Fancy trying some at-home brewing?
we've put together these brew guides to give you a hand getting started. before you start, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you become the ultimate coffee whizz:
1. be aware of flavour profiles. it’s important to buy a good quality coffee that contains flavours you really enjoy.
2. keep your coffee in an airtight container, stored in a cool, dark place. don’t keep it in the fridge... it will go off quicker!
3. opt for a burr over a blade grinder to help keep a consistent grind, and only grind the amount of coffee you need for your brew.
4. remember, this is just a guide! be confident and experiment with temperature, brew time and grind size, but take care not to alter more than one aspect at a time.
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1.place filter paper in the cap. wet filter paper, pre-heat the brewing chamber and cup using hot water.
*one for the coffee geeks:wetting the filter paper gets rid of any yucky paper tastes that may detract from the flavour of the coffee.
2.lock filter cap in to brewing chamber and add 16g of ground coffee.
3.place over mug / jug / upturned bowler hat / vessel into which you’ll be brewing.
4.start the timer and pour in 95°c water (around 60 secs off boiling) up to number 4 on the chamber. it will reach to about 1cm off the top.
*one for the coffee geeks:if you’re being really specific, put your vessel and aeropress on some scales, ‘zero’ them, and add 250g water.
5.stir in a north, south, east, west motion. repeat 3 times.
6.gently pop the plunger on top at a slight angle, and pull back up to create a vacuum. don‘t plunge yet!
*handy tip:be careful not to put too much downward pressure on the plunger when you’re putting it back in, as this will start to force the coffee out.
7. at 2mins 40secs, gently plunge into your chosen vessel. if you’ve been using scales, make sure you’ve removed them before plunging!
8.drink and enjoy!