Aeropress Brew Guide

The Aeropress is a simple brewer with tremendous flexibility, so we offer two methods of brewing below. Take special care when flipping your inverted Aeropress!

Inverted Method

16g of very fine ground coffee (or about 2x1tbsp coffee scoops )
195g of water just off boil (~200-205F | ~6.5 fl oz)
A sturdy mug or decanter
A stirrer (Aeropress helpfully includes a nice one)

  1. Place paper filter into cap and rinse.
  2. Place the plunger almost out of the chamber, and invert the Aeropress so it is standing on its handle.
  3. Add the 16g of coffee.
  4. Start the timer and fill the chamber with about 100g of water, or about halfway, and stir the coffee solution, ensuring all is saturated.
  5. Fill the chamber with the remaining 95g of water.
  6. At 1:00, invert the Aeropress on top of a sturdy mug and begin to press. Aim to fully extract the coffee in 10-15 seconds of pressure being applied.

Traditional Method

14g of medium ground coffee (coarser than for the inverted method)
200g of water just off boil (~200-205F | ~6.5 fl oz)
A sturdy mug or decanter
A stirrer (Aeropress helpfully includes a nice one)

  1. Place paper filter into cap and rinse. Screw cap and filter into brewing chamber. Place the brewing chamber on your mug or decanter.
  2. Add the 14g of coffee.
  3. Start the timer and fill the chamber with 200g of water. Stir a few times to ensure even saturation. Place the plunger on top of the chamber to retain heat.
  4. After 60 seconds, remove the plunger and stir three times with a gentle pushing motion.
  5. Replace the plunger and depress slowly – your body weight should be sufficient to fully express the water in 20-30 seconds.