The Aeropress is a full-immersion brew method that produces a single cup. Allan Adlar, professor at Stanford and inventor of the Frisbee, claims the fame for this device. It was developed to produce a convenient single cup during a time when automatic coffeemakers were brewing 6-8 cups. This simple plastic syringe-looking device produces some of the best possible cups of coffee. We love this brewer because of its consistency, durability and versatility. If you like a shorter and more syrupy cup, try using less water and a finer grind for a shorter period of time. For a more traditional filtered coffee cup, like the one in this recipe, use coarser ground coffee and infuse for longer.

What you’ll need

Our whole coffee beans
Aeropress filter
Tablespoon or scale
A kettle
Measuring cup or scale

Quick Tips!

Taste too thin or watery for your liking? Try grinding finer or extending the total infusion time. Taste too syrupy or bitter for you? Try grinding coarser or shortening the brew time.

Step 1

Measure 250 ml of water and bring it to a boil. Measure 3.5 heaping tablespoons of whole beans and grind them to the consistency of cornmeal.

Step 2

Insert two paper filters in the cap, and screw the cap to the base of the Aeropress.

Step 3

Assemble your Aeropress, and rest on top of a mug or sturdy decanter. Rinse the paper filter with hot water, then discard the water from the receptacle.

Step 4

Add ground coffee into the Aeropress. Start the timer counting up. Pour all of the brew water, just off boil, into the Aeropress. Make sure to coat the coffee grinds evenly with your pour.

Step 5

Immediately seal the Aeropress by placing the plunger on top and submerging it a half inch. This will create suction and prevent coffee from dripping into your receptacle.

Step 6

At 2:30 mins, remove the plunger and stir the crust just twice – one stroke North and one stroke South.

Step 7

Replace the plunger on top of the Aeropress until the timer reaches 4:00 mins.

Step 8

Slowly plunge until all brewed coffee has been expulsed and you feel too much resistance. It’s okay if some residual coffee remains in the Aeropress. You don’t want to force it!