Portable and with the power of gravity, an AeroPress coffee maker makes you the perfect cup with a perfect balance of flavor that’s smooth, skipping the bitterness and acidity.

The Deets

Coffee Amount

  • 15 - 18 grams
  • 1:13 coffee to water

Grind Size

  • Slightly finer than sea salt

Water Amount & Temp

  • 200g (7 oz)
  • 205°F

Brew Time

  • 1 - 1:30 minutes

step one

Prepare Coffee & Water

Heat your water and weigh out 15-18 grams of coffee. Grind the coffee to a texture slightly finer than sea salt, similar to that of drip coffee.

step two

Prepare the Filter

Insert paper filter into the AeroPress cap. Wet the filter and cap with some of the hot water which helps the filter adhere to the cap and heats your brewing vessel. Be careful: the water is hot and the cap is small: Hold the cap by its “ears” and pour the water very slowly.

step three

Prepare the AeroPress & Add the Grinds

Make sure the AeroPress is dry and put it on the scale, flared end up. The numbers should appear upside down. Tare the weight then add your coffee grounds.

step four

Saturate the Grounds

Start a timer and add twice the weight of water than you have grounds. For example, for 10 grams of coffee, add 20 grams water.

Make sure the coffee is saturated evenly. Tamp slightly with the paddle or a butter knife if needed, and then let it sit for 30 seconds.

step five

Fill the Chamber & Stir

Use the rest of the hot water to fill the chamber. After a minute has passed, stir grounds 10 times.

step six

Fasten, Flip, & Press

Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks tightly. Flip with haste and control. Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse. If it’s very hard, the grind is probably too fine. Your coffee is finished once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means that there is no remaining water to press.

step seven

Discard Puck & Enjoy!

Unscrew the cap and pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by pushing AeroPress’s interior section a final inch.