Although the Aeropress is the home brewing method with the most pieces, it actually is one of the easiest and most versatile ways to make coffee literally anywhere. This plastic brewer has built up a cult following over the years and even has a World Aeropress Championship every year in Australia. In 2021, Indianapolis was actually host to the US Aeropress Championship at The AMP, and Hugo Cano from Amberson Coffee won the coveted title of US Aeropress Champ.
Our friends at Indie Coffee Roasters are masters of the Aeropress, and for the first issue of Batch, they shared the recipe they use at their café in Carmel.
Indie Coffee Roasters’ Aeropress Recipe (Inverted Method)
260g at 200°F
Carefully pre-wet the paper filter in the Aeropress cap with hot water and set it aside. Pre-heat the Aeropress body and discard the water.
Put the plunger in the Aeropress about 1/4 inch to form a seal and then flip the Aeropress upside down. Add grounds to the inverted Aeropress and shake to level.
Tare your scale and start your timer.
0:00 Add 260g of water and let bloom for 0:30.
0:30 Stir vigorously and let sit for 1:00.
1:30 Screw filter into place and place cup upside down on top of it. Carefully and quickly flip brewer over.
Being a slow and steady plunge until you hear the last bit of air hiss from the Aeropress.
Discard filter and coffee grounds.
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Photo: Scott Soltys-Curry