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Aeropress is a great brewing method if you looking for an intense full flavour cup of coffee (it's also very easy to clean up).
What you'll need: Aeropress coffee maker, Aeropress filter, Goose-neck kettle, Burr Grinder, 17 grams of whole coffee beans (we used Blackboard Coffee, our favourite coffee on the gold coast), 180 grams of bottled or filtered water, a timer, a bamboo stick (or spoon) and a digital scale.
For Aeropress we recommend using the freshest coffee you can get your hands on (preferably 2 or 3 days off the roast).
Set grind to "medium-fine" (the grind is a little bit coarser than most Aeropress recipes suggest). Pour 17 grams of fine ground coffee into the Aeropress. We highly recommended getting your hands on a Burr Grinder (as it has the most consistent grind).
Then place your Aeropress on the scale in the inverted position and add the coffee. Then tare the scale to 0.
Boil your filtered water and let it sit for about 30 seconds until it cools to 200F. Then rinse the filter. By doing this you will eliminate the paper flavour from the filter.
Start the brew timer as you begin to pour the freshly boiled hot water. You are looking to add 100 grams of water, saturating all of the grounds.
After adding the first 100 grams stir slowly until the 30 second mark then add another 80 grams of water. Once it has reaches 180 grams you will begin the pattern of stirring 3 times then waiting 4 seconds, stir again, wait again, stir again (should come out to around 1 minute).
Take the cap with the wet filter and place it on the top of the Aeropress locking it in place.
Take your time flipping the Aeropress over and begin slowly pressing down.
Remember pressing too quickly or forcefully might cause for spilling hot coffee out the sides.
Once you begin to hear the air whistle you can remove the Aeropress and dispose of the filter and grounds.