Originally Posted by Principle
Let me rephrase that, this is my first time using my own aeropress with my own beans and grinder. I'm transitioning from a french press, which has recently had the beaker shatter. I've been doing 15-17 grams to 300 grams for the french press, does that translate to aeropress?
I use 225g water and 15g coffee, upside down, 1 minute steep with pretty aggressive stirring initially and water temp is as close to boiling as I can get it. Grind size is the 12 setting on a Baratza Encore, which is like a paper filter grind, I think. The slightly pressurized Aeropress extraction will highlight the acidic notes of the coffee compared to a French press, but the pressurization is very low and nowhere near what an espresso machine does. The stirring and high water temp for me slightly offsets the acidic tendency of the AP.
For me, the AP perfectly complements a dark roast like Peet's, but it's OK for the lighter 3rd wave stuff too.