Quick + Easy AeroPress

Series: Quick + Easy

You'll Need

We use 2.6 grams of coffee per fluid ounce of water when brewing AeroPress, which produces a more concentrated brew than most brewing methods. Our recipe makes about 7 ounces (200 grams) brewed coffee.

  • Kettle
  • Hot water (200–205 F)
  • Stirring utensil
  • Scale
  • AeroPress
  • Paper or metal filter
  • 18 grams freshly-roasted whole bean coffee
  • Grinder (we recommend burr grinders for consistency and performance)

Let's Brew This!

1
Weigh 200 grams water, bring to a boil and let cool
2
Weigh 18 grams coffee
3
Grind coffee medium-fine (roughly the size of granulated table salt)
4
Add grounds to AeroPress and level the coffee bed.
We recommend brewing "inverted" with the plunger on the bottom.
5
Begin brewing
Start the timer and add 100 grams hot water; enough to wet all the grounds and fill 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.
6
At 1:45, stir a few more times, then secure the filter and cap to the AeroPress
7
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.
8
Serve and enjoy!