This will go over how to air fry coffee in an air fryer using grounds, instant coffee grounds, and coffee whole beans. I thought this article would be very useful (and also a fun experience) for whoever needs it. I use the air fryer all the time now for almost all of my cooking and also for air frying drinks when I can as a hobby.
Almost any coffee brand can be used to do this, but for this one, I have selected the Starbucks French Roast whole beans and grounds to make coffee in the air fryer. You can use the Starbucks Sumatra, Breakfast, Cafe Verona, Pike Place, Italian, or any other flavor. For the instant coffee, I went with an organic coffee brand to make organic coffee.
The french roast is one of the strongest coffees for air frying coffee from Starbucks. It is the most popular flavor.
When air frying the coffee in the 3 different ways, it all came out very good, with rich coffee as the end results. The additives for what you decide to put in your coffee after it is done, will be left up to you.
Equipment needed to air fry coffee:
Air Frying Ground Coffee
To air fry the ground coffee, a loaf pan of around 9 X 5 inches is useful. It has the space to keep the liquids far from spilling over in the air fryer, and it is small enough to fit in the air fryer when air frying drinks.
1. Put 1 ounce of water into the loaf pan.
Start off by putting only 1 ounce water into the loaf pan. We will start off by simmering and air frying the grounds first.
2. Put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee into the loaf pan.
Put the grounds into the water now. 2 tablespoons is the recommended amount for doing this. There will be enough water to make sure that the grounds properly cook, while still being air fried at the same time.
3. Mix the water and the grounds together.
Thoroughly mix the water and the coffee grounds together. You want to make sure that all of the grounds are in the water so that everything is moisturized. The goal isn’t to completely roast the grounds all over again.
4. Place the grounds in the air fryer at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
Put the pan in the air fryer for 5 minutes at the temperature of 425°F. This will simmer the entire mixture.
The mixture will look like it is burned and stuck to the pan after 5 minutes, but it is not. There is still a lot of moisture in it. It will all come up after it is combined with more water and mixed.
5. Remove the pan and add 5 ounces of water.
Add 5 ounces of water to the pan and stir it. Make sure to only gently stir it, as it should not require much force to have it mixed.
6. Air fry at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for another 5 minutes.
Air fry the coffee again at 425°F for another 5 minutes. This will ensure that the coffee is nice and hot before it is finally finished cooking.
7. Sift out the coffee grounds using a strainer.
Remove the coffee grounds before pouring it into your cup to drink by using a strainer to catch the coffee grounds. Once this is done, the coffee is finished and ready to go.
The end result is rich, strong, dark coffee that is perfect in combination with sugars and creamers.
Air Frying Instant Coffee
For the instant coffee, I used the organic coffee to do this. The instant coffee immediately dissolves in the water, so there is no need for a sifter or strainer in the end.
1. Put 1 ounce of water in the loaf pan.
Start off with one ounce of water in the loaf pan. This is all that is needed.
2. Put 1 teaspoon of the instant coffee grounds into the pan with water.
Most instant coffees only take 1 teaspoon of the grounds to make the instant coffee for every 6 ounces of water. In the end, it will be around a cup of coffee worth. Start off with the 1 ounce of water and the teaspoon of grounds first.
3. Mix it together.
Mix the grounds and water together until the grounds are completely dissolved and mixed into the water.
4. Air fry the coffee for 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Air fry the mixture for 5 minutes in the air fryer. It will begin to simmer as it cooks.
5. Add 6 ounces of water to the coffee.
Now we are going to put in our 6 ounces of water into the pan to make the cup of coffee.
6. Gently stir.
Gently stir the coffee to evenly mix the water in with the rest of the coffee.
7. Air fry the instant coffee for 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Finish by air frying the drink one more time for 5 minutes. After this time, the coffee is done, and can be poured into a cup. No strainer or sifting required.
Air Frying Coffee Whole Beans To Make Coffee
Air frying coffee beans to make coffee isn’t too hard and it certainly is possible, but it takes a lot more time.
1. Put 2 ounces of water in the loaf pan.
We are going to use more water this time to start off.
2. Put 2 tablespoons worth of coffee whole beans in the water.
Two tablespoons of whole beans will be enough for 1 cup of coffee.
3. Air fry the beans for 10 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Air fry the coffee bean while they are in the water for 10 minutes before taking them out. After this time, the coffee will begin to form in the water.
4. Remove the pan and add 6 ounces of water.
Take the pan of beans out of the air fryer and add 6 more ounces of water.
5. Continue air frying the coffee beans for an hour.
Air fry the whole coffee beans for another hour, periodically checking on the water level every 30 minutes, adding a little more water as needed.
You will see the water continually darken as it continues to air fry.
6. Continue air frying for 1 more hour.
Keep air frying and checking the water level for another hour. It will keep darkening, and forming the coffee as it air fries.
You can continue to air fry it longer if you like for darker and richer coffee. Also, light coffee, light-medium, medium, and medium-dark coffee can be made by using this method with the whole beans. Just simply air fry the whole coffee beans in water for a shorter amount of time (preferably the darkest ones in flavor).
Of course, more coffee beans can be used instead of just 2 tablespoons to get faster results, but it is nice to know that you can get the same effect using the normal amount of coffee beans in water.
Again, I used the Starbucks French Roast whole beans to do this.