How to brew coffee using an AeroPress | The perfect AeroPress recipe

One of the simplest and most popular coffee brewing methods, it was invented by Alan Adler - the Stamford University engineering instructor who gave us the Aerobie Pro flying ring.

Due to the unique brewing method it creates a rich, smooth coffee without bitterness, and a remarkably low acidity.  It's really quick, and makes between 1 to 3 cups in about a minute.  Use it for espresso-style coffee or add water for a classic Americano.  If you're an outdoorsy person, it's small and lightweight - ideal for travel or camping!

AeroPress Brew Guide and Instructions


The basics:

Yield: 1 cup
15-18 grams of finely ground coffee (a slightly finer texture than sea salt) or pre-ground filter coffee
200g/ml of approximately 94˚C water
Overall Brew Time 2:00 minutes

You’ll need:

AeroPress Filters
Coffee cup

Optional but useful:

Digital Scale


Let’s do it

1. Insert the filter

Inserting the filter in an AeroPressScrewing the filter cap on an AeroPress

Put the filter in the filter cap, wet it with some water to make it stick and twist the filter on to the chamber

2. Pop the coffee in

Pouring ground coffee in an AeroPress     Shaking and AeroPress to level the grounds

Put the brewer on your cup, fill the chamber with one scoop or 15-18 grams of ground coffee, and give it a little shake to level it up

3. Time for the water

Pouring water in an AeroPressStirring the coffee in an AeroPress

Fill with 80°C water until it reaches the Level 1 on the chamber.  Give it a good stir for around 10 seconds

4. Plunge!

Plunging an AeroPress

Insert the plunger and press gently.  If you feel resistance slow down, the key is to almost let it fall, not force it.  Keep going until the plunger reaches the grounds.

5. Clean up

Cleaning up an AeroPress

Unscrew the filter cap, push the plunger all the way to pop out the used coffee and give it all a good rinse.

6. Add water and enjoy!

Freshly brewed coffee made using an AeroPress

For an espresso style coffee, drink it as is.  For an americano, add water to your taste.  For a cappuccino or latte, do your thing with the milk and enjoy!

For a really special Single Origin Dark Roast, try this with the Indonesia Aceh Gayo beans, or for something light and fruity give the Americas Light Blend a go.  Making a bedtime cuppa?  You'll love The Decaf Blend Swiss Water decaf beans.  Happy brewing!


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