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!

3 AeroPress cold brew overnight recipes that anyone can make

In this post, I’ll be covering 3 different AeroPress cold brew overnight recipes that you’re guaranteed to love.

If you’ve purchased an AeroPress and have mastered the regular and inverted brewing methods, you’re probably ready and willing to begin branching out and trying some different brewing methods and recipes.

One such method that you’ll definitely want to learn, is the AeroPress cold brew overnight method.

It’s very simple and easy to prepare and results in a delicious small batch of cold brew, perfect for enjoying first thing in the morning or perhaps in the afternoon.

So let’s get into it!

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animated gif of glass mug with AeroPress overnight cold brew inside and milk being poured in.

AeroPress cold brew overnight with Fellow Prismo recipe

Tip: Technically, you don’t have to use the Prismo for this recipe, but I think it definitely helps.

For this one, I followed the cold brew recipe provided by Fellow, the makers of the Prismo.

It’s a little bit different from a standard AeroPress cold brew recipe, in that you can leave it sitting in the regular position rather than the inverted position, as the Prismo is air-tight.

I much prefer being able to leave the AeroPress in the regular position, as it’s a lot more stable.

Also, it produces a cold brew concentrate, so when it’s ready, you’ll need to add some extra water or milk to it. You can purchase your own Prismo if you want to follow this recipe.

Ingredients

  • An AeroPress
  • A Fellow Prismo
  • 35 grams of coarsely ground coffee – due to the long steeping time, if it’s fine, the result will be bitter
  • 130 grams of water (room temperature)

Steps

  1. Prepare the AeroPress by placing it in the inverted position, with the plunger inserted just above the number 4 on the AeroPress chamber.
  2. Pour in your 35 grams of ground coffee and 130 grams of water.
  3. Stir the coffee for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Attach the Fellow Prismo cap onto the end of the AeroPress chamber.
  5. Place the AeroPress in your fridge for at least 12 and up to 24 hours. If using a Fellow Prismo, you can place it either in the inverted or regular position.
  6. Once you’ve left it for between 12 – 24 hours, grab your best glass mug (with ice added, if you want to make it extra cold!) and place the AeroPress on top. Press the AeroPress into your cup.
  7. Add sugar/milk to taste and enjoy your delicious reward. It’s well worth the wait!

Animated gif of pressing cold brew from AeroPress with Fellow Prismo into glass mug with ice.It’s worth noting that one of the ways to wear out the rubber gasket on your AeroPress plunger, is to leave it compressed inside the main chamber.

Brewing cold brew with this method is doing just that, so if that bothers you, don’t use this method too regularly.

Of course, you can always purchase a replacement rubber gasket.

On to the next recipe!

Traditional cold brew with an AeroPress finish

This recipe was found on reddit. It adds an AeroPress twist to the standard cold brew recipe.

You prepare the coffee in a jar, stick it in the fridge overnight, and then press it through the AeroPress when you’re ready to drink it. Simple!

Ingredients

  • An AeroPress
  • ⅔ cup of medium fine ground coffee (about 60 grams)
  • 1 ½ cups of cold water
  • A jar with an air-tight lid

Steps

  1. Pour the ground coffee and water into the jar.
  2. Stir the coffee for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Put the lid on the jar and place it in your fridge for 10 – 12 hours.
  4. When it’s ready to drink, prepare a cup with some ice and put your AeroPress on top.
  5. Pour the cold brew concentrate into the AeroPress chamber up to the number 2.
  6. Top it up with some cold water up to the number 4 and press it into the cup.
  7. Add milk/sugar to taste.

Like I said, simple! Let’s take a look at recipe number 3.

Cold brew with the PuckPuck AeroPress attachment

OK, I’m going to be honest here, this next one isn’t an overnight recipe. In fact, if done correctly, it should only take about 2 ½ to 3 hours to brew. That’s pretty amazing!

I thought I had to include it in this post though, as the long brew time is one of the only downsides to cold brew. So tell me, who doesn’t want quick cold brew?!

“How is that possible”, you ask? It’s all due to the help of an AeroPress attachment called the PuckPuck, which controls the flow of water into your AeroPress allowing you to make a slow-drip brew.

You can check out their website if you want to learn more about the Puck Puck.

Let’s get into it!

Ingredients

  • An AeroPress
  • A Puck Puck
  • A Puck Puck water vessel or compatible water bottle
  • 38 grams of medium ground coffee
  • 400 mls of cold water
  • 100 grams of ice
  • A jug or jar

Steps

  1. Remove the splash filter from the base of the PuckPuck. Unscrew and rinse both parts of the PuckPuck with hot water, making sure that all four vent holes are unblocked, and then them screw back together
  2. Put one of your AeroPress paper filters into the AeroPress cap and attach it to the AeroPress chamber
  3. Pour the ground coffee into the AeroPress chamber and gently shake it so it’s level. Place the Puck Puck splash filter on top of the coffee grounds.
  4. Place your AeroPress on a jug or jar. Attach the Puck Puck water vessel or compatible water bottle to the Puck Puck and place it on top of the AeroPress
  5. Add the 100 grams of ice and then add the 400 mls of cold water to the vessel
  6. Adjust the drip rate of the PuckPuck by slowly turning it until you start to see drips coming out of the valves. To achieve a 2 ½ to 3 hour brew time, you should be getting about 50 drips per minute.
  7. If you want some help getting the timing right, you can even use the PuckPuck app. It’s available for both Apple and Android devices and helps you accurately adjust your drip rate.
  8. Once finished, pour it into your favourite cup and add milk/sugar to taste.

