The AeroPress coffee maker is a great way to make coffee. But, like all coffee makers, it can be made better with the right accessories. Here are some of the best AeroPress accessories that will make brewing easier and add more value to this wonderful coffee maker.
About the AeroPress Coffee Maker
The AeroPress is a manual coffee brewing method device that was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, president of Palo Alto-based Aerobie, Inc. The AeroPress coffee maker is a manual device for brewing coffee under pressure, using a plunger to force hot water through coffee grounds and filter paper. The result is a concentrated shot of coffee with less bitterness and acidity than is typically found in brewed coffee. The AeroPress can also be used to make cold brew coffee or iced coffee by using chilled water and steeping the grounds for a longer period of time.
The AeroPress is portable and lightweight, making it an ideal choice for travelers or campers who want to enjoy fresh-brewed coffee without the hassle of lugging around a bulky Coffeemaker. With its simplicity and versatility, the AeroPress has become a favorite among coffee aficionados around the world.
Best AeroPress Accessories to Make Brewing Better
Below are some of my favorite AeroPress accessories that make brewing easier, increase the flavor of your coffee or makes the AeroPress easier to use.
Prismo AeroPress Attachment
The Prismo attachment adds the ability to do full immersion brewing with inverting your AeroPress. This is great if you are looking to make espresso or to brew green tea.
With this attachment, coffee lovers can get the absolute most coffee flavor from the brewing process. The attachment uses a disk metal filter and pressure actuated valve to allow coffee enthusiasts to make perfect espresso in the AeroPress.
Overall, this is one of the best AeroPress accessories you can buy and it’s very inexpensive. Add an automatic milk frother and say goodbye to your espresso maker.
2POUR Dual Press
The original AeroPress is designed to be a great single cup coffee maker by providing a single mug of coffee quickly. If you are looking to make more than one cup, it can be a little tedious. That’s where the 2POUR comes in, it allows you to brew two cups of coffee at once with your AeroPress.
The device takes it’s influence from both portafilter and pour-over brewers such as the Chemex to give you an evenly extracted and balanced cup of coffee. After the AeroPress plunger is oushed, the attachment delivers coffee to two coffee mugs.
This is great for couples or if you serve coffee while entertaining guests often.
Upgraded Mesh Filters
The AeroPress comes with a paper filter that does a great job of filtering out coffee grounds. You may find the addition of the paper filter not only removes coffee grounds but also the taste of your coffee beans. Luckily there is a simple AeroPress hack that will improve your coffee’s flavor. Just upgrade to a metal mesh filter.
This reusable filter will allow more of the coffee’s natural oils to remain in your cup while still doing a great job of filtering out the grounds. This will allow the the difference in an AeroPress vs French Press to be minimal. In addition, it is environmentally friendly by removing unneeded paper filter waste.
Benefits of AeroPress Mesh Filters
There are several benefits of using a metal mesh filter with your AeroPress coffee maker. One is that it eliminates the paper taste that can come from using the paper filters that come with the AeroPress.
Another is that it cuts down on waste as you no longer need to use and dispose of paper filters.
A mesh filter can also make travel easier as you no longer need to worry about how many paper filters you have with you or find a place to dispose of them while on the go.
Finally, with a mesh filter you will get a full bodied cup of coffee as more of the coffee’s natural oils are retained in your cup.
JavaJug2 with JavaJacket
The JavaJug can be used as a storage container in addition to providing a stable platform for pressing the plunger.
It is compatible with all of your coffee maker’s components, including the spoon and the stirrer. Travel is easy as everything is secured with a latch.
The coffee stays hotter longer in the JavaJug thanks to the included cozy.
This is perfect if you want to make a large batch of coffee or have several people who want coffee.
If you’re someone who uses the AeroPress on a regular basis, this is a great addition to their collection.
Aesir Filters 300
If you decide a mesh filter is not right for you and want to stick to paper filters, checkout the Aesir Filters.
When using standard paper or reusable filters with your AeroPress coffee machine, you’ve certainly observed that some little coffee grinds tend to slip into your coffee. Aesir’s extra-thick paper filters are the best way to ensure that you don’t end up with a mouthful of grinds in the middle of a cup of coffee.
These filter sheets feature smaller holes and are thicker than normal paper filters, resulting in a clearer cup of coffee with less sediment. It’s better to use one of these than to stack two or three conventional filter papers.
AeroPress Travel Bag
The original case that came with my AeroPress has been missing for some time now. Among the several cases on the market, I’ve found this case to be the perfect AeroPress travel case for my needs. It’s actually a toiletry bag, but it’s big enough to hold all of my coffee necessities. In addition it is durable and cheap! If you are looking for a great, cheap AeroPress travel case look no further.
Able Travel Cap for AeroPress
Filters and beans can be packed into the plunger for travel, however they tend to fall out when the plunger is shaken.
The trip cap fits into the plunger, producing an airtight seal, which fixes this issue. The AeroPress is also well-protected by the travel cap.
PuckPuck – Cold Brew Attachment for Aeropress
PuckPuck - Cold Brew Attachment for The Aeropress
The Puck Puck is a cold brew attachment for the AeroPress. You can prepare a smooth cold brew with the Puck cold brew attachment for AeroPress. Making cold brew coffee with the AeroPress has never been simpler. Just follow the instructions below to make perfect cold brew using the cold brew drip system.
