THE Aeropress

Compact portability for a creamy and caramel brew


Is there a coffee maker that yields only a Single cup of coffee, that is portable too? This was the problem that Allan Adler, a Stanford professor, and award-winning frisbee maker set out to address. And thus was created – The AeroPress. A simple plastic tube, with a plunger-like action, which compresses flavors quickly out of coffee grounds through a filter, straight into your mug, giving you a smooth, creamy, Espresso-like brew.

The AeroPress uses the Immersion technique of brewing.


Minimum Equipment

  • Aeropress
  • Coffee
  • Filter
  • Hot Water



Optimal Equipment

  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Thermometer


Grind Size

Fine to Medium-Fine (Finer than Sea-Salt)

Coffee:Water Ratio




Medium or Medium-Dark

Total Brewing Time

2 to 2.5 minutes



Coffee: 20 g
Water : 200 ML 
Makes  1 Cup of Coffee



Step 1


Heat fresh water to 200° F using a thermometer. Or, bring water to a boil and let it stand for 30 seconds.

Step 2


  • Place the inverted plunger on a flat surface, and attach the inverted lower chamber to it
  • Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.
  • Use hot water to wet your Filter and cap to get them to bind firmly.

Step 3


Add 1 rounded scoop of ground coffee into the chamber and shake to level. 20 grams is about 4 tablespoons or 2 standard coffee scoops.

Step 4


Add 200 ml of hot water at 175°F into the chamber. Stir with spoon for 10 seconds.

Step 4


Twist the plastic cap with pre-wetted filter, onto the chamber and stand the chamber on a sturdy mug. Gently invert the entire set up.

Step 5


Insert plunger and press gently, until plunger reaches grounds.

Step 6


Remove Filter cap & push plunger to discard coffee grinds and rinse the seal with water.
Dilute the coffee according to your preference.
Serve Semi-hot.

Brewing Tips
  • Pressing gently yields more flavor, pressing hard compresses the beans, slowing the flow of water, leading to a more bitter brew.
  • Rinse your Aeropress with warm water. Do a blind press without any coffee grounds.
  • Pre-infuse your coffee in your Aeropress, by adding around 50 ml of Hot water to the container & wait 30 seconds.
Tasting Notes
  • Creamy, Caramel, Rich.
  • Less acidic.
  • Best had Black.
Food Pairing

Chocolate Desserts, Croissants, Savory Food like Quiche, Crepes, Omelettes, Red meat