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Aeropress Recipe: Cold Preinfusion

Aeropress Recipe: Cold Preinfusion

 
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It's fall, and the cooler weather means that we find ourselves indoors much more often, the perfect time to play around with new brewing techniques and recipes. Over the past few weeks, I have been playing around with pre-infusions using cooler water. The resulting brew highlights the more delicate flavors that can often be lost when hitting the dry coffee bed with hot water. Below is a good starting recipe for this technique. Try it out and then play around with it and let us know your thoughts and findings in the comment section below. 

  • Heat water to desired brewing temperature. I typically start with 87 Degrees Celcius and then adjust from there. 
  • Measure out 17 grams of coffee. 
  • Grind coffee beans at grind size a bit finer than medium. I typically grind on setting 18 on a Baratza Encore. 
  • Set your paper filter(s) (I typically use two) and rinse with hot water.
  • Pour ground coffee into your Aeropress. 
  • Pour 30ml of room tempurature water to preinfuse. 
  • Stir for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Let sit until the 30 second mark. 
  • Pour 210ml of your heated brew water for a total of 240ml of water. You should be finished pouring by the 1:00 minute mark. 
  • Stir for 5 seconds and then place filter screen on Aeropress. Let sit for 25 seconds. 
  • At the 1:30 mark turn Aeropress right side up and place on preheated cup. 
  • Plunge slowly until the 2:10 mark, or until you hear a hissing sound. Do not compress wet grounds. 
  • Stir your brew and enjoy. 
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