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The Aeropress, step by step guide to brewing!

August 03, 2021

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Aeropress coffee maker, go to any coffee convention here or in the US and you’re guaranteed to see plenty of barista’s raving about “the best coffee maker I’ve ever owned”. So what exactly is an Aeropress?

The Aeropress coffee-maker uses the steeping method of brewing, a fine filter and a plunging method to extract the coffee. The numbers on the side of the Aeropress match up to the number of scoops of coffee and water you will use, each scoop making one cup. You can use your Aeropress as a guide to measure out the water before heating in a kettle.

You will need digital scales, burr grinder, paper micro filter, kettle, timer, an Aeropress and freshly roasted Crosby coffee beans of course!

Step by step:

  1. Measure your beans and use your burr grinder to grind slightly finer than espresso. Use the scoop that comes with the Aeropress to measure the ground coffee- one rounded scoop should equate to around 17 grams per cup.
  2. Put the paper filter into the Aeropress filter cap and rinse with hot water, then rinse the Aeropress chamber to pre-heat it. Screw the filter onto the chamber and place the Aeropress over your cup, jug or mug.
  3. Add your ground coffee to the Aeropress chamber- there is a funnel provided to make this easier.
  4. Bring the kettle to the boil and let stand for 30-60 seconds to reduce the temperature to just below boiling. The ideal temperature should be around 75-80 degrees C.
  5. Add a drop of hot water to the coffee grounds to moisten and use the paddle supplied with the Aeropress to stir for about 20 seconds.
  6. Pour the remaining water up to number that corresponds with how many scoops of coffee you have used.
  7. Wet the black rubber ring around the plunger and place it on top of the Aeropress, press down slowly and watch your coffee extract.

CC TIP: If pressing down is too easy you will need a finer grind, if too hard a coarser grind is needed.

When the Aeropress makes a hissing sound, stop plunging and remove the Aeropress.
Dilute to taste and serve.


The Aeropress has won many blind taste tests against much more expensive equipment and user reviews have voted it as one the best coffee makers available today. What are you waiting for? Get yours here!

Don’t forget if you don’t have you own grinder at home we can always grind your beans fresh for you or you can purchase a home burr grinder here.

We recommend our Iron Men of Crosby blend for a delicious taste of around the world.

Iron Men of Crosby blend by Crosby Coffee

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