Aeropress Brew Instructions

We bet you didn't know that the same man who invented the Aerobie flying disc also invented the AeroPress! Alan Adler introduced the AeroPress in 2005, and it is now a home staple for many people.

What you will need:

  • AeroPress brewer and filters
  • Fresh coffee
  • Coffee grinder
  • Scale
  • Kettle

The first step is to put a filter in the filter cap and rinse it thoroughly with hot water from your kettle. This will help remove any residual paper taste.

Next, grind an appropriate amount of coffee to fill the scoop. This should be a finer grind than you would do for other brew methods. We find success with the Baratza Encore at 12.

We recommend using the "upside down" brew technique with the AeroPress. Place the AeroPress plunger into the main canister, and flip it upside down so that the plunger is resting on the table. Place your scoop of coffee into the canister.

Fill the canister with hot water, 175-200 degrees F depending on the coffee, up to the "1" mark...

Give it a thorough stir and let it sit for about 30 seconds...

And screw the filter cap onto the top.

Invert the AeroPress into a mug or other vessel, and steadily depress the plunger to extract the coffee.