I've been using the AeroPress for 3 years now and it is my main coffee maker. The cup it brews is nuanced and flavorful. The process of using it is simple. Heat water. Place the ground coffee in the brewer and press the plunger to create a concentrated coffee that resembles a shot of espresso. Add water to fill the cup and you will have a nice single cup of joe. If you buy your coffee at the supermarket or local Starbucks, read no further. The AeroPress is a handy coffee … more
I'm more than just a discerning coffee drinker - I can be something of an a-hole when it comes to finding an acceptable cuppa. I still think back fondly on the doppio I used to drink every morning from an old Saeco espresso maker that I bought with some bike race winnings...and then lost when I broke up with the girlfriend whose house also became home to the Saeco. But I digress - point is, if the coffee's not up to snuff, it's not worth my time or money. I'd rather go tired and … more
I have too many coffee makers, a couple of drip brewers, a couple of french presses, a vacuum brewer and a nice Gaggia Classic Espresso machine. During a vacation last winter I got this to travel with so I could have a decent cup anywhere. It worked for that. In fact it worked so well that this, the least expensive coffee brewer I have is the one I use almost all the time. The concentrated coffee it brews tastes a lot like an americano, though I only have to add an equal amount of water to the brew … more
Fast and convenient, the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker makes one of the best cups of coffee you'll ever taste. This innovative uses the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing to produce coffee and espresso that has rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness. It makes 1 to 4 cups of coffee or espresso (enough for 1 or 2 mugs), features a micro filtered for grit free coffee, and takes just 1 minute to make coffee (actual press time takes only 20 seconds).
With total immersion brewing, the AeroPress produces uniform extraction for the ultimate in full coffee flavor. To brew a double espresso or 10-ounce cup of coffee:
Place a microfilter in the bottom cap of the AeroPress chamber and twist the cap tightly closed.
Place two scoops of ground coffee from the included AeroPress scoop into the chamber.
Stand the chamber on a sturdy mug, then proceed to pour hot water into the top of the chamber (175 degrees F is optimal).
Stir the water and coffee with the included paddle for about 10 seconds.
Insert the plunger into the chamber and gently press down about a quarter of an inch and continue to maintain that pressure for 20 to 30 seconds (gentle pressure is the key to easy AeroPressing).
This will result in a double espresso. To make an Americano, simply top off the mug with hot water, or add hot milk for a creamy latte. The AeroPress can press from 1 to 4 scoops, and each scoop from the included AeroPress scoop makes the equivalent of ...