While there are a dozen ways to make a cup of coffee using an AeroPress (available in our online shop!), we recommend this method. It’s fast, easy, and the coffee is unbeatable.
While your water is boiling, grind up your coffee beans – think table salt consistency. We recommend our Good Boy blend for this method, but any of our blends make a great cup.
Once your water is heated, take it off the stove and allow it to cool to about 190 degrees.
There are three main components to an AeroPress – the plunger, the brewing chamber, and the filter cap. First, grab a filter and place it in the filter cap, be sure to wet the filter once in the cap. Next, screw the cap into the brewing chamber.
Place the cap and brewing chamber onto the top of your cup. What’s great about the AeroPress is that it comes with a funnel which allows you to keep the kitchen counter clean as your pour in your ground coffee.
Remove the funnel and pour in your cooled water. Give it a little stir.
Place your plunger onto of the brewing chamber, but do NOT plunge yet – you’ll want it to steep for about a minute and a half.
Begin to plunge, you don’t need to go as slow as a French Press, but you don’t want to rush it either.
Time to clean. This is one of the best features of the AeroPress. To clean, simply remove the AeroPress filter basket over a garbage can, push the plunger all the way down, and the spent grounds will be discarded into your compost or garbage can!
If you'd like to give this brewing method a try, be sure to check out our Brewing Gear pageto find an AeroPress Starter kit!
See you next time on “How to Brew”!