November 11, 2021
When it comes to coffee, the possibilities are endless - you can enjoy a cup of coffee in infinite ways by choosing different beans, milk types, and brewing methods.
In this post, we will talk about one of the brewing methods that has conquered many coffee lovers since its launch in 2005 - the Aeropress. Prepare to know all the basics of how this innovative coffee maker came to be, how to use it, and some tips and tricks to make the most out of it.
As its name suggests, the Aeropress is a coffee maker that relies on air pressure to brew coffee in small quantities (up to 4 cups per brew). Using this method to brew has a lot of advantages:
If hearing all the great things about this coffee maker got you curious, stick around to learn about how this invention was created.
So, how did the AeroPress come to be?
We owe the creation of this innovative brewing method to Alan Adler, an American inventor (and a retired engineer). He has acquired over 40 patents for his ideas, with the most popular ones being a flying ring toy called Aerobie and, of course, his great coffee maker: the Aeropress.
The idea of coming up with a new way of making coffee stemmed from Adler´s struggle of not being able to brew a single "proper cup of coffee" in a simple way. At the same time, he realized that the process of making coffee had been getting shorter with time - from taking quite some time to brew a pot to 5 minutes with the invention of the coffee machine and even faster with a French Press. He, therefore, set out to find a solution that would make a single cup of coffee in a short period while still keeping a high-quality level.
With his skills as an engineer, Adler was able to create a prototype that brewed his perfect espresso in the morning. The results were so good that he decided to expand his toy business into the coffee industry and commercialize his coffee maker. Today, AeroPress is his best-selling invention, and we do not doubt why!
From a prototype that would help a retired engineer get a proper cup of coffee in the morning to a globally known coffee maker that is now the center of international coffee tasting competitions, the Aeropress has undoubtedly come a long way.
Let's have a look at how it works
You will find a lot of recipes and methods for brewing coffee with the Aeropress, but we will share one of the traditional ones with you so you can use it as a starting point.
Choosing the right coffee?
Although we encourage you to experiment with different beans and grinds until you find your favorite, we want to share our recommendations to help you get started.
Grind: Generally, the faster brewing methods require fine grinds, and, well, the AeroPress is pretty speedy, so we recommend using an espresso or fine-drip grind for best results.
Roast: We recommend using beans in a light roast to experience the original flavors of the coffee region.
Nehi, light roast will give you fruity cup of coffee with chocolate aroma.
Beza, light roast brings out intense sweetness and forest berry aroma.
Worke, medium roast - you will enjoy slightly acidic and floral cup of coffee.
Tips and Tricks:
Do not lose patience if you don't get it right on your first try- we promise you that you will get your AeroPress game down in no time with a bit of practice. As you become more experienced at using this brewing method, here are some tips and tricks that you can take into account:
We hope that by now, you are ready to start on your journey to becoming a great AeroPress brewer. Feel free to check out our coffee varieties to begin experimenting with your new knowledge of making great and speedy cup of coffee!
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