If you've got an Aeropress, I'm betting you love great coffee! The convenience, the silence, the aroma, they are all qualities of the Aeropress and bring you closer to your coffee journey. I don't like to use this word often, but I find that it is a romantic process, mixed with a bit of theatre and science to satisfy my curiosity.
What beans are best suited to Aeropress?
Selecting the best beans for Aeropress is a personal choice, but I find that it is a very delicate process that brings out the lighter characteristics of each coffee variety that is otherwise lost in other processes like the Espresso Machine, which can sometimes be jarring in comparison. The most ideal coffee beans for Aeropress are coffees such as Premium Reserve from regions like Keyna or Ethiopia, bringing out the fruity light flavours, or a Mocha Prince for some subtle complexity and chocolate flavours.
What grind should I use for Aeropress?
If you haven't got a grinder, don't worry, just select GRIND FOR AEROPRESS when you checkout and buy your coffee beans online and I will take care of everything. If on the other hand, you do have a grinder, you will benefit from a bigger flavour profile if you order as WHOLE BEAN and are able to grind your beans on demand, so its a very worthwhile option if you can use a grinder. The grind you are looking for is very coarse compared to what is used at a cafe espresso machine; aim for something that feels like coarsely cracked pepper. A more expensive grinder will typically grind more evenly and consistently, but you certainly don't need to spend a fortune on a grinder to pair with your Aeropress.