Simple to use, easy to clean and travel-friendly, the AeroPress is a great brewer for the solo coffee drinker.

Invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler, who also invented the Aerobie Flying Disc, the AeroPress produces a rich, round, textured cup of coffee.

You will need

  • 18g fresh, whole bean coffee
  • 250g filtered water approx 94 degrees c
  • AeroPress and paper filter
  • Grinder
  • Stirrer
  • Scales and timer


1) Pop your water on to boil.

2) Place you filter paper into the cap and rinse over your cup. this will remove the papery taste but also pre heat your cup.

3) Weigh and grind your 18g of coffee. You want a medium fine grind. Kinda like caster sugar.

4) We’re using the inverted (upside down) method. Pop the plunger part into the chamber and turn the whole thing upside down and place onto your scales.


6) Add your coffee to the Aeropress, tare again and add your 36g of water. give it a good stir and leave for 30-45 secs. This is your bloom and releases excess C02.

7) Add your remaining 214g of coffee taking the total weight to 250g. Give a final stir and leave for one minute.

8) Place the cap (with rinsed filter) on top of the Aeropress and then pop your cup of choice on top. With one hand on your cup and the other on the Aeropress, carefully flip the whole thing over in one smooth movement.

9) Press down firmly and consistently. This should take around 30 secs.

10) You’re done. Remove the AeroPress from atop your decanter, remove the cap and discard your coffee puck and filter paper into the compost bin.