WAC 2021 Winner

Creator Country flagTuomas Merikanto
Type Regular Cup
Brew Time 2m 30s
Ratio 1:11
Bean Light roast Guatemala, washed Bourbon and Caturra
Equipment AeroPress

Tuomas Merikanto is a Finnish barista. This recipe won him the 2021 World AeroPress Championship, in the first-ever victory for a Finn - and also his first time taking part in any competition. The recommended water is Formula 2 from Third Wave Water.


Inverted AeroPress
Inverted
Coffee Beans
18 g
Coarse Grind
Kettle
200 g
80ºC / 176ºF

Steps

1
Place two paper filters in the cap and rinse with hot water. Discard the rinse water.
2
Add 18 g of ground coffee to the brew chamber.
3
Pour 50 g of hot water over the grounds.
0:10
4
Stir very gently 3 times back and forth.
0:05
5
Pour an additional 150 g of hot water.
0:15
6
Let steep.
0:20
7
Stir very gently 3 times back and forth.
0:10
8
Push out any excess air, attach the filter cap, and let sit.
0:40
9
Flip the AeroPress and press into a pitcher.
0:20
10
Swirl the pitcher.
0:30
11
Pour from altitude into another pitcher and enjoy.