It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big lover of coffee and exploring coffee shops! When lockdown started Joff and I invested in a home grinder and committed to start making and enjoying coffee more at home. It’s been really fun trying out coffee from roasters all over the country and we fell back in love with using the AeroPress.
An AeroPress is a great way of making fab tasting coffee at home without a machine – it’s cheap to buy in comparison (usually around the £30 mark), easy to use and there’s hardly any cleaning involved. They’re also great if you like to go exploring – they pack up compact and you just need hot water and ground coffee.
I like to drink iced lattes, so my challenge was making a short, strong espresso style coffee which I could add milk or water to, rather than a long filter coffee. I’m no expert, but I feel as though I’ve finally got my ratios correct, after many failed attempts.
I use 20g ground coffee (ground for AeroPress – relatively fine), wet the filter paper before pouring the coffee into the chamber, add 100g hot water (over a mug!), wait 60 seconds and then push the plunger down as fast as you can. This should result in a short, strong ‘espresso’ shot which you can add your milk / water and ice to!