I harbor a secret desire to be Aeropress World Champion. I would love to compete at making delicious coffee with the world’s best. Why the obsessions with coffee? We drink it and it changes the way we feel. It is the biohack that most of us participate in multiple times each day. Let’s hack it a little more together to make it as delicious as possible.
By averaging six years of champion Aeropress coffee, water and temp numbers we can make a pretty amazing cup of joe. Here is what the final numbers came out to:
Coffee 18.4 g
Water 245 mL
Temperature 175.2 deg F
I would also suggest the following tricks based on an averaging of Aeropress champions techniques.
use a burr grinder for the coffee
use the aeropress in inverted mode
let the coffee bloom – pour 40 mL of water, wait 40 seconds, slowly pour the remaining 205 mL
push slowly – take a full minute to press your shot
stop short – don’t push the plunger all the way to the bottom (that will be very bitter), stop as soon as you hear a wheezing sound.
What do you think makes an ideal cup of coffee?
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I’ve tried a variety of different brewing variables and I find that they all produce delicious coffee when compared to the local coffee shop or a household drip machine. In terms of competition success, it’s my belief that developing a taste for world class class coffee is certainly the biggest hurdle. If only coffee taste was as easy to quantify as stone skips.