It’s no secret that the AeroPress has become a favorite among many users, especially those who are just starting to get into their coffee game.
It’s somewhat of a learning curve, but once you get the hang out of it, you’ll see just how easy it is to brew a delicious cup of coffee.
However, the art of storing the AeroPress properly isn’t as straightforward as you think.
How to store an AeroPress
It’s not difficult to store an AeroPress. In fact, being a relatively small and compact product, there are several ways to ensure it doesn’t get damaged.
However, with so many different methods out there, it can be hard to know which one is the best way to store it.
In this article, you’ll find the best ways to store your AeroPress at home!
Things you need to do before storing your AeroPress
Before you can store your AeroPress, you need to know about a few things so you can enjoy your coffee brewer for longer.
Cleaning the AeroPress right after use
The perfect way to store your favorite coffee brewer is when it’s clean. The best and fastest way to clean your AeroPress is right after use.
I like to remove the brewer from my cup, twist the cap from the bottom and shoot the puck out.
Right after, I’ll rinse all the parts with hot running water. Then, I’ll let it dry.
By following these easy steps, you’ll keep your AeroPress nice and fresh. If you want thoroughly clean your AeroPress, I suggest reading this article about 4 ways to clean an AeroPress.
Have a look below at how I like to dry all the parts:
Drying all parts before storing them
Before you can store your AeroPress, you need to dry it properly. You don’t want to store your AeroPress while it’s still a bit moist, as this might result in molt forming.
After cleaning all the parts, I like to let it dry on a kitchen towel or paper towel like I did here:
You can leave the parts to dry for a bit, so you can then use them to brew your next cup of coffee.
If you stick with just one cup of coffee, let the parts air dry a bit and then dry it all the way using a clean kitchen towel. Read along for more information on how to best store your AeroPress:
Push the silicone seal through the AeroPress
After thoroughly cleaning and drying all the parts of your AeroPress, it’s time to store them. I’ll talk about the different ways to do so below.
But before getting into that, you need to know about the best way to store your AeroPress.
It’s best to push the plunger with the silicone seal through the AeroPress chamber for optimal longevity. Once pushed through, it’ll look like this:
You’ll hear a popping sound once pushed all the way through. You can also see a little bit of the silicone seal come out of the end.
Depending on how you like to store your coffee brewer, you can also leave all the parts separate, which will work fine, but more on this later.
Stacking your AeroPress for optimal storage
I found that stacking all the parts of your AeroPress is the most effective way to store your AeroPress.
By stacking all the parts, you’re not going to lose any of them, which is perfect.
This technique will only work if you have a place where you can store your AeroPress in an upright position.
If you’d rather store it in a cabinet or drawer, please read my thoughts on this a bit further down.
To store your AeroPress stacked, you can best stack it as I did here:
Starting from the bottom, begin with the filter holder. Stack the AeroPress on top (which has been pushed through).
Follow this by adding the coffee funnel and placing all the extra parts like the coffee scoop, filter cap, and stirring wand in the AeroPress opening.
You’ll never have to search for your parts because you have everything you need ready to go.
The best part about using this stacking technique is when you grab the coffee funnel, you’ll also take all the smaller parts with it in one go.
This is my favorite technique, and if you like to store your AeroPress upright, then this will be well worth your time.
If you prefer storing it in a drawer or cabinet, you might want to use a different technique. Have a look below for this:
Adding all AeroPress parts to a drawer
If you don’t have a place to store your AeroPress upright, then the best way to store it will be in a drawer or a kitchen cabinet for easy access.
Storing it this way will keep the dust off the parts. It’s also the perfect way to store it long-term.
If you’re not a daily coffee drinker, it might be best to place the AeroPress back into the box it came in.
This way, you can get it out of the box and use it when you’re expecting company, or you just want a cup of freshly brewed coffee to get through the morning.
I found that pressing the plunger all the way through the cylinder is still the best way to store those parts. You can also leave them separate if you prefer this.
The other parts can easily be placed in the near area of your drawer, so you’ll always know what parts are used.
I like to place the stirring wand, filter cap, and coffee scoop inside the funnel so I can grab it in one swoop along with the AeroPress.
A clean AeroPress that has been stored properly will last a long time, which will save you money in the long term.
Storing your favorite coffee brewer can be hard, as it has many loose pieces, but with these tips and tricks, you’ll have an AeroPress for a long time to come!
I’ve listed a few coffee recipes below that can be made with the AeroPress. So if you feel like trying a new coffee recipe today, then have a look below.
How do you store your AeroPress? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!