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WING-TOP CAFFEINE SESSIONS

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1.3521° N, 103.8198° E

WING-TOP CAFFEINE SESSIONS

 

Any self-respecting individual would consider coffee to be one of life's most affordable luxuries. Brew a fresh cup as the sun rises during an outdoor adventure and you've pretty much entered the gateways of paradise.

 

 

SINGLE-PERSON SETUP

Porlex-Mini hand grinder   //   Aeropress coffee maker   //   Gooseneck kettle   //   Gas stove   //   Coffee scale   //   Stirring spoon   //   Cup   //   Thermometer   //   Light-medium roasted, single-origin coffee beans (17g)

 

 

PRE-BREWING PREP

Step 1.
Hand-grind beans to a similar
coarseness to table salt.

Step 2.
Boil water with
the gooseneck kettle.

Step 3.
Rinse paper filter with hot water
to remove artificial flavours
of the paper.

Step 4.
Warm up the cup with hot water
(pour away before serving).

Step 5.
Invert Aeropress coffee maker
(filter cap remains removed).

Step 6.
With the plunger pulled to its
maximum position, pour coffee grounds
into the brewing chamber.

 

 

PRE-INFUSION AND BREWING

Step 1.
Allow boiled water to cool
to 92 degrees celsius.

Step 2.
Using the gooseneck kettle, pour water
in a gentle circular motion into the brewing
chamber. Stop once coffee level reaches the
midpoint of the brewing chamber.

Step 3.
Let coffee grounds pre-infuse for
30 seconds. This should create a bloom
on the surface of the coffee.

Step 4.
Use a spoon to gently stir the bloom
downwards before adding more water until it
reaches the brim of the brewing chamber.

 Step 5.
Steep for an additional 30 seconds.

 Step 6.
At the one-minute mark, give the coffee
a final stir before fastening the filter cap
onto the Aeropress. This creates a sealed
chamber for coffee extraction, using
pressure and hot water.

 

 

 

EXTRACTION

Step 1.
Place an inverted cup over the filter cap.

Step 2.
Carefully flip the entire contraption
the right way round. Ensure that the cup
is placed on an even surface.

Step 3.
For the next 15 seconds, push the
plunger consistently downwards for final
extraction of coffee. Stop just before the
contraption hisses.

 

 

SERVING

Allow the coffee to cool for four minutes.
Your coffee is ready to be served.

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