Although marketed as an “espresso maker,” we see the Aeropress more as a “little coffee maker.” It’s true that it can brew a concentrate better than a typical drip method, but its strong suit is in its flexibility. The variables are infinite, and the process is engaging. In fact, it’s so versatile it has its own competition (the World AeroPress Championship)! When done right, the AeroPress can bring out every flavor detail a coffee has to offer. Being made completely of plastic and sold with its own travel bag, the Aeropress is a go-to for backpackers and light travelers.Printable Download
Aeropress (filter cap, brew chamber, plunger, funnel, and stir paddle)
Mug or Decanter
18 G Coffee
Fine Drip Grind
250 G Filtered Water
Just off the boil
- Place paper Aeropress filter in perforated cap and attach to the bottom of the press.
- Place press on appropriate sized decanter. Rinse filter and discard rinse water.
- Use the funnel to dump ground coffee into aeropress. Shake to level the bed of grounds.
- Place decanter and Aeropress on scale and tare.
- Start pouring and start the timer.
- Fill to 250 grams.
- Briefly stir coffee without creating a whirlpool.
- After 1 minute, take the device off of the scale and plunge slowly, shooting for a 30 second plunge.
- Brew time should be 1:30. Experiment with grind setting to discover your preferred cup.