This brew guide will help you get consistent results with your Aeropress. There are countless ways to brew with an Aeropress and it is fun to experiment with but this is our go to recipe when brewing with ours.  

Brew Ratio - 14.5g of coffee per 210g of water

You Will Need

  • Aeropress

  • Aeropress filter paper

  • Grinder

  • Scale

  • Kettle

  • Timer

  • Aeropress stirrer or spoon

  • Brewing vessel (such as a mug)

  • 210g of filtered water (96-97 degrees)

  • 14.5g of whole bean coffee


  1. Weigh out 14.5g of whole beans and grind them on a fine filter setting.

  2. Boil the kettle and place the filter paper in the Aeropress. Place the Aeropress onto your brewing vessel and rinse the filter paper with boiling water. Leave the water in the brewing vessel for a moment to pre-heat it then discard the water.

  3. Place the Aeropress and brewing vessel on top of the scale, add the ground coffee, tare the scale and start the timer as you pour the full 210g of water onto the grounds.

  4. Take the stirrer and stir the grounds 3 times ensuring all the grounds are wet. Then place the handle on the Aeropress but don't press down.

  5. After 60 seconds remove the handle and stir the grounds 3 times again.

  6. Place the handle back on top of the Aeropress and slowly press the contents of the Aeropress through the filter. This should take around 30 seconds.

  7. Remove the Aeropress from the brewing vessel and enjoy.

  8. If the coffee tastes sour it is under extracted, try grinding finer to extract more. If the coffee tastes too bitter/dry it is over extracted, try grinding coarser to extract less.

Bonus Tips

  • When brewing with the Aeropress it is best to use a regular kettle rather than a gooseneck kettle. Gooseneck kettles take longer to pour the water onto the grounds and you want all the water on the grounds as quickly as possible.