AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker - Amazing Coffee

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					     AeroPress Coffee and Espresso

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The AeroPress is an entirely new way to make coffee, American style or
Espresso style for use in lattes, cappucinos and other espresso based
drinks. AeroPress brews simply delicious coffee, 1-4 cups per pressing.
Ideal water temperature and faster brewing yields rich flavor with lower
acidity and without bitterness. Other brewing processes use near boiling
water and long exposure to coffee grounds. Quickly brew a variety of
coffee drinks including an Americano or an espresso-style shot for use in
lattes or cappuccinos. 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, which avoids the bitterness of
long processes such as drip brewing. The air pressure also gently
squeezes the last goodness from the grounds, further enriching the flavor.
The total brewing time of only 30 seconds results in an exceptionally
smooth brew.

* Unique coffee/espresso maker uses total immersion and gentle pressure
to produce coffee with extraordinarily rich flavor
* Makes American style coffee or an espresso-style shot perfect for use in
lattes or cappuccinos
* Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of
the brew is much lower than conventional brewers
* Micro-filtered coffee so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for
days as a concentrate
* Includes a years worth of micro-filters; easy cleaning with just a 10-
second rinse of the plunger

I've tried just about every coffee maker and every way to make coffee out
there. I was looking for something that was faster than my french press but
didn't cost an arm and a leg for a high quality espresso maker. I saw the
Aero Press mentioned on some coffee sites as an inexpensive solution
and thought I'd give it a try.

All I can say is this thing makes very good coffee fast. From start to finish I
can have a twelve ounce cup of great coffee in under 4 minutes and
depending on how awake and organized I am in about 3 minutes.

Here's the process. Put twelve ounces of water in a measuring cup. Set it
in microwave timed for just under two minutes, start heating. While the
water is heating I pour beans into my grinder and grind. While the coffee
is grinding I take out the press put in a filter and put the press on top of my
cup. When grinding is done and water is still heating, I spoon (actually I
pour) the ground coffee into the top of the aero press. When the water is
done, I take it out of the microwave, check the temperature, pour a little
water into press until grounds are wet, pour more water in until press is full,
stir for ten seconds - with the fancy stirrer that comes with the press. Press
the coffee through the filter and lastly I add any left over hot water to the
cup. Coffee is ready and I can start to enjoy my day.

The grind is critical to a good cup with the Aero Press. I use a decent burr
grinder and found that the best grind is a little finer than that used f or drip -
don't grind it to powder i.e. espresso, fine. If you grind it too fine it's very
difficult to press and if it's too coarse then there's not enough extraction
because it just pours through.

Sounds to me like improper grind was the source for some of the negative
reviews I've seen.

Haven't played around too much with temperature - generally using about
175 degress as recommended.

I use the recommended amount of coffee - the scoop provided is two

I've been using fairly dark roasts because I was using the french press
before but I think I'll be switching to a lighter roast. Something more like
you'd use in an espresso machine.

The press will make an expresso that's not high end espresso maker
quality but better than what comes out of my steam powered medium price

Plus it's very nicely engineered. The plunger can be used to measure
water and will hold the accessories. The press with the accessories stacks
on top of the filter paper holder.
Cleans quickly and easily. Only flaw I've noticed and it's very minor is that
if you have plunger pushed all the way down, the base that holds the filter
won't screw on all the way.

I highly recommend this if you want a very good cup of coffee fast.

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