We love coffee. We have always loved popping down to our local coffee-haunt F.Mondays in Brixton, London for a mug of our morning favourite. When we can’t make it over to the coffee shop we like using a cafetiere with some freshly ground beans to rustle up a home brew.
1. We thought about bringing a hand-grinder but we decided that using the grinder at home and storing in a jam jar saved on the extra equipment. F.Mondays will grind up your beans if you don’t have access to a grinder.
2. Boil your water. For the perfect brew you want the water to be just under the boil. So boil the water and remove from the heat before moving onto step 3.
3. Fill up the Aeropress with the scoop slightly heaped. When the water has stopped bubbling fill up to the top. Then using your spork give the coffee a good stir and a crema should form.
4. Place a filter in the black cap and screw onto the top.
5. Wait a few minutes (or as long as you can last without you morning coffee).
6. Place a mug on top of the Aeropress and then flip everything so that the coffee starts to filter through into your mug. (We think we did this wrong – but it worked for us!)
7. Slowly press down on the Aeropress forcing the coffee through the filter.
8. Add hot water depending on how strong you like it. Oat milk is always a good option as it lasts a lot longer out of the fridge.
9. Enjoy and repeat
Hiking or camping, slowing down and taking time over something as small as a cup of coffee really makes you enjoy it even more. It’s a simple pleasure but well worth the effort. Our verdict – give it a go.