|Cool Coffee Mug From Jane|
In my humble opinion, the Aero Press is an amazing invention!!! It makes the best single cup of coffee or espresso imaginable. The clean rich robust flavor is captured from fresh coffee beans in the Aero Press in just a matter of seconds. No fuss or watching the clock. It is a quick brew. And, clean up is simple - a quick rinse. There is no doubt, if you just want/need one cup of great tasting coffee, the Aero Press is for you. It is affordable and can be found online or in stores near you. Thanks to Danny T. for this great birthday present. I didn't know what I was missing. Now I use the Aero Press almost every day and I take it with me on all my travels.
So, you ask, how does this work? Well, first you grind some fresh high quality coffee beans and put them in the cylinder. Then you add very hot water and fill to the top. Take your stirrer and gently mix up the grounds and water. It should be foaming at this point. Then, put on the plunger at the top of the cylinder and push slowly. The air will push the brewed coffee through the filter.
Then, Whaa Laa!!! A great cup of coffee awaits you. Nifty! You can push as fast or as slow as you want to create different strengths of coffee and there won't be any grounds at the bottom of your cup or sludge floating around. So here it is in bullet form:
- Put Aero Press on top of coffee cup
- Add freshly ground coffee beans up to the number 1
- Pour in hot water- I like mine real hot, but everyone is different. Experiment!
- Gently stir for a few short seconds and let it sit for a few seconds - let it foam and bubble
- Next put the plunger on the top
- Then push very slowly- the air will push the brew through the filter
- Remove Aero Press
- Enjoy an AWESOME cup of coffee!
Who invented the Aero Press.....you ask?
A Stanford University mechanical engineer named Alan Adler spent many years of research in perfecting the Aero Press. (He is also the inventor of the Aerobie flying disk)
Factoid: Aero Press coffee is micro-filtered. It so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate. You can cook with it or get creative and use it in other beverages.
Another Factoid: Long steeping times (french press) extract bitterness from coffee beans. By the way, French presses cannot make espresso or lattes.
Summary: It has been said that the Aero Press delivers the fastest, richest and purest cup of coffee anywhere and I have to agree with that!
It takes 30 seconds from start to finish to make a cup of the best coffee ever with an Aero Press!