How to Make Coffee with an AeroPress – Infographic

Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to use an AeroPress. Coffee prepared this way is a bold, full bodied cup. At the same time, the cup is very smooth, without the harsh notes and the bitterness associated with French Press. It is an inexpensive way to make an espresso alternative. Here is the recipe as an infographic, or lower in the page as a text :

Infographic - How to Make Coffee with an AeroPress

  1. Heat water
    Heat your water to 175 to 180 °F. If you don’t have a variable temperature kettle, or a thermometer, boil the water and let it sit for about two minutes.
  2. Rinse the Filter
    Place the paper filter inside the cap and rinse it with hot water. This way, you eliminate the filter’s papery taste, and you seal it inside the cap.
  3. Weigh and grind beans
    Use a scale to measure about 16-17g of beans. Grind the coffee slightly coarser than filter.
  4. Mix Coffee and Water
    Place your cap on the AeroPress and dump the grounds in. Add half of the water.
  5. Bloom
    Give it a few stirs and let the grounds bloom for 30 seconds. This allows the trapped gas to be released from the coffee and it helps the extraction.
  6. One more Stir
    Give it one or two more gentle stirs, and fill the AeroPress almost to the top. Allow some room for the plunger.
  7. Steeping time
    Insert the plunger in the brewing chamber, (just enough to seal it), and place the AeroPress on a cup, with the cap down.
  8. Filter It
    Press down with steady pressure to the end. Enjoy.

If you need a more thorough brewing guide, with geeky facts, tips and tricks, check our in depth AeroPress tutorial.

This infographic is part of our guide on how to brew espresso at home. AeroPress coffee is not espresso, but it is a great alternative, for those on a low budget. The advanced AeroPress guide shows you some great tips on how to pull shots that can pass as espresso. If you just need the coffee for a latte, don’t worry too much about “semantics”, this is perfect for your needs.

Best Coffee Beans for AeroPress

Best Coffee Beans for AeroPressI was chatting a few days ago with a friend of mine, a fellow coffee geek, about brewing with Aeropress. He claimed he found the best coffee beans for AeroPress. I replied that I doubted he found those beans, and I had my reasons. You’ll see in a bit what I meant, and what my friend had to say about my argument.

I love making coffee with the AeroPress. There are a few reasons I love to use it, but the most important for me is the versatility of this great brewing method.

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AeroPress Coffee Filters – [Metal vs Paper]

AeroPress Filters, paper, disk and metallic mesh

AeroPress Coffee FiltersThe AeroPress Coffee filters are one of the most important component of this brewing method. Choosing the right filter could make or break your coffee cup. I’m not saying that one is better than the other, just better for your taste. But we will get to that in a bit, bare with me.

We talked about the amazing versatility of AeroPress in our brewing tutorial, give it a read if you haven’t yet. Part of this remarkable versatility stems from the ability to choose from various different filters. There are on the market paper filters, and metal filters.

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How to Make Aeropress Coffee – The Aeropress Coffee Brewing Method

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AeroPress Brewer on a tableAeropress is one of our favorite coffee brewing methods. I don’t know what took us so long to write this guide, but we finally wrote it. As with all our tutorials, we don’t just aim to teach you how to make AeroPress coffee. Our goal is to give you the technical knowledge to tweak your own recipe. What works for some, doesn’t work for others.

I like rich coffee, (espresso is my absolute favorite), so Aeropress is a logical second place on my list. In fact, many people who like rich, full bodied coffee, prefer it to espresso.

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The Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over vs French Press vs Aeropress

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Chemex BrewingManual brewing methods are the newest trend in the coffee world. All respectable coffee shops provide at least one type of manual brewing, be it French press, hand drip, or Aeropress. In some households the old reliable French pot has never been missing from the morning routine, no matter what the industry said. The trend with manual brewing in coffee shops is not simply for the show, or to attract customers. Coffee prepared this way is just better. Smells and tastes better than an automatic-drip coffee, or coffee made with a capsule based machine.… Read more

AeroPress vs French Press Infographic

AeroPress vs French Press

AeroPress vs French press – Which One Is Better?

AeroPress and French press are somewhat similar coffee brewing methods, but they are very different when it comes to taste, aroma, smoothness and convenience. While there is no definite winner between the two, coffee aficionados tend to prefer AeroPress. The French press though, has not lost much of its popularity, remaining one of the most popular brewing methods.

Taste wise, if you like your joe with more bite, on the bittery side, French press is for you. If you like a smoother cup, and clean, with a guarantee of no grits and silt, AeroPress is for you.

You can read a full comparison and review of the two brewing methods on our page here: AeroPress vs French press.

We have a few reviews of brewing devices on our site. We couldn’t pass the opportunity to share our insights about them in a review of the AeroPress, and a French press review.

I personally like the AeroPress a little more than the French pot. However, I have my days when I’d rather drink a French press coffee.

AeroPress vs French Press

AeroPress vs French Press – Best Manual Brewing Method

AeroPress vs French press

AeroPress vs French press

A friend asked me to help him compare AeroPress versus French press. He wanted to buy a gift for someone, and he wasn’t quite getting what was the difference between the two. In fact, many people don’t get it. Both are manual brewing devices, and use steeping as the brewing technique, are they so much different? This is one of the most popular comparisons in the coffee lovers’ world, both with their own supporters and critics.

Coffee aficionados love to have perfect control over the brewing process, and this is why manual brewing is more and more popular.

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AeroPress Review – Why the AeroPress is one of the Best Coffee Makers

AeroPress Brewer
Pouring water from kettle into AeroPress
Brewing coffee with AeroPress at the World Championship Credit: Pål-Kristian Hamre via Flickr

The AeroPress is a very popular domestic coffee maker. Most people who use it claim it makes the best coffee they have ever tasted. This nifty device has its own world brewing championship! Let’s take a look closer, and see what makes the AeroPress so great, and why everybody is buying one.

The AeroPress was invented by Alan Adler, a Stanford University engineer, with more than 40 patents in aerodynamics, electronics, and optics. Alan Adler was obviously inspired by the French press and the espresso machine when he invented his famous now coffee maker.

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Stainless steel polished press pot brewer

Impress Coffee Brewer – An Innovation

stainless steel press pot nice designImpress is a well designed, and easy to use coffee maker, that combines features from espresso machines and French press, and it reminds of the famous noe Aeropress. It is a hybrid between a coffee brewer and a travel mug, making brewing a great cup of joe a pleasure.

Impress has started as a project on Kickstarter, initiated by Aly and Beth Khalifa, the founders of Impress. After three years of development, they published their project on Kickstarter, and they had no problem reaching their goal to get 50000$ to start the production.

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