AeroPress Coffee vs. French Press Coffee

It’s time to get down and dirty with press coffee. I’m here to talk you through the what, the why and the hows. But first…. let’s make sure you have the right coffee! If you are into grinding your own coffee grab a grinder hereGrab your whole beans here.

No time to grind? Thats fine by us! Grab some of your favorite BRCC beans pre-ground here so we can get started!

AeroPress Coffee & why its rad!

AeroPress. What is this device?

AeroPress coffee is a portable single serve method to brew your favorite Black Rifle Roast at home, on deployment or where ever you go! This method of single serve coffee drops the acid level of the beans making it more enjoyable to all varieties of coffee lovers.

To be more frank with the numbers AeroPress single serve coffee gives off 1/9th the acid bite of French Press coffee. That is why our AeroPress machine is the single most important product for any coffee drinker!

Ingredients & Steps

Let’s start brewing! First thing you will need is the AeroPress product itself. Click here for your purchase. Purchase your whole bean coffee here or your already ground coffee here. If you need a grinder grab one here too! Another thing you might need but isn’t crucial is a kettle, grab one here if you are feeling fancy!

Now that we have all our equipment, let’s make some coffee!

How to brew with your AeroPress:

1 heaping scoop of Espresso Grind


1.5 heaping scoops of Fine Drip Grind

*each “scoop” equals 20 grams of coffee

8-12 ounces of hot water

  1. Open your AeroPress and wash throughly
  2. Push the plunger cap out of the chamber (they come packaged together to save space)
  3. Place 1 small white filter in the base of the perforated cap
  4. Screw the cap into the base of the AeroPress branded tube
  5. Stand your chamber onto a sturdy mug (need a good mug? get one here!)
  6. Pour your ground coffee of choice into the chamber & tap to level the grounds
  7. Grab either your kettle of hot water or your faucet and pour 8 oz of water into the chamber
  8. Stir your grounds to mix into the water
  9. Insert the plunger and slowly press down for 20-60 seconds until all the water is magically now coffee!
  10. Drink, enjoy and let freedom ring!

did you buy whole beans? Grab a grinder here and grind your beans to a fine texture

French Press & why it also rocks!

Do you like strong coffee and cool equipment? French Press is the coffee style for you! French press is a fun way to brew strong coffee in a larger quantity than AeroPress. Unlike the AeroPress single serve, the French Press creates a few more cups of coffee for you or your closest friends….or just drink it all yourself!

Using a similar pressure method; you soak your grounds in hot water and press down to brew your coffee!

Ingredients & Steps

French Press is a an easy way to make some fool proof coffee! All you need to do it put your grinds into your carafe, pour in your boiling water and boom! Coffee!

Grab your coffee here (whole bean or ground). And also grab your French Press here! If you want it to look super badass, deck out your French Press with these here, and tag us in your pictures @blackriflecoffee.

How to brew with your French Press

1-2 heaping scoops of ground coffee *per 6oz of water

*approximately 2 tablespoons of ground coffee

6-16 oz of hot water

  1. Decide how much coffee you want to brew
  2. Pour your ground coffee into your French Press
  3. Grab either your kettle of hot water or your faucet of hot water into the French Press
  4. Stir gently
  5. Place the filter, press and lid onto the French Press
  6. Let the coffee steep for 4 minutes
  7. Gently press down on the top of the French Press until the ground are all at the bottom of the container
  8. Pour your brewed coffee into your mug (pick one up here)

Better or Different?

So, where do we stand?

Well what is your coffee taste?

Do you like a fast on the go option?

Or do you like something strong that lingers?

With this my fellow coffee drinkers, I leave up to you!

Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • Chas Shearer says:

    I have the Black Rifle Coffee French Press Mug. Actually 2 of them. It’s double walled and I love it. I use it with Beyond Black and it rocks a strong real mans cup of Joe. Straight up pure Black coffee. My coworkers are amazed as theses hipsters and hipsterbuck lovers can’t imagine a barista didn’t make it.

  • Steve G says:

    Love the Aeropress and the Phoenix70. I use the latter every day and take the former on the road. Just got a Jetboil too for roughin’ it without roughin’ it.

  • A big thank you for your article.

  • Zach C. says:

    Love my Aeropress, my wife gets pissed that I use that more than the expensive Keurig. Got myself a dopp kit bag for travel so I always have everything i need with me. Aeropress, small hand grinder, filters, travel mug, and a small airtight container with about 4 servings of Beyond Black, love that stuff.

  • Nik says:

    Aeropress is how we roll err day. We’re a little geeky on grinders (68mm conical burr Pharos), which means our travel kit is bulkier than most. Still, excellent coffee is important, and the ritual that goes with brewing the *right* cup is critical to us. Thanks for pushing out the Aeropress how-to, we’ll have to investigate this French Press gig for those rare days when I make coffee for more than just Lee & I. Rock on! [email protected]

  • Shawn Groseclose says:

    I love the Aero Press maker! It just simply makes the best damn cup of coffee! Well worth the money! Had to adjust my normal brewing method this past week when I opened a bag of BTB, damn that stuff is good!

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  • James says:

    What brand of french press is pictured in the article?

  • Fantastic post.Really thank you! Awesome.

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