Aeropress – Simply Good Coffee

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There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh coffee.

And even better than that is the smell of Aeropress coffee because you just know that not only is it going to taste like a full flavoured cup of Java should, but it was so easy to make too!


My husband makes me a cup of coffee in the Aeropress every morning when he is not away at work. It is a way for him to say good morning to me and we enjoy that 15 minutes of peace with each other before the kids wake up and ransack us and the house and the before school chaos begins for another day.

We used to have 3 methods of brewing coffee lined up on the bench in the morning.

      1. A heavy-duty super-duper fully automatic cappuccino machine (on loan from my sister while she moved house at the time)
      2. Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
      3. Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

We always have heated our milk evenly by using a stainless steel milk jug on the gas stove so didn’t like the way the automatic machine would steam the milk and somehow water it down.

But I did like the 1-touch button approach for when you are just in need of a quick coffee fix.

The Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker was our most favourite, most reliable piece of equipment ever.  

We had been given the pot as a wedding present about 12 years ago and had been using it faithfully every day ever since.

Then along came someone with an Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
 and it blew it’s predecessors out of the water.

It’s so simple to use:Aeropress

You add a couple of scoops of your favourite freshest grounds to the inverted Aeropress and then add water that is 80º Celcius or 195º Farenheit for optimum performance.  Stir, top up with the water, then wait approx 45 seconds while you wet the paper filter and screw on the filter top lid.

After as little as 2 minutes you are ready to flip the Aeropress and plunge the wonderful liquid directly into your favourite cup.

80% of Amazon reviewers gave the Aeropress a 5 star rating for making the SMOOTHEST, RICHEST, PUREST and FASTEST coffee on the block.

aeropressAnd that’s it!

The press comes apart into 3 separate pieces for easy cleaning after each use and it comes with a funnel, a scoop, a stack of paper micro filters (350 to be exact) and a stirrer.  All for around $30.

You can get a stainless steel mesh filter for the Aeropress as an optional extra but I prefer the paper filters for now.

The coffee that comes out of an Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
is as strong and full of flavour as anything I have tried before.  You can alter the strength and size of the Aeropressshot depending of personal taste and number of coffees too.

I like strong coffee so my husband fills the whole chamber all the way up with water with 2 heaped scoops of our favourite ground beans of the moment and we are happy.

When did you last sit down and enjoy a coffee with your partner?




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  1. 1
    Rachel C

    I am a stay at home mom of a very active 2 year old, so I am a huge fan of coffee. My son wakes up full of energy and my regular coffee pot seems to take forever. I also dread making it day after day! After reading your information and reviews, Aeropress sounds amazing! I love that it is quick and simple. It would be perfect for me. Thank you for providing a link where I can purchase it. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

    • 2

      Great Rachel! I am glad to see you so excited about Aeropress!

      As I sit here typing I am drinking a coffee I just made in my Aeropress too.

      It’s definitely a great easy way to get quality coffee!


  2. 3

    Hi Chris,

    Great article!
    My husband and I are big fans of coffee, we drink at least two cups in the morning and as you’ve mentioned in the article, there is nothing better than waking up to the smell of a good coffee. I have bookmarked your website so I can show this excellent review to my husband, I am sure he will fall in love with the Aeropress!
    It seems to be a small technical problem when clicking on the Aeropress link. The page doesn’t load.
    Just wanted to let you know:)
    Thank you very much!

    • 4

      Hi Daniella, thank you so much for letting me know that the links weren’t working. I have fixed the problem now.

      I hope you continue to enjoy great coffee!

      Thanks again, Kris

  3. 5
    Travis Smithers

    I often find that sometimes having all the fancy machines is not always the best solutions for making stuff.

    One of the biggest problems is when you try to clean some of the different devices, and you can’t clean out the lines very well.

    Your Aeropress eliminates all those issues while still generating a great cup of coffee which gets my vote.

