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One of the best days in a home barista’s life is the day when their AeroPress arrives. Recreating that joy is tough, but it can be done. The trick is to find ways to enhance your coffee experience with some amazing AeroPress accessories.
Whether you want to level up your own manual coffee game or just need a gift for the coffee lover in your life, these accessories for AeroPress are the perfect additions to an already amazing coffee maker.
Quick Take: Best AeroPress Accessories
|AESIR Filters||Check price|
|Able DISK (Standard) for Aeropress: The Original Reusable Stainless Steel Coffee Filter - USA Made||Check price|
|Fellow Prismo Attachment for AeroPress Coffee Maker - Enhance Your Manual Coffee Maker to Brew Espresso-Style and No-Drip Immersion Coffees, Reusable Metal Filter||Check price|
|Puck Puck Cold Brew Attachment||Check price|
|Able Travel Cap for Aeropress: Storage Lid - USA Made||Check price|
|2POUR® The New Dual Press Accessory Compatible With The Aeropress® Coffee Maker, Delter Coffee Press or Pourover.||Check price|
|JavaJug2 with JavaJacket for the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker (Black)||Check price|
|HEXNUB – Compact Bamboo Organizer for AeroPress, Caddy Station Holds AeroPress Coffee Maker, Filters, Cups, Pour Over Accessories With Silicone Dripper Mat, Increased Space Saving (Black)||Check price|
|Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (Black)||Check price|
|1Zpresso Q2 Manual Coffee Grinder Mini Slim Travel Sized Fits in the plunger of AeroPress, Assembly Stainless Steel Conical Burr, Numerical Internal Adjustable Setting Coarse for Filter, Capacity 20g||Check price|
|Brewista Ratio Pour Over Coffee Scale (BWRRS1)||Check price|
|COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle Smart Bluetooth with Variable Temperature Control, Pour Over Coffee Kettle & Tea Kettle, 100% Stainless Steel Inner Lid & Bottom, Quick Heating, Matte Black||Check price|
1. Aesir Premium Paper Filters
The AeroPress and AeroPress Go come with paper filters, but those filters are made of thin, low-quality paper. The even pore size and extra thickness of Aesir’s premium AeroPress filters offer the cheapest of all AeroPress upgrades.
But why does filter quality matter?
AeroPress coffee is meant to be clear, bright, and low in sediment. In fact, that’s one of the biggest differences between AeroPress and French press coffee makers.
Standard AeroPress filters still let through a lot of sediment, though. Aesir filters provide incredibly high clarity coffee, and they do it with incredible consistency. There’s a reason they are the preferred option for champion baristas, including the 1st and 3rd place winners of the 2019 World AeroPress Championship.
2. Able Disk Metal Filter Set
I made a big assumption with that last item. I assumed that you weren’t a big fan of French press coffee. Not everyone likes their coffee clear and crisp. If you prefer a full-bodied brew, you need to ditch the filter papers and go with something metal.
Or, you could get the best of both worlds: The option for both full-bodied and clean coffee.
The Able Disk metal filter set comes with two filters. The standard filter makes a rich brew that will keep any French press fan happy. The fine filter makes a lighter cup of coffee as you would typically expect from the AeroPress.
This set doesn’t skimp on quality, either. The Able Disk filter is the best metal AeroPress filter I’ve seen. These stainless-steel filters are manufactured from a single piece of metal each, offering them incredible durability. The only concern I have is that the fine filter can bend if you apply too much pressure, but that’s a general issue with fine filters.
Just like the AeroPress, The Able Disk filters are made in the USA.
3. Fellow Prismo Espresso Cap Attachment
AeroPress users are often drawn in by its versatility. I was immediately drawn to the inverted method for making AeroPress espresso. While that recipe is delicious, Fellow found an even better way to get rich espresso-style coffee from an AeroPress.
The Prismo is an alternative filter cap for the AeroPress. The biggest difference between this cap and the standard filter cap is the pressure-actuated valve. Basically, it forms an air-tight seal that prevents water from dripping through the cap until you want it to.
If you’ve ever had difficulties with the inverted AeroPress method, the Prismo is a great alternative. It takes slightly more effort than a standard AeroPress brew but significantly less than the inverted method. Best of all, you don’t have to flip the AeroPress with the Prismo, so there is no chance of a spill.
The Prismo comes with its own metal filter which is similar to the fine filter from the Able set. The finer mesh is counterbalanced by the extra build-up of pressure from the valve, so you get rich coffee that is more similar to real espresso than any other espresso alternative I’ve tried. And the Prismo is a lot cheaper (and smaller!) than even a budget espresso machine.
4. Puck Puck Cold Brew Attachment
There are several variants of AeroPress cold brew that you can make, but the AeroPress can’t make slow-drip cold brew. Well, at least it couldn’t before Puck Puck released their AeroPress cold brew attachment.
This tiny attachment is basically an adapter for attaching water bottles to your AeroPress and controlling the drip rate of water into the chamber. The result is a delicious, convenient cold brew that just takes about 2.5 hours to brew.
The only downside is that it is only compatible with some brands of water bottles. If your favorite brand isn’t on that list, you’ll need the Puck Puck water vessel to go with the attachment.
5. Able Travel Cap
The AeroPress is an amazing travel coffee maker due to its compact size and rugged build. The filters even fit right into the hollow plunger handle. That would be even better if there was a cap to prevent the filters from falling out (or anything else from falling in).
Well, Able has created just such a cap.
This travel cap fits snugly onto the end of the plunger handle, securing anything you put inside the plunger. That way, you can toss a few filters and a tiny Ziploc bag of beans in there, and you have everything you need to brew coffee on the road (well, except water).
The cap even serves as a comfortable grip for when you are plunging coffee. The AeroPress handle isn’t uncomfortable, but this extra layer of American-made rubber doesn’t hurt.
