ATTN: COMRADES IN CAFFEINATION!
We are supremely stoked to be rolling out the virtual red carpet for our rad new series of brew-at-home features. For those of you who have been sorely missing the cafe, we totally get it, which is why we decided to present this quarantine-friendly alternative to getting your daily dose of really, really tasty coffee.
To kick things off, Courtney (one of our resident coffee ninjas, former barista, current roaster, and all-around badass) will be breaking it down, Aeropress-style. You can follow along to our handy instructional video via our Instagram page, @moderntimescafe.
- Ground coffee
- Water kettle
- Spoon or aeropress paddle
- Aeropress filter
- Finely grind 18 grams of coffee (a little bit courser than espresso).
- Bring 300 grams of filtered water up to temp (between 190 & 200℉).
- Set-up your aeropress using the inverted method (see video).
- Place your aeropress on the scale.
- Pour the ground coffee into the aeropress chamber.
- Bloom that coffee! Start a timer & add 50 grams of hot water. Wait 30 seconds.
- At 0:30, add 100 grams of water and stir quickly for 10 seconds.
- At 1:30, put the cap with a pre-rinsed filter onto the aeropress, then flip it over onto your cup.
- Plunge down until you hear a delightful hissing noise.
- Place your cup back on scale and add 150 grams more hot water.
- ENJOY! You’ve put in the work, and deserve to savor this glorious experience.
PERKS OF THE AEROPRESS:
- Budget-friendly (the average cost of one of these bad bois is around $30).
- You can brew just about any type of coffee with it (ex. a classic brew, iced coffee, or espresso).
- Highly portable; good for traveling & camping. Compact, durable, & kick-ass.
- Easiest clean-up, like, ever.
A WORD FROM COURTNEY:
I love using the aeropress because once you have a recipe you like, it’s so easy to execute that perfect cafe cup of coffee. On days where I want to put minimal effort into my coffee but I still want it to taste good, I go with this method. It brews just around two minutes and takes seconds for clean-up! Any coffee would taste good, but I chose our single-origin Mexico La Canada because this is a flavorful coffee with notes of mango sorbet, white grape, and cantaloupe; and I think the Aeropress does a great job brewing that quickly, making a rich and smooth cup with not too much acidity.