Coffee Brewer Review – AeroPress

June 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Posted in Coffee Brewer Reviews | 2 Comments
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We received the AeroPress Brewing System ( a couple of weeks ago and we were looking forward to trying it. It is described as a 1-4 cup Coffee and Espresso Maker. It comes with everything that you need to make coffee except for the coffee and a cup. It even comes with pretty clear directions on how to grind and brew the coffee. It was designed by a Stanford University engineering lecturer and sports product inventor. To say that this brewer is interesting is an understatement. But the proof is in the taste of the brewed coffee.

In the letter that accompanies the brewer they tell you that you may need a couple of pressings to feel comfortable with the press. I would say that is an accurate statement. It almost reminds me of a big syringe or a science experiment. I will admit that I was a little skeptical that the coffee would taste good because it seems to be brewed too fast. So we tried it a couple of times with both regular and decaf coffees.

If you read the directions, and I did, it really is easy to use. You just have to get over thinking that this thing is weird looking and wondering if the coffee is really going to taste good. You grind your beans fine and put a paper filter in the cap and connect the cap to the chamber. Then you put the chamber over your cup. It even comes with a funnel if you want to use a smaller cup. Next put two scoops of ground coffee into the chamber and add hot water. Add your hot water to the number two on the chamber and use the paddle that comes with the kit to stir the coffee for ten seconds. Then wet the rubber seal on the plunger and slowly press down for 20 – 30 seconds.

You have just made a double espresso! Yes, it does taste good. If you want American style coffee had more hot water to taste and stir. Yes, it tastes good too. It really is that easy to make a good tasting cup of coffee with the AeroPress. Clean up is just as easy. I might be using the word “easy” too much but this AeroPress is easy to use and easy to clean up. Both regular and decaf taste good brewed in this press.

We like using this brewer and drinking the coffee it makes. We are glad to be adding it to our array of brewers for coffee reviews and for when we just want one cup of coffee. It is unique looking and will lead to some good conversations with family and friends. Whether you want something to brew just one cup of coffee or want to try a new brewing system, this could be the right choice for you. We received this AeroPress for free and offer objective feedback. Until next time, remember to stop and enjoy the coffee and the conversations.

Much GRACE and peace to you,

Bill and Kim

Romans 15:13; Psalm 34:1-10


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  1. I’m a huge fan of the AeroPress and you just reminded me that I have to get a replace cap for it. Somehow, I managed to lose it.

    • Mike:
      We haven’t had the AeroPress too long but we like it. I hope you find the cap or get another one soon so you can continue to use it.

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