Best AeroPress Accessories

In this post, I’m going to cover some of the best AeroPress accessories out there to help you get the most out of your AeroPress.

There’s some pretty handy add-ons and accessories for the AeroPress that can not only make your life easier, but can also help to produce some different styles of coffee.

Each accessory that I will cover helps you achieve AeroPress greatness in a different way, helping with things such as:

  • The brewing process
  • Travelling with an AeroPress
  • Storing your AeroPress
  • Preparing your coffee for use with the AeroPress

You may find that some of them will even benefit you in more than one category, such as travelling and storage.

I should mention that these are all 3rd party accessories, not officially made or endorsed by Aerobie, the makers of the AeroPress.

Let’s go!

Best AeroPress Accessories for Brewing

Fellow Prismo

The Fellow Prismo is made by Fellow Industries and allows you to make a full-immersion espresso-style brew, without needing to use the inverted method.

It replaces the standard filter cap that comes with the AeroPress with a cap that has a pressure-actuated valve.

This stops the flow of coffee from the AeroPress until you apply pressure, giving you greater control. It also comes with a 150 micron reusable metal filter.

Because it creates an air-tight seal, you can also use it to make AeroPress cold brew overnight.

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PuckPuck

If you ever wanted to be able to make quick cold brew with your AeroPress, meet the PuckPuck.

The PuckPuck is a puck sized disc that attaches to the top of your AeroPress chamber and slowly drips ice-cold water into your AeroPress from an attached water vessel.

It enables the AeroPress to produce Kyoto style slow-drip cold brew coffee in about 2.5 – 3 hours time. That’s quick!

You can purchase it with or without the PuckPuck water vessel, as it has the capability of using a compatible water bottle instead. See their website for a list of compatible bottles.

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Aesir Paper Filters

Huh? Doesn’t the AeroPress come with its own paper filters? Yes, but Aesir paper filters are different.

The Aesir Paper Filters are premium filters made from high quality paper and twice as thick as the standard AeroPress paper filters.

Having smaller pores, this means that more vibrance, clarity and juiciness is transferred to your cup, without the sediment.

They’re also low absorbent, so you won’t lose any of the natural coffee oils, either.

Clearly, there must be a reason why several World AeroPress Champions use these paper filters.

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Able Disk Filter

If you prefer the option of a reusable metal filter instead of paper filters, you should check out the Able Disk Filter. There’s two different types of Able Disk Filters available.

There’s the standard stainless steel filter that produces a fuller-bodied cup, as some of the coffee fines are able to pass into your cup when you press.

There’s also a fine filter option that allows less coffee fines to enter your cup and produces a lighter, cleaner cup of coffee.

Be aware that the fine filter is thinner than the standard filter and it’s possible to bend if too much pressure is applied.

They’re made 100% in the USA and used by AeroPress professionals. Able also sponsored the World AeroPress Championships in 2019.

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Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder

The Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder is a ceramic burr hand grinder that compliments the features of the AeroPress well. It’s portable, durable, fast, lightweight and compact.

If you’re likely to be moving your AeroPress between various locations and need a coffee grinder that can travel with you for a fresh grind, definitely consider the Porlex Mini.

It’s perfect for travelling with the AeroPress, as due to its small size, it can fit inside the AeroPress itself.

Not only that, it also produces a good grind and is made in Japan.

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2Pour

The 2Pour is an AeroPress accessory that saves you time by pressing your coffee into two separate cups at once.

This means you don’t need to switch cups half-way, press it all into one large cup or jug and then transfer it to your drinking cups or make two separate brews all together.

The concept is easy enough. Place two coffee cups under the 2Pour spouts, place your AeroPress on top of the 2Pour and then press.

Just make sure you have some smaller coffee cups than a standard mug in the house, as the 2Pour isn’t that tall.

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Best AeroPress Accessories for Traveling

JavaJug / JavaJug 2

The JavaJug (or JavaJug 2 since the version 2 was released) is a stainless steel jug that is suitable for pressing your AeroPress coffee into and also storing your AeroPress.

You may have discovered when travelling that it can be difficult to find a suitable cup that your AeroPress can nicely press your coffee into.

