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James Hoffmann Aeropress Copycat Recipe

James Hoffmann Aeropress Recipe

James Hoffmann is a well-known name in the coffee industry, known for his barista skills and expertise in brewing techniques. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Ready In: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 160kcal


  • Grinder (optional)
  • Kettle or pot for boiling water
  • Timer or stopwatch
  • long spoon


  • 400 g of piping hot water just off the boil
  • 22 g of freshly ground coffee fine to medium-fine


  • Begin by making sure your Aeropress is clean and ready for use. This includes checking that all components are properly attached and there are no leftover coffee grounds from previous use.
  • Fill your kettle with fresh, cold water and bring it to a boiling point. While waiting for the water to boil, measure out the required amount and set aside.
  • Next, prepare your coffee beans by grinding them to a fine to medium-fine consistency. If you don’t have a scale, remember that roughly two tablespoons of ground coffee are needed for every cup of water.
  • Assemble your Aeropress by placing a paper filter in the cap and rinsing it with hot water. This not only ensures the filter is clean but also preheats the brewer for optimal brewing.
  • Place your Aeropress on top of a sturdy mug, with the plunger pulled out halfway. Add the ground coffee to the chamber and give it a gentle shake to level it out. Slowly pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, making sure to wet all of them. Continue pouring until you reach the 400 g mark.
  • Using a long spoon, gently stir the mixture of coffee and water for about 10 seconds to ensure even saturation. Then, insert the plunger into the Aeropress chamber and let it steep for approximately one minute.
  • After one minute, slowly press down on the plunger until you hear a hissing sound, indicating that all of the coffee has been extracted from the grounds. Carefully remove the Aeropress from your mug and enjoy your perfectly brewed cup of coffee immediately.


  • Make sure to use fresh, cold water and bring it just to the boiling point for optimal extraction.
  • The grind size of your beans is crucial for this recipe. Too fine and you’ll end up with a bitter cup, too coarse and your coffee will be weak and under-extracted.
  • The timing of each step is also important. A minute may seem like a long time to steep, but it’s crucial for extracting the full flavor from the coffee grounds.
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