Aeropress | Brew Guides

The Aeropress is one of the most versatile brewing methods available.
Our Coffee Director recommends three different ways of using your Aeropress.

1. Original

2. Inverted

3. Café Prep

    Click on the links to jump to Step-by-Step Guides for each method


    ORIGINAL 

    GEAR

    PREP

    1. Fill your kettle with 0.5 liters of water and bring to a boil
    2. Weigh 20 grams of coffee and grind at a medium-fine setting
    3. Position the Aeropress brewer, filter, and carafe on the scale
    4. Rinse the filter thoroughly and discard excess water
    5. Add your ground coffee to the brewer, shake to level, and zero out the scale

    BREW

    1. Start the timer, and begin brewing by quickly pouring water until the scale reads 250 grams
    2. Stir with spoon or flat paddle; breaking up any clumps
    3. Seal the brewing chamber with the plunger
    4. At 1:00, plunge slowly until you hear the hiss of air escaping
    5. Remove the brewer from atop your carafe, and serve

    REVIEW

    • Brew Ratio: 20 g coffee / 250 g water
    • Grind: Medium - Fine
    • Temperature: 205°F - 210°F
    • Brew Time: ≈ 1 minute 30 seconds

    Featured Barista: Dan Flores
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    INVERTED

    GEAR

    PREP

    1. Fill your kettle with 0.5 liters of water and bring to ≈ 205°F
    2. Weigh 15 grams of coffee and grind at a fine setting
    3. Position the Aeropress brewer in the inverted position (upside down with the plunger attached) on the scale
    4. Carefully rinse the filter and cap
    5. Add your ground coffee to the brewer, shake to level, and zero out the scale

    BREW

    1. Start the timer, and pour 50 grams of water over the coffee
    2. Stir with a spoon or flat paddle; breaking up any clumps
    3. At 0:20, pour until the scale reads 200 grams
    4. Position the cap, and pre-rinsed filter, onto the brewer
    5. At 2:00, flip the brewer and place it on top of your carafe/mug
    6. Plunge immediately for ≈ 40 seconds
    7. Remove the brewer from atop your carafe, and serve

    REVIEW

    • Brew Ratio: 15 g coffee / 200 g water
    • Grind: Medium
    • Temperature: 205°F
    • Brew Time: 2 minutes 40 seconds

    Featured Barista: Min Cho
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    CAFÉ PREP

    GEAR

    PREP

    1. Fill your kettle with 0.5 liters of water and bring to ≈ 205°F
    2. Weigh 22 grams of coffee and grind at a medium-fine setting
    3. Position the Aeropress brewer in the inverted position (upside down with the plunger attached) on the scale
    4. Carefully rinse the filter and cap
    5. Add your ground coffee to the brewer, shake to level, and zero out the scale

    BREW

    1. Start the timer, and pour 50 grams of water over the coffee
    2. Stir with a spoon or flat paddle; breaking up any clumps
    3. At 0:20, pour until the scale reads 250 grams
    4. Seal the brewing chamber with the plunger
    5. At 2:00 plunge slowly for ≈ 40 seconds
    6. Remove the brewer from your carafe
    7. Place carafe onto the scale, zero, and add 100 grams of water
    9. Serve and/or enjoy

    REVIEW

    • Brew Ratio: 22 g coffee / 350 g water
    • Grind: Fine
    • Temperature: 200°F
    • Brew Time: ≈ 3 minutes

    Download this Brew Guide as a PDF