How to make AeroPress coffee for your stainless steel travel mug
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How to Use an AeroPress

We’re always exploring new ways to fill our stainless steel travel mugs with superior coffee brews. We’ve tried the French Press, cold brew, and the good old-fashioned drip brew. Next on our list? The AeroPress, a coffee-brewing device invented by Alan Adler in 2005.

What is an AeroPress?

Glad you asked! The AeroPress is a coffee-brewing gadget that uses two nesting cylinders, a filter, and a plunger to brew a single cup of coffee in about a minute. You could call it the original single-serve brewer.

Adler invented the AeroPress because he wanted a quick, simple way to brew a single cup of coffee; drip coffee was too difficult for just one cup, but a pour-over took even more time. After playing around, Adler figured out that he could use a tool to quickly press hot water through the coffee in about a minute.

Why Should I Use an AeroPress?

First and most important in our java-loving hearts is quality. The resulting coffee comes out tasting great, giving you a superior cup of coffee for your time and money spent (a full AeroPress kit and filters costs around $30 on Amazon).

Delicious coffee

Plus, you can be a little more casual about your coffee grind when using an AeroPress. Like all coffee, your cup tastes best when the beans are freshly ground, but if you don’t have a grinder, it’s not a dealbreaker (just have your coffee ground when you buy the beans). AeroPress requires a fine grind of coffee, which is also a little easier to make than a coarse grind.

It’s also incredibly simple to use an AeroPress. No slowly-poured spirals like when making a pour-over, no special “tamping” technique, no letting the coffee steep overnight. Just pour, then push.

Finally, the compact nature of the AeroPress makes it an easy clean-up once you’re finished. Just take the cap off the AeroPress, press the compressed grounds into the trash, and rinse it out!

How to Use an AeroPress

Your supplies:

  • The AeroPress (two nesting cylinders)
  • The AeroPress cap
  • Filters
  • A coffee scoop measure
  • A stirrer
  • A funnel to neatly load the coffee grounds into the chamber
  • Your favorite vacuum insulated travel mug

Here’s your plan of action:

  1. Bring your water to a boil, then let it cool to between 175-195 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Assemble the AeroPress with the paper filter in the basket. Rinse your filter with hot water (gets rid of any papery taste!).
  3. Attach the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of your favorite stainless steel travel mug.
  4. Use the funnel to add two scoops of ground coffee (using the AeroPress scoop as your measure) to the cylinder.
  5. Pour in enough water to saturate all the grounds. Then, pour to the #2 icon on the AeroPress (#2 = two scoops of ground coffee. Get it?).
  6. Use the stirrer (or, you know, a spoon) to stir once, briefly.
  7. Insert the plunger, pull up juuuuust a bit to create a pressure seal, and firmly press down until you hear a long hiss.
  8. Continue to press down gently for about 30 seconds.
  9. Finished? Take the gadget off your travel mug, pop out the coffee grounds, and rinse with hot water. You’re ready to enjoy your coffee!

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