Espro P1 Brew Guide
Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Double-walled thermos and French press brewer all in one package; the Espro P1 is a great travel brewing option. Its double microfilter keeps the coffee fines and silt in the brewer for a clean and delicious cup. It's filter effectively stops brewing extraction, so you can press, cap and drink later with no change in taste.
Step 1 - Water
If traveling and using an immersion heater. Fill the empty Espro P1 with water, insert the immersion heater and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heater and remove. Allow water to cool for about 30 seconds to bring temperature to around 205°. Pour off a little bit of water, as pictured, to make room for adding the coffee grounds. The picture shows what 300 grams of water looks like.
If you have an external means of pouring in hot water, flip steps 1 & 2 around. Add the coffee first, then water up to the "Max Coffee" line.
Keep the level below the line to avoid a mess.
Step 2 - Coffee
Add 15-20 grams of medium-coarse ground coffee and stir
Porlex Mini: 6 clicks
Knock Aergrind: 2.9
Every coffee will be a little bit different. Start with the recommended grind settings above and adjust as needed. For the Porlex Mini a range of 5-7 clicks; for the Knock Aergrind a range of 2.6-3.0 and for the VSSL around 2.5 works well. How to adjust by taste.
Step 3 - Cap
Screw cap, with filter in place, onto the top.
Step 4 - Steep
Allow coffee to steep for 4:30 minutes.
Step 5 - Press
Slowly and gently press for about 30 seconds.
Pressing gently keeps grounds and sediment from slipping through the rubber gasket around the edge of the microfilter.
Step 6 - Enjoy
Want to learn more about other portable brewing options and building a travel coffee kit? Check out this blog post.
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