Make Espresso At Home | AeroPress

We’ve shared some of the most popular and classic brewing tools, such as the French Press and the Pour Over. But did you know there is a way to enjoy coffee that is so new it wasn’t even around in the 1990’s? Not to mention, it can actually produce a coffee that is reminiscent of espresso with the method we outline below!


The tool? The AeroPress!

Fun Facts About The AeroPress:
  • The AeroPress was debuted at a coffee trade show in late 2005
  • The AeroPress was invented by a Stanford Professor and inventor who was frustrated that there was no easy way to brew a single cup of coffee
  • The inventor’s biggest hit before the AeroPress was a frisbee

Learn how to brew an espresso-like beverage using this process below.

What You Need:
The Process:
  • Weigh out 17-21 grams of ground coffee
  • Bring 200 grams of water to a boil
  • Remove cap
  • Insert paper filter into the cap
  • Pour hot water slowly over the filter, to rinse it and allow it to adhere to the cap
  • Assemble the AeroPress (make sure it is completely dry) and place on the scale with the numbers upside down
  • Add your fine coffee grounds
  • Pour 34 grams of hot water(double the amount of water to coffee), making sure the coffee is completely saturated
  • Stir coffee grounds
  • Use remainder of hot water to fill the chamber
  • Wait 1 minute for grounds to steep
  • Get ready to press down hard to push the water through the coffee.*
  • Fasten the cap, flip over, place over your mug
  • Enjoy!

*This step is key! Pushing down rapidly and forcefully will ensure your result is an espresso-like beverage. 

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Cup of Cheer: At-Home Recipe & Giveaway

To spread some much needed caffeinated cheer, we have partnered with Monin® to bring you a special social media giveaway. We will be giving away the main ingredients to create a delicious at-home recipe, the Cup of Cheer. Visit our Facebook & Instagram AND the Monin® Facebook & Instagram to enter!


The best part? You don’t have to be a giveaway winner to win access to the at home recipe for a Cup of Cheer. Try making this delicious coffee drink by following the home recipe below:


Garnishes (optional):

  • Colored Sprinkles
  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Whipped Cream


  • Fill serving glass with ice
  • Pour ingredients into a mixing tin in order listed
  • Add ice from serving glass
  • Cap and shake the mixing tin
  • Pour into serving glass, add garnish
  • Enjoy!


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Make Coffee At Home With Head Roastmaster Chris

Looking to brew coffee at home the same way as Roastmaster Chris? We’ve got you covered. Here are the full details on the essential items our Head Roastmaster uses to make his coffee at home:


To re-create Chris’s favorite brewing technique for your at-home coffee, all you will need is:

  • Fresh Coffee (whole bean or french press grind)
    • Check out our selection of roast to order coffees online. From blends, single origin, flavored, and organic – we’ve got a coffee for every palate!

  • Airtight Container
    • Storing your coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place helps to keep the coffee fresh for a longer time, locking in the flavors.

  • Grinder
    • If grinding your own beans at home, be sure to use a grinder made for coffee beans and grind the beans to a coarser, French Press grind. Fine grounds can result it a bitter taste and can clog the French Press filter.

  • Hot Water Kettle
    • Electric hot water kettles are perfect for heating water for a French Press, as it allows you to control the temperature exactly to the degree – water that is too hot can cause the grounds to burn.

  • Bodum French Press
    • Not only the preferred brewing method of our Roastmaster, but the French Press has long been the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee.

  • Joffrey’s Stainless Steel Tumbler
    • Keep your coffee hot long after it’s brewed with our 22oz travel tumbler, made of stainless steel that is vacuum insulated with a double wall construction.

Need a lesson on how to brew your coffee using a French Press? Check out our step-by-step instructions on our blog.

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Coffee Hacks To Make Joffrey's Beverages At Home

Looking to make your own version of Joffrey’s beverages at home but missing some equipment or ingredients? We understand that not everyone has a collection of items such as flavored syrups, an espresso machine, and a milk steamer. We want to be sure that you  can still create a delicious Joffrey’s inspired beverage!

We’ve gathered some of the most common substitutions and several coffee hacks you can put to the test and adjust to your liking!

No flavored syrups?

    • No problem! Add a little sugar and a teaspoon (add more to taste if needed) of vanilla, almond or peppermint extract. Looking for something a little sweeter? Try a teaspoon of maple syrup!

No espresso maker?

    • Use your drip coffee maker to make a stronger brew (more grounds, less water).

No milk steamer?

    • Steamed milk is essentially just heated milk – at home this can be done in the microwave or on the stovetop. The goal is to heat the milk to approx. 150ºF (you want the milk hot but not boiling or bubbling).

No milk frother?

    • Pour cold milk into a mason jar (about one third full), screw on the cap and shake it until the milk doubles in volume. Then, put the milk in the microwave for about 45 seconds until foamy.

No flavored coffee but looking to spice it up?

    • Try adding cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa powder to your coffee grounds for some extra flavor.


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Joffrey's Iced Cappuccino/Latte at Home

So far, we’ve shared a cold brew recipe to make at home, similar to our Shakin’ Jamaican™ Cold Brew. We hope you enjoyed and cannot wait to see your caffeinated creations.


