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AeroPress vs AeroPress Go

The Aeropress has revolutionized the coffee-making game, and now it’s back with its smaller sibling: The AeroPress Go!

Get ready to compare these two compact brewing options side-by-side to decide which is best for your lifestyle.

Key Takeaways:

  • The original AeroPress is larger than the Go version and weighs more (230g vs. 160g).
  • The Go comes with a travel mug that packs away neatly, while the Original does not have any case or storage for accessories.
  • Instead of having a funnel-like mixing stick like its predecessor, the Aeropress Go has a folding mixing stick which helps save space when packing it up to go somewhere else/traveling outdoors etc.
  • Capacity on AeroPressGo: 220 g water without coffee inside, compared to 260 g in the Original model.
  • The scale markings differ on each model: Go ends at 3 instead of 4 like the Original Aeropress.
  • The bottom of the chamber on the Go has been redesigned to be smaller, so it may not be big enough to fit some cups the original model could.

What an AeroPress Is and How It Works

The AeroPress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, and has gained a cult-like following since then.

It’s a unique, portable handcrafted device that allows you to brew amazing cups of faux-espresso and filter coffee with ease. The secret lies within its ingeniously designed chamber groups – where air pressure forces hot water through freshly ground beans for maximum extraction and flavor delivery.

Here is my favorite, simple Aeropress recipe.

The process is simple:

  1. Simply add finely ground fresh beans into the cylinder,
  2. add some heated water,
  3. and plunge gently downwards by pressing down on the top plunger until it reaches the bottom.

You can experiment further, by adding more or less grounds to adjust strength levels, or playing around with grinding fineness depending upon your desired taste outcome.

And as if this isn’t enough, this handy little gadget gives you control over steeping and extraction time, so no matter what type of beans you choose, the AeroPress produces flavorful coffee free from sediment, grit, or oil every time. 

The AeroPress is highly versatile, letting coffee lovers explore different ways of making coffee.

However, it can only make one cup of coffee at a time.

Introducing the Aeropress Go

“Why fix something when it’s not broken?” A phrase you NEVER hear inventors say 🙂

The AeroPress Go was invented in 2019 to meet the needs of on-the-go coffee drinkers.

The original model is convenient, but its bulky size can be a challenge for those who need their morning cup during travel or simply don’t have much room in their kitchen. Enter the AeroPress Go!

This compact version fits neatly into its included mug and doubles as storage – ideal for packing up after use without having extra parts lying around your home or office taking up valuable counter space.

Differences Between AeroPress and AeroPress Go

The main differences between AeroPress and AeroPress Go are:

  • the size
  • weight
  • capacity
  • accessories
  • and convenience each offers.

Keep in mind, though, that both brewers can conveniently and consistently provide you with your delicious cup of coffee every day. 

As the name suggests, the AeroPress Go has been designed specifically for travel, making it even more mobile than AeroPress. The portable version has a small plastic cup you can carry around easily. Also, the original AeroPress does not come with a case to store extra accessories. 

Size And Weight Differences

Aeropress Vs Aeropress Go Size

The original AeroPress has a larger capacity, and you can buy a travel tote bag to make it more portable. The AeroPress Go comes with a 444 ml mug that can hold 15oz. The mug has space to carry all accessories, including the filter holder, stirrer, and scoop. 

Aeropress measures 5.4 x 4.2 x 3.8 inches, while AeroPress go measures 4.6 x 3.6 x 3.6 inches when packed. Despite being smaller, the AeroPress Go has the same barrel size as the AeroPress. This is because the AeroSpace Go has a smaller plastic collar on the bottom, allowing it to brew into various pitchers and mugs. 

Capacity Difference

AeroPress can make around ten oz of coffee, while AeroPress Go can make around eight. Although not a huge difference, it can make your brewed cup smaller. 

Most people who dislike AeroPress say that its capacity is limited.

Most coffee lovers don’t like making extra strong coffee and then diluting it down. AeroPress makes coffee for one or two people, making it unsuitable for family use.

However, reviews show that customers are asking for a higher capacity AeroPress due to its excellent build and performance.  


The AeroPress Go is similar to AeroPress except for its height and capacity. The two appliances have similar strainer mounting systems, holes, and diameters. Infact, the parts between the two are completely interchangeable. 

