How to Make Espresso With An Aeropress

Amanda Klein

The Aeropress is a coffee brewing device invented in 2005 by Alan Adler. It is a plunger-style espresso maker that uses a very gentle air pressure to brew coffee. You can make espresso with an Aeropress, however, most coffee experts agree that the beverage that it makes is not technically espresso, it is less flavorful than a real espresso.

However, the Aeropress still makes a great cup of coffee that is perfect for those who want a quick and easy way to make a quality cup of coffee. In this post, we will guide you on how to make espresso with an Aeropress, or at least as close to espresso.

How does an Aeropress work?

Aeropress produces coffee through a combination of steeping and pressurized filtering. To brew coffee with the Aeropress, ground coffee is placed in the chamber and hot water is added. The plunger is then inserted and used to press the coffee through the filter into a cup. The entire process takes about one minute and produces a concentrated cup of coffee with minimal bitterness.

Can Aeropress make Espresso?

The answer to this question is a bit complicated. Traditional espresso is made by forcing hot water through a small amount of finely ground coffee beans. This process results in a strong, concentrated coffee with a rich flavor. The Aeropress is a handheld brewing device that uses air pressure to force hot water through coffee grounds.


While it is possible to use the Aeropress to make espresso-style coffee, the resulting brew is usually not as strong or flavorful as traditional espresso. However, many coffee lovers enjoy using the Aeropress to make custom blends that have their own unique flavor profiles. So, while the Aeropress may not be able to create true espresso, it can still be used to make delicious coffee drinks.

How to make Aeropress Espresso?

You may not be able to make espresso with an Aeropress, but you can still brew espresso-like coffee using the Aeropress. Making a delicious espresso-liked coffee with an AeroPress is easy once you know the steps.

Items needed:

  • AeroPress coffee maker
  • Paper filter
  • Ground coffee
  • Hot filtered water
  • Weighing Scale

Step 1:

Insert the filter into the filter cap and pre-wet it with hot water. Warm your coffee cup as well.

Step 2:

Screw the filter cap back onto the chamber. Set the Aeropress up in an upright position on the weighing scale.

Step 3:

Add 20g of ground coffee to the chamber.

Step 4:

Add 55g of boiling water at about 195 degrees F within 10 seconds.


Step 5:

Stir the coffee for about 10 seconds.

Step 6:

Insert the plunger and plunge it as fast as possible until all the liquid has been forced through the filter. Your delicious coffee is now ready to enjoy.


The Aeropress is a great way to make an espresso-like beverage when you are traveling or don’t have access to a traditional espresso machine. It is easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make coffee, the Aeropress is the perfect tool for you.

Amanda Klein

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