The brewing chamber should be filled with 50 grams of medium-coarsely ground coffee before brewing begins.
The Puck Puck dispersion screen should be placed on top of the field.
Attach the water container using the adapter provided.
Use icy or cold water to fill the container.
While holding the Puck Puck above the AeroPress, adjust the drip rate.
That’s all that’s needed for how to make cold brew coffee in the AeroPress.
Investing in a low-cost, portable digital scale is a smart idea if you plan to take your AeroPress camping or traveling often. In order to make the perfect cup of coffee, you will be able to weigh your coffee beans and water.
Upgraded AeroPress Carafe
The Fellow Glass Carafe is one of my favorite AeroPress upgrades. The AeroPress fits securely in the carafe, which has a spout for easy pouring.
It’s made of durable heat-resistant borosilicate glass and can be placed in the dishwasher.
It’s the perfect carafe for those who want to make large batches of AeroPress coffee.
If you are using your AeroPress coffee maker to make espresso for Lattes or cappuccinos, this milk frother is the perfect AeroPress accessory to finish off your espresso style coffee in the AeroPress made from the inverted method.
Learn more about brewing coffee, Americano vs Cappuccino
It quickly froths milk for lattes and cappuccinos and is easy to use. It can be used with any coffee maker and is not only an AeroPress accessory.
With the touch of a button, you can have steamed milk that is perfect for any coffee lover.
One of the most essential AeroPress accessories if you are looking to keep your coffee hot is a coffee mug warmer.
There are many different types and styles of mug warmers on the market, but I prefer the simple plate style. All you have to do is plug it in and place your mug on top of the warming plate. It will keep your coffee nice and hot for hours.
I did a full review of the best coffee mug warmers earlier this year that you can checkout for more ideas to find the perfect coffee cup warmer for you.
HyperChiller Beverage Chiller
Those hot summer days will be a thing of the past with an iced coffee from your Aeropress thanks to this handy kitchen gadget.
You can use this method to make iced coffee, iced tea, and even frozen drinks. It’s time to stop adding ice to your coffee because it dilutes it. Using the chiller, you can cool down your hot cup of joe in just one minute by pouring it in.
Before utilizing your HyperChiller, be sure to fill the chambers with water and place them in the freezer for at least eight hours. Say goodbye to weak coffee!
HEXNUB – Organizer
The Hexnub is the perfect way to store and keep your AeroPress equipment in order. It is also a great way to keep your filters, coffee beans and other coffee making materials all in one place.
This is an essential item for anyone who loves their AeroPress and wants to keep their brewing equipment organized.
There you have it, the best AeroPress accessories to make brewing easier. These AeroPress accessories will help you brew a better cup of coffee and make your AeroPress experience more enjoyable. Do you have any other favorite AeroPress accessories? Let us know in the comments below.
Looking to learn more about the AeroPress? Check out our FAQ section to get all of your questions answered.
What kind of coffee grounds do you need for an AeroPress?
AeroPress recommends using fine espresso grounds when making coffee to achieve maximum results. This fine grind gives you the best quality coffee possible. It’s best to find coffee beans or coffee grinding equipment. Nonetheless if you don’t possess a coffee grinder, you may need more of a coffee if you don’t have any.
Is AeroPress dishwasher safe?
Yes, the AeroPress is dishwasher safe, as long as it is placed on its upper shelf. Typically the washing is not required for storing it. Instead, you’d normally rinse them up with cold water. It’s easy to clean using AeroPress plungers.
How do I make espresso with an AeroPress?
To make an espresso style coffee with your AeroPress coffee maker, it is best to use the inverted AeroPress method or the Prismo attachment. The AeroPress make a good shot of espresso though coffee connoisseurs will notice it does not have as much rich crema that is produced from a dedicated espresso machine.
Do you really need AeroPress accessories?
No, you don’t need AeroPress accessories to make coffee. The AeroPress coffee maker comes with all the coffee gear you need to make a great cup of coffee. However, there are many AeroPress accessories on the market that can make your AeroPress experience more enjoyable or help you brew a better cup of coffee.
What Type of Coffee Grinder and Coffee Beans Should Be Used With the AeroPress?
AeroPress recommends using a fine espresso grind when making coffee to achieve maximum results. This fine grind gives you the best quality coffee possible. It’s best to find coffee beans or coffee grinding equipment that can produce this type of grind. Nonetheless, if you don’t possess a coffee grinder, you may need more coffee grounds if you don’t have any.
As for the coffee beans, it is best to use a high-quality coffee bean that you enjoy drinking. This will ensure that your cup of coffee tastes great. There are many different types of coffee beans on the market, so it is important to find one that you like. See our best types of coffee beans by country for some ideas of which will match your taste profile for an amazing coffee.
Is the AeroPress Better than Drip Coffee?
The answer to this question is subjective. Some coffee drinkers prefer the taste of coffee made with an AeroPress, while others prefer the taste of drip coffee. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which coffee brewing method you prefer. If you are looking for a more intense cup of coffee, then the AeroPress is a great option. You can learn more in our Pour Over vs Drip Coffee comparison.