AeroPress: A Modern Marvel

Only invented in 2005, the new kid in town has quickly become very popular amongst the caffeinated. Alan Adler, we bow to your genius!
The AeroPress is so much fun to use and its versatility makes it the “Swiss Army Knife” of your coffee brewing collection. It produces a coffee similar to a French Press but with bolder flavour and a cleaner crisper finish; if you like to vary your coffee strength depending on your mood, this is the method for you! The easy and quick clean up makes “on the go” coffee perfectly fuss-free with this
A glass filling with coffee, an AeroPress sitting on top.
Below you’ll see our favourite tried and tested recipe for an AeroPress coffee maker  and can be use with the standard size or even the AeroPress Go, a perfect travel companion for busy commuters, festival campers or overnight trips away from home.
One thing to note, our recipe purposefully uses more coffee than the amount usually asked for in the AeroPress’ instructions but the winners and finalists of the last AeroPress championships have all used around 30g of coffee (our proof: and so do we!
AeroPress Coffee Recipe
  • AeroPress
  • Grinder
  • Kettle 
  • Scales
  • Coffee
  • Your favourite mug
  1. Place the AeroPress in the inverted position on the scales and tare to zero. Place filter paper in the filter cap, rinse with cold water, and put to the side.
  2. Add 30g of coffee of medium/fine ground coffee - or if using a Wilfa Nymalt coffee grinder set to the “A” of AeroPress. Tare scales again to zero.
  3. With the kettle straight off the boil, add 180g of water to your AeroPress and stir vigorously for 10 seconds to make sure all the grounds are wet and agitated as fast as possible. 
  4. Leave to brew for two minutes.
  5. Attach filter cap with rinsed filter and (still inverted) depress the AeroPress until no air remains and coffee reaches the paper filter with a gentle hiss and a bubble.
  6. Now flip the AeroPress over, place on your favourite mug or decanter and plunge slowly but firmly. You may want to do this step on a work surface rather than scales.
  7. Tare off scales for the final time and dilute your freshly brewed coffee by adding 100ml/g of hot water*. 

*If you prefer your coffee cooler, add cold water. If you prefer stronger coffee, dilute with less water or if you find you prefer a lighter cup try adding a little more, we suggest trying in increments of 25g/ml of water.
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