AeroPress Coffee Brewing Method

The AeroPress coffee maker is a new kind of coffee press that brews coffee under ideal conditions: proper temperature, total immersion, and rapid filtering. This results in amazingly delicious coffee with a wide range of beautiful flavors but without bitterness and with very low acidity. Since its introduction the AeroPress has become a much beloved brewer for serious coffee lovers and coffee professionals around the world.

Step 1

Gather Equipment

  • Coffee
  • Aeropress and Aeropress filters
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Stirrer
  • Mug or Glass

Step 2


Weigh 36g of coffee and grind fine, slightly finer than table salt.

Step 3


Place paper filter in the filter cap; rinse.

Step 4

Brew Part 1

Set up Aeropress in inverted position on the scale. Using funnel (if needed), add grounds. Add 130g of fresh hot water, just off the boil (205 degrees).

Step 5

Brew Part 2

Start timer and stir for 30 seconds. Secure filter cap in place. Let sit for additional minute.

Step 6


At 1:30, carefully flip Aeropress to sit on top of mug or glass. Using steady pressure, plunge; plunging should last for about 20 seconds.

Step 7


Dilute with 210g of hot water, and enjoy!

Not feeling AeroPress?

Then there's always the tried and true pour over method. Give that a try!