We have amazing news! We now have the Aerobie AeroPress available on our retail shelves!
It’s not the first time we’ve featured this brewer. Back at the 2017 Caffeine Crawl, we held an AeroPress class to show people how to do Ritual Coffee’s recipe. We promptly sold out and haven’t restocked them since. We think now is the time to bring them back! We’ll get to why later.
The AeroPress is a versatile single cup brewer, surprisingly invented by a Flying Disc company (yeah, like Frisbees). It combines some of the best parts of pour over, immersion, and manual pressure brewers to give you lots of control over how you brew. You can create a perfect cup of coffee in as little as one minute. It also has inspired some coffee professionals to get really into recipe development. For some examples, check out the recipes used at the World Aeropress Championship.
Of the World Aeropress Championship, inventor Alan Adler told Sprudge in a 2014 interview,
The AeroPress really is a perfect thing for a competition because it’s so flexible. It encourages innovation. You couldn’t really have that with an ordinary espresso machine because it’s pretty set with how it works–but the AeroPress, there’s just an unlimited amount of ways you can use it.
We think we’ve developed an outstanding recipe to give you a perfect cup, every time. A cup with a full body and clear, distinct flavor—or as we like to call it, clarity.
Here’s what you’ll need for this AeroPress Recipe:
AEROPRESS COFFEE RECIPE
Bring your Third Wave Water to a boil and set it aside (or set your EKG to 205º).
Place filter in the filter holder.
Screw the filter holder into the AeroPress.
Pour hot water through the filter to rinse.
Set your AeroPress on your favorite mug.
Using the funnel, pour 19g (or two scoops) ground coffee into the AeroPress (grind on 10 on your Encore).
Start your timer as you pour 150g water into the AeroPress.
Using the paddle, stir gently for 10 seconds.
Add another 150g of water.
Remove your cup and AeroPress from your scale.
When your timer says 1 minute, put the plunger into the AeroPress and gently press down until you hear a small hiss, then stop.
Unscrew the filter holder and press the coffee puck into the trash for easy cleanup!
Drink some coffee.
If you feel like a little more hands on experience with the Aeropress might help, meet us at the shop on Tuesday the 22nd.
So why now? Well, to be honest, we’ve always loved AeroPresses, but we’ve recently been turned onto yet another of Fellow’s inventions: the Prismo. More to come on that soon. Keep your eyes on this blog.