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The Best Cup of Coffee - Ever!
on 4 January 2014
I was looking on Amazon for a new cafetiere to replace the one we broke when I found this for about the same price. It is beautifully made in thick, quality plastic and everything has a well-designed feel to it. I watched quite a few YouTube videos to get an idea of the techniques and decided to go for the 'inverted' technique.
After a fair bit of experimenting I have developed the following method that works for me. I use 15g of coffee per person (1 AeroPress scoop) and add hot water (80 - 85 degrees C) to 1cm from the top. Stir for 10 secs then leave for 3 mins. Wet filter, fit cap, then upturn onto a jug. Press the piston down using a steady, moderate pressure until you hear the air hiss (it should take about 15 - 20 seconds to do this). Pull piston up slightly to avoid drips , remove and empty/clean filter. Add hot water to the coffee to make the required number of cups and serve. Note the filters can be easily rinsed and reused many times.
I have discovered that coffee tastes much better and has more flavour when it has cooled slightly to 50 - 60 degrees C.
The Rave coffee that comes in the pack was roasted and ground on the day of despatch and tastes really good. It even has been ground to suit the AeroPress, We've tried various coffees, from expresso-style, fine-ground Lavazza to course-ground nut-flavoured coffees, and all have been really good in the AeroPress. It is a bit of a boy's toy, but it does make delicious-tasting coffee.