Aeropress Recipe: Cold Preinfusion
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.