Invented by engineer Alan Adler, of Aerobie Frisbee fame, the AeroPress has, inspired ingenuity in variety of brew methods. The portable and lightweight AeroPress brews a nice, full-bodied cup wherever: Road trips, Camping, Home, etc.. This particular method is great when you’re out of the house or if you don’t have a scale.

What you need


Lets get Started!

Step 1

Measure and grind

Measure and grind 17g of coffee — one rounded AeroPress spoonful or about 2 ½ Tablespoons. Grind the coffee about as fine as table salt.

Step 2 

Prep the AeroPress

Place the filter in the basket. Next, preheat the brewer and rinse the filter with hot water. This gets rid of any paper flavor and warms everything up.


Step 3

Add coffee

 Attach the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of the mug. If you want to, use the funnel that comes with the AeroPress to add 17g of coffee. Then, remove the funnel.


Step 4

Add water

Start your timer when you pour hot water (just off the boil or about 205°F) into your brewer. Saturate all the grounds within 10 seconds. Pour to the No. 4 or 220g of water if you’re using a scale.


Step 5

Place plunger and wait

Once you hit the No. 4, stir the coffee and water mixture and place the plunger on the brew chamber and pull up slightly to create a pressure seal. Don’t plunge yet!


Step 6

Stir and plunge

After another 65 seconds, remove the pressure seal and give the mixture another stir with a spoon or paddle. Put the plunger back on and gently press down with steady pressure, stopping as soon as you hear a hissing sound. This entire brew process should take just under two minutes and yield seven to eight ounces of coffee.


Step 7

Clean and enjoy!

The AeroPress is easy to clean. Simply take off the basket and pop out the coffee grounds and filter. Clean the rubber plunger with hot kettle water and you’re ready for your next brew.