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.
- 15 - 18 grams
- 1:13 coffee to water
- Slightly finer than sea salt
Water Amount & Temp
- 200g (7 oz)
- 1 - 1:30 minutes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fill the Chamber & Stir
Use the rest of the hot water to fill the chamber. After a minute has passed, stir grounds 10 times.
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.
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.