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Recipe – Latte using Aeropress

Equipment

  • Aeropress + Filter·     
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Scale 
  •  Water Kettle
  • Mug 
  • Timer  
  • Milk frother or a whisk

Ingredients

  • 17g of Coffee beans·      
  • 10 ounces (300ml) milk (wholemilk works best) 

Instructions

  • Grind your coffee at a fine setting. Think castor sugar or finer.
  • Rinse and place your Aeropress filter of choice in the filter cap, and pour the grounds into the Aeropress and place another paper filter on top of the grind.
  • Now tamp the grind over paper filter using any cylindrical object.
  • Place the Aeropress onto your scale. Zero the scale and your timer. Get ready.
  • Start your timer and begin pouring in 55g of water. Pour very slowly. It should take you 10 seconds to reach your target water weight.
  • Grab the Aeropress and shake it in a circular motion for 15 seconds so that the brewing slurry spins around on the inside.
  • At 0:25, attach the filter cap, flip the brewer onto a mug, and plunge like your life depends on it. You should have pushed out all the liquid coffee by 0:30.
  • Set the Aeropress aside and behold your Aeropress espresso. Smell it, taste it, savor it. You’ve earned it.
  • Now that you have prepared your aeropress espresso, you can start on the milk. Place the milk in a wide glass or glass jar and microwave for about 30 seconds until it is very hot but not boiling. Alternatively, heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes until very hot but not boiling, watching it carefully.
  • Using a milk frother, froth the milk until you don’t see any bubbles and you have a very thick froth, 20 to 30 seconds. Swirl the glass and lightly tap it on the counter repeatedly to pop the larger bubbles. Repeat this step as needed.  
  • Using a spoon to hold back the foam, pour the milk into the espresso. Spoon the remaining foam on top.

Notes

Tip: the filter has an impact on the espresso taste. Both paper and metal filters will produce great results, however the metal filter would produce a closer espresso.