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Aeropress Coffee Maker

by Jaimie


Aerobie Aeropress

The Aeropress Coffee Maker is made by Aerobie and sold by the website thinkgeek.com. It makes a single cup of coffee, 'American style'. In other words it makes espresso and you add water to taste.

It is a remarkable coffee maker because it uses air pressure to filter the coffee in just 20 seconds. By filtering quickly and having the grounds totally immersed in water, the coffee has a smoother flavor than you find with even the most expensive espresso machines. You get a similar result as one gets from pod brewing machines, but at a fraction of the cost. Pod machines can cost $60 or more, and then you still have to buy the specially made coffee pods.

In contrast, the Aeropress Coffee Maker only costs $26 and you can use any regular ground coffee. It is very easy to use. The product comes with a set of filters, and you place the filter at the bottom of the aeropress, place the aeropress above your coffee cup, measure out coffee grounds, pour hot water over the coffee grounds and stir, place the plunger on top, and push down with gentle force.

The air pressure pushes the water through the filter into your cup, creating a smooth espresso. You can then add flavor and water to taste, making it easy for you to change the strength of the coffee to your liking.

The clean up is also easy, the coffee grounds are condensed into a hard puck that can be picked up and placed in the garbage, while the aeropress itself just gets rinsed out. I'd recommend this coffee maker to any coffee lover.

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