How to Brew with the Aeropress


Brewing with the Aeropress is so simple and easy that anyone can do it. The idea is that coffee grounds are placed in the chamber of the Aeropress where hot water is added. The mixture is then plunged, leaving the grounds behind and extracting a wonderfully brewed cup of coffee.

Update 5/28/13This guide can be considered the ‘standard’ method for brewing with the Aeropress. For the best coffee possible we recommend the upside down or inverted brewing method.

For full information and step by step instructions on our suggested brewing method, please see our Inverted Aeropress Guide.

Step By Step Aeropress Brewing Instructions

  1. Start by setting your water to boil – find out the best water temperature for brewing in our article on the subject.
  2. Place a filter in the cap and screw the cap into the bottom of the chamber.
  3. Scoop ground coffee into the chamber using the included scoop. 1-4 scoops equates to 1-4 shots.
  4. Place the filled chamber over the top of a coffee mug.
  5. Pour boiled water into the chamber, filling to the corresponding number (1-4) based on the number of scoops of coffee you used.
  6. Stir the water and coffee mixture for 10-15 seconds.
  7. Insert the plunger into the top of the chamber and slowly and steadily plunge the coffee out into your cup.
  8. Clean by unscrewing the cap over the garbage and pushing the ground coffee puck and filter into the trash with the plunger. Rinse the parts and separate to dry or reuse.
  9. Enjoy your coffee!

Featured image by Olgierd Rudak

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