Conclusion

There we have it, 3 AeroPress cold brew overnight recipes that anyone can make. I hope you found these recipes helpful and have some fun making them.

You can experiment with the timings a little and taste the varying results. Make sure to take note of what method and timing you used, so if it’s a good one, you can make it again.

Have you tried any of these recipes? How did it turn out? Have you got another recipe to suggest? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay caffeinated!

How to get crema from an AeroPress

Since I’ve had my AeroPress, I’ve found myself wondering why there’s noticeably no crema present in any of my brews. No surprises that this then lead me to see if it’s possible to get crema from an AeroPress, like you might get from an espresso coffee.

I love espresso coffee and definitely get good use out of my espresso machine at home. But I’m not always at home, so espresso is not always an option.

If you’re not sure what an AeroPress is, I wrote an article about it called What is an AeroPress.

As for crema from an AeroPress, here’s what I found out.

Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost, I earn a commission if you buy which helps to maintain this website.

What is coffee crema?

Before we can determine whether or not you can get crema from an AeroPress that is similar to an espresso coffee, we need to first define what “crema” is.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines crema as

a layer of creamy tan froth that forms on the top of freshly made espresso

whereas Seattle Coffee Gear in their article titled “Coffee & Tea 101 | What is Crema?” goes a little more in-depth and says

Crema is the initial light/tawny colored liquid that comes out during an espresso extraction. It is what causes that ‘Guinness effect’ that folks sometimes reference. As the lighter liquid infuses with the darker liquid that comes after, it filters up and ‘settles’, leaving a tan colored layer on top of the darker espresso below.

You may have noticed that in both definitions, the brewing method mentioned was… espresso.

Can you get crema from an AeroPress?

So now we’re back at the original question again, “can you get crema from an AeroPress?”.

Well according to the above definitions (minus the part about espresso, but who knows, maybe the AeroPress wasn’t around when those definitions were written!), I believe it is possible to produce a crema from an AeroPress.

Having said that, there’s definitely some disagreement about how this is best done. For example, some people say that you must use a metal mesh filter, while others say they can get the same result with a paper filter.

One thing is for sure, technique plays a very big role.

Technique

The most important factor in successfully achieving a crema with an AeroPress is the technique that you use. This is because it’s not likely to be achievable by brewing with the AeroPress in the traditional method.

The reason for this is that in the traditional method, after the hot water has been added to the coffee grounds, it’s suggested that you stir the coffee for about 10 seconds.

The method we want to use to get a crema doesn’t disturb the coffee grounds after adding water and is therefore similar to how you would make an espresso. It involves tamping the grounds and applying as much pressure as you can muster when pressing the coffee.

Let me explain the steps:

  1. Add a filter (some people suggest a metal filter to keep it similar to an espresso, others say paper is ok. Experiment here and use what gives the best results for you) to the cap of your AeroPress and screw the cap onto the AeroPress.
  2. Pour in your desired amount of ground coffee into the AeroPress chamber.
  3. Tamp the coffee grounds with a coffee tamper that can fit inside the AeroPress chamber (if you don’t have a suitable tamper, you can put a paper filter on the end of plunger tube of the AeroPress and push that into the chamber all the way to the bottom. If you happen to have a 3D printer or have a friend who does, you can even print your own AeroPress coffee tamper!).
  4. Add a paper filter to sit over the tamped coffee grounds. This is to stop the grounds from stirring up when water is added.
  5. Sit the AeroPress onto your coffee cup/glass.
  6. Add a small-ish amount of hot water to the AeroPress chamber.
  7. Insert the AeroPress plunger into the tube and push hard, being careful not to slip.

Here’s a short video demonstrating the method outlined above.

Conclusion

If you follow these steps, you should be able to produce a decent crema from your AeroPress. Of course it’s not likely to be as good as an espresso, but I don’t need to tell you that the AeroPress isn’t an espresso machine.

It’s worth mentioning that in the video above, the crema was achieved with an additional 3rd-party attachment for your AeroPress called the Fellow Prismo. It may not be absolutely necessary, but may yield better results because of the way it functions, as it allows for a build up of pressure.

I very recently bought a Fellow Prismo attachment and wrote a review about it.

The Fellow Prismo, which helps to get crema from an AeroPress
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To get something even close to an espresso crema from an AeroPress, you need extreme pressure! Watch this neat invention using a lever and the following results. Pretty impressive!

Have you had any success with getting crema from an AeroPress? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay caffeinated!