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How does an Aeropress champion brew an Aeropress?

Dan Erasmus runs one of the latest and most exciting additions to the Johannesburg speciality coffee scene, Firebird.

And he won the 2013 South Africa Aeropress championship with this recipe.

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  • Coffee: Long Miles Coffee Gaharo Hill Peaberry
  • Coffee dose: 17.5g
  • Coffee grind: medium-coarse
  • Water weight: 220g
  • Water temperature: 94 degrees celsius

1.  Bloom for 25 seconds.


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2.  Fill to 220g.

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3.  Steep for one minute.


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4.  Then stir, put on filter cap, flip, and slowly press.

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Champion tip: let it cool a lot before drinking it, the flavour will be much more intense and the sweetness will grow.

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Photography by Creative Wei

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