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How to brew Cold-start AeroPress

Play with a cold water bloom to bring out different flavours

This variation on our standard AeroPress recipe switches out the initial pour of hot water for cold water instead, which tends to bring out a more fruity flavour in your brew

Here’s our step-by-step guide (or jump onto this guide’s Frequently Asked Questions):

  • Gear

    • AeroPress filter (paper or metal)
    • Timer
    • Stirring tool
    • Mug

  • Goods

    • 14g of coffee beans
    • ~200 mL of just-boiled water
    • Extra water to rinse any paper filters

ℹ︎: If you don’t have a grinder, that’s OK! You can always use pre-ground coffee, though we recommend freshly ground because it does elevate the flavour of each brew.

  1. Put the paper filter into the base and rinse well.

    Rinsing gets rid of the paper taste, and also pre-warms your cup (don’t forget to throw out the rinse water from your cup before brewing).

  2. Put the AeroPress together on top of your cup.

  3. Grind 14g of coffee and place in the AeroPress.

    Freshly ground is always best, and for AeroPress it should be similar in size to rough beach sand. Read more about grinding coffee.

  4. Pour 50ml of room-temperature water into the AeroPress.

    If you don’t have scales, this should fill the AeroPress up to about the 2 marker).

    Using room temperature water at this stage will change the flavour, usually giving you a smoother, sweeter end result.

  5. Pour a further 170ml of hot water into the AeroPress.

    If you don’t have scales, fill the AeroPress until it’s almost full ( just above the 4 marker).

    The water for this step is best at around 92° celsius. If you don’t have a temperature controlled kettle, leave the water for a minute or two after it’s boiled. More about water.

  6. Stir well then put on the top of the AeroPress.

    Once you put the top on, you’ll form a seal and stop any more water from draining through into your cup.

  7. Wait two minutes and then press until you hear air hiss.

    It takes a little bit of pressure to push the water through the paper. You’re aiming for this step to take around 30 seconds.

  8. Enjoy!

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