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Brew Guide: Aeropress

Mozzo Coffee | 12 July, 2023

Aeropress with Mozzo Coffee signature beans

Despite being originally created for espresso, the Aeropress has been found to produce a better result when used to brew a longer filter-style coffee. An incredibly versatile method, it can produce great-tasting brews from a variety of coffees. Below, you’ll find our brew guide, along with a few Mozzo tips to help you make a great cup of coffee.

Before you begin: 

  • Coffee dose: 12-14g
  • Water: 200ml
  • Brew time: 2-2.5 minutes
  • Grind size: medium 

What you’ll need:

  • Aeropress
  • Kettle
  • Filtered Water
  • Coffee cup/decanter
  • Weighing scale and timer

Step 1: boil your water

Start out by boiling your water. It will need to sit for a moment to ensure it comes down to the optimum temperature for brewing coffee - between 92-96°C.

Top tip: we recommend using filtered water to extract the best flavours from your coffee.

Step 2: rinse the filter and build your Aeropress (upside down)

Start by rinsing the paper filter with freshly boiled water to remove any papery taints and improve the extraction of your coffee. Assemble your Aeropress in the “inverted position”.

Top tip: we recommend using the “inverted” method - which means standing the chamber and plunger upside down - as this approach tends to produce the best results.

Step 3: Preheat your cup or decanter

Pop some hot water into your cup or decanter to preheat them. Dispose of the water once they are warm.

Top tip: preheating your decanter or cup will help to prevent a drop in temperature during brewing.

Step 4: weigh & grind coffee

Weigh 12-14g of coffee and grind it to a medium grind size similar in consistency to caster sugar (if not already pre-ground). 

Step 5: Coffee and water goes in

Pop your ground coffee into the top chamber of your Aeropress (while it is upside down). Start your timer and slowly pour the water in, trying to cover all the coffee grinds evenly. Stir the coffee gently to ensure all grinds are wet and screw the paper filter and cap onto your Aeropress.

Top tip: stirring helps to agitate the grinds and encourage further extraction for a more full-bodied brew. 

Step 6: Flip, plunge and enjoy

Allow your coffee to brew for 2 minutes then flip your Aeropress on top of your mug and slowly plunge your coffee (aim to take about 30 seconds). Set aside the Aeropress and enjoy!

Personalise your brew

Manipulating the grind size, dose and brew time will extract different flavours from your coffee. Personalise your Brew to your tastes by using the below - 

Adjust your grind: coarser grinds will produce a lighter-bodied brew, while finer grinds will give you a fuller-bodied coffee. 

Adjust your dose: by changing the dose of coffee you use, you can adjust the strength of your coffee to your liking.