This week on Ponytail Journal’s Tastiest Life Possible, you get a little peak into my morning routine: making coffee. I like to use my Aeropress at home, which I find makes a really decent cuppa without breaking the bank. These neat little inventions are relatively cheap to buy, and all you need is 5 mins out of your morning to make a coffee that kicks instant up the rear end. I prefer to use a local single origin Thai coffee, roasted as fresh as possible and ground when needed. Now I’m definitely no coffee expert, but I am someone who enjoys a good quality coffee and I do the brew dance at least once a day.
For the Aeropress, I find a medium to fine grind works well, and for one single cup I use two level Aeropress scoops (the scooper schwag that comes with it) and I fill water to the number 2 marked on the main body of the contraption. 80 Celcius water is perfect for an eye brightening brew, so I wait roughly 45 seconds after my water has come to the boil before pouring over my coffee. A little tip, if your press is awkwardly hard to press like it was for me in the video, I find that gradually pressing bit by bit will let the Aeropress work for you. Slow and steady wins the race. Be warned, when you start using this method to make your morning mud, you won’t be ok with instant anymore… nor will you be running to Starbucks.