    • 6

      That’s exactly right Travis. With the Aeropress there are no hidden places for old coffee to hide so you get a perfect tasting brew every time with no fuss

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  4. 7

    Hi, I fully agree with your opening statement about smell of coffee in the morning. Should I add that my wife does not share my opinion about this issue. My only tool is Bialetti, and I ma glad to see that you have a high opinion about it as well. Have not tried the one which you describe here, this Aeropress. This looks like so called French press, is it the same?

    But I think terminology is not completely accurate. Espresso implies process of making coffee under high pressure, up to 9 bars if I remember correctly. With Bialetti this is still very low, up to 1.5 bars so this is not espresso although such term is used. So for this Aeropress it must be even lower.

    • 8

      Thanks to you Jovo for bringing this to my attention and of course you are only totally correct! The pressures used here are nowhere near high enough to be termed espresso.

      The Aeropress is basically an inverted French Press with the main difference being the paper filter. In Australia we call the French Press a plunger for obvious reasons.

      Thanks again, Kris

  5. 9

    I’m not a coffee drinker myself but my grandmother was. When she came to visit she always made coffee in the morning and I always like the smell of it cooking. Coffee making has come a long way since then and there are many different kinds of machines made just for that purpose. Your Aeropress machine sounds great and I would try it if coffee was my thing. I do know that people that drink coffee all have their special way of making it but I think if anyone reads your blog they will be really tempted to get the Aeropress machine.

    • 10

      Hi Cheryl thanks for stopping by.

      I agree it is that smell of coffee that grabs me in the morning. It always reminds me of a cartoon where you can see the scent lines wafting up from the cup.

      Cheers, Kris

  6. 11

    Hello Brian and Kristine
    For a minute there you had me enjoying that 15 mins. and coffee. lol. I don’t even get that. My husband and I have been married for 29 years. We had a great relationship, but for the last couple of years it’s been crashing. Our kids are grown, but now we are raising 2 of our grandsons (3 year old and 2 year old). Love them, but it’s challenging. Keep your happiness. Your website is great. wish you all the best.

    • 12

      Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Life can certainly throw us some challenges. After 29 years you and your husband should have enough of a strong base to be able to maintain a great relationship despite the struggles. It is important for you guys to support each other as you go through life, in the hard times and the good.

      There will be just the two of you again one day so I sincerely hope that you can find the spark again somehow and rekindle your love.

      Feel free to send me an email on if you want to connect for some more personalised advice.

      Best wishes, Kris

  7. 13

    As someone who hates hot coffee, but LOVES iced coffee do you have a personal recommendation for this? Ii do think that a machine is a great idea. My partner loves hot coffee and they like the coffee machines but I have yet to come across something which make iced coffee? Looking forward to your reply

    • 14

      Hi, When making iced coffee, you can use a traditional hot water method to extract the coffee as above, just make it in advance before refrigerating the brew or using icecubes to cool it down.

      I love making frappecinos in my thermomix by chucking in hot freshly brewed coffee with sugar, milk and heaps of ice. If you don’t know what a Thermomix is, have a look here: Vorwerk Thermomix TM 5 – The only review you need

      Another great option for iced coffee is to use a cold brew technique. You can still use your Aeropress or French press, but you add cold water to the grounds, then stir, then place it in the fridge for 18-24 hours before plunging it and making your iced coffee.


  8. 15

    When I lived in San Francisco I was introduced to making coffee with a French Press. I loved the coffee that press made, but it did not have a paper filter and I’ve read that coffee made with a paper filter is healthier than coffee made without one. I lost that little press in a divorce anyway.

    Now, with the Aeropress, I can have pressed coffee with a paper filter. I love the price too, but I’m putting this on my Christmas wish list along with your website url!

  9. 16

    My husband and I have been happily married for nearly 5 years and I’ve learned that one of the things that he loves to do for me (to show me in unspoken ways that he loves me, I think) is to make me that first cup of coffee in the mornings. You’re right… that first cup of coffee together is The Best.
    The Aeropress sounds like would blow a Tassimo machine coffee out of the water! We use just a standard brewing coffeemaker (which makes fantastic coffee) when we both drink together, but if it’s just one, we make a Tassimo and are never quite satisfied with it – I think the Aeropress would be a much better bet! Very interesting. Might be a good birthday gift for him this year!

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