Natural morning sun, birdsong and the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee waft through the air. For coffee lovers, there is nothing better than the perfect cup of coffee to start the day. And if you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful twist on your traditional coffee, AeroPress Cold Brew coffee is the ideal choice.
In this article you will discover the secrets of making AeroPress Cold Brew coffee, a method that adds a new dimension to your coffee experience. With the help of the revolutionary AeroPress, an innovative coffee maker, you can enjoy a silky smooth, refreshing and tasty cold coffee.
We'll walk you through the process step by step, from choosing the right coffee beans to perfecting the brew time and refining the flavour. Discover how to extract the rich aromas and delicate nuances of coffee with the AeroPress, while enjoying the refreshment of a cold drink at the same time.
In this blog we will discuss a unique method of making Aeropress Cold Brew that only takes 2 minutes! This is the method that Aeropress itself shares on their website.
Introduction to AeroPress Cold Brew Coffee: A Refreshing Alternative
AeroPress Cold Brew coffee offers a refreshing and flavorful alternative approach to traditional brewing. What makes AeroPress Cold Brew so special is the method of cold coffee extraction. Instead of using hot water, the coffee is slowly steeped in cold water over a period of time. This results in a less acidic and less bitter coffee, with a refreshing and tasty flavor profile. But what's really special about this particular recipe from Aeropress itself is that it only takes 2 minutes, where a regular cold brew often takes at least 8 hours.
To make AeroPress Cold Brew coffee, it is important to know the correct proportions and extraction time. The process involves grinding fresh coffee beans, adding water, and waiting patiently while the coffee extracts. The result is a concentrated coffee that can be diluted with cold water or ice, depending on your personal preference.
If you're looking for a new way to enjoy coffee during hot summer days or simply want a refreshing alternative, AeroPress Cold Brew coffee is definitely worth a try. In the following chapters, we'll take you step-by-step through the process of making this invigorating drink.
Making Aeropress Cold Brew Coffee
Step 1: Grind your favorite coffee beans
To make the perfect AeroPress Cold Brew coffee, start by grinding your favorite coffee beans. Preferably choose specialty coffee that has been freshly roasted . A coarse grind, similar to the texture of sea salt, is often recommended, but in this particular recipe Aeropress recommends a fine grind. It takes a while to find the right grind size, but I would go somewhere between espresso grind and quick filter grind, so medium fine. This way the water does not run through the Aeropress filter prematurely. In this recipe we go for 15 grams of ground coffee.
Step 2: Preparing the AeroPress
Place a paper filter in the AeroPress filter holder, flush it and firmly attach it to the master cylinder. Place the AeroPress on a sturdy mug or glass jug, with the filter holder facing down.
Step 3: Add the ground coffee
Add 15 grams of ground coffee to the AeroPress.
Step 4: Pour on the cold water
Slowly pour cold water over the ground coffee in the AeroPress. Make sure the water completely covers the coffee, pour up to number 1 of the Aeropress. This is about 60 to 70 ml of water.
Step 5: Stir!
Now just stir for a minute. This step is extremely important, so don't skip this step.
Step 6: Press and enjoy
After the extraction period, put the other side on the Aeropress and slowly push the plunger down. Make sure you apply smooth, even pressure. The result is a concentrated coffee that you can dilute with cold water or ice, depending on your preference. If necessary, add milk, sugar or other seasonings and enjoy your refreshing AeroPress Cold Brew coffee.
Of course you can also use the inverted method, then you will be less bothered by the fact that water runs through your filter prematurely. If you choose a really fine grind, you will have minimal problems with this.
"The timing, the extraction period of this recipe is really unique in the Cold Brew world"
Timing and temperature considerations
The timing, the extraction period of this recipe is really unique in the Cold Brew world. Just 2 minutes as opposed to a whole night or even a whole day! This is made possible by the fine grind in combination with intensive stirring through the coffee. For a minute. That is why it is so important not to skip or shorten this step (number 5). In this way, the coffee flavor can still be properly absorbed into the water.
The temperature at Aeropress Cold Brew is quite simple. In general, use room temperature water. You can of course also use water from the fridge, but tap water and adding ice cubes to your drink afterwards to get it to a drink of 200-250 ml is a great option!
You can also make Aeropress with warm water in the regular way, and let it drip on ice cubes. But in this Aeropress Cold Brew recipe we really get into the cold water brewing process.
Extracting the perfect cup of Cold Brew coffee with the Aeropress
Of course, no recipe is sacred, not even this recipe from Aeropress itself. You can also make Aeropress Cold Brew Coffee "normally" via the regular method, namely by using a coarser grind and leaving it overnight. I recommend the inverted method.
According to the recipe in this blog, the secret to the perfect cup of Cold Brew coffee with the Aeropress is 4:
- Use filtered tap water, or for example a bottle of Spa Blue.
- Choose the tastiest specialty coffee beans of your choice, freshly roasted and grind them just before making your Aeropress Cold Brew.
- Experiment with the grinding degree, it should be quite fine, but of course not too fine that it becomes bitter.
- Stir for exactly one minute so that the flavors can be absorbed properly.
Have you found another tip to make the perfect cup of Cold Brew coffee with the Aeropress? Please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. Who knows, we can share your tip in this blog.
AeroPress Cold Brew coffee offers a refreshing and flavorful alternative approach to traditional brewing. With the revolutionary AeroPress and the specific recipe that Aeropress itself shares, you can enjoy a delicious cup of Cold Brew coffee within just 2 minutes. This method of cold coffee extraction results in a less acidic and less bitter coffee with a refreshing and flavorful flavor profile.
By following the steps in the recipe, such as grinding fresh coffee beans, using cold water and stirring the coffee, you can create a concentrated coffee that you can dilute as desired with cold water, ice, milk or other seasonings.
The specific Aeropress Cold Brew recipe emphasizes the importance of the grind, stirring and extraction time of only 2 minutes. These elements play a crucial role in creating the perfect cup of Cold Brew coffee with the AeroPress.
It is also possible to make Cold Brew coffee with the AeroPress using the traditional method, using a coarser grind and a longer extraction time. Experiment and find out what best suits your taste preferences.
With AeroPress Cold Brew coffee you have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing alternative to your daily cup of coffee, perfect for hot summer days or when you simply want to try something different. Discover the versatility and flavorful possibilities of AeroPress Cold Brew coffee and enjoy an invigorating coffee experience that you can perfect time and time again.