It’s wide enough to fit the AeroPress cap so you can press your coffee without spilling a drop. If you’re making multiple cups, you can serve from the JavaJug.

You can also follow the markings on the inside that show how much hot water to add before serving.

It comes with a JavaJacket that wraps around the JavaJug to insulate it and keep it either cool or hot. The JavaJacket is available in six different colours.

When you’re all done making coffee, simply remove the filter cap and place it in the JavaJug, then put in your AeroPress upside down.

Make sure the AeroPress plunger is pushed all the way through the chamber, so it doesn’t compress the plunger gasket. If left compressed, your AeroPress gasket can wear out faster.

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Able travel cap

Planning to bring some coffee beans with you to grind fresh while you travel? Unless you’ve got loads of storage, you’ll benefit from the Able Travel Cap.

It’s a cap that fits on the open end of the AeroPress plunger, allowing you to use the empty space inside the plunger as a storage compartment.

This is perfect for storing some coffee beans or even some filter papers. Although it doesn’t hold heaps of beans, it may be enough to get you through until you can purchase some more while you travel.

It also helps to provide better stability for the AeroPress when you’re brewing using the inverted method and is made in the USA.

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Eagle Creek Pack It Tube Cube

When you travel, having a travel case can make sure that all of your parts and pieces stay together and don’t get damaged in your luggage.

The Eagle Creek Pack It Tube Cube is a travel case that will (depending how much you plan to bring) fit everything you need to keep you brewing fresh coffee.

The zip is accessible on both ends, meaning easy access to either side of the case. It’s also backed by a lifetime “no matter what” warranty! That’s pretty amazing.

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Ondamota Herb Container

Although the intended purpose of this item is to carry herbs, the Ondamota Herb Container can be used to store your ground coffee in and makes a perfect little accessory for travelling with your AeroPress.

It’s 2.1 inches high, 1 inch wide, so small enough to fit in your pocket. It’s made from lightweight, durable aluminium and comes in a variety of colors.

When sealed, it’s air-tight and locks in the freshness and aroma of your ground coffee.

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Best AeroPress Accessories for Storage

Hexnub Organizer

Everything needs a home. If that’s true for you, whether you’re at home or the office, you’ll benefit from owning a Hexnub Organizer for your AeroPress.

It has space for all your AeroPress parts, including the chamber and plunger, scoop, stirring paddle, funnel and filter papers (with holder) and looks great wherever you are.

You can also store your coffee mugs on top of it, with the top shelf including a heat-proof silicone rubber drip mat.

You should also be happy to hear that it’s made from 100% recyclable bamboo, so environmentally friendly, too.

If you have even less space and require something more compact, Hexnub also offer a compact version of the Hexnub Organizer.

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Blue Horse Caddy

Don’t leave your AeroPress just anywhere. Your countertop can now be organized with the help of the Blue Horse Caddy.

It holds your AeroPress and all the parts with a place for everything, allowing you to have somewhere to dry it after use.

It’s made from stainless steel, so it’s durable, and it has non-slip rubber feet which keep the caddy secure and also protect whatever surface you use it on.

If that wasn’t enough, it’s also made in the USA, so expect good quality.

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Conclusion

There you have it, my list of the best AeroPress accessories. I hope you found it useful and that you’re now able to get more out of your AeroPress than before!

Was there anything I missed that you think should be on the list? Or perhaps something you’ve used that you think shouldn’t be on the list?

Let me know in the comments below.

Stay caffeinated!

How to travel with an AeroPress

If you’re getting ready for a trip but find yourself wondering how to travel with an AeroPress, you’re not alone.

One of the things that was immediately obvious when I first saw my friend’s AeroPress, was its portability. I could see the huge benefit in owning a coffee maker that you could bring with you pretty much anywhere.

My friend spoke about just that. He would bring it with him when he went camping, when he visited his parents, when he went to the office and when he went for cycling trips.

It was one of the things he loved the most about it, aside from making great coffee. Since owning my own, it’s also become one of the things that I love the most about it, too.

If you want to travel with an AeroPress, you could purchase an AeroPress travel kit or case, or the AeroPress Go which neatly packs away into a travel mug which you press your coffee into, or even the JavaJug.

