INSTRUCTIONS

AeroPress (Traditional)

Use 15 grams of ground coffee (auto drip setting preferred) and 200 ml of water heated to boiling (212 degrees Fahrenheit).

If using the Kruve Coffee Sifter, we recommend using the 400 micron and 900 micron sieves (the larger being on the top tier). Sift the grounds for 45 seconds. Use only the top two tiers of the sifter and discard the bottom. Remember, this will cause you to lose some weight in your grounds, so be sure to start out grinding a gram or two extra. Your final weight you still want to be 15 grams.

  1. Remove the plunger from the chamber.
  2. Place a paper filter into the filter cap.
  3. Lock the filter cap into place on the chamber.
  4. Run a small amount of hot water to heat the chamber and rinse the filter.
  5. Place the cup/mug of your choice on top of your digital scale.
  6. Place the chamber on top of your cup/mug.
  7. Add 15 grams of ground coffee to the chamber.
  8. Level out the grounds.
  9. Tare your scale.
  10. Add 200 ml of boiling water to the chamber.
  11. Start the timer on your scale.
  12. Lightly stir the water and grind mixture for 10 seconds.
  13. Place the plunger on top of the chamber and press down gently, just enough to seal the chamber. Do NOT plunge. The bottom of the plunger should just barely reach the top of the grounds in the chamber.
  14. After 1 minute, remove your cup/mug and AeroPress from the scale and slowly push the plunger down.
  15. Remove the AeroPress.

When cleaning, pull the plunger back an inch to stop the chamber from dripping. Remove the filter holder and, holding over the trash, push the plunger out to discard the grounds. Discard the filter. Wash with warm soap and water.

**Pushing harder on the plunger will speed up the brew time but also extract a little more from the coffee. Extending the steep time will also extract more, as will grinding the coffee on a finer setting.**

AeroPress (Inverted)

For the inverted method, you are going to start with the same amount of coffee grounds and hot water. If using the Kruve Coffee Sifter, it will also be the same process.

  1. Remove the plunger from the chamber.
  2. Place a paper filter into the filter cap.
  3. Run a small amount of boiling water to heat the chamber and rinse the filter.
  4. Insert the plunger roughly 2 cm into the brewer.
  5. Turn the device upside down and place it on your digital scale.
  6. Add 15 grams of ground coffee to the chamber.
  7. Tare the scale.
  8. Add 200 ml of boiling water.
  9. Start the timer on the scale.
  10. Lightly stir the water and grind mixture for 10 seconds.
  11. Steep the coffee for 1 minute.
  12. While the coffee is steeping, remove the brewer from the scale.
  13. Place the filter cap on to the chamber and lock it into place.
  14. Slowly push the chamber on to the plunger until the liquid is nearly touching the filter.
  15. At the end of the steeping (1 minute), place a cup/mug upside down on top of the brewer and carefully flip over.
  16. Slowly push down the plunger.
  17. Remove the AeroPress.

When cleaning, pull the plunger back an inch to stop the chamber from dripping. Remove the filter holder and, holding over the trash, push the plunger out to discard the grounds. Discard the filter. Wash with warm soap and water.

TRADITIONAL VS. INVERTED

Traditional

Pros

  • This is an easy method for those of you who are new to the AeroPress.
  • The coffee grounds stay on the bottom which creates a self-filtering layer and can help with better pressure.

Cons

  • You will find that the water will start to drip through the coffee and filter almost immediately.
  • Due to loss of water prematurely you will often be faced with under extraction (this can also mess with your coffee and water ratios).

Inverted

Pros

  • One of the main benefits of using the inverted method is being able to brew and steep your coffee for as long as you want without the worry of the coffee dripping through the filter located at the bottom of the AeroPress.
  • Your coffee grounds will have more contact with the water, and when you flip the AeroPress on top of your coffee mug, the grinds become fully saturated.
  • You will have hardly any coffee grounds stuck on the black rubber part of the plunger, making for easier cleanup.
  • Coffee oils which are found in the coffee will rise to the top of the chamber when you flip the AeroPress these oils essentially mix, and you’ll have more chance of these flavorful oils passing through and landing in your cup.
  • The AeroPress inverted method ensures that you are fully submerging the coffee in the water (full immersion brewing).
  • More accurate and consistent water ratio.

Cons

  • Accidents can often happen when you flip the AeroPress over onto your coffee mug.
  • After you have flipped the AeroPress onto your coffee mug, you often will find that coffee grinds have become stuck the inside wall of the chamber.