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ICED AEROPRESS BREWING GUIDE

The AeroPress was dreamt up by the same guy who invented the Aerobie (those frisbee-lookin' things you can fling, like, two football fields). But truly, the dreamiest thing about the AeroPress is that, using this far-flung invention, you can brew a single cup of iced coffee in less than three minutes.

Three minutes is, like, the perfect break from Aerobie tossing. So get you a cup of AeroPress-brewed iced coffee -- and, if you're nice, one for your Aerobie-tossing partner -- and get back on the field. All you need is this brew guide, and three short minutes.

This guide will produce one 10oz cup of iced coffee.

RATIO: 1:6.6:13.2 (i.e. 17g coffee, 75g ice, 150g water)
GRIND: Like a seasoning rub

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Aeropress
  • Aeropress Filters
  • Coffee
  • Water Kettle
  • Scale
  • Grinder

STEP 1

PREPARE

Start by placing the plunger in the chamber just under the 3 marking. (We use the inverted method.) Flip the assembly over and place on the scale with the chamber side up.

Weigh out 75 grams of ice into vessel you will be plunging into.

Weigh out 17 grams of coffee.

STEP 2

WEIGH & GRIND

Grind coffee. The grind should be about halfway between espresso and drip, similar to a seasoning rub. Weigh 17 grams of ground coffee into AeroPress and tare scale. Give it a gentle tap to flatten coffee bed. This will help to even the water distribution when pouring. 

STEP 3

BREW

Just after boiling, remove kettle and let water settle. Start timer and pour enough water to just saturate coffee bed, about 30 grams.

Using your brew paddle or a spoon, gently pat the grounds down so that all grounds are saturated. Let bloom, or expand for 30 seconds.
Pro tip: Allowing the coffee to bloom (or expand) ensures even water dispersion and a delicious cup.

After 30 seconds, add water in small circles until the scale reads 150 grams. Remove assembly from scale.

STEP 4

RINSE FILTER & STIR

Rinse paper filter to remove any paper taste. When your timer reads 2:30, stir vigorously 10 times.

STEP 5

FLIP & PLUNGE

Work quickly. Screw the filter cap with filter onto the chamber. Tilt the AeroPress about 90 degrees and place the cup with the ice flush the the side. Use the included AeroPress funnel if your AeroPress doesn’t fit your cup. Quickly flip the assembly over.

Plunge into cup over the ice. The plunge will be a little shorter than a regular AeroPress because you have less coffee. The final brew time should be around 2:45.
Pro tip: If plunging is very hard and you are getting a lot of resistance, coarsen your grind. If plunging seems too easy, make the grind finer.

STEP 6

SERVE & ENJOY

Remove the AeroPress and drink up!

We like plunging into the same cup you will be drinking out of — saves time and dishes.

To clean: Unscrew the filter cap and use the plunger to push the grounds out of the bottom. Wash each part and let dry.

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