Any Aeropress users here?

Daughter gave me an Aeropress Go for Crimble and I am enjoying experimenting with various methods of coffee brewing.


Absolutely - brilliant piece of kit that is one of most cost effective ways of making decent coffee. I use one at work as I resent paying over £3 for a terrible cup of coffee from one of those awful franchised coffee shops. If you look online there is lots of information about different ways of using ( such as the inverted method which I don’t use but my friend @Endon is a big fan of). Good luck experimenting!


I have an AeroPress Original and it’s my favourite coffee maker of all time. So much so that I keep a spare one in the van along with stove, kettle, etc.

Beats my Gaggia Classic hands down.

It’s a great present to receive and you should get years of wonderful coffee from it.


I would argue that there is no better bang for your buck than an aeropress. It makes a great cup of coffee- not espresso as lacks the pressure element and does not produce crema. It’s my daily go to device. I would also recommend the metal reusable filters- available on line and makes a better cup of coffee imho. There is loads of aeropress info and recipes online too, as well as videos showing the inverted method as mentioned by @crispyduck
Good luck and happy new year.


Used one for a number of years. Really useful for good coffee in the office. The company I buy my coffee beans from (Pact Coffee - I am a satisfied customer of their subscription delivery) offer a grind specifically for Aeropress. Mods please remove bracketed bit if against rules.

I endorse the metal filter too as @Endon recommends.

Getting the correct grind is critical if you want a semblance of crema; also there are differing views on whether to wet the grinds first with cold water before adding the 80 degree water. I was a bit nervous about pressing direct into a mug rather than a jug, but if the mug / cup is not to snug a fit then it works well without breaking mug.

I was introduced to the Aeropress by some friends in Sheffield; I’m now on my second system as some how I managed to break on of the flanges on the cylinder. In all other respects it is a very robust piece of kit.

I use one when making a single cup. I use the inversion method and 13g of coffee. Experiment with the grind size till you dial it in.

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Yup, got one for Xmas from daughter2. Only used it once so far - worked well.

Used one for a couple of years before moving to V60. Never liked pressing down so hard on a mug. I did have a couple of spectacular failures (mugs didn’t break, there was slippage and widespread spraying of coffee) :grimacing:

Should perhaps try again now that I know more and have a better grinder

I have an original at home and the Go version which lives in my work bag but comes on camping trips with me for its holidays! Brilliant bits of kit.

If you can, I would highly recommend buying your coffee as beans and grinding just what you need, as you need it; I’ve always found freshly ground beans to taste much better than pre-ground coffee, which loses flavour the longer it is kept. I also brew using the inverted method which I find gives a more robust flavour.

These two beauties have just turned up this morning:

Happy coffee drinking!



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Yes - I was thinking that I should have mentioned the importance of beans and a decent grinder. Though what constitutes “decent” is open to debate

I never buy beans from a supermarket, always a specialist roaster direct

I have been getting my beans from Casa Espresso in Shipley (near Bradford). Excellent value for money and just enough change in beans to keep life interesting. Drinking some Mexican beans this morning

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I agree about the beans and grinder. Currently using a Wilfa Uniform and beans from Round Hill.

I recommened the James Hoffman YouTube videos for coffee geekery.


not bad coffee with the Aeropress but I tend to avoid plastics for such things (even if they are free from whatever) like the plague. I’ve found this one called Bobble, bought completely by chance years ago from Selfridges in Edinburgh but available online. All stainless steel, very high quality press (better than most home machines), brilliant coffee.


That is basically a French press. Gives a different mouthfeel and taste but whatever floats your boat. I use a French press when I am
making coffee for more than 1 person.

yes, I think you are right on the principle. Here is, however, the filters of my Rancilio machine on the left (they mostly make professional), the Bobble in the middle and a typical French press on the right…


French press is pretty terrible as the grounds stay in the water leading to over extraction and stale coffee pretty quickly. We have an espro that I sometimes take on holiday if travelling with family so need to make in larger volumes- it has three filters I think (all plastic) and claims to keep the grinds separate from the brew after plunging

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yes, I wouldn’t use them to keep the coffee in for any longer than time to prepare it if possible, even in those above that are better in keeping the grounds separate. I normally just pour in the hot water, stir, wait for up to a minute or so (depending on the coffee and grind), press and serve immediately or transfer into a travel mug/thermos type thing.

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Yes, I have an Aeropress somewhere but moved on mostly to Pourover … Chemex in my case. But my all time favourite is cold brew in the summer.


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My french press works perfectly and requires no filters. And I drink the coffee when it’s done so it’s not sitting around. Not a fan of plastic and paper filters.

I have an Aeropress. Big advantage over french press is the it’s a lot faster to make the coffee. Freshly ground beans and good grinder makes a huge difference. Good grinders cost a lot.

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