The ultimate coffee equation is Engineering + Cupper’s fresh roasted coffee = an Aeropress Coffee Brewer!
The Aeropress is small and very light, which makes it great for traveling and camping. You can also enjoy a cup of Aeropress coffee at home or in the office. We use the Aeropress in many of our DIY Recipes as it makes a great espresso-style coffee. Try our At Home Latte Recipe or add espresso to our Easy DIY Chai Tea Latte Recipe. Post pictures of your drinks on social media and hashtag it with #CuppersAtHome!
How Does an Aeropress Work?
An Aeropress is a very easy brewer to use. It works by steeping your coffee in the small brewing chamber. First, remove the plastic filter cap at the end of the chamber and add a small paper filter. Wet the paper filter, and then reattach the filter cap to the chamber. Next, rest your Aeropress on top of an empty cup and add your ground coffee. Pour the hot water into the chamber, and let it bloom. Using the stirrer that comes with your Aeropress, stir the coffee to get full flavour. (Don’t worry about stirring up the filter. The design of the stirrer ensures it’s exactly long enough to not reach it.) Once your coffee has steeped, press down on a plunger. This forces the water through the grounds and into your cup.
Are There Different Ways to Use an Areopress?
The Standard Aeropress Method
The Inverted Aeropress Method
The Cold Brew Areopress Method
What Accessories are there for an Aeropress?
Besides replacement filters, one of our favourite accessories is the Fellow Prismo. It completely replaces your filter cap and filters. Because it takes more pressure to push the plunger in, makes a coffee even closer to an espresso. Check it out!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is in the Aeropress box?
- 1 Brewing chamber
- 1 Plunger
- 1 Rubber gasket
- 1 Aeropress coffee scoop
- 1 Aeropress stirrer
- 1 large mouth funnel
- 350 paper filters (to get you started)
Why is the Aeropress so good?
It’s good because it’s simple to use and it makes a great and consistent cup of coffee. It also has more versatility than most other brewers on the market.
Is Aeropress brewed coffee less acidic?
What's the difference between an Aeropress and an Aeropress Go?
How should I grind my coffee for an Aeropress?
How much coffee should I use in my Aeropress?
The Aeropress comes with a measuring scoop. A good start is to use one rounded scoop of ground coffee (about 3 tbsp.)
To read more about coffee to water ratios, check out Brewing The Perfect Cup Of Coffee.
How long do I steep my Aeropress coffee?
Steep your Aeropress coffee for around 30 seconds. Feel free to play around with your extraction time. You might find a steeping time that gives you flavours you like better. The coffee timed out that tastes best to you is the right length of time!
When do I need to replace my Aeropress?
If any part of your Aeropress cracks, you should replace it. But the Aeropress is very durable and it’s not common for one to wear out or break.
When do I need to replace my Aeropress seal?
What coffee should I use in my Aeropress?
Are Aeropress filters compostable?
You bet they are! Cleanup has never been easier than pressing a plunger into your compost. Grounds and filters both are compostable..
Are Aeropress filters re-usable?
Does an Aeropress make espresso?
An Aeropress can’t make a true espresso. They do make a very concentrated serving of coffee that is “espresso-style”. It works well for easy at-home lattes and cappuccinos.
Does an Aeropress make crema?
Yes and no. The Aeropress makes a crema-like foam that sits atop the coffee. Yet it does not produce enough pressure to make a true espresso crema. For a low-cost home espresso maker that has a rich crema, try the Bellman Stove-Top Espresso Maker.
Can I make cold brew in an Aeropress?
You can make cold brew in the Aeropress. Use the inverted brewing method and cold water. The most important thing to remember is to stir your cold brew for 1 full minute. Then press your plunger in for delicious cold brew.
Can you use an Aeropress for tea
You can use an Aeropress to brew tea. Using the inverted method, replace your ground coffee with loose tea leaves. Remember that using both coffee and tea in the same Aeropress will cross-flavour!
Can an Aeropress go in the dishwasher?
An Aeropress is completely dishwasher safe. We do recommend hand washing the rubber gasket to extend its lifespan.