Creative Ways to Use an AeroPress

Before you jump into using your AeroPress, it’s important to first understand what an AeroPress even is and where it came from. This world-renowned coffee maker was invented by Alan Adler, the President of the company Aerobie, in 2005 after taking time to study the coffee brewing process. After putting the coffee brewing mechanism in front of coffee lovers, it soon became one of the most popular brew methods in the world. You will find Adler actively involved in the AeroPress community, constantly answering questions and reaching out to users of his product. If you have a question regarding this coffee maker, AeroPress has a place to submit inquiries here

This alternative brewing method is loved by coffee enthusiasts all over the world. It’s an easy to use, portable coffee maker that does a fantastic job of extracting the best flavors from your coffee giving you a very flavorful cup wherever you may be. The AeroPress is a very versatile coffee maker that can make a multitude of coffee types from your hot beverages (americano, espresso, etc.) to your cold brew and iced lattes. The making of coffee using your AeroPress is hand-craft from start to finish, making this a full experience that takes some tools to get the job done (including an AeroPress, of course).


It may seem like a daunting method to get into but once you get the hang of it (which happens quickly), it’s worth the small investment.



What you’ll need:

  • AeroPress paper filters
  • A coffee grinder (preferably a burr grinder)
  • Small-batch, premium coffee
  • An AeroPress and it’s tools (filter cap, scoop, stir paddle, chamber, plunger and the seal)

 


Creative drinks to make with AeroPress:

Here are some unique recipes to make using your AeroPress. We also have a fun AeroPress recipe video brought to you by featured coffee legend Ross Street Roasting, you can check out that recipe here.


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Iced Latte

Coffee: 15-20g (based on your preferred taste and coffee beans)

Grind: Medium/Fine

Water: 130g

Brew method: Inverted

Filter: Paper

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Directions:

  1. Rinse paper filter, insert into the holder and attach to the AeroPress body.
  2. Add 20g of coffee into the chamber. Zero scale.
  3. Start your timer and add small amount of water to bloom.
  4. Stir for 30 seconds to saturate the grounds.
  5. Add water until scale reads 130g
  6. Attach the plunger and press coffee through.
  7. Add ice and top with milk and/or flavored creamer.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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Espresso Lungo

Coffee: 20-25g (based on your preferred taste and coffee beans)

Grind: Medium/Fine

Water: 130g

Brew method: Inverted

Filter: Paper

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Directions:

  1. Rinse paper filter, insert it into the holder and attach to the AeroPress body.
  2. Add 20g of coffee into the chamber. Zero scale.
  3. Start your timer and add 50-60g water to bloom.
  4. Stir for 30 seconds to saturate the grounds.
  5. Add water until scale reads 130-135g
  6. Attach the plunger and press coffee through.
  7. Enjoy!

 

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Espresso

Coffee: 15-20g (based on your preferred taste and coffee beans)

Grind: Medium/Fine

Water: 60g

Brew method: Inverted

Filter: Paper

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Directions:

  1. Rinse paper filter, insert into the holder and attach to the AeroPress body.
  2. Add 15-20g of coffee into the chamber. Zero scale.
  3. Start your timer and add 30g of water to bloom.
  4. Stir for 30 seconds to saturate the grounds.
  5. Add water until scale reads 60g
  6. Attach the plunger and press coffee through.
  7. Enjoy!

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