There’s many options and there’s no right or wrong way of doing it. As with most things, it comes down to what your needs are.

Before you rush off to buy your travel setup, there’s a few factors to consider that will help determine which option will suit you best:

  • What items you need to bring
  • How much space you have
  • How much weight you can carry
  • How long your trip is

Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors.

How to Travel With an AeroPress – Factors You Should Consider

Useful items

Your travel situation will greatly impact what you need to bring with you. Here’s a list of items that may be useful for you when you travel with your AeroPress:

You’re not going to need all of these things every single time you travel with your AeroPress, but some of them will help you greatly.

If you’re just visiting your parents locally, for instance, the AeroPress, a suitable hand grinder and a travel cap for storing beans would be enough.

You could even make it simpler by grinding the beans before you go and bringing them in a herb pot. I’m sure you get the idea here.

One of the options for how to travel with an AeroPress, a container with some ground coffee inside with a plastic scoop.

Storage space

If you’re traveling in a way that restricts how much storage space you have, take a minute to think about what you really need to bring with you and why.

If you’re only going for a day or two, you might be better off bringing pre-ground coffee. If anything, you’ll appreciate your freshly ground coffee that much more when you return.

When storage is a real deal-breaker, you should seriously consider getting an AeroPress Go.

If you’ve already got an AeroPress, I don’t need to convince you about the benefits, such as it’s:

  • Compact,
  • Durable,
  • Fast,
  • Portable, and
  • Lightweight

Obviously, the AeroPress Go is all these things and more. It comes complete with its very own travel mug that you can press your coffee directly into, so that’s one less thing you need to bring.

Not only that, but it’s even more compact, as it can be packed away entirely into the travel mug, drastically decreasing the amount of storage space needed.

But if that doesn’t persuade you and you already own an AeroPress, you could instead look at the option of grabbing a JavaJug.

It’s a big coffee jug that you can press your AeroPress coffee into and also store your AeroPress inside of when you’re all done.

It’s not as compact as the AeroPress Go, but if you don’t need to be that compact, it’s a suitable option.

Another option is a travel kit. There’s plenty of kits available, each with a different style and size.

Think carefully about exactly how you plan to use it, making sure it can accommodate your AeroPress and other essentials.

Weight

Man sitting in an airport departure area with feet up resting on his luggage, looking out the window at a departing aeroplane.If you’re traveling internationally, the weight of individual items in your luggage can begin to really add up. The last thing you need is another heavy item to add to your list.

AeroPress to the rescue! As I stated earlier, being lightweight is one of the key benefits of the AeroPress. You should have no hesitation about bringing it with you overseas whatsoever.

You’ll want to use some sort of travel kit to avoid your coffee gear getting damaged or moving around in transit.

And if you’re going on more of a backpacking adventure, the AeroPress Go would be a clear winner here, taking up the least amount of space, but also providing a travel mug.

You should also have your own coffee hand grinder that compliments the AeroPress, as no pre-ground coffee will last a long trip. To find out which hand grinder is most suitable, see my recent article.

Length of trip

Every trip you take is different. Are you going for several days or longer? If so, will you need to bring a grinder that matches the benefits of the AeroPress?

If the freshness of ground coffee is less important to you, can you instead pre-grind your beans before you go and bring them in a compact storage container?

For some people, they can sacrifice their desire for freshly ground coffee in exchange for the extra space they will have. For others, it’s not an option.

If you really can’t go without freshly ground coffee, you can maximise the space you have by bringing a hand grinder that can fit inside your AeroPress.

You could also use a travel cap that seals over the end of the plunger tube to hold your coffee beans.

It won’t hold enough for a long trip, but it’s something. Perhaps it’s enough to keep you going until you can purchase some more coffee beans on your travels.

Conclusion

I hope you’ve got a clearer idea about what you may or may not need to bring with you when you travel and that I’ve provided some insight about how to travel with an AeroPress.

Have you tried out any of my suggestions? How did they work for you? Do you have something to recommend that I missed? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay caffeinated!

