AeroPress XL - A Standard Brew for Two v2.0 (Revised 28/11/2023)

If you've recently purchased an Aeropress XL, you'll notice there aren't many recipes around. This one is based on the one in the manual, hence why I refer to it as a 'standard' type recipe, but with a few tweaks to help have more consistent outcomes.

📝 **Recipe Notes:**

  • Grind size: medium
    1ZPresso JX - works well with range of 1.7 Clicks 
Timemore Chestnut C2- 14 Clicks
Comandante - 20 Clicks

Water Temp: 85degC (185degF) if you started from a temp controlled kettle and 90decC if you're not wanting to wait too long if you don't have one. That whole range works for me.

What's new in this version (v2)?
A - Clicks for the Comandante grinder
B - More precision on the time to pour vs. time to wait. With the XL being bigger, pouring times are longer.
C - Moved from Standard to Inverted as found it gave more consistency as due to long pour time, it created too much variability.

 Tried this recipe? Let us know what you think, in the comments below.

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Medium Fine


87°C / 188°F


  1. Grind 30G of Coffee to a medium fine level.
  2. Heat Water to 85deg C or 185deg F, or as high as 90deg C if you're starting from a non-temp controlled kettle.
  3. Set up the Aeropress XL in the inverted configuration over a nice vessel that can hold 500ML of water.
  4. Pour 60ML of water, stir the slurr quickly, then pour the remainder of the 500ML (440ML) of heated water into Aeropress and stir 10x once done.
  5. Put the plunger and wait about 20 seconds from when you were done pouring, you should be done pouring at roughly the one minute mark.
  6. Plunge slowly from the one minute mark or when you're done pouring the water, whatever comes first.
  7. Depending on how fast you pour, you should be done around 1:45 to 2:30. Average is 2m.

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