The brand-new Aeropress is garnering rave reviews and creating an on-line buzz among coffee afficianados. It's a unique way to brew what many are describing as the smoothest, richest, most-flavorful coffee they've ever tasted, one to four cups at a time.
The Aeropress sits on top of your coffee mug. Like in a French press, you combine ground coffee and hot water (175 degrees is optimal) in the top of the Aeropress. But in the case of the Aeropress, you stir for only 10 seconds, then gently press the plunger for just 20 - 30 seconds. The airtight plunger gently presses the water through the grounds and then through a paper micorfilter, directly into your cup, with none of the grit often found in French press coffee. The result is a cup of coffee that is optimally brewed by immersing all the grounds in hot water, a cup of coffee that is remarkable free of acidity and bitterness. The paper filters may be discarded or recycled after each use, or brushed clean and reused. The package of replacements contains 350 fillters.
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