How to Brew an AEROPRESS

The Aeropress is a piston-style brewer that forces coffee through a thin paper filter directly into a cup. It brews just a single serving of coffee at a time, but its size and durability make it a favorite device among travelers and campers. Aeropress coffee has a clean taste with clearly defined flavor notes thanks to the paper filter that stops any oil and sediment from getting in the cup.



  • Roastlabs freshly roasted coffee
  • Aeropress
  • Aeropress filter or metal disk filter
  • Kettle
  • Digital scale (optional)
  • Grinder (optional)
  • Cup
  • Hot Water
  • DRY: 16g coffee
  • WET: 248g water
  • RATIO: 1:16
  • WATER: 200f
  • GRIND:  Slightly finer than Auto Drip. Uniform particle size. No sheared pieces or fines. (Adjust grind size/steep time to taste).


Step 1. Insert plunger and extend it out fully until the gasket is just past the #4 marking.

Step 2. Invert the Aeropress and rest it on the plunger, with the chambers opening facing upward.

Step 3. Insert ground coffee, start timer and add 30g of water. Gently stir for 30 seconds.

Step 4. Dose the remaining amount of water.

Step 5. Fasten the cap on with a wetted paper filter, or metal disc and allow brew to steep for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 6. Flip the Aeropress right side up and on top of your mug (3:30m). Press down gently until a hissing sound is made. Desired brew time is 4 minutes including pre-infusion