Simple Aeropress Recipe to Brew the Best Coffee

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This Aeropress recipe is a super simple recipe to make a really good cup of coffee. The Aeropress coffee brewer is quite popular in the coffee world among coffee enthusiasts and once you try it out for yourself you’ll see why. This little brewer is similar to a French press and can be used to make an abundance of different recipes including specialty coffee. All you need is hot water, your Aeropress, and great coffee beans. 

simple aeropress recipe to brew the best coffee

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What is an Aeropress? 

We discuss this in more detail in the Aeropress espresso recipe post, which you can find here: Aeropress Espresso.  But to keep it simple, the Aeropress was created by a man called Alan Adler and is used for multiple brew methods. It makes hot coffee, lattes, cold brew, espresso, and other specialty coffees depending on how creative you like to get. The best part is that you are able to make all different kinds of coffee without the need for an espresso machine or a large drip coffee maker. The Aeropress is small and compact making it ideal for travel. 

basic aeropress recipe

Aeropress Components

A quick overview of the parts of Aeropress. The Aeropress is quite simple, it has a chamber for the coffee grounds and water. The plunger to depress the coffee through the chamber and into your mug. There is a filter cap where you put the Aeropress filter. You can use a paper filter or a stainless steel reusable metal filter.

aeropress components and parts

There is also an amazing no-drip filter called the Fellow Prismo that is a game changer. Find out about the Prismo filter here: Fellow Prismo review. We are using the prismo filter attachment for this Aeropress recipe. 

fellow prismo attachment filter

Make sure to check out The Best Accessories for your Aeropess Coffee Maker to take your coffee making to the next level here: Best Aeropress Accessories.

How to Make a Simple Aeropress Recipe for Amazing Coffee 

First, choose your favorite coffee beans. We like to grind our own beans, but you can use pre ground coffee if you’d like. Make sure to opt for a finer grind size whether you are using pre-ground or grinding the beans yourself. We find that a dark roast bean yields the best results. Of course, if you prefer lighter roasts then go for it. This comes down to personal preference. In this Aeropress recipe, we are using Charleston Organic whole coffee beans, and the Hamilton Beach coffee grinder.

finer grind coffee

Scoop 14 grams of coffee or one full scoop into the brew chamber.

coffee beans and ground coffee

The Brewing Process

Use filtered water, and heat on the stove using a tea kettle or a gooseneck kettle. Heat until the water temperature reaches 185-195 degrees F. Place the Aeropress onto the top of your mug.

coffee grinds in aeropress chamber

Then pour the hot water into the brewing chamber. Fill the water up to the marked number 3 on the chamber.

pour hot water into chamber

Next, use the Aeropress stir wand to stir the coffee and water for 60 seconds. Make sure the coffee is fully immersed.

stir coffee with water in brewing chamber

Next, carefully insert the plunger into the top of the brew chamber to allow the coffee to brew. The total brew time is quite short as it only needs about a minute in the chamber once the plunger is inserted. Feel free to leave the plunger a bit longer if you like a stronger coffee. 

aeropress coffee press

If you are using paper filters or metal filters you may experience a small amount of drip-through. This is ok. If the drip is excessive then you will need a finer grind coffee. If you are using the Fellow Prismo filter then you will have no drip through at all. Another way to avoid drip is to try the inverted method. We show you how to use this brew method here: Aeropress Inverted method

aeropress coffee maker

Final Coffee Brewing Step

After the short brew time, apply gentle pressure to the top of the plunger and depress the plunger straight down pushing the coffee into your coffee mug. Slight resistance is normal. Make sure to push all the way down and push excess air through the Aeropress and compress the coffee grinds completely to get all of the brewed coffee into your cup. 

how to use aeropress brewer

Your perfect black coffee is ready. The Aeropress brews the best coffee each and every time. You can decide at this point whether to add milk, cream, or sugar. 

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Easy Aeropress Recipe for Making the Best Coffee

This simple recipe is a great starting point for getting familiar with Aeropress. Before you know it, you will become an Aeropress enthusiast and make all of your favorite recipes with Aeropress. You can find more of our favorite Aeropress recipes here: Aeropress.

easy aeropress recipe to make black coffee

In the meantime, find a quiet spot, a good book, and your favorite coffee biscuits, cookies, or biscotti, and enjoy your delicious coffee. 

aeropress recipe with coffee cookie
Simple Aeropress Recipe to Brew the Best Coffee

Simple Aeropress Recipe to Brew the Best Coffee

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This Aeropress recipe is a super simple recipe to make a really good cup of coffee. It's similar to a French press but better.


  • 14 grams coffee
  • hot water


  1. Grind your own coffee beans or use preground. Make sure the grind is fine and not coarse.
  2. Scoopt 14g coffee into brew chamber of Aeropress
  3. Add hot water to the number 3 mark on the chamber
  4. Stir coffee and water for 60 seconds to fully immerse
  5. Place Aeropress on coffee mug
  6. Insert plunger into the top of the chamber
  7. Wait at least 60 seconds for the coffee to brew
  8. Depress plunger and push coffee into mug
  9. Enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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