Alan Adler in his kitchen

During the filming of the Aeropress Movie, the crew got to hang out with Alan Adler (inventor of the Aeropress) in his home kitchen and make a brew on the Aeropress!

This is the recipe he used.

" I never made peace with the biterness of coffee... and I just really got to love coffee a lot more when I learned how to brew it without bitterness this way "

Alan doesn't measure the beans on a scale in this recipe, but we are estimating about 14gm per scoop.

Props to European Coffee Trip for sharing this video - if you haven't already, checkout the Aeropress Movie for the interesting history of the Aeropress.

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Whatever suits your fancy


80°C / 176°F


  1. Put the filter in the cap
  2. Put the cap on the chamber
  3. Alan likes to use a clear mug so he can see the flow
  4. Add 1 1/2 Aeropress scoops of finely ground (espresso grind) coffee to the chamber
  5. Give the chamber a shake or a tap to level the coffee
  6. Add the water slowly up to the number 2
  7. Stir for about 10 seconds, mixing the coffee and water
  8. Insert plunger
  9. Use the weight of your arm to slowly press the coffee through for about 20-30 seconds
  10. For american style coffee, top up the mug with hot water to taste

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