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AeroPress brew guide

How to use an AreoPress to brew at home like a Japanese coffee master

Ideal for single brews, AeroPress is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to brew coffee – thanks to the simplicity of its design and its ability to deliver consistently high-quality coffee in every cup. Follow the steps below to let our coffee masters guide you in your pursuit of perfection.

What is an AeroPress?

AeroPress is a small, handheld device made from durable plastic that’s used to brew coffee using pressure.

AeroPress brewing equipment

  • AeroPress
  • 15g coffee per serve
  • 250ml fresh filtered water per serve
  • Pouring kettle
  • Paddle or spoon
  • AeroPress filter paper
  • Grinder (if not using ground coffee)
  • Scales
  • Timer

AeroPress brew time, ratio, and temperature:

  • AeroPress brew time: 3 minutes
  • AeroPress grind size: medium/fine

Note: For the best results in cup, you’ll want to use freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them as soon as possible before you brew. For the perfect grind, see this guide.

  • Coffee to water ratio: 15g grounds and 250ml water per serve
  • Ideal water temperature: 93 degrees Celsius / about 200 Fahrenheit

Note: If you don’t have a coffee thermometer, you can boil a kettle and leave it to rest for 30 seconds before pouring. Don’t pour straightaway or you’ll scald your beans and ruin your coffee.

How to make an AeroPress Coffee

Are you ready to begin?

  1. Boil the kettle.
  2. Measure out 15g of fresh ground coffee per serve and grind to medium/fine.
  3. Place a filter in the cap and pour a little water through it (to prepare the filter and to remove the taste of paper).
  4. Attach the cap with the coffee filter paper inside it to the bottom of the AeroPress and rest it on top of your cup.
  5. Add the coffee to the AeroPress chamber (using the funnel, if you have one).
  6. Slowly pour in 250ml of hot water.
  7. Stir for 10 seconds, then insert the plunger to create a vacuum. This will stop the coffee dripping. Leave the coffee to brew for 30 seconds.
  8. Plunge slowly and evenly.
  9. Serve, savour, and enjoy.
  10. To clean the AeroPress, remove the filter cap and discard the coffee ‘puck’ responsibly.

For more tips and tricks to help you in your pursuit of coffee perfection, click coffee brew guides.

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