How to Make a Cup of Coffee Using an AeroPress

A guide to brew a full cup of coffee using an AeroPress. There are many ways to complete this task; this is my go-to method.

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How to Make a Cup of Coffee Using an AeroPress Recipe
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Collect all of your supplies.

Collect all of your supplies.

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Add water to your kettle. It does not matter how much you add, as long as you have at least 2 cups of water.

Add water to your kettle. It does not matter how much you add, as long as you have at least 2 cups of water.

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Set your kettle to boil the water.

Set your kettle to boil the water.

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Place an AeroPress paper filter into the filter cap.

Place an AeroPress paper filter into the filter cap.

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Ensure that the filter paper is sitting flat in the filter cap.

Ensure that the filter paper is sitting flat in the filter cap.

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Attach the filter cap to the AeroPress by screwing it into place.

Attach the filter cap to the AeroPress by screwing it into place.

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Ensure that the filter cap is screwed on tightly to avoid any leaks.

Ensure that the filter cap is screwed on tightly to avoid any leaks.

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Add some cold water to the Aeropress. You only need enough to wet the filter paper. (This step is optional but eliminates a papery taste to the coffee)

Add some cold water to the Aeropress. You only need enough to wet the filter paper. (This step is optional but eliminates a papery taste to the coffee)

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Make sure the entire filter paper is wet. Dump out any extra water that may still be sitting in the AeroPress.

Make sure the entire filter paper is wet. Dump out any extra water that may still be sitting in the AeroPress.

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Let your water in the kettle cool to 95 C.

Let your water in the kettle cool to 95 C.

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Set the funnel on top of the AeroPress.

Set the funnel on top of the AeroPress.

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Add two scoops of coffee grounds to the AeroPress through the funnel.

Add two scoops of coffee grounds to the AeroPress through the funnel.

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Add just enough water to the AeroPress to wet the grounds.  Use the stirring stick to stir the grounds for about ten seconds.

Add just enough water to the AeroPress to wet the grounds. Use the stirring stick to stir the grounds for about ten seconds.

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Add water to top of the AeroPress and use the stirring stick to stir the mixture.

Add water to top of the AeroPress and use the stirring stick to stir the mixture.

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Add the plunger to the AeroPress so that it will hold the liquid in the AeroPress, allowing the water to soak with the ground coffee.

Add the plunger to the AeroPress so that it will hold the liquid in the AeroPress, allowing the water to soak with the ground coffee.

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Allow the water to sit in the AeroPress for 45 seconds.

Allow the water to sit in the AeroPress for 45 seconds.

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This image is a close up of the plunger being pushed into the AeroPress so that the liquid is held in the AeroPress.

This image is a close up of the plunger being pushed into the AeroPress so that the liquid is held in the AeroPress.

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AAfter the 45 seconds, press the plunger down.  This will push the water through the grounds and into your coffee cup.

AAfter the 45 seconds, press the plunger down. This will push the water through the grounds and into your coffee cup.

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Once pushed all the way through, you should have a full coffee cup.

Once pushed all the way through, you should have a full coffee cup.

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Full coffee cup. Now, to wash the AeroPress before drinking your delicious coffee.

Full coffee cup. Now, to wash the AeroPress before drinking your delicious coffee.

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In order to wash properly, unscrew the filter cap off of the AeroPress.

In order to wash properly, unscrew the filter cap off of the AeroPress.

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Set your filter cap to the side for now.

Set your filter cap to the side for now.

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Push the plunger all the way through the AeroPress. You'll notice you now have a puck of coffee grounds. Dispose of these and the filter.

Push the plunger all the way through the AeroPress. You'll notice you now have a puck of coffee grounds. Dispose of these and the filter.

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Using a tap, rinse the remaining grounds off the plunger and AeroPress.

Using a tap, rinse the remaining grounds off the plunger and AeroPress.

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Pull the plunger back out and rinse off both the AeroPress and the plunger.  Set to the side to dry.

Pull the plunger back out and rinse off both the AeroPress and the plunger. Set to the side to dry.

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Rinse off the filter cap. Set to the side to dry.

Rinse off the filter cap. Set to the side to dry.

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Rinse off the stirring stick.  Set to the side to dry.

Rinse off the stirring stick. Set to the side to dry.

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Now it's time to enjoy your cup of delicious coffee.

Now it's time to enjoy your cup of delicious coffee.

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Ingredients

1 AeroPress 
20 Grams Coffee 
1 Kettle 
2 Cups Water 
1 Coffee Cup 
1 Coffee Grinder 
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