How to make mesquite using an AeroPress

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 AeroPress scoop of mesquite

2 oz water

DIRECTIONS:

Add 1 rounded scoop of mesquite in the chamber. Add 175°F hot water to the chamber. Insert the plunger and press gently, continuing to press until you have a full shot of espresso strength mesquite.

Step-by-step

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 AeroPress scoop of mesquite
  • 2oz Water

1

Place the filter in the basket and twist the basket onto the chamber. Place the chamber on top of a sturdy mug.

2

Add 1 rounded scoop of mesquite in the chamber and shake to level out.

3

Add 175°F hot water to the chamber and stir for 10 seconds. Use the lines on the chamber as a guide.

4

Stir the grounds for 5-10 seconds

5

Insert the plunger and press gently, pausing when you feel resistance. Continue to press until you have a full shot of espresso strength mesquite.

6

Prepare as a latte, americano, or your other favorite espresso-style drink, and enjoy!

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French Press

Depending on desired strength, put 3-4 heaping tablespoons of grounds into the French Press. Pour 1.5c of hot water over and let steep for 3 minutes. Plunge and serve.

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Espresso Machine

Fill portafilter with 1.5 tblsp of grounds (roughly 3/4 full). Do not tamp. Extract espresso like normal.

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ChemEx

Place filter into ChemEx and fill with 1 tablespoon of grounds per 5oz cup of mesquite.

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Pour Over

Place mesquite in filter (according to desired strength). Pour hot water in spiral motion. Allow to brew.

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For the mesquite aficionado

GROUNDS WEIGHT WATER/EXTRACTION AMOUNT WATER TEMPERATURE BREWING OR EXTRACTION TIME
Espresso Machine
Single
8g 1oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
Espresso Machine
Double
15g 2oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
French Press
Plunger
26-34g 12oz 200°F 4 min
Moka Pot
3 cup
17g 5oz 200°F or Room Temp Until complete
AeroPress
14-15g 7oz 200°F 2 min 30 sec
Pour-Over
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Chemex
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Drip
50g 25oz Room temp Until complete