Aeropress

The Aeropress can produce a variety of different results, from sweet and syrupy to clean and delicate. Fill it, flip it, stir it, push it. Experimentation is the word of the day with this versatile brewer.

What You'll Need:

  • Coffee
  • Aeropress
  • Paper or Metal Filter
  • Scales, or a tablespoon
  • Kettle
  • Filtered Water
  • Thermometer (optional)
  • A mug or decanter
  • Timer Spoon or Stirrer

Let's Brew This

Best Roast to Use: Filter

16g (3 tablespoons)

250 ml

93 ° C

2:00 - 2:30

Regular method

  1. Boil your kettle with just enough filtered water. Place your filter into the cap and screw it into the Aeropress. Place the Aeropress onto your vessel
  2. Once the kettle has boiled, leave it for 1 minute to cool to 93°c
  3. If using a grinder, weigh out and grind 16g of coffee on a medium setting, at a consistency similar to that of table salt
  4. Rinse the paper filter, if using, with hot water and discard from the vessel 
  5. Pour 16g, or 3 tablespoons, of coffee into the Aeropress. Gently shake to create an even surface on the coffee
  6. Pour 250ml of hot water evenly onto the coffee. Start your timer. Gentle stir or swirl the water to ensure coffee is evenly saturated. Place the rubber plunger into the top of the Aeropress to create a vacuum in the chamber
  7. After 45 seconds remove the plunger and stir the coffee 3 times. Then replace the plunger
  8. At 1:30 minutes slowly press the plunger to push the water through the coffee until all the water has filtered through
  9. Aim for a total brew time of 2:00 – 2:30 minutes

Inverted method

  1. Boil your kettle with just enough filtered water. Place the Aeropress plunger into the top of the chamber, so it creates a flush seal. Place the Aeropress on the scales, or countertop
  2. Once the kettle has boiled, leave it for 1 minute to cool to 93°c
  3. If using a grinder, weigh out and grind 16g of coffee on a medium setting, at a consistency similar to that of table salt
  4. Place the paper filter into the cap and rinse with hot water
  5. Pour 16g, or 3 tablespoons, of coffee into the Aeropress. Gently shake to create an even surface on the coffee
  6. Pour 250ml of hot water evenly onto the coffee. Start your timer. Gentle stir to ensure the coffee is evenly saturated
  7. After 1:00 minute stir the coffee 3 times. Then screw the filter cap onto the Aeropress. Place an inverted cup onto the top and quickly flip the Aeropress over onto the countertop 
  8. Slowly press the plunger down to push the water through the coffee until all the water has filtered through
  9. Aim for a total brew time of 2:00 – 2:30 minutes

If you find your coffee tastes sour, try brewing with slightly less coffee or aim for a longer brew time. If you find the coffee tastes bitter, try brewing with slightly more coffee or aim for a shorter brew time.

Pro tip: If you feel experimental try adjusting the amount of coffee, temperature of water and brew time to discover your perfect recipe!