Source: World AeroPress Championship
Are you a coffee lover looking for a new way to brew specialty coffee at home? Then the Aeropress might be the coffee maker for you. The Aeropress is designed to make delicious coffee quickly and easily, whether you like strong espresso-like shots or softer filter coffee.
At our home, but also at the campsite (because plastic = unbreakable = handy!), the Aeropress is often used to make light roast coffee. Light roast coffee has a more subtle taste than medium or dark roast coffee and is therefore loved by coffee lovers who want to taste the nuances of the coffee.
But the Aeropress isn't just for home use. The World Aeropress Championship is organized annually, a coffee competition in which participants from different countries compete for the title of best Aeropress coffee machine user. Contestants present their own techniques and recipes to a panel of judges, which is a great opportunity to discover new trends and techniques in coffee.
In this blog we take a closer look at using the Aeropress, including how you can make a delicious cup of coffee yourself. We also discuss the World Aeropress Championship and why this competition is so relevant to coffee lovers. So get ready to learn more about this versatile coffee maker and discover how you can enjoy the most delicious specialty coffee at home with the Aeropress.
What is an Aeropress?
The Aeropress is a popular coffee maker among coffee enthusiasts and is used to make specialty coffee. The device is designed to make a delicious cup of coffee quickly and easily. It consists of two parts: a cylinder and a piston with a rubber seal.
Ideal for home use, the Aeropress can be used to brew a variety of coffees, from strong espresso-style shots to smoother filter coffee. This makes the device perfect for lovers of specialty coffee, where the taste and aroma of the coffee are central.
As mentioned, the Aeropress is often used at our home to make light roast coffee. Light roast coffee is coffee that has been roasted for a shorter time than medium or dark roast coffee and therefore has a lighter color and a more subtle taste. Of course you can use any coffee bean that you like. There are also fans of medium or dark roasts in an Aeropress, so that they can imitate an espresso-like sensation. To each his own of course!
In addition to home use, the Aeropress is also used for competitions. The World Aeropress Championship is an annual coffee competition where participants from different countries compete for the title of best Aeropress coffee maker user. Contestants prepare their favorite coffee using their own Aeropress techniques and recipes and present it to a panel of judges.
The competition is not only an opportunity for Aeropress participants to showcase their skills, but also to discover the latest trends and techniques in coffee. This is especially relevant for specialty coffee enthusiasts, who are always looking for new ways to improve their coffee.
Watch a video of the Aeropress 2017 champion and her winning recipe here, and try it out at home withfresh coffee beans now. In the next section you can read the step-by-step plan for this 2017 World Aeropress Championship winning recipe.
The 2017 World Aeropress Championship winning recipe is designed to bring out the delicate and complex flavors of the coffee, while delivering a well-balanced and tasty cup of coffee. This recipe is a great way to show just how versatile the Aeropress can be and how you can use different techniques to make great tasting coffee.
How do you use an Aeropress yourself?
Now that you know more about the Aeropress and why it's so popular, you'll want to learn how to use one yourself. Below is a step-by-step plan.
Making Aeropress coffee in 10 simple steps
In a previous blog we already shared the Aeropress recipe from 2016 . Curious about that? Then quickly read this blog or find another winning recipe yourself. Sky's the limit!
Hopefully, this blog has taught you more about the Aeropress and how you can use it at home to make delicious specialty coffee. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast looking for a new way to brew coffee at home, or a professional looking to take their coffee game to the next level, the Aeropress is a versatile coffee maker that can meet your needs.
We at Zwarte Roes love the Aeropress because it can easily bring out the subtle flavors of the coffee. This can also be seen at the World Aeropress Championships, where participants present their own techniques and recipes to become the best Aeropress coffee maker user.
But no matter how you use the Aeropress, the most important thing is that you enjoy the delicious coffee you make with it. Experiment with different recipes, techniques and coffees to find your perfect cup of coffee.
If you don't already own an Aeropress, we definitely recommend you try one. It is an affordable and easy-to-use coffee maker that allows you to brew delicious coffee wherever you are. And who knows, maybe you will participate in the next World Aeropress Championships.