Brew Guide: Inverted AeroPress Method

AeroPress Coffee Maker:

The AeroPress Coffee Maker is a carefully designed brewing tool that uses immersion, aeration, and pressure to create full-bodied, espresso-like cups of coffee. We’ve covered the standard way to use this brewer, so now it’s time to show you our preferred way to use the AeroPress — the inverted method. We prefer this method, as it gives you more control during the extraction process.

What You'll Need:

    • 1:12
    • 18 grams of coffee
    • 220 grams of water


    • Medium-fine (consistency between granulated sugar and cane sugar)

Setting up your Aeropress:
    • Place the paper filter disc in the filter basket and rinse it with hot water.  *If you are using a metal filter or the Fellow Prismo, make sure the reusable disc is clean.

Step 1

Fix the plunger into the brewing chamber and ensure there is a seal, then place the Aeropress plunger side down on the scale.

aeropress sitting on a scale

Step 2

Using the included funnel, add your freshly ground coffee to the brewing chamber. Pour hot water over the grounds until you reach your target weight, and set a timer for one minute.


kettle pouring water into an aeropress


Step 3

Give the coffee a quick stir using the provided stirring paddle to ensure all the grounds are saturated, then carefully lock the filter basket into the brewing chamber.

filter basket being locked onto an aeropress


Step 4

After a minute, place your favorite cup over the filter basket. With a firm hold of both cup and Aeropress, flip the whole unit over and set it on your counter.

image indicating to flip aeropress and cup upside down


Step 5

Slowly begin to press down on the plunger until all the brew has been expressed into the cup.


image indicating to press down on aeropress plunger

Step 6

Pull the plunger back up about an inch to create a vacuum and prevent any drips when you move the Aeropress away from your cup.

aeropress being removed from fortuna coffee mug


Step 7

And last, but certainly not least, sip and enjoy!

overhead drawing of mug of coffee


Cleaning Tip: 

To dispose of the spent coffee puck, remove the filter base and press the plunger all the way down to dispense. Rinse the AeroPress and set it aside to dry.

Need the coffee ground?

Coffee stays freshest in whole bean form. However, if you need your coffee ground please let us know by selecting the "ground" option when choosing coffee. Be sure specify in the provided text box at checkout the brew method to ensure the correct grind match for the particular brewing equipment being used.

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You might have noticed that our shipping costs are higher than what you may be used to.  Coffee is a heavy product, and shipping is calculated on a weight-based scale.  Despite this, we are determined to save you money! We do not mark up shipping rates, and we keep the prices of our products low.  As a small company, we appreciate your understanding and support!

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All Fortuna coffees and supplemental products are priced to allow all customers to enjoy high-quality roasts without paying the inflated costs often associated with specialty coffee.