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Product Description

The AeroPress is an entirely new way to make coffee. A wide range of tasters from coffee professional and author Kenneth Davids to serious and not-so-serious coffee aficionados all praise the smooth, rich flavor. Other coffee makers drip hot water on a bed of grounds which over-extracts at the center and under-extracts at the edge. The AeroPress is micro-filtered for grit free coffee unlike French press style coffee makers. Makes 1 to 4 cups of coffee or espresso. Includes a pack of 350 micro-filters with purchase. Made in U.S.A.

Pros
  • Compact - Take it just about anywhere, all you'll need is your favorite freshly ground coffee and hot water to make coffee in no time.
  • Lightweight - The feather-light pieces are easy to clean and transport.
Cons
  • Builds Biceps - Depending on your counter height, leverage and upper arm strength, this coffee maker could require some effort to push down.
  • Plastic - With all the information coming out about BPA plastics, some may be weary because this press is made of plastic pieces, however the manufacturer states this product is BPA-free since 2009.
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare?

The AeroPress is made of three different plastics. The clear chamber and plunger are made of copolyester. The hard black filter cap, filter holder, funnel, and stirrer are made of polypropylene. The rubber like seal on the end of the plunger is made of a thermoplastic elastomer. All of these materials are FDA approved for use in contact with food. None of these materials contain bisphenol-A (BPA) or any phthalates, chemicals that have been in the news lately because of possible health effects.

Tips and Tricks

The coffee that comes out of this press is as good as something that comes out of a machine. It gives you the ability to control the strength of the coffee any way you like it, just about anywhere you want to make it. Try different prep methods including the inverted method and compare paper and metal filters for a fun coffee experiment.

Additional Information

Model Number 80R08B
Width 3.5 inches
Depth 3.5 inches
Height 10 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.1500
Material Plastic
Manufacturer Aerobie

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I'm looking for a device that makes true espresso, not simply strong coffee. Does the AeroPress Coffee Maker do this?
Andrew B on Dec 29, 2013
Best Answer: Great question. I guess the answer is no. The coffee you get from the AeroPress is not espresso, but it's not brewed coffee either. It almost a third category and not one that I would express on a coffee-espresso continuum. When I make coffee or coffee drinks with the product of the AeroPress, it's an entirely different experirpence and I get a different character that is probably much more characteristic of the beans. I get much more of the fruit and floral out of my Guatemalan when using it than when I make coffee or espresso. It's almost like a cupping product.

