Yes, it looks like something unmentionable, but when the Frisbee making guys at Aerobie decided that coffee was cooler than chucking plastic pie pans about, they built a worthwhile, if geeky, easy to use and understand the coffee tool. You won't find us venturing into coffee lands without one!
Espresso on the go.... We love the inverted method....
And importantly, exquisite coffee! If used well, it can highlight flavour, sweetness and acidity in a great coffee
It is even cool enough to have its own Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroPress
AeroPress coffee tastes better because the ground coffee is totally immersed in the hot water, resulting in fast and extensive extraction of the flavour compounds.
The AeroPress method shortens brew time to 20-40 seconds, which avoids the unpleasant bitterness created by slower methods.
As well, the acid level of AeroPress brew is much less than conventional methods, due to the shorter brew time. In fact, laboratory testing measured AeroPress coffee as having under one fifth of the acid generated by regular drip coffee makers.
The end result? Coffee lovers are delighted by the fact that AeroPress brew is more friendly to their stomachs.
Using the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing yields rich flavour with lower acidity and without bitterness.
Total immersion brewing results in uniform extraction of the ultimate in full coffee flavour. Other coffee makers drip hot water on a bed of grounds, over extracting at the centre and under extracting at the edge.
Micro filtered for grit free coffee - unlike other press-type coffee makers.
One minute from start to enjoy. The actual press time takes about 20 to 30 seconds.
The AeroPress is made completely from polypropylene (except the rubber seal) and contains no BPA or phthalates.