Aeropress Brew Guide: How to use an aeropress
The Aeropress is brilliant immersion brewer that makes a filter coffee that requires minimal precision, and produces a cup with more body than other pour-over methods. All coffees and roast methods will taste great with the Aeropress, what may you ever so slightly loose in delicacy compared to a pour-over, you make up for in ease of use and consistency.
How to use an aeropress to make coffee
Aeropress Brew Guide
Total Brew Time:
15g coffee + 225ml water = 2 minutes total brew time
- Aeropress filter papers
- Aeropress stirrer
- Hot filtered water just off the boil (15g coffee)
- Coffee ground for drip filter (225ml)
1. Get a coffee filter paper
Put a filter paper in the screw-on cap and rinse with hot water to remove the paper taste. Screw cap onto Aeropress chamber and place face down onto your mug.
2. Place scales under your mug
Put 15g of ground coffee into the Aeropress chamber and zero your scales.
3. Start timer
4. Pour the water
Pour 225ml of water into the Aeropress in within 15 seconds and stir to ensure all grounds are wet.
5. Create an air vacuum
Gently place the plunger into the chamber to create an air vacuum, this stops too much coffee dripping through prematurely.
6. Remove the plunger
At 1min, remove plunger and gently stir to break the crust at the top. Replace plunger.
7. Press down on the plunger
At 1:15, using just your body weight, press down on the plunger. Stop when you hear hissing. This should be finished by 2minutes.
If your brew was slow and tastes bitter, coarsen your grind. If your brew was fast and tastes weak and sour, fine your grind. If you want more body, up your coffee dose and adjust grind to taste.
With this Aeropress brew guide, you will be an expert on how use an aeropress to make coffee! If you would like to have a go, take a look at our Aeropress Coffee Maker!