How do you use the AeroPress?

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The Original Method

  1. Heat the water: Bring your water to a boil then let it cool for about 1 minute.
    (You're aiming for something in between 80°C and 90°C.)
  2. Grind the beans: Measure out 2 full AeroPress scoops of coffee beans (about 4 tablespoons) and grind until fine.
  3. Wet the filter: Assemble the AeroPress with a paper filter inside the cap and place on top of a mug or cup. Drizzle a little warm water in to wet the filter.
  4. Add the coffee: Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel.
  5. Add the water: Pour in coffee until it comes up to the top line on the AeroPress.
  6. Stir: Use the paddle stirrer (or a spoon) to stir once, briefly.
  7. Press: Insert the plunger. Firmly press down the plunger until you hear a long hiss.
  8. Taste and dilute: Taste the coffee and if desired add more water. The AeroPress makes a concentrated cup of coffee and if desired you can split this amount between two cups and add a little more hot water.

Check out our AeroPress brewing guides to learn more how it is being done.