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AeroPress - anyone tried it?


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AeroPress - anyone tried it?

Caitlin McGrath | May 5, 2006 03:47 AM

I'm sure this is old news on dedicated coffee message boards, which I don't read, but I just learned of the AeroPress in an article in the San Jose Mercury News (see URL at the bottom of this post; I believe you must register, but it's free and they don't spam).

It's a single-cup coffee press invented by the same guy who invented the Aerobie, that ring-shaped frisbee thing (hence its name). It brews espresso-strength coffee using below-boiling water (175 degrees or so) and takes under a minute. It also claims to brew extremely smooth coffee with a huge reduction in acidity. They do say you can add more "edge" (read bitterness) to your coffee by brewing it at higher temperature. As an occasional at-home coffee drinker, I'm intrigued with the idea of quick prep of a single cup and quick cleanup. I've been fairly happy with my Toddy for making iced coffee, but this could be good for a hot cup apparently without the reduction of caffeine you get with the Toddy, and with more control over the flavor and consistency of the brew. I've read the good reviews on some coffee-vending sites that sell it, but I'm curious about any hound experiences before I plunk down $30 to try it out.


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