Last Minute Gift Idea: Aerobie Aeropress Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker
Looking for a last minute gift idea? Try the Aeropress from Aerobie (read our entire review here). The Aeropress is a perfect gift at $24 for just about any coffee drinker. Best of all it allows any coffee drinker to understand how perfect one cup of coffee can be. How does it work? The Aeropress really is an entirely new way to make coffee. Yes, you could compare it to a french press but you would be wrong. Because of an almost giant syringe like coffee gadget you build air pressure by pushing espresso ground coffee through the chamber with a filter paper on the bottom of the Aeropress. Though a french press has this plunger like action the amount of pressure you build up in the Aeropress and extraction is much much higher.
You can push as fast or as slow as you want and creating different strengths of coffee, but Aeropress recommends letting the coffee mix in the main chamber for about 20 seconds, and then a slow push of 30 seconds or so to make your coffee. We also recommend keeping the water temperature in the 174-182 degrees F range. The coffee will come out without any bitter aftertaste provided you keep the temperature in that range.
We love our Aeropress, and use it more than any other single serve coffee maker to sample our friend's micro batches of coffee. We think you might also just want to pick one up for yourself, and get into the science of the perfect shot or cup of single serve coffee.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at December 23, 2008 8:19 AM