PREP Make sure your AeroPress is clean and dry before using. Place the filter inside the cap and rinse with hot water. Discard water.
GRIND Weigh out 18g of whole bean coffee (~3 tbsp) and grind it on a setting slightly finer than medium (sea salt consistency).
ASSEMBLE Your AeroPress in the “inverted” position with the cap off. Pour your ground coffee into the AeroPress chamber and gently shake it back and forth to settle the grounds. Be careful that you do not get any grounds on the top where the cap will twist and seal, as this will prevent it from sealing and you will have a coffee explosion mess when you tip to press!
BREW Start your timer and pour about 2x more water than coffee evenly over the grounds. (~36g/1oz) Allow coffee to “bloom” for 45 seconds. After 45 seconds fill the Aeropress with water to the number 4 (~240g/8.5oz).
STIR Gently for 5 seconds with a wooden or plastic utensil, then attach the cap (with filter) securely to the top of the chamber. At the 1:30 minute mark, carefully (with precision and skill like the badass coffee brewer you are) flip the AeroPress over onto the top of your mug.
PRESS The plunger down slowly but steadily for about 20 seconds until you hear a hissing sound - that’s air escaping from the chamber. Remove the cap and discard the grounds and filter.