The Aerobie® AeroPress™ coffee maker utilizes a breakthrough in the coffee brewing process to yield the smoothest, richest coffee available. The best invention since the French Press and the Bodum!
Proper brewing temperature, total immersion brewing and rapid micro-filtering are the keys to coffee flavor excellence. The revolutionary Aerobie® AeroPress™ coffee maker is designed to optimize these factors. The result is the smoothest, richest coffee you have ever tasted. It makes American style coffee or an espresso-style shot perfect for use in lattés or cappuccinos.
The AeroPress really works great - many staff at Espressotec have used it and verify its performance. One of the best features is the zero cleanup - you can actually eject the dried, compressed puck into a office waste basket. Since there is no cleanup it is ideal for the office desk, traveling, and camping.
Use it in a hotel room (use the Mr. Coffee for hot water or pick up an immersion heater); use it at the office ( use the hot water from the coffee room and your own great beans); use it camping ( just boil some water, since no cleaning is required you can make numerous coffees in a row and leave no footprint).
Why AeroPress Coffee tastes so good: Total immersion of the grounds in the water results in rapid yet robust extraction of flavour. Total immersion permits extraction at a moderate temperature, resulting in a smoother brew. Air pressure shortens filtering time to 20 seconds. This 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 flavour. Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers.
Laboratory pH testing measured AeroPress brew's acid as less than one fifth that of regular drip brew. The low acid is confirmed by coffee lovers who report that AeroPress brew is friendlier to their stomachs.
Some praise and testimonials of AeroPress:
"It makes the absolute best cup of coffee I've tasted in my entire life." Lewis Singer - Cooks Junction
"When used properly, AeroPress produces a remarkably good straight espresso and an excellent Americano-style taller cup. In fact, it produces a better espresso shot than many home machines that cost twenty or thirty times as much." Kenneth Davids – Author of: Coffee: A Guide to Buying Brewing and Enjoying Espresso: Ultimate Coffee Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival editor of www.coffeereview.com
"Thank you for leaving us an Aeropress. I'm sipping a delicious Americano as I go through my emails--you have saved me from servitude to the office brew cup and I will be forever grateful! The funny thing is, I made it with the same pre-ground coffee the drip stuff is made of (just to do a more direct comparison) and, well, there is no comparison--one has flavor, the other has bitterness." Molly Watson - Sunset Magazine
"I didn't know the same coffee could taste so good." Peter Whitely - Sunset Magazine
"This is the first cup of coffee I've ever enjoyed without cream and sugar." Margie Gray – Professional Engineer and coffee lover
"Thus, the result with hardly any tinkering: Two very, very good mugs of coffee. I was able to taste qualities that I had mainly read about before, particularly on the floral, fruity, and sweet end of the spectrum. You've obviously made a fine discovery." Jeffrey Steingarten - Vogue Food Editor
"You must try it to understand why this device is the only coffee maker I will ever own again. Making an AeroPress coffee takes only 30 seconds (start to finish) and best of all, only takes a few seconds to clean! The only negative aspect about the AeroPress is that I cannot drink the burnt espresso anymore at our favorite bakery." Ellen Jorgenson - Seattle
"It's hard to believe that something so simple can give me a cup of coffee that's as good as what I get at my local coffee shop using equipment many times the Aeropress's price. I love being able to experiment with different amounts and types of coffee to get everything from a rich espresso to the traditional cup of American coffee."
I am just about to order us our second Aeropress. We have been using it for either 2 or 3 years (I forget!) and love the coffee that comes out of it. Sadly though, the side walls of the outer piece are 'expanding' out, so that the seal between the rubber and the walls is no longer airtight. We make do by heating up the rubber plunger to make it expand, but are getting to the end of being able to do that. It's definitely worth it though and we're going to purchase another; just wish that this 'defect' could be fixed. Maybe we poured our water in too hot...? Anyone else have this trouble?
I decided to get one from this website after the great reviews I've seen everywhere online. The shipping process by Espressotec was very fast and I was very satisfied.
After using it everyday for a month now, I recommended anyone who is interested in enjoying a good cup of coffee to go and get one. It is easy to clean afterwards and the preparation doesn't take long at all. Best of all, it makes amazing coffee!
My friend brought the Aeropress to a skiing holiday in January and amazed us all with the taste of the coffee! I just had to get one and already I am using it all the time. Its quick, easy and simple to clean. A terrific device that gives top quality and value.
Is it really possible to have a good cup of coffee from a machine under $40? I saw various ads and articles for the Aeropress, but it sounded too good to be true. The more I read about the press the more I was intrigued by its simplicity. So, I took the plunge! I decided to try it out and both my wife and I have been very pleased by the results. The rich taste of the coffee comes through every time without the bitterness and the acidity we experienced from using other more sophisticated machines. We have been very pleased and plan on purchasing more for gifts.
I’m going to have to parrot what I’ve heard some experienced connoisseurs have to say. This is a fantastic device that with very little question makes the best coffee you could every have but IT’S NOT ESPRESSO. I bought the Aeropress in April of 2007 (it’s now November of 2008) and I don’t think it’s ever had a day of rest. It makes a fantastic coffee and is super easy to clean up. There are very few parts so there’s nothing to break or to be maintained. The long overdue review comes now since it’s being put on the shelf for a while as it’s owners play with the new espresso maker and grinder (also from Espressotec).
I bought for its simplicity and what do you know? I use it everyday at work, easy to clean, makes as a good a cup as any french press, even better. Buy it you will not be disappointed.
Best coffee I've ever had and the easiest to make.