brew guide

How to Brew Aeropress Inverted Method

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The Aeropress is a simple yet versatile brew device perfect for traveling and camping. The inversion brew method turns the Aeropress upside down to brew a rich bold cup.

What is the Inverted Aeropress Brew Method?

By inverting the Aeropress, you’re able to brew by immersion—letting the coffee and water sit together for a period of time before plunging the coffee into your mug.

How Does the Aeropress Inverted Method Work?

The plunger is backed nearly all the way out of the cylinder and set upside down. Coffee and water is added inside the cylinder and allowed to brew. Once brewed, the filter and basket is screwed on and the Aeropress is set right side up on top of the mug and plunged.

Aeropress Coffee Ratio

We recommend a water to coffee ratio of 15:1. This means 15 grams of water for every gram of coffee. Since the Aeropress doesn’t yield a large amount of liquid (275g) this will brew a nice rich cup of coffee.

Learn more about coffee to water ratios.

Aeropress Coffee Grind

We recommend a medium to fine grind with a consistency similar to table salt. Keep in mind that a coarser grind will make the plunge easier, whereas a finer grind will make the plunge more difficult.

Learn more about coffee grinding on our How to Grind Coffee guide.

Aeropress Coffee Recipe

  • Water to coffee ratio: 15:1
  • Water: 275g
  • Coffee: 18g
  • Grind: Medium/Fine (table salt)

How to Make Inverted Aeropress Coffee

  1. Step 1 - Start with the Aeropress upside down and with the plunger pulled all the way out while still providing a seal.
  2. Step 2 - Unscrew the filter basket, and insert a filter. Rinse it with hot water. This will also make the filter stick to the basket. Set it aside.
  3. Step 3 - Pour your freshly ground coffee inside the aeropress.
  4. Step 4 - 0:00 Start your timer and add 50g of water that's just off boil to allow freshly roasted coffee to degas.
  5. Step 5 - 0:45 Add 125g of water and stir.
  6. Step 6 - 1:30 Add the remaining 100g of water and screw on the filter basket with the filter.
  7. Step 7 - 2:30 Flip the Aeropress right side up and set it on top of your mug. Plunge with slow steady pressure.

Equipment for Making an Aeropress


The Aeropress kit comes with all the accessories you’ll need.


Hario Mini-Slim Grinder

The perfect hand grinder for always ensuring your coffee is freshly ground no matter where you go.


Hario Scale

Weighing your variables ensures your coffee to water ratios are correct. The Hario scale is affordable, well-built, and has a built-in timer.


Hario Pour Over Kettle

A gooseneck kettle is a must for brewing a good pour over.