James Hoffmann

James Hoffmann shares a video on scratching that itch for milk drinks at home.

This is the AeroPress recipe he used for the "espresso" component.

Use water that is pretty much right off the boil. Use a grind that is slightly coarser than espresso, but finer than drip (James describes it as between powdered sugar and salt).

It's also worth noting, for this AeroPress recipe you want every gram of liquid, so please press right through until after the bubbling hiss.

All credit goes to James Hoffmann.

For a much more detailed walkthrough of this recipe, watch James’ original video.

We also recommend trying James Hoffmann's Ultimate AeroPress Recipe.


📌 Grind settings recommended by users:

  • 1zpresso JX: 18
  • 1zpresso JX-Pro: 20 mark (2 full rotations) for medium roast
  • Aergrind: 1:9
  • Baratza Encore: 12
  • Comandante C40: 14 clicks for medium roast
  • Comandante C40: 20 clicks for lighter roast
  • Hario slim grinder: 7 clicks
  • JX pro (grey dot): 2.3.0
  • Timemore C2: 12 clicks for medium/medium-dark roast

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Fine - Medium Fine
Something darker roasted. An espresso blend would be great.


100°C / 212°F


  1. Preheat and invert your AeroPress.
  2. Make sure you push the plunger in about half way (as you won't be adding too much water)
  3. Add your 18g of coffee to your inverted AeroPress
  4. Add 90ml of hot water.
  5. Stir to make sure all your coffee is wet - be a little aggressive, you need to remove any clumps.
  6. Add the lid, start your timer and wait 90 seconds.
  7. After 90 seconds, flip AeroPress, give it a little swirl to make sure no grounds are stuck to the side.
  8. Press slowly and gently. For this recipe, please push right through until after the hiss.
  9. This should yield 65-70grams of strong coffee.
  10. Top up with warm milk (steamed or frothed if you can) and enjoy!

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