The Aeropress is a versatile and cost-effective brewing method that delivers a smooth cup of coffee, free from the bitterness often associated with drip machines. Experience the magic of saturation brewing with this guide.

Equipment You'll Need

  • Kettle
  • Filters
  • Grinder
  • Scale
  • Aeropress Brewer

Coffee Amount and Grind Size

  • 15–18 grams
  • Slightly finer than sea salt

Water Amount and Temperature:

  • 200g (7 oz) at 205° - 210°F

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prepare Your Water and Coffee: Bring 7 oz (200 g) of water to a boil. Weigh out 15–18 grams of coffee. Grind to a texture slightly finer than sea salt.
  2. Prepare the Filter: Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress's detachable plastic cap. Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap.
  3. Assemble Your AeroPress: Make sure the entire assembly is dry, as any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.
  4. Place it on Your Scale: With the flared end up, then tare the weight.
  5. Add Your Ground Coffee: Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress.
  6. Saturate Your Coffee Grounds: Start a timer. Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds (e.g., for 15 grams coffee, add 30 grams water). The water should be about 200 degrees F.
  7. Fill the Chamber and Stir: Use the remainder of the hot water to fill the chamber. After a minute has elapsed, stir grounds 10 times to agitate.
  8. Fasten the Cap and Flip: Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly. Flip the whole assembly over with haste and control.
  9. Apply Pressure: Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You will experience about 30 pounds of resistance here.
  10. Discard the Puck and Enjoy: Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing AeroPress’s interior section a final inch.