The AeroPress is fantastic at picking out delicate flavours in coffee, especially more fruity or creamy tones. The type of drink an AeroPress produces is unique - the best way to describe it is as a cross between an Americano and a filter coffee. It does not have the depth of an Americano, nor does it have the metallic bitterness often associated with a filter coffee. It instead produces a clean, refreshing brew, which can be drunk either as a short strong drink (espresso-style), Americano (topped up with a little hot water) or added to milk (like a Café con leche). To be honest however, the only way to describe the coffee made is as an AeroPressed coffee.
The grind required for an AeroPress can vary depending on the style of drink you are making, but for me, the ideal grind is halfway between espresso and filter (10 on a Santos Grinder). This is how we will grind it when you request an AeroPress grind on this website.
As with all other brew methods – freshness is crucial to the quality of the beverage!
Check out our AeroPress Selection pack. We've compiled five fantastic coffees that we feel are ideal for the AeroPress.
An AeroPress is simple to use, and requires only a kettle, the AeroPress itself, a cup and the filter papers. Filter papers are available to purchase from our store.