Perfect your Aeropress technique with From Gold
For all its virtues, sometimes pod coffee simply won’t cut it. Sure, it’s great for casual caffeine hits at home but for serious aficionados who prefer to savour the flavour, the Aeropress could be your answer.
Scientifically, the Aeropress is the result of several years of applied research by American inventor/engineer Alan Adler who conducted countless brewing experiments, controlling variables such as temperature, immersion and rapid filtering however all you really need to know about the Aeropress is that it’s a kind of filtered coffee that promises the smoothest, richest coffee you’ve ever tasted. The process not only removes any bitterness in the beans but it also eliminates that jittery feeling that can sometimes come with drinking coffee. The only problem is that you may find your caffeine intake increases substantially. Aeropress has even been known to persuade Venti latte lovers to switch to the dark side thanks to its unique flavour.
The process takes about 30-seconds from start to finish and uses the ideal water temperature combined with gentle air pressure to deliver a coffee that is low in acidity with virtually no bitterness. The best part is that you can do it from home and it tastes exactly as it would if you ordered one from your favourite cafe, providing you use quality beans.
You’ll need an Aeropress coffee maker, Aeropress filter, a goose-neck kettle, coffee grinder, 17 grams of whole coffee beans, 180 grams of water, a timer, spoon and a digital scale. For those who are serious about coffee, it’s worth the investment. Pop in to Percy’s Corner in Southport, they can sort you out with all the gear. Once you’ve got the tools, local ladies From Gold have prepared a step-by-step guide for creating the perfect Aeropress coffee. Enjoy!
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