How to Use Aeropress Coffee Makers

Are you wondering how to use AeroPress coffee makers? You’ve come to the right place.

If you’re a coffee fiend like we are here at HEXNUB, then you’ve probably heard of the AeroPress. These compact, affordable, full-immersion coffee makers are adored by coffee connoisseurs worldwide, and for good reason. So...

What Makes Using an AeroPress so Great?

For starters, the AeroPress is one of the most portable coffee makers on the market that can still provide top-quality coffee. Weighing less than a pound and only 11.8” x 4.5”, the AeroPress is the coffee maker for frequent travelers, and a stellar choice if you’re looking to take your coffee machine camping or on a road trip. It tucks into a backpack or duffel with ease and requires no electricity, fuel, or anything else to work. Best of all it’s extraordinarily simple to use. No matter who you are, you can figure out how to use AeroPress machines to make bomber coffee. 

All it takes is some coffee grounds and hot water, and an AeroPress can pump out a delicious cup of joe in a minute or less, whether you’re at the office or on the side of a mountain (this author has used it in both settings). 

A single AeroPress can whip up coffee, cold brew, espresso, and other espresso-based drinks like lattes and cappuccinos with ease. It also offers dozens of ways to adjust the taste of your coffee, whether via inverting the maker, fine-tuning your grounds to water ratio, or adjusting your filters. The AeroPress is known for rich, smooth coffee, remarkably low acidity, and its extremely fine filters, which keep your coffee 100% grit-free.

 Don’t stress about how to use AeroPress equipment either, because like we said, it’s all extremely simple. 

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How to Use AeroPress Makers

Many folks are surprised when they learn how to use AeroPress machines because you literally brew the coffee on top of your mug. The entire apparatus just sits on top of your mug, and you press (get it?) to push the coffee into your mug through the filter. 

To use your AeroPress, first, you'll need to take out the “press” (or plunger) from your AeroPress tube. Then attach a filter to the filter cap (every AeroPress machine should come with several hundred filters), and screw the filter onto the bottom of the chamber. Then put the chamber on top of your coffee mug, and fill it with a scoop of ground coffee. You can use more or less here, depending on your style of coffee, just make sure to shake the coffee to settle it evenly around the chamber. 

Next, you want to add water up to the respective level on your chamber. You’ll add water up to Level 1 if you added one scoop of grounds, Level 2 for two scoops, and so on. Be sure to add hot water for standard coffee, or room temperature tap water for cold brew. For the hot water, AeroPress specifies 175°F (80°C), which is just a few degrees under boiling, but this isn’t a hard and fast rule, and many folks simply use boiling water.


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Now, if you’re making hot coffee, stir your mixture for around ten seconds. If cold brew, you’ll need to stir for up to a minute. At this point, you’re ready to “press” your coffee! Insert the plunger and press down gently until the plunger reaches the coffee grounds, slowly expelling the coffee into your cup. 

Voila! You’ve successfully made your first cup of AeroPress coffee! Be sure to remove the filter cap, change filters, take out the plunger, and rinse everything off for next time.

Too confusing? Don’t worry. AeroPress themselves released this helpful ten-step guide to all customers to explain how to use AeroPress coffee makers.

Step 1
Push plunger out of chamber.

Step 2
Put filter in filter cap.

Step 3
Twist filter cap onto chamber.

Step 4
Stand chamber on sturdy mug and put one rounded scoop of fine drip grind coffee in the chamber.
Step 5
Shake to level coffee.

Step 6
Add water up to Level 1 on the chamber. 175°F (80°C) water for hot brewing or tap water for cold brew.
Step 7
Stir about 10 seconds for hot brewing or 1 minute for cold brew.

Step 8
Insert plunger and press gently, pausing when you feel resistance, until plunger reaches grounds.

Step 9
Remove filter cap, push plunger to eject used coffee and rinse seal.

Step 10

Decide exactly what style of coffee you want to make!

  • Espresso
    • You're already done, you can drink your coffee as is!
  • Americano
    • Add water to fill an 8 oz. (237 ml) mug.
  • Latte
    • Add dairy milk, almond milk, or another substitute, to make an 8 oz. (237 ml) latte
  • Cold Brew
    • Add tap or ice water to make an 8 oz. (237 ml) mug of cold brew

Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy! You’ve learned how to use an AeroPress.

But don’t forget, the AeroPress is good, but it isn’t perfect. Not without HEXNUB that is...

Why Use an AeroPress with HEXNUB

Our coffee accessories are some of our flagship products here at HEXNUB, and our AeroPress gadgets, in particular, are best-sellers. The AeroPress coffee maker is a world-renowned product, but like anything, there are plenty of ways we can improve upon it. Now that you know how to use AeroPress makers, check out our accessories to make your AeroPress experience even easier! 



As we mentioned above, the AeroPress is probably the #1 travel coffee maker, due to its compact size and simple operation. That said, it still comes with a handful of parts that can be hard to keep up with when you’re on the go (such as those pesky little filters) and it can be prone to breaking if dropped or dinged in your luggage. As such, our Travel Case for Aeropress is the perfect package for anyone looking to take their AeroPress kit on the road. It offers a convenient, handheld padded container to keep your AeroPress safe and organized when you’re traveling.

Many folks also love using an AeroPress in their home office or kitchen, but the unique shape and style of the coffee maker mean it sometimes doesn't fit well in traditional kitchen spaces, where other coffee makers might. That’s why our bamboo Organizer for Aeropress is an excellent buy. It offers a convenient and stylish solution to store your AeroPress and all its accessories at home or the office (we also offer a compact version), keeping everything in its place so you don’t lose any of your parts.


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