Aeropress Brewing Guide

Aeropress Brewing Guide

the background:
As far as single-cup coffee brewers go, the aeropress is the new kid on the block. Its simplicity and straight-forward mechanism make it easy for home brewers to land a cup with a wide range of beautiful flavors but without bitterness and with very low acidity.

the needs:
18 grams whole bean coffee
burr grinder
goose-neck kettle
scale with timer
fresh water

1. While water is coming to a boil, weigh and grind fine 18 grams of coffee.

2. Wet the paper filter, and add ground coffee.

3. Place AeroPress on top of carafe or large mug.

4. When water comes to a boil add to 270 grams to AeroPress. Start timer. Stir gently.

5. Place plunger top on AeroPress. Depress slightly, then pull up slightly to create a vacuum.

6. At 0:50 remove the plunger carefully to avoid causing a bubble. Stir again gently. Replace the plunger.

7. At 2:00 depress the plunger completely.

inverted aeropress
try it upside down!

  1. While the water is coming to a boil, weight and grind fine 18 grams of coffee.
  2. Put the plunger into the top of the AeroPress so that it is as long as possible.
  3. Stand the AeroPress so that the opening is facing ‘up.’ Add the ground coffee.
  4. Put a paper filter in the end cap and wet it.
  5. Add enough water to cover the grounds and stir. Start the timer. Add the end cap.
  6. At 0:30 add the remaining water, up to 270 grams.
  7. At 2:00, place a up large enough to hold the coffee on the top of the AeroPress.
  8. FLIP IT! And press.



french press