How to get the most out of your AeroPress™ Coffee Maker
You can make from one to four cups per pressing. Each pressing only takes about a minute, so you can serve a houseful of guests in a few minutes. Just follow these easy steps.
- Remove the plunger and the cap from the chamber.
- Put a micro-filter inside the cap and twist the cap onto the chamber.
- Stand the chamber on a sturdy mug. A glass mug is fun. It lets you watch the process.
- Put ground coffee into the chamber – one scoop for each espresso or five ounce American cup, up to a maximum of four scoops.Grinding Coffee:
We recommend drip grind when using two or more scoops because it’s easy to push and yields rich flavor. For single-scoop pressings,espresso grind will yield more flavor yet still be easy to push. A funnel is provided for use with a coffee grinder. Use the scoop to measure the beans into the grinder. Grind only the scoops you need for each pressing. Then use the funnel to empty the grinder into the AeroPress chamber.
Coffee lovers agree that grinding just before brewing is important for great flavor. Remember too, that freshly roasted beans yield a richer flavor.
Everyone we tested, from coffee lovers to professional coffee tasters, preferred coffee brewed with the water temperature between 75° to 80°C (165° and 175°F). Lower temperature water makes a smoother brew. If you have instant hot water in your kitchen, spend a few minutes adjusting the temperature to 80°C (175°F). That’s also the best temperature for tea.
Be careful, hot liquids can cause serious injury.
If you heat the water in a microwave or kettle, experiment with time. About three-quarters of the time to the first bubbles will yield the ideal temperature.
75° – 80°C water tastes best. Do not use boiling water.
- Pour heated water slowly into the chamber.Measuring and Pouring the Water:
The chamber is marked 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the number of scoops of coffee which corresponds to the number of servings.
With 1 or 4 scoops, just fill with hot water to the number 1 or 4 on the chamber.
With 2 or 3 scoops you can choose from the bottom of the ovals marked 2 or 3 for a richer brew to the top of the ovals for an average strength brew.
If Americano or Long black coffee is your goal, use the top of the ovals. For espresso, adjust the quantity of water to brew the strength desired. For latte, use the bottom of the ovals. A richer brew makes the best tasting latte.