The Aeropress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, who also invented the Aerobie throwing ring. This unusual coffee maker makes a great travel companion, due to its inexpensive and durable nature. 

Step 1

Bring water to a boil.

 

 

Step 2

Grind 20 grams of coffee to a /medium fine size grind.

 

 

 

Step 3

Insert filter into top piece and wet the filter with water from your kettle.

 

 

 

Step 4

Put the Aeropress on scale and pour the ground coffee into the Aeropress. Zero (tare) the scale.

 

 

Step 5

Pour 60 grams of water into the Aeropress.

 

 

Step 6

Using spoon, mix the grounds - make sure that all of your grounds are covered in water. Wait 30 seconds to allow coffee to bloom. Add additional 170 grams of water.

 

Step 7

Install the top piece with filter on top. Set timer for 1 minute 30 seconds. 

 

Step 8

Flip the Aeropress over, put it on top of your cup. Depress the plunger slowly - approximately 30 seconds.

 

Step 9

Fill the remainder of your cup with hot water to taste. 

Total brew time:  

2 minutes, 30 seconds

Pro tips:

Use a scale for a consistent coffee/water ratio.

Purchasing and using a stainless steel filter will result fully bodied cup and reduce paper waste.

Use hot water right off of boil - approximately 195-205 degrees.