User Review: Aerobie AeroPress
Source: received it as a personal gift
The best cup of espresso you'll ever make on the trail, but there's a trick to using it.
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean up
- Makes REALLY good espresso
- On the bulky side for camping use
- Filters require replacement
There's a trick to making the best use of this. Don't follow their instructions. At least, don't follow one step.
Their instructions say to position the chamber (with filter) over your cup, then add coffee grounds and hot water. If you do this, the water runs through too quickly and your coffee won't steep properly.
Instead, put the plunger in the chamber, withdraw the plunger to allow for the amount of coffee you intend making, then stand it upside-down, with the plunger on the bottom. Add your coffee and hot water (175-180 degrees), stir and steep. Then screw the filter holder and filter onto the chamber, flip over and press into your cup.
I guarantee it will be be best cup of espresso you've ever had in the middle of nowhere.