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The Aeropress Espresso maker by Aerobie is truly a convenient portable espresso machine. Comparing it to Saeco coffee machines it doesn’t have much bells and whistles, but perhaps simplicity is the best asset of this product.
As an Aerobie coffee machine, it sure is a great coffee and espresso maker producing coffee with the same quality as an Illy espresso.
The brewing process it employs is just like the way a french press works and then again, not. In fact, the Aeropress Espresso Maker is an entirely different and innovative way of making coffee.
The Aeropress looks like a giant syringe coffee apparatus where you build air pressure by pushing the mixture of ground coffee and water through the chamber with a filter paper at the bottom of the Aeropress.
A french press may also have the same plunger like action but the amount of air pressure built up and the quality of extraction with an Aeropress is definitely much higher.
These are the components of an Aeropress Espresso maker system: an AeroPress, a funnel for grounds, a year’s supply of micro-filters, a scoop and a stirrer. To use the this system, here’s what you do:
First, attach the micro-filter on the bottom of the Aeropress. The micro-filter is what makes coffee produced from it are pure and grit free. Next, position the Aeropress on top of a coffee cup, mug or a small pot. Put a scoop of ground coffee inside the Aeropress chamber then pour in hot water inside the chamber as well.
Stir the coffee and water together and let sit for 10 to 20 seconds. You can use pre-ground coffee of your choice brand or grind the beans yourself. Just make sure to create a nice fine grind compatible with the Aeropress.
Put the plunger on top of the Aeropress. Push the plunger downwards to start the extraction with the coffee mixture passing through the micro-filter. This will take 20 to 40 seconds depending on how slow or fast you push the plunger.
Remove the Aeropress and you can now enjoy your wonderful cup of perfectly rich and smooth coffee.
The total brewing time may take up to a maximum of 1 minute depending on how long you let the mixture of coffee grounds and hot water sit together and how slow or fast you push the plunger.It’s simple to use as it is to clean.
Aeropress components are made of plastic with the coffee ground easily popping out of the plunger and to the trash bin. Wash the parts quickly then put them in the dish rack or on a towel to dry.
With the Aeropress Espresso maker you can have total control of your coffee by experimenting on different types of grind, water temperature and length of time for mixing and pressing all for a very affordable value of $30. Certainly, this is one convenient and portable espresso machine we all shouldn’t miss.
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