Having said all that, it's still a favorite with me. I doubt you will regret buying it.
Reply · Report · T. Alan H on Dec 30, 2013
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DOES IT COME WITH AN INSTRUCTION BOOKLET ? THE ONE IMAGE YOU SHOW ON WEBSITE IS NOT ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW TO USE IT....I'VE BOUGHT 3 TOO-PRICEY DRIP COFFEEMAKERS IN JUST THE LAST 5 YEARS; 2 OF THEM DIDN'T EVEN LAST A YEAR ($80+ APIECE) & THEY DIDN'T MAKE THAT GREAT OF COFFEE - I JUST BOUGHT A DELONGHI & IT MAKES LOUSY COFFEE ! I'D LIKE TO TRY THIS BUT DON'T WANT SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE. I DON'T HAVE A BURR GRINDER - JUST A BLADE KRUPS GRINDER. MARGARET GIPE, LOS ANGELES
A shopper on Sep 23, 2013
Best Answer: Hi Margaret,
I bought an AeroPress a few months ago after having gone through several expresso machines endlless drip makers and then returned to Melitta filters.
The AeroPress makes the best of any of them and i am very happy with it: simple and fast. You have total control and there is nothing to fail. I like my coffee really strong like espresso and this does it very well
Your only issue might be the grinder. I find it works best when ground expresso fine.
The price is right for experimenting. Instructions are minimal on the box, but it is very simple and intuitive to use. It is basically a pressurized filter coffee maker and it does require some effort to push down the plunger. I asked my self why not just use the Meliitta? The Aeropress is fast and takes the fine grind easily and fast so the coffee is still hot. If I did not have this I would be using conical filters.
Hope this helps.
Richard
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How do you make espresso with one of these?if it even possible I'm trying to decide if I want to buy one of these or buy an espresso machine.
A shopper on Jul 3, 2012
Best Answer: I'd say you get 80% of the quality of a basic espresso machine in this. The mechanics of using it really are incredibly simple: you do just pop in one of the little round filter papers that come with it, add your nicely ground coffee and hot water, and press down. (It feels like a really well-cushioned french press.) Your 3rd and 4th shots will be better than your first, but the learning curve is just a question of getting confidence with the feel of the air resistance.
But it'll still be repetitive to make lots of shots - measure-fill-squeeze patiently-serve-rinse out-and repeat...) And I'm sure your results will depend most on how nice your grind really is. So if you're tempted, you might ask the team at the store whether this plus a reasonably good grinder is a better investment than spending the same amount on an espresso machine. (And for what it's worth, I've never felt like I was being upsold there, and I've found their advice well worth the asking.)
Our aeropress was originally meant to be a travel talisman against bad hotel room coffee: but it now seems to live permanently in my wife's office, where it's used full-time!
Reply · Report · James M on Jul 5, 2012
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I love the coffee we make in my Aeropress but after less than six months use the interior of the barrel is rough and deteriorating. Coffee leaks past the plunger. Wondering if others have this problem. We almost always use French Roast. Could acidity and heat be the cause? Is there a warranty on the AeroPress? Has it been tested for Estrogen like chemicals other than BPA that may be released by the deteriorating plastic? Is there a similar coffee maker made out of glass? Very much appreciate any information. Thanks
Paul N on May 3, 2014
Best Answer: I did have this problem with my first one. At the time, the manufacturer said the plastic did contain a small amount of BPA, and now they claim it has none, so I assume they changed the composition of it. Another indication of this is that the first one was clear and the ones they make now are a smoky amber color.

After a few years, I bought a new one and have not had this problem with the new one, although it's over two years old now.

One other difference is that I was washing it periodically in the dishwasher but I haven't done that with the new one, I just wash it by hand.

All the other parts of that original one are fine. Apparently, it's very common for people to lose the strainer piece that you screw onto the bottom, so I was lucky enough to find one on Ebay that was missing that part. The whole thing is useless without it, so I got it for a good price and now I have a spare Aeropress for travel.
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Is it BPA free?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, it is. The aeropress makes a great cup of coffee. I like the upside-down method of brewing...but don't brew too long...you'll over extract. The stainless-steel filter (you can purchase it separately) gives more of a french press flavor, as you will have the oils included in the cup. Keep your grind toward the coarse side...otherwise, again, you'll over-extract. If you have any bitterness in your cup, make sure your water is off the boil by about 30 seconds; don't let your immersion time go over about a minute (stir several times with the paddle for full extraction...again, another reason to use the upside-down brewing method) and make sure your grind isn't too fine. Enjoy!
Reply · Report · Diane C on Jun 6, 2013
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What size is it?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2013
Best Answer: The Aeropress measurements are below:

Width 3.5 inches
Depth 3.5 inches
Height 10 inches
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Nov 11, 2013
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Cup comes with the press?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
Best Answer: No, unfortunately the cup is not included with the AeroPress.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Oct 31, 2013
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What is in the box with the order?
Bill M on Dec 11, 2012
Best Answer: The AeroPress coffee maker comes with the unit itself, plus a scoop, stir stick, filter stand with 350 paper filters, and funnel.
Reply (1) · Report · Teri KStaff on Dec 12, 2012
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Can you give me an idea of the approx. right grind setting for Aeropress on a Baratza Vario grinder, assuming fresh roasted beans from Seattle Coffee Gear?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2012
Best Answer: For the Aeropress, the grind size you want to use is finer than drip, but not quite as fine as espresso. On the Baratza Vario, I would suggest starting your grind at about midway for the micro settings, on the left, and about 3 from the top for your macro settings, on the right, and then adjust according to your personal preferences.
Reply · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Jul 19, 2012
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Is there a way to purchase just he press without all the accessories? I need a new one from lots of use however I don't need all the additional pieces.
Genevieve S on Mar 1, 2012
Best Answer: No, as we only sell the Aeropress stock, which includes all original accessories. You could contact Aerobie (http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm) to see if they sell them one-off, but I don't believe they do.
Reply (1) · Report · Kaylie KStaff on Mar 6, 2012
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The filters are paper? Is there a nylon coming? I like the oils in the coffee to come through the filters, paper doesn't do that.
nicholasdalske n on Jan 10, 2012
Best Answer: I've never tried coffee from my Aeropress without the stainless steel Kaffeologie filter. Why? Because I love the coffee that results with that filter. Everyonce in a while Seattle Coffee Gear seems to put the filter on as a free add-in if you buy the Aeropress. Grab that deal when you see it!
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Resources

