Guest Post: Coffee Bean Recommendations for the AeroPress
The Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker is a great way to make a delicious coffee. The method produces a smooth, strong hit of coffee which can be drunk as a short (in the style of an espresso) or you can add hot water or milk depending on your taste – Espresso Deco have a range of cups suitable for enjoying your coffee whatever style you choose to drink it in.
The coffee is produced by forcing the hot water through the coffee grounds using the pressure of the air within the AeroPress tube which is increased as the plunger is gently pressed down through the chamber until all of the water is forced through the coffee.
Alongside the speed of making a cup of coffee (especially compared to a Stovetop) the AeroPress is also easy to clean; the filter and used coffee grinds pop out into the bin and the plastic tubes can be rinsed clean. If you are ordering coffee beans online then you can now order the beans specifically ground for use with an AeroPress from a number of retailers, which adds to the convenience of this great coffee maker!
If you are choosing an AeroPress coffee maker then this is the perfect method to take advantage of coffee beans and to have the range of delicate flavours accentuated and highlighted. South and Central American coffee beans are ideal for this, although our recommendations are not restricted to this area, so here are some of our top beans for enjoying with the AeroPress:
Nicaraguan Santa Barbarina Coffee
This delicious coffee is produced from the “Elephant bean”, which is the world’s largest coffee bean. Size isn’t everything though and although this high grown bean has a bold flavour it is still a smooth coffee and ideal for the AeroPress; the AeroPress brewing method will accentuate this smoothness. This full-bodied cup will be complimented by hints of berries.
Guatemalan Huehuetenango Coffee
Described as a great “all-round” coffee, the Huehuetenango coffees are produced in the northern highlands of the country. The AeroPress will bring out the fruity characteristics of this coffee with plum being a key note of this great Guatemalan coffee.
Monsoon Malabar Coffee
Perhaps not the first coffee you would think of to use with the AeroPress but what’s life without a little experimentation! Monsooned coffee gains its complicated and wild flavour. Using the AeroPress and the monsooned Indian beans you are going to create a truly potent cup of coffee and all the wildness of the flavours will be picked out through this method of preparation.
Ethiopian Sidamo Coffee
After the intense Monsooned coffee here’s a coffee that offers a bright and crisp taste with notes of citrus. A fully-washed coffee will offer lighter body and the floral notes make this a perfect coffee to enjoy topped up with some hot water.
SHG and RFA El Salvador Coffee
SHG refers to strictly high grown and RFA means that the coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified. The RFA are an organisation promoting sustainable farming so supporting this through RFA certified coffee is always pleasing and a pleasure when the coffee tastes so good! The SHG coffee is naturally organic and the brewed coffee will pick out an earthiness in the flavour of the bean.
These are just some of our recommendations, what’s great about coffee is experimenting – flavour, taste notes and body vary from country, region and preparation method. The AeroPress is a great coffee maker that accentuates these flavours so get out there and try something new today!
About the author: This was a guest post from York Coffee Emporium – thanks for the post!