Any Aeropress fan who’s checking the World Championship winning recipes will definitely see a specific trend - more and more competitors use an Inverted style with some common features. In our previous Aeropress guide (link to the article) we had already shared the Upright recipe and some tips. And now it’s time to discover another brewing technique for this device.
So what are those common features we’d just mentioned above?
Here they are:
- high ratio
- lower temperature
- bypass technique
The main idea is to create a strong and concentrated base (similar to espresso style) and then dilute it with water up to the optimal concentration level. This style allows you to manipulate the taste even after you brewed your coffee - just adjust the amount of water you add for bypass to get the perfect cup to your taste!
Here we want to share the recipe that will be a nice initial point for your experiments! Simply try to brew your coffee this way and then play with variables. And don’t forget to enjoy your cup of coffee!
What you will need:
- coffee - 30 grams
- water - 150 grams + some extra to rinse the paper filter
- paper filter
- brewing vessel
Step 1: measure 30 grams of coffee
Step 2: grind your coffee medium-coarse size
Step 3: Put a paper filter into the cap
Step 4: heat the water up to 88C
Step 5: rinse the paper filter
Step 6: set up the inverted Aeropress (2cm plunger input minimum). Put the ground coffee into the Aeropress and get ready to brew!
Step 7: start your timer and pour all the water (150 grams). Stir well for 20 seconds
Step 8: put the filter cap and let it steep
Step 9: at 0:50 rotate the Aeropress 5 times and flip it onto the vessel
Step 10: press gently until the light “ssss” sound and use back pressure to stop the drip
Step 11: use bypass technique: add 100ml of 80C water to your beverage and stir well
Step 12: Enjoy your coffee!