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Brew Guide: AeroPress Brewer

The AeroPress’s unique design mirrors its versatile brewing process since there are several ways to brew coffee or espresso with it. The AeroPress provides a clean, lively cup with rich aroma. 

Brewing with AeroPress BrewerWhat You Need: 

AeroPress brewer 
AeroPress filter
14g of coffee ground fine
225g water just off the boil (about 205° F)
AeroPress paddle or spoon

Measure and Grind:
Measure and grind 14g of coffee — or one rounded AeroPress spoonful.

Prep the AeroPress:
Secure filter into the bottom of the brewing chamber, place the AeroPress over the mug, rinse the filter with hot water to eliminate any paper taste, and discard the rinse water.

Add Coffee:
Affix the basket to the bottom of the brew chamber and place it on top of the mug. If it’s handy, use the funnel (or coffee loader) that comes with the AeroPress to add 14g of coffee. Then, remove the funnel.

Add Water:
Start your timer when you pour hot water (just off the boil or about 205°F) into your brewer. Saturate all the grounds within 10 seconds. Pour to the No. 4 or 225g of water if you’re using a scale. Spin the chamber to be sure that all the coffee is saturated. front to back and left to right.
Once you reach the No. 4, use a spoon to slowly paddle the “slurry” (coffee and water mixture) front to back and left to right. Place the plunger on the brew chamber and pull up slightly to create a pressure seal. Don’t plunge yet!

Stir, Plunge and Clean:
At 1:15, remove the pressure seal and give the slurry another stir with a spoon or paddle. This will speed up extraction before plunging. Put the plunger back on and gently press down with steady pressure, stopping as soon as you hear a hissing sound. This entire brew process should take just under two minutes and yield seven to eight ounces of coffee.
The AeroPress is easy to clean. Simply take off the basket and pop out the coffee grounds and filter. Clean the rubber plunger with hot kettle water and you’re ready for your next brew.

Note: For 
all our brewing methods, we suggest starting with a 1:16 coffee to water ratio which provides an excellent extraction level that maximizes flavor. Feel free to adjust this ratio to achieve a stronger brew if you wish. Should you find that the flavor is stronger than you’d like, however, simply dilute the brewed coffee with fresh, hot water. See our Four Fundamentals to a Perfect Cup for a fuller explanation of the coffee to water ratio under the heading "Proportion."