Have you been brewing mediocre AeroPress coffee? Does something seem a little off but you can’t quite figure it out?
Now imagine having a friend visit you and how awkward you’d feel serving them a sub-par coffee. Not exactly what you want, is it!
In this post, we’re going to look at:
- What grind for AeroPress Fellow Prismo method
- What grind for AeroPress Prismo maximum crema method
- What grind for AeroPress PuckPuck method
- What grind for AeroPress standard method
- What grind for AeroPress inverted method
We’ll also then look at some different brewing methods you can use with the AeroPress.
Let’s get to it!
What Grind for AeroPress Fellow Prismo Method?
Do you struggle with the inverted method? You may have the fear of spilling it everywhere and I don’t blame you. It’s not very safe.
If you’ve struggled at all with the inverted method, this method’s for you. Why not give your AeroPress superpowers using a little-known attachment for the AeroPress?
Introducing the Fellow Prismo.
Features of the Fellow Prismo
One feature of the Prismo, is that you can make amazing full-immersion coffee without using the inverted method. Learn all about the Fellow Prismo and why you should own it here.
If you want to get a delicious crema with the Prismo, you’ll need to use an ultra-fine grind. This helps to build up pressure when pressing the coffee through the Prismo metal filter. This also helps to produce a crema.
Here’s the step-by-step method:
- Insert the metal filter into your Fellow Prismo.
- Screw the Prismo onto your AeroPress chamber.
- Pour 1 scoop of ultra-fine grind into your AeroPress chamber.
- Pour 50mls of boiling water into your AeroPress chamber.
- Stir your coffee for 20 seconds.
- Leave your coffee to steep for 1 minute.
- Place your AeroPress onto your coffee cup.
- Insert your plunger into the AeroPress chamber.
- Press HARD until you reach the coffee grounds.
- Be amazed at the crema you have produced!
- Drink as is, or add hot milk and sugar to taste.
- Enjoy your coffee!
Now you’re familiar with the incredible Fellow Prismo and the basic recipe. Fantastic! Next, let’s look at the Maximum Crema method.
What Grind for AeroPress Prismo Maximum Crema Method?
If you want to get maximum crema from your AeroPress and Fellow Prismo, a fine grind will do. I’ve explained this method in full detail on my post “How To Get Crema From An AeroPress – 3 Secret Methods”.
If you’re looking to achieve jaw-dropping results like this, read it now!
What Grind for AeroPress PuckPuck Method?
Cold brew is delicious and one of the best ways to enjoy coffee. The only thing is that it takes several hours to brew, which isn’t always practical.
Have you often found yourself wishing it would brew faster? Have you experienced remembering that you meant to make some cold brew the day before but forgot?
For brewing with the PuckPuck, you’ll need a medium grind.
Let’s take a look at the step-by-step process:
- Place a paper filter into your AeroPress filter cap and screw it onto the AeroPress chamber.
- Sit your AeroPress on a jug or suitable container. It needs to be large enough to hold at least 400ml.
- Pour 38g of medium grind into your AeroPress chamber, then give a gentle shake or a tap to level the grounds.
- Gently drop your PuckPuck splash filter into your AeroPress chamber. Make sure it’s sitting flat on top of the grounds.
- Attach your PuckPuck water vessel onto the PuckPuck. Place the PuckPuck onto your AeroPress. If you didn’t buy the water vessel with the PuckPuck, you can use a compatible water bottle instead.
- Place your PuckPuck and water vessel onto your AeroPress chamber.
- Pour 100g of ice into your PuckPuck water vessel. Pour 400ml of water into your PuckPuck water vessel.
- Slowly adjust the drip rate of your PuckPuck to about 50 drips per minute. Do this by holding the bottom section of the PuckPuck and turning the top section anti-clockwise. This can be a bit tricky to get the hang of, but you’ll get it. Start very slow until you see drips coming out of your PuckPuck.
- Check your PuckPuck from time to time, making sure the drip rate isn’t speeding up or slowing down.
- Wait until all the water has dripped through the water vessel. Remove the AeroPress and PuckPuck combo from your jug or container and place in your kitchen sink for cleaning.
- Pour some of your delicious cold brew into a large glass or mug with ice.
- Add sugar or milk to taste.
- Enjoy your delicious cold brew coffee!
If you’d rather make the guaranteed and reliable coffee that the AeroPress instructions recommend, take a look at this next method.
What Grind for AeroPress Standard Method?
This is the proven method that you started with when you first got your AeroPress. It’s the standard method that you’re provided in the AeroPress instructions. For this method, you’ll want to use a fine grind.
This is because brewing with this method has a minimal brewing time. If you were to use a coarser grind, you wouldn’t extract enough of the goodness.
The step-by-step method is:
- Insert a paper filter into your AeroPress cap.
- Screw your AeroPress cap onto the AeroPress chamber.
- Place your AeroPress onto your cup. Pour in one scoop of your fine grind coffee into the AeroPress chamber.
- Pour hot water into the AeroPress chamber up to the number 1 on the chamber.
- Using the included stirring paddle, stir the coffee for about 10 seconds.
- Insert your AeroPress plunger into the chamber and lightly press, until all the coffee is in your cup.
- Add milk or sugar to taste.
- Enjoy your coffee!
Now we’ve covered the standard method, let’s take a look at a different popular method.
What Grind for AeroPress Inverted Method?
The inverted method is a popular brewing method with the AeroPress. Brewing with this method makes a full-immersion brew, which you can leave to steep as long as you like.
Think of it as more like a french press brew.
I should warn you though, this method is not recommended by Aerobie. It does have the potential to leak or spill if not done correctly, so be careful!
Unlike the standard method above, you’ll want a fine-to-medium grind for this method. If you use a too fine grind, it could lead to over-extraction because of the longer steeping time.
The setup for this method is a little different, too. Insert the AeroPress plunger into the chamber up to the number 4. Now turn the AeroPress upside down and use the AeroPress plunger as a stand for the AeroPress.
The AeroPress is now ready to add your fine-to-medium grind and hot water.
Let’s take a look at the step-by-step instructions:
- Insert your AeroPress plunger into the AeroPress chamber up to the number 4.
- Turn your AeroPress upside-down, using the AeroPress plunger as a stand.
- Pour in one scoop of fine-to-medium grind into the AeroPress chamber.
- Pour 50mls of hot water into your AeroPress chamber and stir for 20 seconds.
- Leave your coffee to steep for 30 seconds.
- Pour hot water to the top of your AeroPress and then leave for a further 60 seconds.
- Place a paper filter into your AeroPress cap and wet the filter so it sticks to the cap.
- Screw the cap onto the AeroPress chamber.
- Turn your coffee cup upside-down and place it on top of the AeroPress.
- Holding both your cup and the AeroPress, turn them both the right-side up in one smooth motion.
- Gently press your AeroPress plunger into the chamber until all the coffee is in your cup.
- Add milk or sugar to taste.
- Enjoy your coffee!
So how did you go with that one? I’m sure you nailed it without any struggle!
So there you have 5 different grinds for 5 different AeroPress methods. Now you’re armed with some powerful info to get out there and make the best brew that you can!!
Have you got another AeroPress brewing method to suggest? Have you tried one of these methods and not achieved the results you were hoping for?
Let me know in the comments below.