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
when using the AeorPress to full capacity, how many cups are created?
Thank you for the question. The Aeropress will make one cup of coffee at a time correctly. It will be one of the nicest cups of coffee out there though. It is very easy to clean and make a second cup though.
I recently ordered the AeroPress. It should be arriving today and I am very excited because I've read such great feedback. My question or perhaps statement is, this device makes a concentrated coffee in which you add water to make it like a regular cup of coffee or something similar to an Americano, right? I keep reading how this makes espresso but don't quite understand where people are getting that from, even if its printed on the box. So is this just a hybrid, or can you actually call it espresso? My other observation would be that it does not seem to have the capacity to make a full cup of coffee...hence adding water? Without even using this yet, I guess I'll say that this device does not make espresso. Thoughts anyone?
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 an espresso making device, I wouldn't call it espresso.
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 up with the grounds. Do it with care and it won't risk any mess, either.