How to brew coffee with the AeroPress

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Using the AeroPress is such a good way of brewing amazing coffee at home. The AeroPress creates a wonderful rich flavoured coffee with lovely acidity but minimal bitterness; all of this is done within two minutes as well; AMAZING! This method is a form of total immersion brewing, meaning that there is a uniform extraction of the coffee during the brewing process. The AeroPress eliminates issues found in drip coffee methods, where water is dripped over the centre of the grounds, creating and over extraction of the coffee in the centre of the filter and leaving the grounds at the edges of the filter under extracted. The extraction of coffee during the brewing process is vitally important, over or under extracted coffee really affects the way that your cup of coffee will taste; this really is where the AeroPress excels, as it is so easy to to make a perfect cup of coffee at home that is extracted evenly! All that you need get right is the temperature of water, the water to coffee ratio, the ground size and the brew time; all this information can be found here ‘What Makes a Great Coffee? . Another brilliant aspect of the AeroPress is that is is so cheap! For the quality of coffee that you get when using an AeroPress, the price is just unbelievable! It is so durable as well, so once you you have bought one you will have it for life! I really do urge you to buy an AeroPress as it will completely change hoe you make coffee at home!

I thought it would be really fun making videos for the brewing methods that I will show you as it may be easier watching how to use the AeroPress (and the other brewing methods ) instead of just reading a list of instructions which can be quite confusing and not really helpful to be honest! So, here it is, a video demonstration of how to use an AeroPress, I hope you like it :):

I hope you liked the video; if you would like me to post a step by step instruction of how to use the AeroPress then just let me know.

Thank you 🙂

Welcome to my new blog!

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Hi everyone!

I thought that an introductory post to describe why there has been a total change to my blog was necessary, so here it goes.

I haven’t written a post in a long, long time because I have felt that my blog lacked direction and wasn’t really representing myself and the things that I love properly. Whilst I have been away from blogging I have had a long, hard think about what it is that I want to do and what I want to write about and what to share with you all. After many weeks brainstorming and going back and forth with ideas with my girlfriend about what I wanted my blog to focus on, I realised that the answer was hitting me in the face the whole time. All I had to do was match up my passions with what my goals are for the future. Once I realised how simple it was, my decision was made.

Firstly, what are my passions and what do I really enjoy blogging about?

This is such an easy question for me to answer. My passion (for as long as I can remember) is food. Everything about food excites me as there are literally no boundaries for where your creativity can take you and also because I have the best time when I am with my friends and family talking over a great meal. The food I will blog about will be based around my diet. I am a vegetarian but I will also be posting vegan recipes as I cook a lot them because my girlfriend is a vegan. I am new to vegan cooking, so it is an exciting adventure for me to take on and try to learn as much as I can to produce amazing vegan meals.

As well as food, over the last few years I have become really interested in amazing coffee. I was really shocked about how wrong I was making my coffee and how little I knew about what affects the flavour of your coffee. Once you understand the little details about coffee and how to treat it correctly you will have a completely different view of it and experience a drink that is as complex as wine with so many amazing flavour notes. There are so many ways in which you can brew your coffee, all of which create a different flavour and consistency; this really excites me as you can have one bag of coffee beans but you can brew them differently to create a noticably different cup each time! I will be blogging about all of the coffees that I am drinking as well as all of my favourite brewing methods in the search for the perfect cup of coffee! I hope that my simple tips and recommendations inspire you to try and create your very own perfect cup of coffee.

Secondly, what is the that one thing that I would love to do in the future?

I have always had a love for food and I always thought that a career in the kitchen would be for me, even whilst I was completing my masters degree in Economics! People may have thought it was a terrible idea and a waste of four years of hard work to forgo a job related to my degree and pursue a job that I had a real passion for. To cut a long story short, I pursued my dream of becoming a chef and ultimately realised that it just wasn’t for me! I tried working in many different restaurants with the hope that I would overcome this feeling of utter dissapointment that the career I dreamt about just wasn’t for me, but unfortunately nothing helped no matter what restaurant I worked in. It was a definite kick to the plums (pun intended) but in no way did it affect my passion for food! I do not regret my decision for pursuing my dreams (or doing my degree for that matter, as I am now using what I learnt every day!) as my whole experience has helped me realise what I want to do and what environment is perfectly suited for me.

With my passion for food and coffee and my experience of business, I would love to one day be able to combine all three and open a coffee shop that serves the most amazing food and coffee. The food that I will blog about will be the food that I would love to offer in my very own coffee shop; so you can expect a large range of seasonal sandwiches, pastries, cakes, exciting twists on classics and exciting recipes that would offer a unique experience that I aim to offer people in the future.

I hope that you enjoy what I will be posting about from now on and I cannot wait to share all of my ideas with you.

Thank you,

Thomas