This post was updated on: December 7, 2019
Aeropress, as the name suggests, this coffee has found its way from the popular espresso brewing method. Generally, Aeropress receives the popularity for its mobile design, lightweight, and faster brewing technique. This is the perfect tool which rapidly brews the coffee similar to the espresso and rarely involves any complexities. So, let us break the bubble stating the fact that, Aeropress is the process of making espresso coffee. However, there is a difference between the making the espresso with Aeropress machine and making espresso in an espresso machine, find the description for making espresso in Aeropress in this article.
Aeropress Espresso Recipe
Aeropress is a simple tool which brews the coffee using the pressurized flow of water passing through the bed of coffee grounds. The coffee bed acts as the perforated layer which provides resistance to the water. In fact, the resistance provided by the coffee results in its extraction of the aroma, flavor, and taste of the coffee which you experience in that water(now coffee).
Having said that, let us shed some light on the Espresso brewing method –
Coffee brewing method which channels the hot pressurized water through the tightly packed fine coffee grounds extracting the taste, flavor, and aroma of the coffee grounds in the water(coffee after extraction) is called Espresso.
Does Aeropress Make Espresso?
After reading the previous paragraphs, it is clear to state that Aeropress actually makes single or a double shot. However, making the coffee puck is neither required nor does the term as Aeropress tamper prevails. So, again, how does Aeropress make espresso without even tamping the coffee grounds?
To cut a long story short, Aeropress is the coffee maker which brews the coffee equivalent of the espresso. Hence, the answer to the question will be a both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Yes, because the taste of the coffee is similar to that of espresso because of the similar brewing the Aeropress espresso recipe. No, because the ground level has to be a little coarse compared to the espresso and no need for the Aeropress tamper.