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.
- A heavy-duty super-duper fully automatic cappuccino machine (on loan from my sister while she moved house at the time)
- Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
- 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:
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.
And 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 shot 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?