By Bruce Eaton
Nothing can compare to a fresh cup of coffee in the morning. But which method to use? It’s not groundbreaking technology, but I stumbled across the AeroPress Coffee Maker, and I’d like to bring your attention to it. The device brings a stylish new look and one cup convenience to the french press method. Best part is that it is fast and easy to use. Just put coffee in the clear chamber and add hot water. Stir for 10 seconds and then depress the plunger. If all goes well, the air pressure will force the coffee through a micro-filter and VOILA! you got coffee in a cup in about 30 seconds. If it doesn’t go well, you got hot burning coffee leaking everywhere in under 30 seconds.
The magic is in the french press method. By fully immersing the coffee in hot water, the highest amount of the oils that give coffee its flavor get extracted into the water. But also due to the rapidness of the system, the acidity is cut down. The kit includes everything but hot water, a mug, and coffee. They are very generous and supply a year’s worth of filters (they can be used more than once).
All this for only $43.70 which is pretty low compared to an automatic. Best part is that you can easily take this with you, so no longer do you have to use that stupid little pot in a hotel room that makes a bad cup of joe.