The Aeropress was launched in 2005 by Aerobie, the same company that makes the super fast frisbees. Its unassuming form looks much like a giant syringe, and while not the most aesthetically pleasing brewer out there, its plastic construction has afforded it superior brew control and durability. The only downside to brewing with an Aeropress is that it only makes enough coffee for one person – but you can’t have it all, I suppose.

  • Pop a paper filter in the filter basket and rinse with hot water.

  • Turn the Aeropress upside down and insert the plunger cylinder about 1/3 inch down into the base cylinder so that the gasket is secure.

  • Place the upside down brewer on a digital scale, so that the water and coffee can be added to the brewing chamber.

  • Weigh and grind 16 grams of coffee and drop it in the brew chamber.

  • Tare the scale and pour in 240 grams of 200 degrees hot water and stir.

  • Allow to brew for 3 minutes, then briefly stir and clip on the filter basket.

  • Place a mug on top of the filter basket and flip the unit so that now the mug is on the bottom and the Aeropress is sitting correctly on top of the mug. Now gently press all of the liquid out – this should take no more than 20 seconds.

  • Sip accordingly. 

Taking it over the finish line... For best results always use fresh coffee, filtered water, and a quality burr grinder. While it may sound complicated, we highly recommend using a timer and a scale with a tare so that every factor – coffee weight, water weight, pouring time – is consistent. This makes the process easy and eliminates guesswork so you’re always confident you can replicate yesterday’s brilliant cup.