Hi everyone, I came across an Aeropress in our kitchen and decided to mess around with it. With weather pretty much having gone from winter and straight into summer, it's gotten rather hot lately. After seeing a post on Reddit about cold brewing with the Aeropress, I decided that I would give it...
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The Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker is an innovative alternative to the traditional drip coffee maker, espresso machine and French press. The Aeropress features two copolyester cylinders, one fitted with a rubber plunger, to create an airtight brewing environment. The uncompromising seal lets the press build rapid air pressure, when the plunger is depressed, to brew flavorful, smooth and low-acid coffee.
Unlike a French press, the Aeropress uses disposable micro-filters to strain out stray coffee grounds and ensure sediment-free drinks. This unique coffee and espresso maker is portable and efficient—capable of delivering a complete beverage in roughly 30 seconds (20-second actual press time).
To use, put the paper filter into place and add two scoops of finely ground coffee to the bottom cylinder (brewing chamber). Place the Aeropress on top of a standard coffee cup. Pour hot water (175°F, as recommended by Aerobie) over the ground coffee. Stir the water-coffee mixture for 10 seconds. Wet the rubber seal on the top cyclinder (plunger) and insert it into the brewing chamber. Carefully and gently press down on the plunger.
The Aeropress extracts a double espresso. Hot water can be added to create an Americano or top the drink off with milk to make a latte. The US-made Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker comes with the following free accessories (cup not included):
- A stirrer
- A coffee scoop
- A plastic funnel
- 350 micro-filters and a filter holder
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Anis aswered:I own an aeropress myself and I find it makes a perfect cup of coffee (no acidity, no bitterness) if you follow the instructions of course. They are pretty simple: stir for 10 seconds and push down for another 20sec. Use about 18 grams of ground coffee (medium). Even though they advertise it as... more
Sanfam aswered:Following on Anis' post, you may also want to try an "Inverted Brew" technique. While you won't be able to easily make a proper espresso using the Aeropress as the instructions suggest, an inverted brew lets the oils and gasses (which rise up) flow out through the filter rather than become stuck... more
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Since my co-workers are so much more adept at testing espresso machines, I took the opportunity to try brewing a cup of Americano coffee using the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. I have been intrigued with press-brewing coffee for several years now after first watching my friend Tracy...