Perfecting Our Aeropress Love: The Ultimate Recipe

Perfecting Our Aeropress Love: The Ultimate Recipe

***This recipe was made possible only through the ultimate contribution of Andres Garavito, Barista Extraordinaire, at our 79 Hudson Hoboken, NJ location.

Introduction

Our journey with the Aeropress and Hidden Grounds Coffee has been a tale of passion, experimentation, and ultimate satisfaction. Over time, we've refined our approach to brewing, with Hidden Grounds Coffee's Colombia Honey taking center stage. This blog post is a celebration of our dedication to the perfect cup and a detailed guide to our perfected recipe.

The Recipe: A Hidden Grounds Coffee Special

Ingredients & Equipment

  • Aeropress
  • Coffee: Hidden Grounds Coffee's Colombia Honey, 18.0g
  • Water: Total 150g, Third Wave Water Formula 2 (75% espresso, 25% distilled)
  • Grinder (79 Hudson Setting): 5.5 to 6.0

Brewing Process

1. Preparation

  • Start by preheating your Aeropress. This step is crucial for maintaining a consistent brewing temperature.

2. First Pour (0:00 to 0:10)

  • Pour 50g of water over the Hidden Grounds Coffee grounds.
  • Stirring Technique: From 0:10 to 0:15, stir three times to the right, then three times to the left, ensuring the grounds are evenly saturated.

3. Second Pour (0:15 to 0:30)

  • Add another 50g of water, bringing your total to 100g.
  • Stirring Continues: From 0:15 to 0:30, stir gently back and forth three times.
  • Brewing Time: Let the coffee brew from 0:30 to 0:50, allowing for optimal flavor extraction.

4. Final Pour (1:00 to 1:10)

  • Add the final 50g of water.
  • Final Stir: From 1:00 to 1:10, stir three times back and forth.
  • Brewing Completion: Continue brewing until 1:15.

5. Flip Brewer

  • At 1:35, place your pitcher on the Aeropress.
  • At 1:40, flip the brewer to prevent any spillage.

6. Pressing (1:40 to 2:00)

  • Begin pressing immediately after flipping at 1:40.
  • Continue pressing until 2:00 for an even extraction.

7. Serve

  • Immediately serve the coffee after pressing. This step is vital to enjoy the freshest and most aromatic cup.

Conclusion

Our exploration with Hidden Grounds Coffee's Colombia Honey and the Aeropress has led us to this recipe. Each element, from the specific grind setting to the water formula, has been carefully chosen to complement the unique flavor profile of this exquisite coffee. Our love for Aeropress brewing and Hidden Grounds Coffee has grown immensely through this journey. We hope this recipe enriches your coffee experience as much as it has ours.

Happy Brewing with Hidden Grounds Coffee! 🌟

Aeropress

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