, and piece of home-equipment is an AeroPress. This low-cost, lightweight piece of equipment is a great option for a quick cup of coffee in the morning.
What is an AeroPress?
An AeroPress is a small, easy-to-use tool for brewing a delicious cup of coffee. Made up of three core pieces, the Aeropress works by adding coffee and water to the main chamber, and using air pressure to push the coffee through the filter. The result? A smooth, rich cup of coffee.
What type of grind do I need for an AeroPress?
An AeroPress requires a fine grind of coffee to achieve a smooth, rich brew. If you don’t have a grinder at home, you can purchase our Hero Blend pre-ground, specifically for an AeroPress.
How to prepare coffee with an AeroPress?The AeroPress is popular due to its simplicity, ease of use and it’s easy to clean. Preparing coffee with an AeroPress is simple:
- Grind your coffee beans
- Remove the plunger from the chamber
- Add a paper filter to the cap
- Twist the filter cap onto the chamber
- Stand the AeroPress on your mug
- Add one scoop of ground coffee to the chamber
- Add hot water to the chamber and stir
- Insert the plunger, and gently push down, pausing when there’s resistance
- Add milk if desired
How to clean and maintain an AeroPress?Cleaning your coffee equipment is essential. Not only does it protect your health, but it also ensures you have a great tasting cup of coffee every time. After each use, be sure to:
- Remove the filter cap and use the plunger to push through unused coffee grind
- Rinse the seal
- Wash AeroPress components using hot soapy water
Benefits of an AeroPress?
If we haven’t persuaded you yet, here are the main benefits of using an AeroPress to brew your coffee.
Quick brewing method
Using an AeroPress is a fast way to brew your cup of coffee. The brewing time is shorter than other methods, and the air pressure decreases the filtering time. It can also make 1-3 cups of coffee, perfect for those short on time.
The brewing method used by an AeroPress results in a smooth, rich taste. The bitterness and acidity often discovered in coffee is removed through the filtration process, making a delicious cup of coffee that is delightful to drink.
Easy to clean
All the individual components of the AeroPress easily come apart and can be quickly rinsed off, or given a more thorough hand wash in hot soapy water. No need to spend your time un-assembling complex equipment to ensure it’s clean.
Easy to store
The AeroPress takes up very little space. You’ll be able to find room for this, even in the tiniest of kitchens. It’s also easy to transport if you wanted to bring your love of home-brewed coffee to the office.
While the AeroPress is small and lightweight, it is also incredibly durable. This makes it easy to transport without having to worry about it getting damaged in transit.
Great for travellingThe AeroPress is popular amongst coffee loving travellers. As we mentioned, it’s small, lightweight, durable and easy to clean, making it the perfect accompaniment on a camping trip.
If you’re looking for a faster, simpler way to brew your coffee in the morning, an AeroPress is a great option. Affordable, easy to store and durable, you won’t be disappointed. Already using an AeroPress? Try our Hero Blend and select ‘AeroPress’ as your grind for the perfect brew.