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Aeropress Coffee Machine - Pros and Cons for Beginners

Updated on August 21, 2017

Outdoor Aeropress Coffee Maker

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Aeropress Machine Features

  1. More than any other feature, this Aeropress review finds the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker’s use of paper filter the best thing going for it. This reviewer has had so many frustrating episodes of finding the last couple of sips disgusting because of all the silt and sludge that come with the french press. The paper filter catches the minutest of residual substances that typically accompany coffee ground to ensure the smoothest brew ever.
  2. The AeroPress is simple to operate with just a few of the basic parts of any coffee maker meaning, clean up time is fast. It consists of an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, and a plunger with the leveler, a scooper for coffee grounds, paper filters, and a funnel as accessories which can be easily stored. The filters are attached securely to the outer cylinder’s bottom part with a capped screw to hold everything in place.
  3. While the French press steeps the grounds in water, the AeroPress passes them through the water in 30 seconds or less during brewing time, a whole lot quicker when you compare them to the time it takes – four to six minutes – for the French press to do the same process. The AeroPress is compact in design which makes it easy to bring along when traveling.
  4. Because of the method used by the AeroPress, you get coffee with lower levels of acidity. This happens as a result of the shortened brewing time and the lower temperature at which the grounds are brewed. Lower acidity levels translate to less bitter-tasting coffee. Moreover, less acidity is especially beneficial to coffee lovers who are acidic; they can have more of their favorite beverage without ingesting excess acid.
  5. The AeroPress is free from BPA, otherwise known as bisphenol A, a chemical used in the manufacture of most hard plastics that mimic the behavior of estrogen as well as other hormones in the body to disrupt the function of endocrine glands and could be hazardous to health. Because of BPA’s absence in the AeroPress, you are assured of clean, toxin-free coffee without altered flavor every time.
  6. The AeroPress also enables you to control the amount of water you put in depending on whether you want the resultant brew to be strong or weak. Moreover, because the AeroPress yields a concentrated brew, you can store it for later use without worrying about whether it would taste just as good; don’t worry because it will. You can make lattes, cappuccinos, and other espresso-based drinks with your stored brew.

Pros and Cons of the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Pros

  • Lightweight with a compact design, it is ideal to bring for travel.
  • Brews much faster than a French press.
  • The strength of coffee depends on the user’s preference.
  • Finer grinds are compatible with it which would be impossible when a French press is used.
  • No sediment or residue in the resultant brew because of the excellent properties of the paper filters to remove them.
  • Less brewing time translates to the less bitter aftertaste and a lower level of acidity.

Cons

  • Some may find the BPA-free plastic material prone to damage.
  • It requires heating and monitoring the level of water.
  • Some find the resultant brew too strong.
  • It can brew only single cup servings one at a time.

What Customers Say About the AeroPress?

In spite of the “cons,” which are more personal preference than defects in manufacture, 80% of 4,505 customers gave the AeroPress a rating of five stars out of five that resulted in its overall rating of 4.6 stars out of five. The majority of customers found the AeroPress very satisfactory, albeit some thought the brewing process it involves is labor-intensive.

The AeroPress is appreciated and its resultant brew enjoyed by customers who want a coffee maker that suits their respective budgets and caters to their preference for a rich, strong taste rich in coffee. The advantage of having coffee brewed by the AeroPress, however, is the absence of all that silt, sediment, and sludge that typically accompany coffee made by an espresso machine or a French press.

How To Brew Coffee Outdoors Using The Aeropress

Conclusion

This Aeropress review recommends this product to those who want their coffee quickly brewed and without any residue to the last drop. The AeroPress is also for those who want a good quality coffee maker that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg as well as for those who prefer to make an extra batch or two of brew for later use. The AeroPress performs quite well and better than a French press.

Moreover, this AeroPress coffee review recommends this coffee maker to the hardcore coffee aficionado because of its slow, low temperature, gentle air pressure brewing process that brings out the sweet, floral, and fruity notes of any superior-grade coffee grounds. If you want smooth, pure, and flavorful coffee each and every time you brew, get the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker.

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