Brewing Coffee with AeroPress

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

The AeroPress is an amazing invention to brew coffee.

It is simple to operate, easy to clean and produces an amazingly clean and sweet cup of coffee.

The brewing process shouldn't take more than 2 minutes to complete. Add another 2 or so minutes to grind the coffee beans and to heat the water you end up with a great cup of coffee in 4 minutes or thereabouts.

Due to it's simplicity and practicality, the AeroPress makes it the perfect companion to the coffee lover at the Office, on a camp trip or if you are travelling.

Without any further delays let's start with what you'll need:

  • Brewer - AeroPress and filter

  • Water - 200ml of water at temperature between 90 and 96 degrees Celsius (about 200F) - if you don't have a kettle with a thermometer, you can boil the water and let it sit for about 1 or 2 minutes to cool down a bit.

  • Coffee - 15 grams of coffee. In this example I'm using our Organic Peruvian Single Origin coffee . You can use the scoop that comes with the AeroPress, which will get you about 16g of coffee in the scoop.

  • Coffee Grinder - Porlex Mini hand coffee grinder. The grind setting I use on the Porlex Mini is 3. If you use setting 2, you'll end up with a stronger coffee. It all comes down to personal preferences.

The process is pretty straight forward: -

1 - Start by heating up the water.

2 - In the meantime, grind 15g of coffee.

3 - Place the paper filter into the basket and attach the basket to the Brewing Chamber. pour a little bit of water into the chamber to wet the paper filter. This will help with removing the taste of paper when brewing.

4 - Pour the coffee grinds into the brewing chamber. Give it a light tap to the side to make sure the coffee grinds are evenly spread. This is to avoid the water to find a way around the grinds, which would result in a weak coffee.