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 paper filter
- Paddle or spoon
- Ground coffee (Medium-Fine)
- Hot water (205° F)
- Math comes first. Determine how much coffee to grind and how much water you’ll need using our handy dandy brew chart.
- Heat your water and grind beans at medium-fine setting.
- 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.
- Attach the filter cap to the brew chamber and put it on top of your mug, filter cap side down.
- Add ground coffee to the brew chamber. Tare your scale (that’s a fancy way of saying to set it to zero.)
- Start your timer and slowly fill the brew chamber to half the desired weight, saturating all of the ground coffee.
- 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.
- At 45 seconds, remove the plunger and add the balance of the water, then stir the slurry for 5 seconds. Replace the plunger.
- 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.
- Drink up!
Want a hint?
Rinse the filter basket with some hot water, letting the water fall into your mug. This helps remove any residual paper flavor and preheats your mug.
Clean your AeroPress immediately after removing it. Stuck-on coffee grounds is a fate worse than death.