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AeroPress Black Coffee (Upright)

Soft and gentle. Reward yourself with a zen and comforting cup of AeroPress long black!
aeropress black coffee recipe upright

The story of the best AeroPress recipe

Featuring the ultimate AeroPress technique 2021 by James Hoffmann — the safest and most economical way to brew a fantastic cup of AeroPress coffee. Despite the numerous recipes from the World AeroPress Championship (W.A.C.), this AeroPress recipe from James is still our favourite. It’s the best AeroPress recipe in our opinion, simply because it is done in the original upright position, requires minimal effort and gives an enjoyable cup of black coffee which we can drink all day long.

Brew your AeroPress black coffee


Toys you need

AeroPress Coffee tips

  • Adjust serving as desired, at coffee to water ratio of 1:18.
  • Use fine to medium-fine grind size. We recommend the following grind sizes:
      • 2 to 3.5 notches for Hario Skerton +
      • 4 to 8 for Baratza Encore 
  • For filter roast, brew with hot water just off the boil. For espresso roast, brew with water at 85°C-90°C.

How to play

Step 1

Bring water to boil. While the water is heating, grind 11g of coffee.

aeropress recipe upright step 1 grind 11g coffee

Step 2

Insert paper filter in filter cap. Twist filter cap onto AeroPress chamber. Then, stand chamber on sturdy mug.


Place AeroPress and mug onto scale and tare.

aeropress coffee recipe step 2 set on sturdy mug and weigh

Step 3

Add 11g of coffee grounds into chamber. Wiggle to level the coffee grounds. Then, tare scale.


Optional: Use the AeroPress Funnel to transfer the ground coffee from your coffee grinder bin to the AeroPress chamber if necessary.

aeropress recipe step 3 add 11g coffee grounds

Step 4

Start timer. Pour 200g of hot water into chamber.

aeropress coffee recipe step 4 pour 200g hot water

Step 5

Remove chamber and mug from the scale. Insert plunger till the seal is fully covered. Let steep until 2-minute mark. 

aeropress coffee recipe step 5 insert plunger

Step 6

At 2:00, swirl gently, holding the entire AeroPress and mug together.

aeropress coffee recipe step 6 swirl gently

Step 7

At 2:30, press plunger gently at constant pressure, until plunger touches grounds at 3-minute mark.

aeropress coffee recipe step 7 press plunger gently

Step 8

Pull back plunger slightly. Remove AeroPress from mug. Serve.

step 8 remove aeropress for an enjoyable cup of black coffee

Smell, slurp, enjoy!

enjoy your aeropress americano

Brew better with fresh coffee.


Roast: Espresso Roast
Region: Guatemala & Colombia
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Typica
Elevation: 1400 – 2100 MASL


About This Coffee

Farmers of the Guatemala coffee were a group of vegetables growers, planting garlic, onion, potatoes and tomatoes, before they started growing coffee. On the other hand, farmers of the Colombia coffee reside in a region with a turbulent history of political instability. No matter the circumstances, life goes on, with coffee. Just like the name of this coffee blend – Zen.


Versatile for anything espresso-based, Zen coffee blend is curated with balanced acidity and body in mind, to give a harmonious cup. Nothing fanciful, nothing superfluous. In other words, it’s a classic and modest coffee that helps you keep calm, and carry on.


Roast: Espresso Roast
Region: Brazil, Micro Region of Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais
Processing: Natural
Varietal: Mix
Elevation: 1000 – 1200 MASL


About This Coffee

The Caldas Royale regional profile is developed by 3Brothers Coffee. Farms in this authentic Brazilian coffee terroir are scattered along slopes that are geologically rich in volcanic minerals. The combination of volcanic minerals and rainforest, as well as rare climate conditions made it a unique spot. In other words, it is an ideal land for growing excellent coffee –  specialty coffee bursting with flavours!


Roast: Espresso Roast
Region: Guatemala, San Marcos Huista, Jacaltenango, Heuhuetenango
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra, Bourbon, Typica
Elevation: 1400 – 1700 MASL


About This Coffee

The farmers of this SHB (strictly hard bean) coffee used to grow vegetables, plant garlic, onion, potatoes and tomatoes for a living. However, under the leadership of Mr. Marcos Mateo Perez and help from the El Porvenir cooperative, they began with the cultivation of coffee and honey, with coffee now being their first source of income.


Roast: Filter Roast
Region: Ethiopia & Brazil
Processing: Fully Washed / Natural
Varietal: Heirloom. Mix
Elevation: 1000 – 1900 MASL


About This Coffee

Fancy some fruity and cacao coffee? But also want a coffee with heavier body? Then the combination of complex Ethiopia and rich Brazil makes a perfect cup for you! This refreshing blend is specially curated to give the light-body Ethiopia a creamier and rounder body. We think this balance cup is perfect for an immersion or filter brew, and some tropical music!


Roast: Filter Roast
Region: Tablón de Gómez
Processing: Washed
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra
Elevation: 1800 – 2100 MASL


About This Coffee

This coffee is produced by 20 smallholders from Tablón de Gómez, Nariño. Located on the border with Ecuador, Nariño has a history of FARC activity which has caused instability. However, it is in this region that some of the most exceptional coffees in Colombia are grown. Only lots scoring 85+ compose this coffee.


Roast: Espresso Roast
Region: Brazil & Colombia
Processing: Natural/ Washed
Varietal: Castillo, Caturra, Mix
Elevation: 1000 – 2100 MASL


About This Coffee

This coffee is a blend from the volcanic terroir of Brazil and the treacherous region of Colombia. It is specially curated to highlight the chocolatey, sweet and creamy flavours, which give you a pleasant and smooth mouthfeel. Above all, the taste is so comforting and luxurious that you’ll just want to lie on the couch, do nothing else but reminisce with a marathon of movies.


We think this coffee is best for espresso, milk-based coffee, and a lazy Netflix weekend!


Roast: Filter Roast
Region: Ethiopia, Sidama Mamo Kacha
Processing: Fully Washed
Varietal: Heirloom
Elevation: 1600 – 1900 MASL


About This Coffee

Located in the south of Ethiopia, Sidama is a region well-known for its ideal climate conditions to grow coffee. High altitude, ample rainfall, optimal temperature and rich soil contributed to the complex flavours found in this coffee. The ideal balance between acidity and body made this a famous and highly sought-after coffee by coffee connoisseurs.

Filter roast

Light and flavourful. For the connoisseur of sweet hand brew.

Espresso roast

Chocolatey and roasty. Perfect for espresso, long black and coffee with milk!