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 mysconceptions 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.

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!