Today we’ll be sharing a recipe for an Iced Cappuccino/Latte, easy to create at home, but deliciously reminiscent of a fan-favorite Joffrey’s kiosk beverage. This recipe is fully customizable!


Iced Cappuccino/Iced Latte



1. See Cold Brew instructions

2. Fill a tall glass with ice

3. Add 2 oz. of Cold Brew concentrate

4. Fill the rest of the glass with cold milk

5. Add in flavored syrup of your choice

6. Stir and top with whipped cream

7. Add some fun toppings, such as cookie crumbles or sprinkles for an extra treat!


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How to Boost Your Productivity in 2017 with Coffee

Did you know that writing down your New Year’s resolutions will help you stick to them? It’s the truth! Another thing that’ll keep your goals in check is coffee. It won’t text you to remind you to say “no” to that slice of carrot cake, but it can give you the stamina to get where you need to be. There are plenty of tricks to up your productivity level, and with coffee by your side, you can accomplish anything! Disclaimer: please do not try to fly; coffee cannot give you wings… Red Bull might, but you didn’t hear it from us.

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Coffee Keeps Your Mind Productive

Coffee puts you in a better mood by making your body release dopamine.[i] We all know it’s easier to have the willpower you need to be productive when you’re all smiles. Another one of our favorite coffee health benefits is this: it can keep your brain alert and speed up the time it takes you to process thoughts.[ii] Coffee can help you accomplish more and do it faster. How can you say no to that?


Coffee Health Benefits the Body – It Keeps You Fit!

Being fit is a common new year’s resolution. If it’s one of yours, there are plenty of coffee health benefits that will get you through even the toughest workouts. Not only does coffee keep you more focused and on track at the gym, it increases endurance.[iii] This means that no matter how tired you are when you wake up for your 5:00 a.m. run, you can still power through after your favorite cup of coffee! Don’t forget to hydrate with water though!


Coffee Health Benefits Keep Your Mind and Body Productive, but What About the Rest?  

So, your new year’s resolutions are set, you’ve got your coffee and you’re ready to show 2017 what’s up. You’ve written your goals down. You’re energized and caffeinated. What’s next? One word, five syllables: productivity. Even if you have no idea what you’re trying to achieve, here are a few good tips from productivity experts to get you through January.


First Thing’s First – Shut Out the Noise

Distractions are everywhere. If you set boundaries to keep them at bay, you’ll get more accomplished! Noise can easily be tuned out with earplugs, but what about the mental noise? If you’re at home, there are kids running around, husbands who need sandwiches, pets to feed, text messages to read, etc. If you’re in an office, there are e-mails, the pressure to multitask, the side conversations with your co-workers, and more. These distracting things are necessary and some, you may love…but productivity experts say that knowing how to mold them around your work can make you more creative. It’s all about setting boundaries.


Tame the E-mail Monster

Checking e-mail every two to three hours can make you much more productive, opposed to checking it more often. Being super responsive with your e-mails is actually a huge productivity killer. (Who knew?) Unless an e-mail’s urgent, you’ll be better at your job if you make it wait. This applies to non-e-mail interruptions too. Why? Stopping work often to manage the inbox (or to do other things) lowers quality of work, mental speed and mental capacity to do the work. The more we shift focus, the worse it is.[iv]


One Step at a Time

You can increase your productivity and finish your to-do list quicker if you do them one at a time. Multitasking is the death of productivity, unless you’re doing it with tasks that call for minimal brain power and focus. Why? Multitasking (like being interrupted) reduces mental capacity, speed and quality of work. Strangely enough, in productivity studies, people who felt they had a special gift for multitasking were far worse at it versus those saw themselves as terrible multitaskers. Simply put, our brains aren’t built to multitask, but knowing this will help us use them wisely![v]


Task Mastering

You’ll be more productive if you break your projects into small tasks and tackle them one at a time. Not to mention, you’ll save time by delegating things that you’re not amazing at to someone who could do them in half the time. If you want to delegate something, but don’t know anyone who can do it well, train someone. Training is a time suck in the beginning, but after the person’s trained, you’re free![vi]


Use Perfectionism Wisely

You’ll increase your productivity a lot if you know how to manage being a perfectionist. Making sure every detail is impeccable can devour time and cause imperfections in areas where you really need to be perfect. Here’s the deal, we all have limited time, energy and alertness. If we spend too much of it trying to be perfect in places where perfectionism doesn’t improve the outcome of the project, we’re wasting resources. Apparently, most people with high standards are somewhat guilty of wasting time and brain fuel in the name of perfectionism.[vii] Before tackling each to-do, ask yourself if doing it perfectly or exactly a certain way would impact the outcome of the project. If the answer is “no,” then consider it a “good is enough” task.

Cheers to a successful 2017!




[i] Dr. Laura Klein, Ph.D., Penn State University; Heidi Skolnik, M.S., sports nutritionist

[ii] Nutrition Bulletin & Journal of Psychopharmacology

[iii] Rice University

[iv] Science Direct Research Journal

[v] University of London, Forbes Magazine

[vi] Harvard Business Review

[vii] Dr. Gini Graham Scott, PhD; Business Insider, Inc.