AeroPress Brew Guide

August 22nd, 2023

If you’re looking for a single-serve, no-fuss coffee method, the Aeropress method is for you. It brews a single cup of coffee quickly, and it makes a rich, clean cup. The Aeropress is a favourite for coffee-lovers on the move. Its indestructible design makes it perfect for road trips, camping and cycling trips, and more. 

What you’ll need:

  • Weight scale
  • Burr grinder
  • 17 grams of Firebat coffee (ground medium-fine)
  • Kettle
  • Hot water, 30-60 seconds off the boil
  • Aeropress
  • Aeropress filter
  1. Bring your kettle to a boil. Untwist the basket from the chamber, and place a fresh Aeropress filter in the basket. Wet the filter with a splash of hot water over the sink to prevent a papery taste in your coffee. Twist the basket back onto the chamber, and place it basket-side-down on top of a mug.

2. Measure 17 grams of coffee, and grind it on a medium-fine setting (the consistency of fine sea salt). Pour the coffee into the chamber, and give it a firm tap to level the coffee bed. Place the chamber on a mug, and place the whole set-up on a weight scale. Tare the scale to zero.

3. Quickly pour in 220 grams of hot water, making sure to saturate all the grinds. Using the stir stick provided, gently stir the slurry. Hook the plunger into the top of the chamber, but don’t plunge just yet. This will make a vacuum to stop the slurry from coming out the bottom. Wait for 2 minutes. 

4. After 2 minutes, begin plunging slowly and steadily, until you hear a hissing sound. Brewing is complete, and your coffee is ready. Enjoy!

Some of our recommended products and roasts for AeroPress: