aeropress-1Why Brew with Aeropress?

A device which looks a little strange but creates amazing coffee, the Aeropress makes the perfect coffee always just a few minutes away.

Invented in 2005 by Aerobie (better known for their ultimate flying frisbee), the Aeropress is still relatively new to the market at 10 years old. This is even more considered to be the case as it is still not a common brew method in many coffee shops that claim to offer amazing coffee.



The 2 chamber device is a little like a syringe – fill the chamber with a brilliant coffee, add water, steep and inject into your mug. The perfect brew…

Reasons to Brew with Aeropress:

1) It’s a Fast Brew
It will take just a few minutes to produce an amazing tasting cup of coffee. And because it’s so simple you’ll always get a great cup.

2) Pressure for Flavor
Big coffee machines use pressure to release oils from the grinds, the Aeropress also uses pressure (and a vacuum) which are created by the brewer. This means a better richer flavor.

3) No Fuss Brew
The device is so simple in design that cleaning takes just a few moments – empty the grind puck and rinse, job done.

4) Look Like a Pro Barista
Show off to your friends your amazing coffee brewing talents and look like a pro whilst you do it.

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Avoid the Dry Wheeze

When pressing your Aeropress, once all water has been removed from the grinds you will get a “dry wheeze”. This means that you’ve probably gone too far.

The dry wheeze often means that you are pushing the last bits of flavor from your grind, more often than not these are bitter notes that very few people would like in a brew.

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Traditional Style Aeropress – Brew Method 1


1) Rinse Your Filter Paper & attach to chamber

2) Boil Kettle to MAX 90c (85c ideal)

3) Add your coffee grinds , 18g to 22g

4) Add water to cover grinds, allow to bloom (30 seconds)

5) Add remaining water (to point 4) and stir gently

6) Add plunger and stand until total time is 60 seconds

7) Slowly but firmly press down to release the coffee

8) Stop short of emptying all water from chamber

9) Enjoy Your Brew


In this video, Gwilym Davies (World Barista Champion 2009) shows us his traditional Aeropress brewing method. Watch to the end for some real Pro Barista Tips.

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Do a blind press

Usually, you would rinse your filter paper under some warm/hot water, but if you instead rinse the paper using a blind press you will also heat the chamber (& the cup) and ensure better-tasting coffee.

A Blind Press is simply adding the filter paper to the cap, attach to the chamber and add water. simple[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Inverted Aeropress – Brew Method 2

1) Rinse Your Filter Paper (Do NOT attach to chamber)

2) Boil Kettle to MAX 90c (85c ideal)

3) Insert Plunger, Invert Device (stand it on the plunger end)

4) Add Coffee Grinds, 18 to 22g

5) Add water to cover grinds, allow to bloom (30 to 40 sec)

6) Stir and add remaining water (leave 1/2 inch at top)

7) Attach cap and paper to chamber, stand for 20 seconds

8) Invert again, sit on top of mug

9) Slowly but firmly press down to release the coffee

10) Stop short of emptying all water from device

11) Enjoy your brew.

In this video watch Coffee Geek, Dave show you how he brews an inverted coffee.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8wvUKa35E”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Barista Top Tip” tab_id=”1476111215375-399ca37e-e3bd”][vc_column_text]

Use the Funnel

The Aeropress comes with a funnel, this is normally used to help guide your grinds into the chamber without a mess.

But you can also invert the use of this too, its a perfect fit for the bottom of your chamber and so if you put this into the cup first and chamber on top you can avoid potential mess – plus the Aeropress now fits almost any cup, mug or drinking device.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Aeropress is a brilliant coffee making device, perfect for home or coffee shop use. Simple, lightweight, portable, always a great coffee.

In this video, the 2015 world Aeropress champion, Lukas Zahradnik, shows us his credentials with what is the year’s best Aeropress brewing method – a take on the inverted Aeropress described above.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3wKJ0-WkDA”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Barista Top Tip” tab_id=”1476111568270-63f7a93a-73e5″][vc_column_text]

Experiment with Aeropress

All coffees are different in taste, some rich – some smooth, some nutty – some fruity, because of this you will need to experiment to get the best results from your Aeropress.

We advise you experiment with: Timing (bloom time, stand time), Amount of coffee (richer types may mean less is needed) and Temperature (perfection can be anywhere from 80c to 95c).



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