Aeropress Recipes

On the most recent episode of the Angels’ Cup Coffee Hunters podcast, they interviewed the 2016 Aeropress Champ Ben Jones. This really got me in the mood to try my hand with the Aeropress again. Not to mentioned I recently brewed up some of PERCs Misty Valley on it and it was fantastic. Kind of surprised me cause it’s always borderline French Press-ish. And I hate coffee done in a French Press, personally. During the podcast they asked about his recipe, which sparked this quick blog post for those interested in trying out an Aeropress.

** I take no credit for these recipes, they’re just ones I’ve tried and have enjoyed. Believe it or not, I’ve never even brewed the Aeropress right-side up. Only inverted.. **

The Infamous “Stubby”

Everybody probably knows this recipe already, but it’s a great one.

RECIPE

  1. with the Aeropress inverted, set the plunger right below the 3
  2. add 25/26g coffee
  3. 50g bloom at around 170 F for 30 seconds
  4. STIR
  5. add 100g water (150g total at this point), until it’s right at the top
  6. pre-wet filter
  7. put the cap/filter on, press the plunger slightly so that coffee bubbles through a bit
  8. at the 1 minute mark, flip the Aeropress and begin plunging, finishing up around 1:30
  9. (optional) add 100g hot water to your cup of coffee

Finishing up a brew in 1 minute and 30 seconds is why I love the Aeropress so much. This recipe in particular is great because it’s a quick and strong cup of coffee. Personally, I rarely add the additional 100g of water at the end.

The Infamous “Stubby” – tweaked

In this version, a metal filter is added along with an additional paper filter, resulting in THREE filters. This may be overkill, but in the podcast I mentioned above, the Aeropress Champ Ben Jones said he used 3 filters in this combination. If it worked for him, might as well try it.

RECIPE

 

  1. with the Aeropress inverted, set the plunger right below the 3
  2. add 25/26g coffee
  3. 50g bloom at around 170 F for 30 seconds
  4. STIR
  5. add 100g water (150g total at this point), until it’s right at the top
  6. **stack filters in the cap in this order – metal, paper, paper – so that the metal filter is on bottom and you can see a paper filter on top **
  7. put the cap/filter on, press the plunger slightly so that coffee bubbles through a bit
  8. at the 1 minute mark, flip the Aeropress and begin plunging, finishing up around 1:30
  9. (optional) add 100g hot water to your cup of coffee

I got an insanely sweet cup (by Aeropress standards) using this recipe. I’m still a noob with coffee so I have no clue how the additional a metal filter and second paper filter helped, but I’ll try whatever to clean up an Aeropress brew.


Something fun to try with these Stubby recipes is plunger over a cup of milk (or half & half) and ice to make a semi sort of not really iced latte. I rarely use milk/half & half, but this can result in a pretty tasty drink.

 

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Angels’ Cup Coffee Hunter podcast

Able Brewing Metal Disk Filter

Aeropress

 

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