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This is how I brew coffee in an AeroPress.
  • For one regular mug / two shots, use one cup of water (bottom line) and two scoops of beans.
  • For my Peregrine mug / three shots, use 1.5 cups of water (between the two lines) and three scoops of beans.
  • For a Klean Kanteen / four shots, use two cups of water (top line) and four scoops of beans.

Make sure all the equipment is dry, or else keep the grounds in the grinder lid until right before brewing.

Setup a mug or glass with the press and filter. Put the funnel in the top.

Microwave the water on full power.

  • 8oz: 2:45
  • 12oz: 3:00
  • 16oz: 3:15

Once that's started, grind the beans in the electric grinder for 8 seconds (easiest to watch the microwave for timer).

Have the grounds ready to go in the grinder lid or the press (if dry).

Watch the water. I usually stop it when it just starts to bubble and move.

When the water's ready, take the funnel out and slowly pour the water to cover the grounds. It should take 5-10 seconds to pour it. Pour to the top of the circle marker for 2, 3 or 4 shots.

Use the paddle to stir the grounds. Be sure to scrape grounds up from the bottom and sides. Stir for about 10-15 seconds. It should feel like smooth but thick sludge and look like espresso.

Take the plunger and slowly press the coffee. It should take about 10 seconds. If it's hard to press, go slower. It will start to hiss at the bottom and I usually press all the way until it hits the grounds.

Pour the shots into whatever container is going to hold all the coffee, then pour the rest of the hot water in.

Whole thing should take about four minutes.

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