Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Press
The AeroPress is an entirely new way to make coffee. Whether for use in regular coffee, lattes, cappuccinos or espresso based drinks, AeroPress brews simply delicious coffee with 1-4 cups per pressing. Ideal water temperature and faster brewing yields rich flavor with lower acidity. Its total-immersion system permits extraction at a moderate temperature and a short brew time. Water and grounds are mixed together for 10 seconds then gentle air pressure pushes the mix through a micro-filter in just 20 seconds. The air pressure gently squeezes the grounds, further enriching the flavor for an exceptionally smooth brew. Model # 80R08.
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Mad Coffee Scientists, Unite! I picked one of these up at BBB on a whim when I picked up a new grinder, and after a month of tinkering with it, I'm finally starting to produce really good cups of coffee - there is most definitely a learning curve to using this thing, but when you get it down, the cup it creates is hard to beat. A google search on "Aeropress recipes" will quickly reveal there about 600 different way to use the Aeropress, and I've probably looked at them all and tried a lot of them, and I've learned quite a bit about coffee while doing my research. Here's some tips I've picked up to get a rookie Aeropress user started... - Buy a kitchen thermometer so you can check the temp on your water - If you wanna really geek out, go get a gram scale to weigh your coffee/water - Try different coffees. Stale grocery store beans rarely taste great no matter how you brew them, and it just so happens the Aeropress really brings out the character of the bean. Bad bean, bad coffee. - Don't be afraid to EXPERIMENT to get the cup you're looking for; try the inverted method where you flip it upside down, try hotter/colder water, try different steep times, try stirring more or stirring less, try different grind sizes, try faster/slower press times, try using more/less coffee, try just using the instructions that come with the aeropress. The amount of control you have other the brewing process is amazing, so try some different things and see what happens. Here's something I don't like about the Aeropress; for the life of me I cannot create more than 13-16oz of good coffee with this thing. Try as I might to fill up my 20 oz travel mug, it just doesn't happen. Once you put a proper dose of coffee in the Aeropress for 20 oz of drink, there is hardly room for brewing water, so the end product must be diluted considerably to reach 20 oz. The idea is to create a potent "shot" like espresso and dilute it to attain an americano, but the coffee produced is never that great - it tastes watered down and sour, or watered down and bitter, and just seems to waste more coffee no matter how I've tried it. That being said, the Aeropress was meant as a single-serving brewing system, so I can't blame it for not cranking out a big mug of coffee. The product is fun to play with, built solidly, and makes a dang good cup of coffee after you get a method down that suits your tastes. The reason it only gets 4 stars from me? 1. It won't fill up my 20 oz travel mug 2. The learning curve and effort is high compared to other methods (auto-drip), and I could see how some people might not want to play sleepy mad scientist in the morning to make a cup of coffee. Sometimes I too just want to throw coffee and water in a machine and get going. That being said, the Aeropress is inexpensive and worth a shot if you're looking for a better cup of coffee than a cheap auto-drip machine can produce. January 28, 2013
Aeropress coffee maker This is the best coffee maker I have ever used, period. It is easy, quick and clean, in addition to making fabulous coffee. January 21, 2013
Coffee never tasted so good! I bought this to replace my K**rig and cut expenses, and gained a superior coffee brewer in the process. I started out with a Colombian bean, but proved too mild to get a strong enough cup with. After switching to some dark roasts, the coffee flavors really coma alive. Friends and family who've tried it agree that the coffee produced is excellent. This press is a great tool for making flavorful coffee just the way you like. The only downsides you could say are that it uses a little more coffee than a drip, and is slower than a K**rig start to finish. January 7, 2013
Unbelievably Awesome Coffee I have been a French Press coffee drinker for years and didn't think anything could be better. Boy was I wrong!! This is by far the best coffee I have ever had and it is quick and easy and simple to clean up. I will be giving one of these to all my coffee drinking friends and family members!! January 2, 2013