The ultimate AeroPress technique


Having made countless cups of AeroPress'd coffee (mostly at work), I've finally arrived at the perfect cuppa.

  1. Boil the jug. Yup, boil. You'll see why in a moment.
  2. Pour boiling water into your coffee cup. If you take milk in your coffee leave room for milk. Otherwise fill it up.
  3. Grind coffee / put ground coffee in an inverted AeroPress.
  4. Fill AeroPress with hot water from cup. Your cup is now hot and the water has cooled to the perfect temperature.
  5. Stir coffee in AeroPress.
  6. Screw filter & cap onto AeroPress, leave for a minute or two.
  7. Pour milk into cup.
  8. Place AeroPress right way up on the cup.
  9. Slowly plunge the coffee into the cup.
  10. Pop out used coffee grounds, rinse rubber seal, enjoy coffee.

This way the water can be used straight after boiling without waiting for it to cool to 85-90°, and you can warm your cup at the same time without wasting water.