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Our Aeropress Recipe: How to Use an Aeropress

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Want to brew craft coffee at home? Here’s our Aeropress recipe: it’s a quick and easy way to make a killer cup of coffee.


  • 18 grams or about 3 tablespoons coffee beans
  • Water (preferably filtered)
  • Coffee grinder
  • Aeropress
  • Filter


  1. In an electric teapot, heat water to 195°F.
  2. Grind 3 tablespoons coffee beans to a medium fine grind.
  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, then place it on top of an empty mug.
  5. When the water is ready, pour a little bit onto the coffee grounds until grounds are wet. Wait about 30 seconds for coffee to bloom.
  6. Pour water into the Aeropress, up to line 3 1/2. Using the provided stir stick, stir about 20 times. Don’t worry if coffee level drops slightly.
  7. Insert the plunger into the top of the Aeropress. Gently press down (avoid the urge to force). Wait 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).
  8. 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.
  9. Enjoy your perfect up of coffee!
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Aeropress
  • Cuisine: American