Fast, easy, and unbreakable, it's no wonder the Aeropress has amassed a cult worldwide following. Below you will find an instructional video and written step-by-step guide on how to brew with it.

There are many ways of brewing with the Aeropress; whether upright, inverted or with bypass. This recipe is one of the easiest and will get you making great cups at home or on the road in two minutes flat.


16 grams of coffee ground medium fine (finer than a pourover with the texture of fine salt)


235 grams of water at 85°C
For lighter coffee—like ours—you can also try brewing with a water temperature closer to boiling.


Aeropress, Filters, Stir stick (optional), Scale, Kettle. Vessel to brew into.


Put on your kettle, place filter in Aeropress filter cap and attach it to the brewing chamber. Weigh out and grind your coffee, then place the aeropress on your vessel. Add the coffee to the brewing chamber and shake to even out the bed.


Start your count-up timer and evenly pour all 235 grams of water as quickly and evenly as possible.

Seal and Spin

Place the plunger on the Aeropress brew chamber to create a seal. Holding both the Aeropress and your brewing vessel, give the assembly a gentle spin.

At the 1 minute mark, remove the Aeropress and brew vessel from the scale and give it another spin.


At 1:20 press gently for 30 seconds. Stop when you see the water pass just below the surface of the coffee bed. If you hear hissing you've gone too far.


Now it's time to relax from two minutes of fast-paced brewing and think about what you're going to do with all this new found time.

Sip meaningfully.

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  • Don't push too hard when you plunge. If you exert too much force you can contribute to turbidity in your cup, effectively pushing oils and suspended solids out the sides of the filter and into your coffee.
  • For similar reasons than not pushing too hard, screw the filter cap onto the brew chamber securely (but not so hard you can't take it off!)


  • If you find that your coffee tastes sour, weak, and/ or lacks expressive flavour, try grinding finer.
  • If, on the the other hand, your coffee tastes too bitter, dry, or astringent, try grinding coarser. Adjust your grind until you have a sweet, balanced and delicious cup.  
  • If your bed is not even (high on one side or has divots), try spinning more aggressively after you pour the water and before you plunge.