When it comes to brewing coffee, as a barista you need to be well equipped with the right tools. Relying on one method or appliance can sometimes be problematic especially when you've got a hipster crowd requesting the latest brew method. Among the espresso coffee machines or gadgets that you should have in your coffee shop, the AeroPress coffee maker for brewing and for sales to your uber-trendy clientele can't be overlooked!
What Is An Aeropress Coffee Maker?
Aeropress Coffee MakerThe AeroPress coffee maker is a simple coffee brewing device that came into the market about a decade ago. Designed by the Alan Adler, the gadget is quickly gaining popularity due to its ease of use and the high quality of coffee it makes. The hot water is forced through a filter by pressing the plunger. In short, the Aerobie brewer makes coffee by forcing water through coffee grounds under high pressure to extract the espresso flavour. The result is a concentrated brew of coffee that most other manual coffee makers cannot produce. In some cases, you can dilute the high concentrated espresso with hot water so as to get normal strength.
How to Make Aeropress Coffee
Making AeroPress coffee is very simple and straightforward. Below, we've provided you with the essential steps for making espresso coffee using this AeroPress coffee maker.
Here are the 7 main steps that you should follow:
Step 1: Insert FilterThe first step is to insert the right filter. Select one of the provided round AeroPress filters and place it into the bottom of the black filter cap. Make sure that the filter is properly rinsed to ensure that no foreign flavour will get into the brew.
Step 2: Twist Filter into Place
Place the filter into the bottom of the brewing chamber and make sure that it’s firmly in the right place by twisting it. Now, place the brewing chamber with the filter side down on top of your coffee mug.
Step 3: Add Coffee
Make sure that you have the right coarseness of coffee grounds. We recommend that you grind the beans properly so that they are even for proper espresso flavour extraction. In most cases, the AeroPress comes with a scoop to help you measure the right amount of coffee grounds. The Aerobie comes with a funnel to help you to put the coffee into brewing chamber without causing too much mess.
Step 4: Heat Water
This is a very important step in the AeroPress brewing process. Make sure that you have set the right temperature to get the desired flavour. We recommend that the temperature should be kept between 165 and 175 degrees.
Step 5: Add Water & Stir
The marking on the cylinder can help you figure out how much water you need to pour in the brewing chamber. First, add a little water to make the grounds sit well. Then use the stirrer to stir a little bit for the hot water to extract the espresso flavour from the grounds. Then allow the grounds to settle before adding the remaining water and give the solution 10 seconds before giving it another quick stir.
Step 6: Plunge
This is the moment you've been waiting for - when your espresso is to be made! Place the plunger into the chamber and apply a force necessary to move the plunger downward. Make sure that you have plunged until the plunger starts to compact the grounds at the bottom.
Step 7: Remove AeroPress and Serve Coffee
With the espresso squeezed out of the grounds, you can now remove the brewing unit from your mug and dilute the coffee with the remaining hot water if required.
That’s how simple it is to make AeroPress coffee. This is one of the best coffee making devices as they are mobile by nature, you can travel with it anywhere. It's so cheap that even the start-up barista can afford one making it an excellent choice for home baristas. Explore the range of Aerobie AeroPress coffeemakers above and get brewing!