Given its ability to produce anything from a mug cup of coffee to something akin to an espresso shot, there are hundreds if not thousands of different recipes for the Aeropress. This guide will teach you how to make one of our favorites.
Heat your water to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to heat enough water for the brew as well as to preheat your brewing equipment.
Measure out 17g of coffee with your scale.
Assemble your Aeropress by inserting the plunger about ½” into the tube. Place it open-side-up on the scale and tare the scale to zero.
Preheat your Aeropress by filling it with water from the kettle. Let it sit for 10-15 seconds or until it’s warm to the touch. Discard the water.
Grind your coffee to a medium-fine consistency. You want it to be just a bit finer than drip coffee.
Pour your grinds into the Aeropress. Tap to evenly distribute them across the bottom of the plunger.
Tare your scale to zero and pour 100g of water into the press, making sure you wet all the ground. Let the soaked ground bloom for 30 seconds.
Pour remaining 150g of water into the Aeropress and let it extract for 2 minutes.
While the coffee extracts, assemble the filter and attach it to the Aeropress. Once the filter is settled, you should wet it with your kettle to fully seat it and wash away any loose fibers on the filter.
Flip the Aeropress over onto your mug. When the timer sounds, begin pressing the plunger down to force the coffee through the filter. This should take about 30 seconds.