How to make Aeropress coffeePublished Date:
We use a 1:13 coffee to water ratio for brewing Aeropress which produces a more concentrated brew than most brewing methods.. Read as 1g of coffee for every 18g (ml) of water. Our recipe makes about 8 ounces (240 grams) of brewed coffee.
What you will need to make Aeropress coffee:
- 18 grams freshly-roasted whole bean coffee
- Grinder (we recommend burr grinders for consistency and performance)
- Paper or metal filter
- Stirring utensil
- Hot water (200–205 F)
How to brew Aeropress coffee:
- Weigh 200 grams water, bring to a boil and let cool
- Weigh 18 grams coffee
- Grind coffee medium-fine (roughly the size of granulated table salt)
- Add grounds to AeroPress and level the coffee bed.
We recommend brewing "inverted" with the plunger on the bottom.
- Begin brewing
- Start the timer and add 100 grams hot water; enough to wet all the grounds and fill the AeroPress about halfway. Stir a few times to saturate all grounds and ensure even brewing–this helps to release CO2 gas. Add the remaining 100 grams water, pouring evenly to the top.
- At 1:45, stir a few more times, then secure the filter and cap to the AeroPress
- At 2 minutes, flip onto cup or carafe and press down slowly
Stop pressing when you hear a hissing sound. Total brew time should be around 2.5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
What are the best coffees for Aeropress?
Notes of tropical fruits, citrus, high acidity, clean and juicy body
Notes of chocolate and caramel, clean citrus, medium to low acidity, dense body, and a long aftertaste.
Notes of red fruits cherry-like, hints of hazelnut and a long, chocolate aftertaste.