The Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker uses the ideal water temperature gentle air pressure for brewing results of uniform extraction of the ultimate in full coffee. The actual press time takes only twenty seconds and you can enjoy a cup of coffee in just under a minute. Each press makes 1 to 2 mugs of coffee or espresso.
Having never used a gadget like the AeroPress before, I was a little taken aback by the many pieces and instructions. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it all but dove in head first. I first needed to remove the plunger and cap from the chamber then put a filter in the cap and twist it onto the chamber. Once that was complete, I stood the chamber on a coffee mug and put two scoops of fine-drip ground coffee into the chamber. Next, I poured hot water into the chamber and mixed the water and coffee with the stirrer for ten seconds. The rubber seal was then wet and plunger was inserted into the chamber. The last step was pressing down for about thirty seconds until the plunger hit the coffee. Voila! I then had a nice, flavorful cup of coffee to drink.
After a couple times of using the AeroPress, I've gotten the instructions down and can now make a single cup of coffee in a very short time. I like to drink my coffee black and it has a smooth, rich taste.
Each AeroPress comes with 350 filters so you have enough filters to last for some time. Replacement packs of 350 filters are available from many of the retailers selling the AeroPress coffee maker, but you can also re-use each filter several times by brushing them off under running water. That's the route I've taken. As I mentioned, there are several pieces that make up the entire unit. I actually keep them stored under one of my kitchen bench seats but it would be nice if it had an included container or storage vessel to keep all the pieces in one place. Although the AeroPress befuddled me in the very beginning, it's become a breeze to use and the coffee turns out wonderfully.
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