The Aeropress has become a firm favourite amongst coffee lovers across the globe. And for good reason, too. This nifty little tool brews an excellent cuppa, but there’s a method to getting the best out of every press.
So, we turned to the master barista at Billy Boo’s for guidance. Because Tao Fritz knows good coffee.
Brewing coffee with the inverted Aeropress method:
- Grind your fresh coffee beans until fine.
- Boil your water while grinding, so that it has 30 sec – 1 min to cool. No one likes burnt coffee.
- Add approx. 2 tablespoons of your ground coffee to the Aeropress, and top it up about halfway with water.
- Give it a quick stir, and then top up further with water.
- Place a slightly dampened paper filter in the cap, and screw it on to the Aeropress tightly.
- Quickly and carefully flip the Aeropress onto your coffee cup, and slowly press it down.
- Taste, and add more water if that’s your thing – or whip up some microfoam to top it off. No judgies.
Not sure what coffee to use? Tao recommends getting the good stuff from The Portland Project, founded by Wayne Oberholzer – a former SA Barista Champion and SA Cup Taster’s Champion. I can assure you that it is DELICIOUS.
Or, you know, you could just head over to Billy Boo’s for a professional cup, courtesy of Tao himself. Up to you.