Fellow Prismo attachment for AeroPress

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Espresso is my favourite way to brew coffee, but I can’t carry my espresso machine around with me wherever I go and my work doesn’t have an espresso machine in my office tea room.

So I use my AeroPress and my coffee plunger. But recently I got to wondering if the AeroPress could be used in any way that could make something that was closer to espresso.

Here’s what I found out.

The Fellow Prismo pressure-actuated attachment for AeroPress

After searching for different ways I could use my AeroPress coffee maker, I stumbled upon an attachment called the Prismo, made by a company called Fellow Industries.

Fellow Industries is a San Francisco based company started in 2015 by Jake Miller. They make various coffee related products, with the Prismo being just one of them.

The Prismo was first introduced to the world in late 2017. Since then, it’s been gaining popularity with AeroPress users everywhere.

Let’s take a closer look at it.

The Fellow Prismo, which helps to get crema from an AeroPress
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What is the Fellow Prismo and how does it work?

The Fellow Prismo is a pressure-actuated attachment for the AeroPress that lets you make espresso-style coffee, without the need to use the inverted method.

It’s a custom AeroPress cap with a “no drip seal” and “pressure actuated valve”, as well as a reusable metal filter.

You’ve probably noticed I’ve used this term “pressure-actuated valve” a couple of times now and could very well be wondering “So, what is a “pressure-actuated valve”? I’ll break it down.

In the case of the Fellow Prismo, the valve is the small bit of rubber with a cross incision on it that sits in the center of the custom cap.

Pressure-actuated means that it’s pressure that puts the valve into action and pushes it open.

Before pressing your brew, the valve is in the closed position, which stops the flow of your brew into your cup.

Only once pressure is applied by pushing down the AeroPress plunger into the chamber does the valve immediately open and push the brew into your cup like a jet stream.

This is what allows you to produce a brew with the AeroPress similar to the inverted method, without using the inverted method.

This is different from the standard AeroPress cap, which can and does begin to drip into your cup once you pour hot water into the chamber (unless you’re brewing with the inverted method).

What comes with the Fellow Prismo for AeroPress?

Fellow Prismo cap

The custom cap has a pressure-actuated valve. It simply screws onto the bottom of the AeroPress chamber instead of the original cap, with the reusable metal filter placed in the cap.

The pressure actuated valve stays sealed until you press down, allowing you to hold your brew in the AeroPress chamber.

Combined with a “no drip seal”, you can brew a full immersion without inverting your AeroPress.
Close up of the underside of the Fellow Prismo cap, showing the pressure-actuated valve
Close up of the inside of the Fellow Prismo cap

Reusable metal filter

Compared to some of the metal filters that you can find for the AeroPress, this one is decent quality. Although, it does have a bit of flex, so you’d want to be gentle with it.

It has a silicon cover around the edge of the filter which is not removable. I have noticed that it can get a little bit difficult to clean around the edges of the cover.

Close up of the Fellow Prismo 150 micron etched fine metal filter.

Each hole in the filter is… how many microns?

How many microns?

For starters, what’s a micron, you ask? A micron, also known as a micrometer, is a unit of length that is one thousandth of a millimetre.

I wasn’t sure of the exact specs of the filter, as I’d read multiple variations.

This page says the filter is an “80 micron” etched metal filter. Whereas this page says the filter is “150 micron”. And this page says the filter is “70 micron”.

So which is it? Well, I decided to go straight to the source and contacted Fellow Industries to find out.

Here’s my email.

My email to Fellow Industries that states "Hi, I'm an AeroPress user and I recently purchased the Prismo. I'm very happy with my purchase, though I'm still getting the hang of it and experimenting a bit. I was wondering if you could clarify something for me. On the product page of your website, it states that the filter is "150 microns" - https://fellowproducts.com/products/prismo/ - whereas on one of your earlier blog posts, it states that the filter is "80 microns" - https://fellowproducts.com/blogs/brew-guides/prismo-superpowers-for-your-aeropress%C2%AE - and then on Amazon.com it states that the filter is "70 microns" - https://www.amazon.com/Fellow-Pressure-Actuated-Attachment-AeroPress-Espresso-Style/dp/B079YBT2LJ/. I realise that the filter has probably changed over time. Can you please confirm which filter you are currently distributing? Kind regards, Marty"

 

And here’s their super-prompt response, received in less than 24 hours!

