Aeropress Brewing Instructions

By Tyler Workman

Aeropress Brewing Instructions

KAHA Coffee Roasters is proud to announce the arrival of the Aeropress® Coffee Maker to our lineup of products available for purchase!

Since its debut in 2005, the Aeropress has gained a cult like following in the coffee industry for its unique method of combining aspects of pressure brewing, full emersion brewing, and paper filter brew methods.

The Aeropress is adored in the coffee industry for its extreme versatility and relatively low learning curve. The Aeropress was developed to produce a rich, non-bitter cup of coffee, and can be used with a relatively fine grind and short brew time for fast extraction, and can also be used with a relatively coarse grind and a longer brew time similar to a full emersion brew method. The Aeropress is one of our favorites because we've found that we can get subtle notes from coffees which are not otherwise achievable in other home brewing methods.

Below is an instructional video as well as step by step instructions with graphics to help you get started brewing with the Aeropress®. We will be making our own brewing videos soon.


Step 1

Push plunger out of chamber.

Push plunger out of chamber.

Step 2

Put filter in filter cap.

Put filter in filter cap.

An illustration showing a filter cap being screwed onto the bottom of a AeroPress chamber

Step 3

Twist filter cap onto chamber.

An illustration showing a scoop pouring ground coffee into an AeroPress chamber

Step 4

Stand chamber on sturdy mug and put one rounded scoop of fine drip grind coffee in chamber.

An illustration of a hand shaking the ground coffee in an AeroPress chamber to level it

Step 5

Shake to level coffee.

An illustration showing a kettle pouring water into an AeroPress chamber

Step 6

Add water up to Level 1 on the chamber. 175°F (80°C) water for hot brewing or tap water for cold brew.

An illustration showing a hand stirring ground coffee and water together in an AeroPress coffee maker chamber.

Step 7

Stir about 10 seconds for hot brewing or 1 minute for cold brew.

An illustration showing a hand pressing down on the plunger of an AeroPress coffee maker to brew coffee into a mug.

Step 8

Insert plunger and press gently, pausing when you feel resistance, until plunger reaches grounds.

An illustration of hands popping out the used coffee from an AeroPress

Step 9

Remove filter cap, push plunger to eject used coffee and rinse seal.

Step 10

  • Espresso style:
    • Drink as is.
  • American coffee:
    • Add water to fill an 8 oz. (237 ml) mug.
  • Latte:
    • Add milk to make an 8 oz. (237 ml) latte.
  • Cold brew:
    • Add tap or ice water to make an 8 oz. (237 ml) mug of cold brew.




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