The list author says: "Since college, I've been the whole way around the coffee world. From stove-top percolators, to french presses, to vacuum pots, to high-dollar espresso machines, I've tried it all. Since putting together the setup below, I'm brewing the best cups of coffee I've ever had. Anywhere. Here's my recipe (dilute by half to make Americano):
1. 17 grams of espresso-grind coffee (roast is a matter of preference here, I prefer French) 2. 250 ml of 175 degree Fahrenheit water 3. Mix in the measuring cup and stir continuously for one minute. 4. Pour your coffee into the Aeropress and filter immediately. 5. Enjoy =]"
"The Aeropress brings out detailed nuances of your coffee including fruit and nut overtones that you've not tasted before. Because of this, precise weight measurement is important. I've found that 18 grams per 250 ml of water is the ideal ratio."
"As important as measurements is the precision of your grind. Imprecise grind will result in excess coffee dust which will make for a bitter, over-extracted cup. Decent electric burr grinders start at around $100. These ceramic Kyocera are of excellent quality and yield very consistent results."