AeroPress Brew Guide

The AeroPress is great for experimenting with different brewing techniques, simple to use and easy to clean. A great choice for all types of coffee, the AeroPress is well-suited to brewing light, delicate cups as well as rich, heavy brews.

You'll Need

  • Scales
  • Grinder
  • Aeropress
  • Paper filters
  • Kettle

Brewing ratio

We recommend using a ratio of 60-65 grams of coffee per litre of water. In the below example we’ll be using 15g of coffee to 240ml of water.


  1. 1. Weigh out your coffee. We recommend a brew ratio of 60-65 grams per litre of water. In the example here we are using 15g of coffee to 240ml of water.
  2. 2. Set grinder to a fine-medium setting. The coarseness should be similar to caster sugar.
  3. 3. Add fresh water to the kettle and boil.
  4. 4. Rinse the filter papers with hot water. This helps to eliminate any papery taste from the filters.
  5. 5. Place the Aeropress inverted on the scales. Add the coffee to the Aeropress. Remember to reset the scales to zero.
  6. 6. Start a timer and slowly pour 40g of water. Stir 3 times, the aim here is to ensure no grounds are left dry. Then wait to allow the coffee to 'bloom'. At 30 seconds, continue to slowly pour up to a total of 240ml. Then Screw the filter and cap into place.
  7. 7. Allow the coffee to brew until 2:00. At 2:00 flip the Aeropress on to the decanter or your coffee mug. Slowly press down the plunger, this should take 30 seconds.
  8. 8. Remove the Aeropress from the decanter. Pour and enjoy.


If your coffee tastes slightly sour or weak, try grinding finer next time. If your coffee tastes slightly bitter or too strong, try grinding coarser next time.