Inverted Aeropress

Lately I've been playing around with the Aeropress. All these Aeropress Championships that have been occurring around the world have made me want to create more recipes and improve the cup. This recipe is a little different: instead of brewing the traditional way I've inverted the Aeropress and made the brewing time a little quicker. 


What you will need:

  • Aeropress
  • Aeropress filter paper
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Hot water (92-96 degrees)
  • Scale 
  • Timer
  • Aeropress paddle
  • Cup

The Inverted Method:

  1. Insert filter paper into the cap and soak the paper filter. This removes the paper taste and pre-heats your cup. Discard the water, leaving the filter paper in place and place the Aeropress chamber back onto the cup.
  2. Invert your Aeropress and place the plunger in line with the number 4 (see picture to the right).
  3. Weigh out 21 grams of beans and grind to a course grind (18 on the Encore). It should feel a little coarser than table salt. 
  4. Get your kettle on.
  5. Add your freshly ground coffee to the Aeropress chamber. This will give you an even bed. Set your scale to zero. 
  6. Let your water reach boiling point and allow it to cool for about 30-45 seconds. Now we’re ready to start brewing.
  7. Start your timer and quickly pour 50mLs of water and agitate or stir continuously for 15 seconds.
  8. Add more water until you reach 200mLs. 
  9. Stir again for 10 seconds. 
  10. Place the lid and secure tightly. Tip the Aeropress onto the cup and start pushing down. The push down should take about 20-30 seconds. 
  11. As soon as you hear a hissing noise, STOP! Your final brew time should be approximately 1:40 minutes.


All my methods are straightforward and simple. I hope they give you an understanding to brew better coffee to the taste you like.