2018 World AeroPress Championship - 2nd place

Runner up recipe by Xiaobo Zhang, representing China at the 2018 World AeroPress Championship in Sydney.

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Quite coarse
Kirinyaga, Kenya (as used in the 2018 WAC Finals)


80°C / 176°F


  1. Add 30g of coffee into chamber.
  2. Add 100g of water in 15 sec.
  3. Stir for 15 sec.
  4. Add 70g of water.
  5. Add 1g of very finely ground coffee (like espresso).
  6. Attach filter cap, flip the AeroPress and press for 45 sec.
  7. Top up brew with 50g of water.
  8. Enjoy.

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