AeroPress Espresso-Style Shot (Inverted)

Rich and bold. The easiest way to make absolutely delicious espresso-style shot without a machine!
aeropress recipe inverted

Making an 'Espresso' with AeroPress

Ever wonder how to make a nice latte without an espresso machine? This is it, the easiest method to brew a rich and bold cup of espresso-style shot, so that you can add milk to make a really nice latte or cappuccino. Or you can turn it into an iced black coffee instead. Flexible, isn’t it? That’s why everyone loves the AeroPress — the world’s greatest single serve coffee maker. But first, take a sip of your AeroPress espresso shot before adding anything!

Brew your AeroPress espresso-style shot


  • Americano: Add 100g hot water
  • Iced Coffee: Add 80g ice & 20g hot water
  • Latte/ Cappuccino : Add 100ml frothed milk

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AeroPress coffee tips

  • Adjust serving as desired, at coffee to water ratio of 1 : 3.6.
  • For americano/ iced coffee/ latte/ cappuccino, add hot water/ ice/ milk at approximately 2x of shot yield.
  • Use espresso roast coffee. Grind fine. We recommend the following grind sizes:
      • 1 to 2 notches for Hario Skerton +
      • 2 to 4 for Baratza Encore 
  • Brew with hot water just off the boil. Your espresso shot may taste overly acidic if water temperature is low.

How to play

Step 1

Bring water to boil. While the water is heating, grind 18g of coffee.

step 1 grind 18g coffee

Step 2

Invert AeroPress plunger with seal facing up. Slide AeroPress chamber onto the inverted plunger, align rubber seal to fully cover number 3. Place AeroPress onto scale and tare.

aeropress espresso recipe step 2 invert and insert plunger

Step 3

Add 18g of coffee grounds into inverted 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.

step 3 add 18g coffee into aeropress

Step 4

Start timer. Pour 65g of hot water into AeroPress chamber.

step 4 add 65g hot water into aeropress chamber

Step 5

Remove AeroPress from scale. Insert paper filter in filter cap. Twist filter cap onto the AeroPress immediately.  Let steep until 1-minute mark.

step 5 insert paper filter and cap

Step 6

While coffee steeps, place a sturdy empty mug on scale and tare.

step 6 weigh coffee mug

Step 7

At the following time markers, gently swirl AeroPress for 3 seconds and continue to steep:

  • 1-minute
  • 2-minute
step 7 swirl aeropress

Step 8

At 3:00 mark, place empty mug at the filter cap. Holding the entire AeroPress and mug together, invert to upright position. Then gently swirl AeroPress for 3 seconds.

step 8 invert aeropress

Step 9

At 3:10, press plunger at constant speed, until plunger touches grounds at 3:30.

step 9 press aeropress plunger to yield espresso

Step 10

Pull back plunger slightly. Remove AeroPress from mug.


Optional: Place mug on scale to weigh the yield.


Serve as-is or add hot water/ ice/ milk for an americano/ iced coffee/ latte.

aeropress espresso recipe step 10 weigh shot yield

Smell, slurp, enjoy!

enjoy your double shot espresso aeropress/ add ice for iced coffee

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