If you need coffee to get your day started, then AeroPress Coffee might be a BREW-tiful addition to your morning routine... That is if it works!
AeroPress is supposed to make one to three cups of coffee in about one minute. The setup was easy.
Put the filter in the cap, and twist it onto the chamber. Stand the chamber on a sturdy mug. Put a heaping scoop of espresso grind coffee in, shake to level, add water that's about 175 degrees, and stir for about 10 seconds. Insert the plunger and press gently for 20-30 seconds. Just like that, your cup is ready!
Click here to see a demonstration, as well as the man who created this product.
It brews regular American-style coffee and espresso-style coffee. Plus, the microfilter keeps the grit out of your cup. We confirmed that!
The process is supposed to make the coffee smooth, rich and less bitter. So, we decided to have a taste test with one of our content coordinators, Dylan Abrams. He took a sip of the coffee made from the AeroPress, and sip of the break-room coffee from the pot.
Without us telling him anything about the product, Abrams told us that the coffee from the AeroPress was better because it was less bitter. He said he would still add sugar because of his personal preference, but naturally the AeroPress coffee had much better flavor.
The cleanup was as easy as the claims. Simply, remove the cap and push the plunger to eject what's leftover. Rinse the rubber seal, and repeat!
A PR company sent us this product to try. It came with over 350 microfilters included. We went online to find a price. It's about $35. Click here to see the product and options.
On Amazon, it's a little cheaper and has a 4.6 rating from over 8,000 reviews.
In researching, we found a YouTube video from a Starbucks Coffee Education Specialist on how to use the product. They like this product!
Click here to see the AeroPress demonstration comparing why it's better than other ways to make coffee.
We also learned that there is a World AeroPress Championship! On the website, it's depicted as a fan-driven, global phenomenon where challengers from around 60 countries compete to make the best cup of coffee using their favorite AeroPress recipe. The website also states, "8,265 eager spectators enjoyed last season’s W.A.C. parties as they cheered on 3,157 competitors."
So, where does it rank on our "Bull or No Bull Meter"? I'm going with... NO BULL!
Out of all the claims, we tested three. The drink was rich and smooth coffee without the bitterness. It made one to three cups in about a minute. The cleanup takes seconds.
Try it out, and let us know what you think! On Amazon, it's listed as, "ideal for kitchen, travel, and camping," and to be Phthalate and BPA free.
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