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Aeropress espresso

Aeropress Espresso

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 ounces (2 shots) 1x


Here’s how to make Aeropress espresso! You can get close to the real thing using this inexpensive coffee maker.


  • 18 grams espresso roast coffee, or about 3 tablespoons coffee beans
  • Water (preferably filtered)
  • Coffee grinder
  • Aeropress
  • 1 Aeropress filter


  1. In an electric teapot, heat water to 200 to 205°F.
  2. Grind 3 tablespoons (18 grams) espresso coffee beans to a fine grind (but not super fine, or it will be too hard to plunge).
  3. Place the circular filter into the basket of the Aeropress and wet it so it is fully damp. Screw the basket onto the end of the Aeropress.
  4. Pour the coffee grounds into the Aeropress, and tamp the grounds lightly with a cocktail muddler. Place it on top of an empty mug.
  5. Pour 85 grams water into the Aeropress (1 and 1/2 mark). Wait 45 seconds. Insert the plunger into the top of the Aeropress. Gently press down until the plunger is pressed fully to the bottom; you will hear a hiss of air being released (this process takes about 30 seconds or so; it will be slightly harder to plunge than normal Aeropress coffee).
  6. Remove the Aeropress, unscrew the basket and hold it over a compost bucket or garbage. Press down on the plunger to release the filter and grounds. Rinse the Aeropress so it is ready for future use.
  • Category: Coffee
  • Method: Aeropress
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan