Learn how to brew delicious coffee at home or on the go! Today, we're featuring the Aeropress in our step-by-step guide. The AeroPress is a simple but versatile brewer that utilizes full submersion paired with high-pressured filtering to create a grit-free cup. There’s plenty of room to experiment and find the perfect brew method to round out your morning ritual, whether at home, at work, or the campsite. Here’s our favorite way of brewing the perfect cup with an AeroPress:
- Some fresh coffee
- Aeropress Filter
- Coffee Grinder
- Scoop (included with the Aeropress)
- Stir Stick (included with the Aeropress)
- Digital Scale
Brew Ratio 1:15 (one gram of coffee for every 15 grams of water)
14 grams (0.5 oz.)
210 grams (8.3 fl oz.)
Start by boiling your water and grinding your coffee fine while you set up the Aeropress.
Note: While we typically recommend a gooseneck kettle to brew with, any type of kettle will work with the Aeropress.
Assemble your Aeropress by separating the plunger from the chamber, popping a filter in the cap, and twisting the filter cap onto the chamber. Place over a sturdy mug on the scale, which should be on a nice flat surface.
Pro Tip: Pour a swirl of hot water to preheat your mug and wet your filter to eliminate any papery taste.
Pour your coffee into the Aeropress chamber and give it a quick shake to level out the grinds. Tare the scale to zero.
Pro-tip: To find the perfect grind size for the Aeropress, dial it in after your first brew. If you felt too much resistance, you may be grinding the coffee too fine. If you found no resistance or if your coffee poured through quickly, the coffee is ground too coarse.
Start your timer and pour 210 grams of water (at 195℉). Immediately remove the mug off the scale. Stir for about 10 seconds, making sure all the grounds are evenly saturated. Pop the plunger on the top to retain the heat.
At 1:20 - stir again to ensure that the water has had a chance to give each coffee grind a good hug.
At 1:45 - Place both hands on top of the plunger and press down with light force, pausing any time you feel resistance. Once you hear a hissing sound, stop the plunging. Total brew time should be 2 minutes.
Pro Tip: Consider the high-pressure Fellow Prismo attachment (shown below) to create a concentrated espresso and ditch single-use filters.
Remove the Aeropress and enjoy your fresh cup of coffee! Don’t forget to toss the filter out and give the brewer a rinse after every use. Please leave us any comments and your brew suggestions below.
Are you after a more full immersion cup profile or keen to brew your favorite tea? Try the inverted method! All the same supplies except you will brew with your Aeropress upside down with the chamber resting on top of the plunger. Follow the same brew instructions, twist on the filter cap, and quickly flip the Aeropress onto your mug. Press the plunger, remove, and enjoy a different cup experience.