How To Make AeroPress Coffee For Light Fruity Coffee Taste

This blog post will be about brewing a light fruity coffee using the AeroPress. When it comes to brewing coffee, there are many different methods to choose from.

The AeroPress is one of those that have been around for quite some time and continues to make a comeback because it’s known for its ability to brew a quality cup of coffee in just two minutes or less!

The great thing about this machine is that no electricity or fancy equipment is needed to brew a great cup of coffee. That’s because the AeroPress uses air to extract the best from your coffee beans.

But what’s the main difference when making coffee with the AeroPress to create a light fruity coffee taste?

The main difference is that for this method you will want to use a finer grind size and also a cooler water temperature. This is because a higher temperature will cause the coffee to break down and create bitterness.

But let’s take things from the beginning.

What Is The AeroPress

aeropress for light fruit coffee recipe

The AeroPress is a method of brewing coffee by fully immersing it and pressing it through a filter in order to extract the most from your beans.

An AeroPress is quite simple. It’s a plastic tube shaped like a cone, with a plunger on one end and a filter on the other.

What You'll Need

AeroPress Coffee Maker

-Finely Ground Coffee Beans

-170 to 180 Degrees Fahrenheit Water

-AeroPress Paper or Metal Filter

-Coffee Mug

Step by Step Process

1. Grind the Coffee Beans to a Fine Size

There are some coffee grinders that work better than others. It’s quite stressful having to get all your materials together and then rush over just before you start brewing, only to realize that your grinder isn’t working anymore. A good grinder can be purchased for about $30 online.

2. Add the Coffee Beans to the AeroPress

For this method, you can use around 4 tablespoons of coffee beans. Sparingly, add them in a circular motion to the bottom of your AeroPress chamber. Make sure you don’t overfill.

3. Warm The Water to 170-180 Degrees Fahrenheit

It can be quite tricky to get your water just right, but it’s worth doing. A good way is to use a thermometer to get an accurate temperature.

4. "Bloom" Your Coffee Beans

Gently pour hot water on your coffee beans and let them sit for about 30 seconds. This process is called blooming.

Blooming helps the coffee to release any carbon dioxide bubbles that are present in the ground beans from the roasting process, allowing for more coffee oils to develop and your cup of coffee to become more flavorful.

5. Add the water to the AeroPress Chamber

Pour your water on top of the coffee beans gradually and evenly until it fills up about 2/3 of the chamber.

6. Stir and wait for 1 minute

Slowly start stirring until all the coffee has evenly saturated into the water. Give it a minute or two and then proceed to the next step.

7. "Plunge" The Coffee

After waiting for one minute, add your plunger on top of the chamber and slowly begin to press down while drawing air in with a slow circular motion. Continue until you reach the bottom.

8. Serve in your desired mug

Pour out into your favorite coffee mug and enjoy!

Standard vs. Inverted AeroPress Method

inverted aeropress

Aside from the standard method for using the Aeropress like above, there is also the inverted method. You will be flipping your Aeropress over to do the inverted method. 

When doing the inverted method, make sure you put a paper filter in the bottom cap. An inverted Aeropress is also known as an upside down aeropress.

The main difference is that you will be using the plunger upside down. The fine metal mesh on the Aeropress plunger is at the top. You will push down on it while it is sitting in the inverted position to do this method instead of pulling up like the normal method.

The inverted method has been said to have a better taste than just doing an ordinary standard Aero press but it really boils down to preference and not much more than that since they both function similarly except one is done with the plunger upside down.

It is said that the inverted method of using an Aeropress works better because there is less coffee used which means more flavor extraction for the same amount of time, but again it all just boils down to preference and you can definitely get very good flavors out of both methods.

Tips and Tricks on How to Make A Good Cup of Coffee With An AeroPress

fruity aeropress cup of coffee

1.Buy a grinder. It will help with the process by ensuring that you have an even finer grind and can choose your preferred consistency of coffee.

2.Always use filtered water. Filtered water makes for a better-tasting cup of coffee.

3.Use whole beans and grind them right before you are about to use them. You can store your ground coffee in an airtight container at room temperature if you want.

4.Always use a scale to measure out your coffee beans and water for best results.

5.Be patient and take it slow, otherwise, you could end up with a bitter cup of coffee!

Brew A Fruity Espresso With The AeroPress

The Aeropress is such a versatile brewer that you can even use it to brew an espresso-like drink that comes close to the original.

To brew a fruity espresso with the Aeropress I recommend using a fine grind, a triple or double shot and a little bit of water – for this example – 175 ml / 6 oz.

Brewing Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

Step-by-step guide:

  • Put 100 ml / 3.5 oz at 170°F (77°C) of water your kettle.
  • Attach the cap with the filter cap on top of an empty cup. Rinse it with hot water from your Aeropress to heat it up and preheat both your cup and Aeropress so they’re ready for brewing as soon as you need them.
  • Put the plunger aside but keep it close, we’ll come back to later!
  • Put an un-used paper filter into the cap on top of the empty cup.
  • Grind your coffee
  • fresh, fine but not too fine – you want your water to be able to pass through it smoothly so it’s about as fine as sand.
  • Measure out two scoops or 14 grams of ground coffee and pour them into the Aeropress chamber with a little bit of hot water from your kettle to wet all the grounds evenly.
  • Stir the slurry for 20 seconds with a chopstick, being sure to scrape along the edges and push everything down into the plunge below if needed. If you don’t have a chopstick use one hand to stir and press with your thumb against the side wall of chamber until everything is moist completely.
  • Let stand for 30 seconds.
  • Put the Aeropress onto your cup (and/or your scales). Start your timer and pour in 175 ml / 6 oz of water in 20 seconds.
  • Screw the cap back on over the filter, put the plunger into the chamber and press down with steady even pressure for 30 seconds.
  • Press up quickly to stop brewing and throw away the cap & filter along with coffee grounds (if you can’t drink all 3-4 shots or however many this produces.)Now pour yourself a fruity espresso! 
 

Tasting Notes: Very strong but also fruity thanks to this specific Aeropress recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What should AeroPress coffee taste like?

If everything is done correctly, the end result should be a cup of coffee that has a light and fruity flavor. It is all about the water temperature and the amount of time you let it brew. If you enjoy a lighter, less bitter taste to your coffee that is a bit on the fruitier side, then this recipe is for you!

Why is AeroPress coffee so good?

The Aeropress requires some skill to master, but it delivers a well-balanced taste that includes neither too much acidity nor bitterness. It is also easy to make, fast and inexpensive. It is a good alternative for those who are tired of the same old drip coffee.

How do you make AeroPress coffee less sour?

Your Aeropress coffee might taste sour because because you’re not using enough coffee or grinding fine enough. You can’t control sourness by adjusting brewing time; you must adjust coarseness of your grind to affect flavor. 

You can either use more coffee to make the same strength, or grind fine and make a very strong cup of coffee. The finer your grind, the less sour it will be.

Last Thoughts

Making a fruity AeroPress coffee is as easy as lowering your water temperature and using the right grind size.

Now, you can enjoy all of the benefits of this tasty drink without waiting forever for it to brew or having to deal with an unpleasant bitter flavor.

Give it a try next time you want a new way to make your morning go smoother!