What was really interesting was how many people saw the Aeropress as the perfect single serve coffee maker to take to work so they could get espresso and a cafe americano. Paul Stefano wrote us and provided this killer reader review on the new Aerobie Aeropress that we'd like to share.
From Paul Stefano:
This is the most amazing product! I had been looking for a tasty, and most of all clean way to make coffee in my office. I can't drink the commercial stuff we have, as it's done by a service, and just plain awful. I had a Senseo in the office, but the coffee out of the pods is just awful. My family had suggested a Keurig, which was nice, but still not the greatest coffee. Plus, at $150, it hardly seems worh it. I resorted to using a French Press, but the cleanup was a killer. My office mates got mad at me for dumping the used grounds in the sink. Finally, the Aeropress. I bought an Aeropress, for the office, 2 weeks ago, and I liked it so much, I bought another to use at home.
For me the most impressive part was the cleanup. After pressing the coffee, you just push the plunger all the way through and it ejects the spent grounds. The pressure forces the grounds down into what looks like a hockey puck. Then you rinse the pieces for about 10 seconds. No grounds in the sink, or all over the counter. Now, the taste. This thing is amazing! It is the best coffee I've had. Drip, percolated, french press, pod, k-cup or espresso machine, this is the best "home made" coffee I've ever had. Sure, the espresso from a fine Italian restaurant is better, but I was never gonna duplicate that anyway.
The Aeropress is just great. One final note. I've read some expert reviews take issue with Aerobie calling the Aeropress coffee "espresso". My take is this. The machine expells a tiny amount of concentrated coffee. We're talking 1 ounce to a 1 scoop press. If you poured it into a regular espresso mug, that's the perfect size. For that reason, you have to think of the Aeropress as an espresso machine. It may not produce crema, but it does produce a fine concentrated "espresso like" brew. If that's not your thing (like me) just add about 4 ounces of water per cup, and you have the perfect, American coffee. Try this thing, you'll be amazed.
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