The AeroPress brew
There are lots of different recipes for brewing coffee with the Aeropress and a couple of different techniques. We’re going to show you our guide for the inverted brewing method, but please experiment and find your preferred technique. In this recipe, we’re aiming for a total brew time of 1 minute 45 seconds.
Please note: it is easy to spill boiling water using this method, so be careful!
What you'll need
- Scales (ideally with built in timer)
- 16g Coffee (medium grind)
Set the kettle to boil and weigh out your coffee, fresh beans are best, and grind to a medium coarseness. Something like table salt. For this recipe, we’re going to use 16g of coffee for 250g water.
Insert the plunger into the main Aeropress body, but only a little, around 5-10mm. Then place the Aeropress upside down on the set of scales and tare. Using the provided funnel, drop the 16g of ground coffee into the Aeropress.
Place a filter paper into the basket and wet with the boiling water. Start the timer and pour approximately 30g of water, just off the boil, into the Aeropress and stir with the Aeropress stirrer to make sure all the ground coffee is now wet. You want to try and do this step within 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds pour the remaining 220g of water into the Aeropress. Ideally this will bring the brewing coffee right up to the rim. Carefully screw the filter basket onto the Aeropress and allow the coffee to steep.
At the 1 minute 20 mark we now need to flip the Aeropress onto the mug. To do this, tilt the mug almost upside down over the top of the Aeropress and quickly, but carefully, flip them over (see image).
At 1 minute 30 start to press down the plunger, aiming to finish pressing at 1 minute 45. Remove the Aeropress from your mug and enjoy your coffee.