AeroPress Brew Guide

What you'll need:

  • 15 grams of specialty-grade whole bean coffee
  • Filtered water
  • Kettle
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Aeropress & filters
  • Burr grinder

1) Rinse Aeropress brew chamber: put two filters (yes, two - gives you a much cleaner coffee) into cap and lock in place, holes down, rinse with hot water into vessel and discard hot water.

2) Grind size: fine table salt (coarser than espresso, finer than drip). Pour 15g of grinds into Aeropress. Place Aeropress over a vessel on top of scale. Zero your scale.

3) Start timer. Pour 225g water into Aeropress, wetting all the coffee
as quickly as possible. Stir once. Insert plunger and pull up slightly to lock vacuum.

4) Remove AeroPress and vessel from scale (so you don't over stress the scale when you press down). At 1:50 on the timer begin pressing the plunger, gently. After 10-15 seconds of pressing, you will hear a 
hissing sound. Stop pressing. Adjust grind size to adjust taste.


[Ed. note] Avoid using the "inverted" Aeropress method if you want to keep the Aeropress tasting clean and from retaining coffee oils, especially in the rubber plunger.  A clean brewing device equals a cleaner tasting cup of coffee, clean all your brewing devices frequently.  Feel free to experiment with lower coffee dosages, lower brew temperatures and varying grind settings.


A nice video review and recipe below by Tim Wendelboe of Norway: