AeroPress - no scale required

I need a recipe I can use when I don't have a scale e.g. at the office or hiking. So I used the scoop as the starting point for this recipe and adjusted the amount of water by placing the plunger instead of using the scale. The recipe uses a ratio of 1:12. Depending on coffee you might need to adjust the placement of the plunger to adjust the amount of water.

📝 Recipe Notes:

  • One scoop of whole beans (standard AeroPress scoop) medium roast is ~14 grams
  • One scoop of grind beans medium roast is ~12 grams. If your are using pre grind coffee set the plunger between 2 and 3 in step 2.
  • I use a Rhino Hand grinder (2022 model) at 4 clicks or Wilfa Svart 6th mark from the right

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Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Arabica Caturra from Mexico eg Varecruz or Chiapas


92°C / 197°F


  1. Optional: Preheat filter (a wet filter is easier to handle when brewing inverted)
  2. Place plunger between 3 and E (this also applies for AeroPress GO)
  3. Add beans and level
  4. Start timer
  5. Pour water until the champer is 3/4 full and stir 4-5 times
  6. Pour water until the champer is full and put on filter cap
  7. At 2:00 min place AeroPress on cup
  8. At 2:30 min press

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