The Aeropress is an innovative brewing tool that has been widely popular among coffee enthusiasts in recent years. It’s been hailed as the best way to make cold brew.
This article will show you how to make a cold brew with the Aeropress and the practical steps involved in making it.
Alan Adler invented the Aeropress in 2005. Since its introduction, it has become prevalent among coffee enthusiasts. You can make both hot coffee and cold brew coffee with Aeropress.
It is excellent for iced lattes and cold brew coffee. The difference between these two drinks is that cold brew takes typically 24 hours or more to drip into the finished product.
This gives it many characteristics of an iced latte but with more body, less acidity, and caffeine content than a latte.
It also has a unique earthy flavour because it comes from decaffeinated beans ground only with coarse grounds without getting filtered or enhanced in any way.
I'll also explain some of the essential ingredients you will need for your cold brew recipe and how to equip yourself for brewing using this inverted method properly. Let's get started!
In this Article
- What ingredients are required?
- Brewing The Cold Brew Aeropress Coffee
- Does AeroPress work for cold brew?
- Is a AeroPress good for iced coffee?
- How long do you let AeroPress brew?
- How long should you let the Aeropress steep?
- How long does AeroPress coffee last in the fridge?
- What is Japanese cold brew?
- What color should cold brew concentrate be?
- How do I stop my AeroPress from dripping?
- Final thoughts
What ingredients are required?
The ingredients you’ll need are coffee, water, a filter such as a paper coffee filter or a metal mesh filter. You will also need something to cover your brewer and something to hold up the brewer.
In most cases, people use the Aeropress itself as the holder that presses down on the brewer.
The water is essential. If you don’t use water that has been filtered or purified somehow, it may not be suitable for your health because there will be trace amounts of chlorine and other chemicals in it from your tap water.
The coffee you use is also essential. You cannot just use any coffee beans or coffee grounds and expect a good result.
The best kind of cold brew is coarsely ground, dark roasted coffee beans, or specialty coffee like the French roast or Italian roast.
You can also use a fine grind of espresso as opposed to coarse grind size. You should try using different types of beans and see what works for you.
Brewing The Cold Brew Aeropress Coffee
Before you start making your cold brew, some prep work needs to be done. The most important thing is to clean all of the equipment that will contact the coffee beans or grounds.
This includes the Aeropress itself and your filter basket, filter, and container where you'll put the coffee when it's ready.
- Step 1: Measure out the coffee (20 grams) and grind it in a coarse setting. Grind it into the Aeropress itself or use some holder. Add the coffee according to your personal preference.
- Step 2: Turn the Aeropress upside down and add the coffee. It will sit at the bottom of the filter and act as a second filter. If you use a paper filter, this is not necessary.
- Step 3: Add room temperature water over the grounds and stir.
- Step 4: Put the paper filters in the filter basket and cover Aeropress.
- Step 5: Let it sit for 24 hours. Some recipes require 16 hours or different times. Long steep times make the coffee taste and smell better.
- Step 6: After 24 hours of steeping, flip the Aeropress and plunge the coffee into a jar or a container.
- Step 7: Once the coffee has settled, you can put the coffee in the fridge. You can drink it cold, but don’t freeze it.
- Step 8: Add ice water or cold milk to your cup and enjoy the following day. It will taste like an iced cold brew latte, without as much sweetness as one, but with more body than a regular coffee.
Enjoy your cup of cold brew!
Pro tip - You can keep the coffee in the fridge for up to a week. You can also increase the coffee concentration by increasing the steep time.
Decreasing the steep time will make it much lighter and more like an iced latte. Adding milk or ice water at a ratio of 2:1 of milk to coffee makes for good flavour and texture.
Clean your Aeropress with water and soap or hot water, and use a brush to scrub the filter. It will ensure that your brewer stays sanitary!
Does AeroPress work for cold brew?
The AeroPress method of making cold brew isn’t only simple, it’s also very effective and produces high quality coffee.
Is a AeroPress good for iced coffee?
Yes, it is a very good method for iced coffee. It’s not just great for cold brew, but also iced lattes.
How long do you let AeroPress brew?
AeroPress is great for iced coffees and smoothies, but it can also be used to brew hot coffee. It’s best made with coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee beans. You should brew it for 8 to 16 hours.
How long should you let the Aeropress steep?
Aeropress cold brew tea is best made with coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee beans. It’s best made with coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee beans. You should brew it for 24 to 48 hours, but you can make it for 8 to 16 hours with good results.
How long does AeroPress coffee last in the fridge?
AeroPress coffee is best steeped for 12 to 24 hours. To preserve it, make 2 to 4 pots at once and store them in the fridge.
What is Japanese cold brew?
Cold brew is a traditional Japanese apéritif that is known for its unique, earthy taste. It’s made by placing an uncovered pot of coffee grounds in a refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours. The result tastes great and goes well with alcohol.
What color should cold brew concentrate be?
It should be reddish brown in color.
How do I stop my AeroPress from dripping?
The aeropress can get messy, but it shouldn’t drip. The best way is to use a lid to prevent dripping. You can also use some coffee filters or paper filters.
Cold-brew is an excellent drink for the summertime because it can be used as iced coffee or straight from the fridge.
I think this is a great way to enjoy a cold brew since you can have your drink ready in minutes, but I would recommend making more than one or two pots of cold brew at once because it might get messy.
If you have any tips for making this quick and easy, drop them below!
We hope you have enjoyed this article! By following these steps, you can make a great cup of cold brew using an Aeropress.