3/20/2012 Brew

Random Brew Recipe:  63g coffee / 1 kg water, 2 minute brew time.

Brew Method: Aeropress (inverted)
Actual Recipe: 13g coffee, 200g water at 198F
Coffee: Tonx Burundi

Notes notes notes: This recipe is not far off of my usual specs for a general brew, though I admittedly usually updose a bit for my Aeropress consumption (closer to 72g / L). The 2 minute brew time was about right, and in keeping the brew as scientific as possible, I messed around with it as little as possible – which is tough! For whatever reason, I recognize now that I have really added a lot of little steps to my Aeropress routine (pour 100g, stir, wait 10 seconds, pour 120g, etc etc) – so this pared-down version was nice.

The coffee itself is great. I’m lucky to have friends who share their coffee subscriptions, and the Burundi from Tonx is no joke. Floral, hugely aromatic, a great cup in general.

This particular iteration was light in body, and quite tea-like. The flavors grew as it cooled, with a sweet bergamot toward the finish and an acidity reminiscent of hoppy IPAs up front. This is a far cry from my usual hefty-and-hearty Aeropress, and I really enjoyed it.

I’d give this brew an 8/10

2 thoughts on “3/20/2012 Brew

  1. 2 Minute brew time in the Aeropress huh? That’s about 40secs longer than I usually go with, I’ll try this at home.

    I’ve been getting great results with: 14g, 200ml water, same temp. Stir at 20s, start press at 45s, finish press at 1:10.

  2. The Aeropress is still tricky for me. Even your 14g to 200ml is a brew ratio of 70g / L. This brew has me wondering if we generally updose our Aeropresses to make up for the short brew time. I also tend to give the Aeropress a couple stirs – it might be that the additional extraction offered by the agitation and higher dose could be achieved instead by slightly longer brew times – but then, a quick brew time is why I like my Aeropress!

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