Whenever we are on the go, my husband and I make our coffee in an aero press. We love this little contraption. It collapses to a size great for travel, and it is easy to use. So easy, in fact, that my niece loves to make coffee with me when I am visiting my hometown. It has become our little thing that we do together, without fail, every morning that I am in town.
I snapped a few iPhone photos the last time that we made coffee together. So, here is a step by step guide on great coffee that even a 3 year old can make!
HOW TO MAKE AERO PRESS COFFEE IN 8 EASY STEPS:
Step 1: Rise & Wait
This little nugget is waiting for 7 oz (200 grams) of water to boil. While waiting, I recommend weighing out 15–18 grams of coffee (depending on your preferred strength).
Step 4: Assemble
Assemble your AeroPress. Make sure the entire assembly is dry, so that residual moisture doesn't compromise the seal. Pour the grinds into the aero press.
Step 7: Water & Brew
Start a timer to 4 mins. Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds. The water should be about 200 degrees F. Then, place the filter atop the device and after 4 minutes, push down on the end so that the coffee starts to push through the filter into the cup!
Step 2: Grind it Out
Grind to a texture slightly finer than sea salt. We use this grinder that we purchased in Tokyo to freshly grind out coffee every morning that we are traveling.
Step 5: Wet
Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap. This adheres the filter to the cap and heats the brewing vessel. The cap is small and the water is hot so don't let a 3 year old do it.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Your coffee is fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there is no more water to push through the device. Pop out the left over grinds and filter into the trash, rinse your device, and you are done! Enjoy your freshly made cup of joe!