Aeropress Accessories

AeroPress Go comes with fewer accessories than AeroPress. It has a foldable stirrer and a filter holder making it more convenient to carry. Therefore, With AeroPress Go, you don’t need a zip lock bag to secure the filters. The travel mug is a nice touch ensuring that you don’t have to carry a mug from home. 

On the other hand, AeroPress has many accessories that elevate your brewing experience and make it seem more professional. However, some extra parts are unnecessary. It comes with a big stirrer that can be replaced with any spoon if misplaced. It also comes with a scoop. However, most coffee lovers would prefer using a scale instead to get consistent measurements and portions of coffee. It also has a plastic filter stand alongside a funnel to ensure your coffee is grit-free.  

Aeropress Go Accessories

Is the Brew Similar?

Aeropress Brewed

There is no major difference between the brew from AeroPress or the AeroPress Go. Both appliances can cater to inverted and traditional brewing. The two also offer similar versatility, letting you play with brewing times, mixing, grinding, and proportions.

However, the small capacity of both appliances does not let you make large amounts of coffee. You can still take advantage of famous coffee-making recipes that allow you to make large doses of coffee and then dilute the product, creating a bypass.  

AeroPress vs. AeroPress Go: How to Choose?

The discussion above shows that the two models are almost similar in design.

The AeroPress Go can be limiting when brewing coffee at home, but does come with more travel-oriented accessories, such as a mug, making it even more convenient for camping trips. 

On the other hand, the regular AeroPress is also small enough to be portable on any trip, and you can make more coffee with it at home.

You decide!

Pros of the original

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Large capacity
  • Sturdy stirring rod
  • Larger capacity

Cons of the original

  • Bulkier
  • Less convenient for traveling

Pros of the new Aeropress Go

  • Comes with a travel mug
  • Versatile
  • More portable
  • All in one unit
  • Easy to clean

Cons of the new Aeropress Go

  • Smaller capacity

More AeroPress Variants

Aside from the original AeroPress and the AeroPress Go, there are two other variants you can choose from:

  • AeroPress Clear: A transparent AeroPress made with Tritan plastic, which is more durable than the plastic used for the standard AeroPress. For more details, you can read my full review of the AeroPress Clear.
  • AeroPress XL: A bigger AeroPress that is 1/3 taller and has wider inner and outer diameters than the original. It comes with a 20 oz Tritan plastic carafe. Check out my AeroPress XL review.


The AeroPress and AeroPress Go have revolutionized coffee brewing for many coffee lovers.

You can feel like a professional while brewing your coffee at an affordable price. The models are small, making them ideal travel companions for many. AeroPress makes such great coffee that the only flaw reviewers find is its limited brewing capacity.

It’s up to you to choose your favorite among the different AeroPress devices. Ultimately, it depends on which fits your needs better.

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  1. AeroPress veteran here. While I appreciate the portability of the AeroPress Go, I find that the reduced capacity from 260g to 220g of water without coffee makes a noticeable difference when brewing for more robust cups. For those who like their coffee stronger, the original AeroPress offers that bit of extra room for more grounds and water. Just something to consider.

  2. This was a great read before my morning cuppa. However, I’m curious about one detail – the article mentions different scale markings on the two AeroPress models. Could you clarify how this impacts the brewing process? I like to have precise measurements for consistency, and I’m wondering if this would affect the repeatability of results between the two versions.

    1. The barrel size is the same on both brewers, as are the location of the numbers. So if you have something that works for you on the bigger Aeropress, it’ll work in the Go as well.

  3. As someone who’s recently ventured into the world of manual coffee brewing, the comparison between the AeroPress and AeroPress Go has been super helpful. After reading, I feel more confident that the AeroPress Go is the right fit for my minimalist kitchen and camping trips. Thanks for making my decision easier.

  4. After reading your article, I took the plunge and got an AeroPress Go for my van life adventures. It fits perfectly into my compact living space, and the folding mixing stick is nice for saving space. The cup of coffee it makes is just as robust and flavorful as the original AeroPress, which I’ve used for years at home. It is not much smaller, but the travel mug and the compactness of the elements made it worth it for me, so great overview of both models, Tom.

  5. I’m intrigued by the redesigned chamber bottom of the AeroPress Go. You mentioned that it might not fit some cups that the original model could. Could you specify the maximum diameter cup that the AeroPress Go will fit? I have a favorite travel mug and I’m hoping it’s compatible.

    1. Yes, the Aeropress go fits cups with a diameter of 3.25”, while the original fits cups that are 3.75” in diamater.

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