Aeropress Brew Guide
Tips for making coffee special with your aeropress.
Heat your brew water to between 205°F and 210°F. You’ll want water at the cooler end for darker roasts and the hotter end for lighter roasts.
For Aeropress, start around 1:15 (for every 1 gram of coffee, use 15 grams of water) for most of our single origin coffees. Adjust your water based on flavor preference. For a stronger cup of coffee, or if using a darker roast (Mass Appeal, Destroyer, etc.), try using a 1:14 recipe.
If your bag of coffee has been open for longer than a week or so, you might prefer a stronger recipe (what tasted great at 1:15, after a week or so of use might taste better to you at 1:14.5 or 14.8).
For Aeropress, a fine-medium-fine grind is a reasonable starting point. If the coffee tastes unpleasantly sharp/vegetal/under-ripe fruit, grind finer. If the coffee tastes bitter/flat/dull/dry/bland, grind coarser.
Our recommendations are starting points. Adjust to suit your preferences.
With your heated water, ground coffee, scale, and Aeropress, we’re ready to make a cup of coffee.
Set one Aeropress filter in the screw cap.
Set Aeropress up to be inverted (the plunger is placed inside the measured tube that the screw cap with filter attaches to).
Pre-heat your Aeropress and carefully rinse your paper filter with hot water.
Empty the pre-heat water and set inverted Aeropress on a zeroed scale.
Add fine-medium-fine grounds to the Aeropress.
Multiply the weight of the grounds by 15 to determine how much water to add, and re-zero scale.
Bloom with 3x as much water as coffee. (Blooming refers to the off-gassing of coffee grounds caused by initial contact with water.) Stir the slurry to evenly mix grounds and water. (Slurry refers to the mix of grounds and water in your brewer.)
Add remaining water, being careful to saturate all grounds.
Steep for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Affix the cap with the rinsed filter to the brewer; flip over onto a sturdy cup and plunge.
To discard grounds, remove filter cap and plunge the Aeropress into a trash. Toss the filter (if it didn’t come off with the grounds), and rinse/wash the brewer.