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Delicious, properly brewed coffee in a matter of moments. Easy to use, mess free clean.
on 16 September 2017
I don't know why it's taken me so long to get round to buying an Aeropress. I must need my bumps read, because this gadget really does make a lovely mug of coffee. I usually use a stovepot or a French Press, and if I'm not diligent, I often spoil the coffee by overbrewing, or overheating it, and then blaming the coffee. This machine is foolproof, and very simple to use. It's a discreet size, too - the chamber is approx. 5" tall, and sits over a mug 2.75" - 3" across. It's stable, because there's a decent flange on the base of the chamber to hold it steady on top of the mug or cup.
All you do is put a filter into the little holder, screw it onto the base of the chamber, put a measure of ground coffee directly into the chamber (give it a little nudge to settle it), place the chamber over the mug, pour hot water (not boiling) over, give it a stir. Put the plunger into the chamber, and slowly press it down. The hot water is forced down through the coffee into the mug. Take the Aeropress off the mug.
Add more hot water to the mug, or frothed milk to your preference.
To clean the Aeropress, simply unscrew the filter holder and dump the coffee grounds and used filter into the compost caddy (or bin).
Pull out the plunger, rinse the chamber, plunger and filter holder. Job done.
It's virtually impossible to overheat or overbrew the coffee, and it's almost as quick as making a cup of instant.
Plus, because it's made so quickly, you don't get any bitterness or acidity - just the full flavours of the coffee you've chosen.
It's recommended to use Espresso grind, but I'm fine with a general purpose Omnigrind, or if I'm grinding my own beans to do them to caster sugar fineness, or slightly finer.
You won't get any crema on the coffee - you can only really get crema on a proper espresso machine with so many bars of pressure.
What I really like though, is to have foolproof, good tasting coffee and this machine delivers this in a matter of moments.