6. 2Pour Dual Press Accessory
The best AeroPress recipes tend to make just a single coffee cup. While making 2+ cups with the AeroPress is possible, it could certainly be an easier experience. You need a large container (like a mason jar) to be multiple cups, and you have to then transfer that coffee into the individual mugs.
The 2Pour fixes both of those problems.
If you’ve seen spouted portafilters, the 2Pour uses the same basic design. As the coffee is brewed, it is split, with an equal flow of coffee pouring out of the two spouts and into individual coffee mugs. No need for a large brewing container, and you won’t have to transfer the liquid.
It’s a simple device, but it works so incredibly well.
7. JavaJug2 AeroPress Carafe
The 2Pour was one solution to the AeroPress multi-cup brewing problem, but it’s not the only one. Instead of splitting the liquid into multiple mugs, the JavaJug2 offers a container large enough to hold up to 32 ounces (4 cups) of coffee.
The AeroPress fits on top of the JavaJug2, so you can brew right into it. With the lid on, the pitcher will keep your coffee hot, especially with the JavaJacket attached. You can use it to brew multiple cups at home, but it also makes a travel pitcher because of its leak-proof design.
The JavaJug2 turns the AeroPress into an even better travel coffee maker. You can use it to store hot water for a period of time, and the markings on the inside tell you how much to use for brewing your coffee. The pitcher is large enough to hold the entire AeroPress, protecting it while you are on the road.
It’s even available in six colors: black, camo, lime green, blue, gray, and red. So, you know, extra points for style.
8. Hexnub AeroPress Compact Organizer
The AeroPress doesn’t have a lot of individual pieces, but it would still be nice to have a convenient way of storing them. The Hexnub organizer holds the AeroPress itself, the paddle, the funnel, the scoop, and several filters, all in a very compact space.
The body is made from bamboo, and the funnel and AeroPress body both sit over easily cleanable silicone mats that are heat-resistant.
If you don’t have extra counter-space, you can buy a hanging AeroPress organizer instead.
9. Baratza Encore Burr Coffee Grinder
I cannot stress just how important a coffee grinder is to maximizing your coffee brewing experience. I would argue that having a cheap blade grinder (or no grinder at all) is even worse than buying a low-quality coffee maker.
If you’re using pre-ground coffee, you aren’t getting the most out of your AeroPress. Coffee grounds just don’t stay fresh very long, so you need to grind your own coffee beans for maximum flavor. You also can’t choose your grind size with pre-ground coffee, which will limit the AeroPress recipes that you can follow.
The Baratza Encore is the best AeroPress coffee grinder for most coffee lovers. Baratza produces some of the best machines in the industry, and the Baratza, as their mid-range model, has the features and grind consistency of most company’s high-end models.
This machine is easy to use, sleek, and incredibly powerful. The commercial-grade stainless-steel burrs are far superior to any bladed grinder.
Since the Encore has 40 grind settings, you can easily use it for any AeroPress recipe and even optimize the grind size to your exacting standards.
10. 1Zpresso Q2 Manual Coffee Grinder
The Baratza Encore is great if you want a countertop machine, but hand grinders are cheaper, smaller, and more convenient for travel.
The 1Zpresso’s compact body is made of durable stainless steel, making it one of the most durable handheld grinders. Its 60+ grind settings beat out even the Encore, making this an amazingly versatile grinder.
Hand grinders do require a bit of strength to use, but the 1Zpresso’s ball handle is far more ergonomic than the typical manual grinder. It shouldn’t take too much effort to grind enough beans for 1–2 cups of coffee. Incidentally, that’s about how much this particular grinder holds.
11. Brewista Ratio Coffee Scale
For some recipes, a scoop is a fine way to measure coffee grounds. But AeroPress espresso and more advanced recipes generally work best if you weigh your coffee grounds.
The Brewista Ratio is an excellent coffee scale for any brewing method, and it’s ideal for the AeroPress. It’s temperature-resistant and water-resistant, which is helpful when you are measuring right in the AeroPress and especially for the inverted AeroPress method.
That’s not even the coolest or most unique aspect of this scale, though. It automatically determines the amount of water you need based on your measured grounds and a specified coffee-to-water ratio. That’s a convenience that you won’t find in just any kitchen scale.
12. Cosori Electric Gooseneck Kettle
Gooseneck kettles are the perfect accessory for any manual coffee fanatic. All AeroPress recipes are improved by precision-control of the water temperature, and these kettles allow for precision pouring which is important for getting maximally flavorful coffee from many inverted brewing recipes.
At 0.8 liters, the Cosori is the perfect size for the AeroPress, and it offers a range of features that blow away the competition. And, of course, the coated handle is very comfortable for use when pouring.
First, it allows you to control the temperature of your water, with four presets in the base model. The Bluetooth-upgraded model goes a step further, letting you dial in any temperature from 104–212 degrees Fahrenheit, the widest range of any kettle I’ve seen.
The Cosori is made of premium food-grade stainless steel, and no plastic parts come into contact with the water. There’s a keep-warm function with settings between 5 and 60 minutes, and you can even schedule the water to heat in advance. Pretty much all of those settings are adjustable in the app if you opt for the upgraded version.
Upgrade Your AeroPress Experience
By itself, the AeroPress is one of the coolest modern types of coffee makers. With the appropriate accessories, it becomes a device with the convenience of a Nespresso machine, the coffee quality of an automatic pour-over coffee maker, and the versatility of a dual coffee maker.
Once you have your accessories in place, you are ready for the ultimate AeroPress experience. Oh wait, you’ll need coffee beans. You can use any beans with the AeroPress, but I’d suggest checking out some great espresso beans or third-wave specialty coffees.