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.
Best AeroPress Accessories for Brewing
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.
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.
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.
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.
Porlex Mini Coffee Grinder
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best AeroPress Accessories for Storage
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.
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.
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.