Illustration of an aeropress


Brew Guide

The Aeropress is a great travel brewer. It is relatively inexpensive and nearly indestructible. Use it to get a great cup of coffee camping, traveling, or on the fly!


  1. Dose your coffee: Fill the Aeropress filter cap with whole bean coffee and level (about 17g).
  2. Grind your coffee: The grind should be on the finer side of drip coffee – just a bit coarser than table salt. You’ll want to dial it in to your liking. Tastes bitter? Use a coarser grind for your next brew. If it tastes sour, use a finer grind.
  3. Place the paper filter in the cap and rinse with hot water to eliminate any paper taste.
  4. Twist the filter cap on and add your ground coffee.
  5. Set Aeropress on mug and slowly add water just off boil. As you fill the Aeropress there will be a faint line of separation between the coffee grounds and liquid. Keep pouring until this line is at the top of the number 3.
  6. Steep for 1 minute, then stir the liquid and grounds three times.
  7. Insert plunger and press down slowly. Brace yourself. It’s going to take a significant amount of pressure. Stop when it starts hissing.
  8. Enjoy!

If you are sharing… double the dose and use the same amount of water. Once the brew is done, split between 2 cups and dilute with more hot water until it tastes right to each of you.