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How to make AeroPress coffee

By the Lavazza Team 2–3 minutes

Nowadays, coffee-lovers are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of methods in which to make their daily cup of joe. Of course, there’s the classic Italian espresso machine, the pour-over brewer favoured by many Americans, the French press and lots more. Each type of coffee-maker produces a different depth of flavour, which is why so many coffee-drinkers are loyal to one particular method. One of the newer, more popular ways to make coffee is with an Aeropress coffee maker.

What is AeroPress coffee?

The Aeropress coffee maker was invented only over the last 20 years, by Alan Adler. It is a manual coffeemaker which uses a cylindrical chamber and plunger mechanism, similar to a syringe, to produce espresso-style coffee. Ground coffee and water are brewed inside and then forced through a filter to produce coffee.

If you’re wondering how to use your Aeropress coffee-maker, then keep on reading.

aeropress coffee maker

How to make AeroPress Coffee

To make one cup of coffee byusing an Aeropress, you will need:


  • A coffee scale (optional)
  • AeroPress coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • A coffee scoop
  • Large, sturdy mug or Aeropress glass
  • Filter papers



  1. Step 1. Boil your filtered or bottled water using a kettle
  2. Step 2. Take one of your filter papers and put into the cap of the Aeropress. Rinse the filter with hot water and discard poured water before brewing
  3. Step 3. Attach filter cap to the bottom of brew chamber
  4. Step 4. Set the chamber on top of your mug and add one rounded scoop of coffee into it
  5. Step 5. Shake the chamber to level out the coffee
  6. Step 6. Add your freshly-boiled water into the chamber until it covers the grounds and stir for around ten seconds
  7. Step 7. Place your plunger into the top of the brew chamber and wait for 40 seconds. Press down gently with steady pressure until you hear a hissing sounds, while your espresso-style coffee is dispensed into your mug
  8. Step 8. To clean the Aeropress, remove the cap and push the plunger to get rid of the used coffee grounds
  9. Step 9. Rinse the rubber seal to keep your Aeropress clean, dry and screw it back onto the cap to store away
  10. Step 10. Serve and enjoy your Aeropress espresso!
coffee with aeropress

Variants for preparing coffee with AeroPress

In addition to the method explained above, there are a few variables that can alter the type of coffee produced by an Aeropress, so you can switch up the type of coffee drink you make.

For example, by using a metal filter instead of a paper filter, it allows the oils to pass through for a more full-bodied cup of coffee. The paper filter keeps out the oils, creating a more ‘clean’ flavour profile.

How to make an Americano, latte or cappuccino with the Aeropress

To make an Americano coffee by using your Aeropress, simply top up the espresso-style coffee with more hot water. Alternatively, you can add foamed or steamed milk into the coffee to make a cappuccino or a latte.


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