We've created a simple guide to use an AeroPress, alongside the tools you'll need to have on hand. Refer to the notes and recipes below these instructions for some extra tips from our barista team when using your AeroPress.
Items to Prepare
- Full AeroPress kit
- A mug of your choice
- Coffee beans grinder (optional if the coffee has not been ground)
Start with one heaping scoop of fine grind coffee (approx. 15 to 18g) and prepare 250g of water. Bring water to a boil and let it sit once it reaches 200 degrees F.
Put a paper filter in the cap and twist the cap onto the chamber with a mug placed under the apparatus. Pour slowly over the filter to dampen it. This is to help the filter adhere to the cap, and preheat your mug.
Once the paper filter is damp and your mug is warm, pour the water away. Place the funnel on top of the brewing chamber, then put one scoop of fine drip grind coffee.
Add boiled water until the level reaches (4). It is a typical standard and concentrated cup of coffee.
Allow a few seconds to pass, then use the stirrer to incorporate the solution evenly.
6. Wait for 30 to 45 seconds. Insert the plunger into the chamber.
7. Press gently until the plunger reaches the grounds. You will experience resistance here.
8.Unscrew the filter cap, push the plunger to eject the coffee grounds, and rinse seal. Now you may enjoy your freshly brewed coffee.
Use 18g of ground coffee to 200g of water for a cup of coffee with a stronger taste.
To make more than one cup of coffee, you can double or triple the amount of ground coffee you normally use and add water up to level (3) or (4) respectively. Use a fine drip grind when pressing more than one serving.
The recommended water temperature for brewing light roast coffee is 85°C/185°F. For medium to dark roasts, the recommended water temperature for brewing is 80°C/176°F.
American coffee: fill the chamber with water to (2). Stir for 10 seconds. Press gently. Then add hot water to the cup for a total of 8 ounces (225ml) of coffee.
Latte: fill the chamber with water to (1) or (1.5). Stir 10 seconds, press gently and then add milk to make 8 ounces (225ml) total of coffee.
Cappuccino: fill the chamber with water to (1) or (1.5). Stir 10 seconds, press gently and then add milk or foam equal to the amount of pressed coffee.