Brewing and Troubleshooting - Aeropress

The Aeropress is a convenient and innovative brewing method. It's short brewing time (compared to some other methods) is achieved by submerging ground coffee completely in hot water, resulting in a smooth and full flavoured extraction with ease.

The molded plastic design is also a sturdy, portable and hassle-free approach to brewing fantastic coffee.

Find below a complete guide on how to brew the ideal Aeropress coffee; we have also included a coffee troubleshooting section to assist you in diagnosing the potential cause of an undesired result in the cup.

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Aeroress 'How to':

GRIND: Medium-coarse
DOSE: 30g


  1. Remove the plunger and the cup from the chamber.
  2. Put a filter in the cap and twist onto the chamber.
  3. Stand the chamber on a sturdy mug and place two scoops of coffee into the chamber.
  4. Pour hot water into the chamber and stir for 10 seconds.
  5. Insert the plunger into the chamber
  6. Compress for 20-30 seconds until the plunger hits the bottom of the coffee.


 KEY ELEMENTS: Plunge time = 20-30 seconds, water temperature 90-94°


TASTES : Rich, light-bodied
LOOKS: Reddish-brown, honey-like reflection

  • Grind ideal; (consistency of table salt)
  • 10 second steep;
  • 20kg plunge pressure;
  • 20-30 second plunge;
  • Recommended dose/cup;
  • Water 90-94°

Problem Scenario 1

TASTES: Bitter, gritty-bodied
LOOKS: Dark brown reflections

  • Grind too fine;
  • Longer than a 10 second steep;
  • More than a 20kg plunge pressure;
  • Longer than a 20-30 second plunge;
  • More coffee than recommended dose/cup;
  • Water hotter than 94°

Problem Scenario 2

TASTES : Sour, thin-bodied
LOOKS: Pale, patchy and thin crema

  • Grind is too coarse;
  • Shorter than a 10 second steep;
  • Less than 20kg plunge pressure;
  • Shorter than a 20-30 second plunge;
  • Less coffee than recommended dose/cup;
  • Water colder than 90°