How does a barista champion brew an Aeropress?

Ishan Natalie has been a friend of @manmakecoffee for a while now. He is a 3 time South Africa Barista Champion, a 2 time Africa Barista Champion, the South Africa Aeropress Champion 2012 & a Humans of Coffee alumnus.

And this is his Aeropress recipe.

  • Coffee: Ozone Coffee‘s Burundi, Munyinya Hill by Long Miles Coffee
  • Method: inverted
  • Grind: medium
  • Coffee weight: 15g
  • Water weight: 220g
  • Pre-infusion: 50g water, 35 seconds
  • Action: swirl, fill water to 220g
  • Action: place cap, release air pocket & flip
  • Action: press & extract
  • Result: juicy, bright, sweet & fruity


For more, follow Ishan on Instagram at @dodgybarista.

The cover image of Ishan competing at the World Barista Championship in Seattle was taken by Pavel Zhdanov.

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