Compact portability for a creamy and caramel brew



Is there a coffee maker that yields only a Single cup of coffee, that is portable too? This was the problem that Allan Adler, a Stanford professor, and award-winning frisbee maker set out to address. And thus was created – The AeroPress. A simple plastic tube, with a plunger-like action, which compresses flavors quickly out of coffee grounds through a filter, straight into your mug, giving you a smooth, creamy, Espresso-like brew.

The AeroPress uses the Immersion technique of brewing.


Minimum Equipment

  • Aeropress
  • Coffee
  • Filter
  • Hot Water

Optimal Equipment

  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Thermometer
 Grind Size Coffee Water Ratio Roast Total Brewing Time
Fine to Medium-Fine (Finer than Sea-Salt) 1:10 Medium or Medium-Dark 2 - 2.5 minutes


  • Coffee: 20 g
  • Water : 200 ML
  • Makes  1 Cup of Coffee


Step 1 - HEAT

Heat fresh water to 200° F using a thermometer. Or, bring water to a boil and let it stand for 30 seconds.

Step 2 - SET-UP

  • Place the inverted plunger on a flat surface, and attach the inverted lower chamber to it
  • Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.
  • Use hot water to wet your Filter and cap to get them to bind firmly.

Step 3 - MEASURE

Add 1 rounded scoop of ground coffee into the chamber and shake to level. 20 grams is about 4 tablespoons or 2 standard coffee scoops.

Step 4 - POUR

Add 200 ml of hot water at 175°F into the chamber. Stir with spoon for 10 seconds.

Step 5 - INVERT

Twist the plastic cap with pre-wetted filter, onto the chamber and stand the chamber on a sturdy mug. Gently invert the entire set up.

Step 6 - PLUNGE

Insert plunger and press gently, until plunger reaches grounds.

Step 7 - SERVE

Remove Filter cap & push plunger to discard coffee grinds and rinse the seal with water. Dilute the coffee according to your preference.

Serve Semi-hot.

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Brewing Tips

  • Pressing gently yields more flavor, pressing hard compresses the beans, slowing the flow of water, leading to a more bitter brew.
  • Rinse your Aeropress with warm water. Do a blind press without any coffee grounds.
  • Pre-infuse your coffee in your Aeropress, by adding around 50 ml of Hot water to the container & wait 30 seconds.

Tasting Notes

  • Creamy, Caramel, Rich.
  • Less acidic.
  • Best had Black.

Food Pairing

Chocolate Desserts, Croissants, Savory Food like Quiche, Crepes, Omelettes, Red meat