An email reply from Fellow Industries that states "Thanks for reaching out, Marty! We need to update those pages as the Prismo filter is 150 microns now (this change was made a few years ago). Let me know if I can clarify anything or answer other questions you may have! Best, Nick"

So there you have it. Thanks to Nick from Fellow Industries, we now know that the current filter for the Fellow Prismo is 150 microns.

So that means that each little hole in the metal filter is 0.15 of a millimetre. That is tiny!

I was also really pleased with Nick’s prompt response. When a company takes the time to respond quickly to their customers’ queries, it tells me that they understand that their customers are important.

That’s an A+ right there.

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Fellow Prismo instructions

It’s very easy to begin using the Fellow Prismo. Standard instructions are:

  1. place the reusable metal filter inside the cap, with the Fellow text on the filter face-up,
  2. screw the cap onto the AeroPress chamber, making sure that the Fellow logo icon on the cap is aligned with the numbers on the AeroPress chamber,
  3. measure 20g of ultra-fine ground coffee and pour into the AeroPress chamber,
  4. place the AeroPress onto your coffee cup or glass,
  5. slowly pour 50ml of boiling water (100˚C/212˚F) into the AeroPress chamber,
  6. stir the coffee vigorously for 20 seconds,
  7. let the coffee sit for one minute,
  8. place the AeroPress plunger into the chamber and give an initial quick, hard press to compress the coffee grounds, then maintain constant pressure until the plunger reaches the bottom,
  9. remove the Prismo from the AeroPress and wash all parts,
  10. drink and enjoy your espresso-style coffee.

This is the standard Fellow Prismo instructions and should produce a crema. If you’re interested, you can also use the Prismo to make cold brew.

Cleaning the Fellow Prismo

It’s recommended to clean the Fellow Prismo after every use to avoid it getting clogged up by coffee oils and negatively impacting your brew.

Don’t use anything abrasive or rough though, only a soft sponge. It’s also safe to put it in the top rack of your dishwasher.

Another option is to simply clean it with warm soapy water. To clean it this way, all you need to do is:

  1. take everything apart and rinse it after use,
  2. attach the Prismo with filter back onto the AeroPress chamber,
  3. add some warm soapy water into the AeroPress chamber,
  4. press and pull the soapy water through the Prismo, and
  5. rinse any soapy residue off the parts.

If you wanted to, you could fill the AeroPress chamber with plain warm water and press it through the Prismo once more.

This also would help to remove any soapy residue from all the parts.

Can you use the Fellow Prismo with a paper filter?

Sure. You can use a paper filter with the Prismo, but I don’t know why you’d really want to. After all, it’s designed to be used with a metal filter.

The people at Fellow Industries surely spent months doing research and trying different options for brewing with the Prismo.

Their decision was to design, create and package their own fine metal filter. I highly doubt they decided to pack the Prismo with their own metal filter just on a whim.

However, there is one method of using both a paper filter and the metal filter that I have tried.

It involves tamping the coffee inside the AeroPress and then packing a paper filter on top of the tamped coffee grounds.

In fact, in my somewhat short experience with using the Fellow Prismo, this has been the only method that I’ve been able to use to get anything close to a crema.

I explain this method in more detail here.

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Conclusion

Overall I’ve been very happy with the Fellow Prismo. It makes a great brew and I definitely like the fact that I don’t need to use the inverted method to brew a full immersion coffee.

One thing I feel I need to comment on though is the price, as it’s pretty much the same price as the AeroPress itself.

It’s not that expensive, but it did make me wonder if I really needed it.

It’s delivered on everything so far, except I still struggle to get a crema by following the standard instructions. It’s fairly early days for me though, so plenty of time to refine my skills.

It’s a quality product that I have no problem recommending. Click here to view it on Amazon now.

Have you purchased the Fellow Prismo or perhaps have a question about it?

Perhaps you’ve had experience with a different AeroPress attachment? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay caffeinated!