James Hoffmann's Ultimate AeroPress Recipe

James Hoffmann's Ultimate AeroPress recipe - the AeroPress recipe everyone has been waiting for!

James presents us with a simple, and tasty recipe that throws away a lot of AeroPress misconceptions such as rinsing your paper filter and preheating your AeroPress. James also prefers to swirl, not stir.

This recipe is a great starting point for any AeroPress enthusiast - once you get it wired, use it as a base for other recipe experiments.

James also has an espresso recipe, which you can view here.

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

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Finer end of medium
Light roast


99°C / 210°F


  1. Set brewer in standard position on a server. Don't rinse or preheat the brewer (it doesn't make any difference).
  2. Place on scales and then add water, aiming to wet all the coffee during pouring.
  3. Start a timer, and immediately place the piston piece into the top of the brewer, about 1cm in. This creates a vacuum to stop the coffee dripping through.
  4. Wait 2 minutes.
  5. Holding the brewer and the piston, gently swirl the brewer.
  6. Wait 30 seconds.
  7. Press gently all the way.
  8. Drink and enjoy!