Brewing 16 oz of Coffee in an Aeropress--My Coffee Recipe

I have a recipe for every type of brewer that I have (It's at least 5 off the top of my head). I wanted to share a recipe that I really like with my Aeropress because it was hard to find a good recipe for brewing a large cup of coffee in the Aeropress. I had to wade through comments on a messageboard to find something that sounded right.

This is the second Aeropress that I have received as a gift. I wore the first one out several years ago. I've been experimenting with brewing a really good 16 oz cup of coffee for my favorite mug. It actually is best at only 14 oz. Here is what I've arrived at:

  • Use the Aeropress the standard way over a cup, not inverted.
  • Weigh 20 grams of whole bean coffee
  • Grind it in between espresso and regular drip. That makes it fine, but not too fine.
  • Boil the water. Let it sit for 30 seconds to cool down.
  • Add the grounds to the Aeropress.
  • Pour hot water over the grounds and stir for 30 seconds. You want some of the water to drip through into the cup so that you can get enough brewed.
  • Add hot water up until just below the top (the recipe I learned this from says keep the cup and press on the scale and add water until you reach 283 grams. I don't worry about that because it's always almost to the top).
  • Add the cap/plunger.
  • Set a timer for 3 minutes.
  • Slowly press the plunger down. Shoot for around 30 seconds.
  • Add 75 grams of water to the cup (or you can just eyeball it like I do at the 14 oz mark).

That is my recipe for my Aeropress. Maybe I'll share some of my other recipes later.

People rarely comment here, but what is your favorite brewing method and recipe?


  1. Going to try this. Always looking for a new way to make coffee.

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  3. I recently tried this out. Even with a cheap scale and a generally laissez faire attitude around instructions, this worked PERFECTLY.

  4. I’m a new aeropresser and found your post while looking for how to make a big cup. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing your method.

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