Jarrod Glasgow, an iOS developer, has released an Aeropress companion app into the App Store. This app allows Aeropress users to time their coffee to make the perfect cup. The app features settings for different Aeropress recipes. The app will tell you when to pour, stir, steep and plunge your coffee. It will also show you how much coffee and water to use in each recipe as well as how to grind your coffee.
If you’re unaware, the Aeropress is a hand-powered coffee maker that uses the submersion method to brew coffee. To make coffee in an Aeropress, mix ground coffee beans and water together inside of the machine. Then let it steep, stir your coffee and throw a filter into the bottom of the machine. Finally, you can press down on the top of the Aeropress to brew your coffee. Even among some baristas the Aeropress has become a preferred way to brew coffee because of the fresh brew and simple preparation.
You can purchase the Aeropress Timer app for $1.99 via the App Store. If you don’t already have an Aeropress, you can purchase one for just over $23 via Amazon.com. But trust me, you’ll be spending a lot more money on freshly roasted coffee beans than you will on the machine and companion app.