Gesha Spirits — AeroPress

Brewing guide to make a great AeroPress at home

coffee in 13 grams
water in 226 grams
coffee out 200 grams
brew ratio 1 : 15.4
brew time 3.00 min
temperature 93 degrees celcius
name Gesha Spirits
land Colombia
region Huila
altitude 1890 meters
variety gesha
process semi-washed, anaerobic
body medium
flavor profile lavender, peach, tropical fruit

The Gesha Spirits, an extraordinary gesha from Huila, Colombia. Our first collab with Giraffe Coffee Roasters, limited available at both bars.

This nano lot gave us 24kg, which is semi-washed and anaerobic fermented for 200 hours. It's super clean and balanced due to the strict berry selection. A filter cup, preferable AeroPress / V60, will give you floral and citrus aromas. Tones of lavender, peach and tropical fruits.

The 24kg coffee is roasted in two batches which results in 2 x 10kg coffee. The first roast is completed and a special gift pack is now available in the bar, It contains 200gr filter roast and an information card, costing €33.33.

Weigh and grind your coffee with precision so you are sure everything is according to the recipe. If you have any questions or your home setup is not complete yet, visit the bar and we'll help you out.


  1. boil water to 93 degrees, or untill it auto-stops
  2. place filter in holder and rinse with hot water
  3. preheat your cup or server
  4. preheat your AeroPress
  5. place AeroPress in inverted position
  6. place AeroPress on scale and tare (0gr.)
  7. grind coffee to `medium-fine` size, see reference
  8. add coffee to AeroPress (13gr.)
  9. tare scale (0gr.)
  10. start timer [0:00]
  11. pour water to 100% of total (226gr.)
  12. wait untill 30 seconds [0:30]
  13. stir with spoon to loosen up the coffee
  14. screw on lid with filter
  15. let it brew for a total of 3 minutes [3:00]
  16. gently remove AeroPress from scale
  17. place your server on top of AeroPress
  18. hold steady and reverse AeroPress with server together
  19. push down the AeroPress gentle and consistent, until you hear air going out
  20. fully pushed down, your brew is finished [3:30]

Above steps are guidelines and can be adjusted according preference and taste. A different grind size for example will change the taste. All coffees will release different flavours during a brew, meaning you can play with the recipe to find your personal brew.

general AeroPress tips:

  1. coffee won't bloom when it's an old(er) roast
  2. never push your AeroPress down while on a scale
  3. position your AeroPress rubber correctly to avoid coffee spillage (explosion)
  4. stir clockwise and remember your pattern
  5. gentle push down the AeroPress, don't rush a brew
  6. learn from your success brews and mistakes, it will help you in future brews
  7. filter coffee cooled down will release additional flavours