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AeroPress Brew Guide

This is the little brewer that makes some big, big flavor. Many think of the AeroPress® as an upside-down French Press. We love to brew with it right-side-up since standing on our heads causes a little dizziness.


  • AeroPress
  • AeroPress paper filter
  • Paddle or spoon
  • Ground coffee (Medium-Fine)
  • Hot water (205° F)
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Mug


Brew: AeroPress Step 1

Insert a paper filter into the filter cap, and rinse with hot water to remove any paper taste and seal the filter to the cap.

Brew: AeroPress Step 2

Attach the filter cap to the brew chamber and put it on top of your mug, filter cap side down.

Brew: AeroPress Step 3

Add ground coffee to the brew chamber. Tare your scale (that’s a fancy way of saying to set it to zero.)

Brew: AeroPress Step 4

Start your timer and slowly fill the brew chamber to half the desired weight, saturating all of the ground coffee.

Brew: AeroPress Step 5

Carefully place the plunger on top of the brew chamber to create an air-tight seal. Wait 45 seconds while the coffee blooms. Patience, my friend.

Brew: AeroPress Step 6

At 45 seconds, remove the plunger and add the balance of the water, then stir the slurry for 5 seconds. Replace the plunger.

Brew: AeroPress Step 7

At 1 minute 45 seconds, remove the plunger again and stir the slurry once more for 5 seconds.

Replace the plunger and slowly plunge it like it’s hot until you hear a hissing sound. There should be mild resistance.

Remove your AeroPress.

Brew: AeroPress Step 8

Drink up!