The Reverse Aero Press
This is my favorite brew method. The reverse aero press is quick simple and delivers a deliciously light coffee. As the name States for this method you will need to get yourself an aero press (invented by the guy who bought us the aerobie frisbee!) at around £22 it's very cost-effective way of making great tasting home-brewed coffee. Your going to need about 15g of freshly ground coffee. Try not to get the grind too fine when using this method I found the best results come from a medium to coarse grind. Using 15g of coffee and the given size of the aero press, you're going to get an average sized mug of coffee when finished.
Ok so let's get started then, to begin with rinse your filter through hot water to avoid the papery taste. You can use a stainless steel filter but I find clean up process at the end rather annoying.
Next up insert the rubber end of your aero press into the cylinder section and flip it upside down, this will give you your brewing chamber! Add the 15g of coffee and fill about a third of the chamber up with your boiling water and leave to brew for one minute, this is called your blooming process.For best results try to use water that is just off boiling. Sometimes the instant hit of boiling water can lead to a slightly bitter taste.
Stir the brewing chamber to make sure the whole grind is completely saturated with water and you have a slight creamy brown froth on top of your brew. Once your minute is up fill the rest of the brewing chamber up with the rest of the boiling water and allow to brew for another two minutes.
In the mean time give the kitchen a quick tidy so that you can really enjoy that cup of joe when it's done. Now that your coffee should of finished brewing attach the screw top filter along with the paper insert, flip the aero press upside down so that it is sitting upright on top of your favorite mug.
Slowly plunge down with even pressure until your aero press hits the bottom and you hear your gas release,
sometimes at this point if you have a larger mug you may notice that you are lacking a full cup. Never fear you can either repeat the process of top up with hot water ( the latter obviously diluting the taste) and there you have it! The upside down aero press brew method, I hope you enjoy this method as much as I do considering its ease and how quickly you can achieve a delicious creamy coffee.