October 17, 2017
- Place the paper filter in the filter basket and rinse thoroughly with water.
- Fasten the filter basket to the main brewing chamber and stand the Aeropress on top of the mug you will brew into. Ideally your mug and Aeropress should be sitting atop a digital scale to measure the amount of water that will be added when you start brewing.
- Weigh out 16g of fresh roasted Balzac’s coffee, grind it and drop it into the brew chamber of the Aeropress. The amount of dry coffee can change over time as you begin to figure out your preference according to taste.
- Reset your digital scale to zero and ready your timer; now hit start and pour 240g of water into the chamber. The water should be between 195-200 degrees F and should take you roughly 20 seconds to pour into the Aeropress.
- Immediately after pouring the water, stir the coffee with a spoon in order to fully saturate all the grinds. Leave the coffee brewing for 1 minute.
- Once the 1 minute is up, remove your mug and Aeropress from the scale and set on the table. Gently place the piston with the rubber end into the brewing chamber. Making sure you do this properly will set the seal for the final extraction.
- Once the piston is in place, begin to press down using even pressure and a steady pace. It should take you no more than 20 seconds to plunge the coffee into your mug.
- You’re ready to drink coffee! Remove the filter basket and push the piston all the way through to eject the coffee puck; let the coffee cool for a few minutes while you tidy up, then sit back and enjoy!