The AeroPress was invented by Aerobie, remember, the “superdisc” that broke Guinness World Records when it soared 1,333 feet into the air. The same mastery of aerodynamics comes into play with this interesting device for brewing coffee.

what you’ll need

Your Aeropress
Aeropress Filters
AeroPress funnel
A Kettle
A Grinder
A Digital Scale

brewing time

1 - 1:30 minutes

brewing guideline

DRY: 15 - 18g coffee
WET: 248ml water
RATIO: 1:16
WATER: 200° / 93-96°C
GRIND: A little bit finer than your drip grind.

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1. Insert a paper filter into the Aeropress’ detachable plastic cap.
2. Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap. The water serves 2 purposes here: It helps the filter adhere to the cap while heating your brewing vessel. Be careful, the water is hot and the cap is quite small, pour the water very slowly so it can be absorbed by the filter.
3. Assemble your AeroPress (hopefully you know how to do this). Make sure the assembly is dry.
4. Place it on your scale with the flared end up and tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down.
5. Add your freshly ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top.
6. Start your timer (if you have one). Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds (e.g., for 15 grams coffee, add 30 grams water).
7. Make sure the coffee is saturated evenly, tamping if necessary, and let it sit for 30 seconds.
8. Use the remainder of the hot water to fill the chamber.
9. After a minute has passed, stir the grounds 10 times
10. Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly. Flip the whole assembly over with control. Position it on top of your cup and begin applying downward pressure. You’re experiencing about 30 pounds of resistance here. So, if the pushing feels too easy, your grind is probably too coarse and if it’s really hard to push, your grind is probably too fine. Your coffee is fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound.
11. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds.