AeroPress: A Step-by-Step Guide

My favorite coffee maker

Elin Melaas


AeroPress Coffee Maker
AeroPress. Image courtesy of Elin Melaas.

“I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up. There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is the incentive, at the very least.”
— Annie Clark

Coffee is fantastic! Every morning I have a cup of coffee in my beloved chair and set the intention for the day to come. I enjoy these moments in silence.

I have found my number one in the vast world of coffee accessories, AeroPress. It is my favorite gadget in the kitchen.

Why AeroPress?

Here are some of the things I love about it:

  • quick to brew a cup of coffee
  • easy to learn and use
  • makes excellent coffee every time
  • portable
  • easy to clean
  • infinitive possibilities for variation (see World AeroPress Championship)
  • not expensive

The downside is, in my opinion, that it is best suited for brewing one cup at a time.

What is an AeroPress coffee brewer?

Image courtesy of Elin Melaas.

The AeroPress coffee maker consists of a plunger, chamber, and filter cap. You also get 350 paper filters, filter holder, funnel, stirrer, and scoop when you buy it. Get some hot water, ground beans, and a steady mug, and you are ready to go.

Equipment for brewing with an AeroPress

This is what you need to brew with an AeroPress. Photo courtesy of Elin Melaas.

Requisite equipment:

  • Aeropress
  • Filter (paper or metal)
  • Mug
  • Your best coffee
  • Hot water
  • Stirrer

Useful accessories:

  • Scale, preferably with a timer



Elin Melaas

Books, reading, health, parenting, and coffee 📚 MSc in Medical Physics and BSc in Nutrition. Editor at Illumination. Owner of Hooked on Books.