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


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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!

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