January 20, 2015

AeroPress Gadgets for the Home Barista


Did java wonder what else you can buy for your AeroPress? Here are a few suggestions to spruce up your AeroPress experience.

SEE ALSO: Barista AeroPress Recipe Encyclopaedia

1.   Splash out on a metal disk coffee filter.

2.   Get a thermometer.

3.   Get a brewing station.

Aeropress machine after making coffee

Fresh off the press…

If you’re feeling stumped and a tad confused reading this, here’s an explanation for every home brewing gadget.

1. Splash out on a Metal Disk Coffee Filter.

What? – a reusable disk filter designed especially for your beloved AeroPress

Why? – it keeps those lovely oils in the cup allowing an even fuller bodied, bolder cup of coffee. And no more irritating papers (much better for travelling!)

Where? – It depends which one you get, but check out Amazon!

Ok, you want one? Let’s move on.

Which Type of Metal Filter Should You Buy?

a) The Able Brewing DISK Coffee Filter – more durable than paper but allows more gritty sediment through.


b)  The Able Brewing DISK Coffee Filter – Even Finer (1/3 finer).  Sweeter and gives a cleaner cup of coffee – but it’s much too delicate for road travel.


c) The super fine mesh S Filter. Durable and leaves the cleanest cup. No back pressure so the coffee almost runs through the filter as it extracts so less force required. It also lets more oils through – giving it a smoother more organic taste.

Need video evidence to splash that cash?

S Filter for Aeropress

2. Get a Thermometer

What? – Flexible wire (expensive!) or kitchen digital probe.

Why? – Water temperature matters (boiling hot water rapidly loses dissolved air and will taste flat. If the water is too cool, the brew will be sour and under extracted (Source).

Digital thermometer

This is a digital thermometer for super precise readings.

3. Get a Brew Station.

What? – A holder for your AeroPress.

Why?  – Perfect for the home barista looking for complete control over that AeroPress. It provides a sturdy platform to put your AeroPress on and stops spillage.

Where? – Espresso Deco – £50 (inc Vat)  – 1 cup Brewstation.

Espresso Deco Brew Station

Perfect Daily Grind.