Warranty Information for the AeroPress Coffee Maker

What it Covers:

AeroPress coffee press

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Aerobie
Warranty Contact Information: 650-493-3050
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

User Manual for your AeroPress Coffee Maker


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Reviews

YumReview by Picky Nikki
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Simple. Tasty. Best money I've ever spent! (Posted on 2/20/2015)
OMG !Review by Thomas
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All the reviews have praised the Aeropress coffee maker.... and I agree. Simple and great coffee ! I use my new Baratza Encore on grind setting # 11 for a perfect cup of coffee ! (Posted on 11/26/2014)
Perfect to take on tripsReview by A. Da Costa
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The Aeropress makes a great cup of coffee and is ideal to take with you when you travel. You can find plenty of resources online on all different kinds of preparation recipes. It's also very easy to clean.

By the way, the recipe that comes in the instructions is basically one of the worst forms of preparing coffee in the Aeropress :) Just throw those instructions away and search for alternative recipes online. Start with Seattle Coffee Gear's videos on YouTube, for example.

You can also buy a metal filter to add yet another variable to your brew process. It produces a better or worse cup in my opinion depending on the coffee. (Posted on 11/16/2014)
A remarkable plastic piece of heavenReview by Choe
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I've had this remarkable plastic piece of heaven for a couple years now. I'll tell ya, my first year was full of growing pains with some odd and, apparently, extremely rare problems with my press. The coffee it produces is the best I've ever had, owing a lot to being freshly made, but mostly to the method of brewing. The coffee is incredibly consistent and flexible in the strength by letting you choose both the amount of water and coffee. I've raved about this device and always will. Now, as stated, I've had problems and this is what is really remarkable. I called for a warranty issue within the first year and was immediately sent a replacement. The second year, same problem and was again immediately sent a replacement. Aerobie asked me to keep in touch after sending a revised replacement material and I did. I had compressed my plunger by storing it inside the chamber, without knowing this was possible, and was sent another plunger at no cost after contacting them! OMG, where have you ever heard of anything like this? Nowhere, that's where! I have actually had real live conversations with several people from the company and have even emailed back and forth. These people are truly dedicated to their product, customers and your experience. I can, without any reservation, recommend this product and the company. You will not regret it and if you have any problems I am certain you'll be satisfied with the results. Promise! (Posted on 8/18/2014)
No gritReview by Sipper
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Absolutely a clean cup of coffee, as strong as you dare but without any grit. (Posted on 7/30/2014)
Perfect for a quick cup of coffee!Review by clhowley
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This makes the perfect clean cup of coffee with so much flavor! My husband and I are normally french press and pour-over drinkers, but this has been a very fun, and delicious, addition. Our cups are full-bodied and strong like french press, but free of grit like pour-over. And so much faster! It's the best of both worlds. (Posted on 7/17/2014)
Makes outstanding coffeeReview by Ronaldo
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A wonderfully simple invention that produces smooth, not-bitter coffee. Experiment with various roasts, grinds, times, temperatures and techniques. They all have an impact on the finished product. A big revelation for me was using lower temperature water (about 175-180 degrees) for the initial brewing. If you like your coffee hotter, add boiling water after pressing. (Posted on 6/27/2014)
We've been eating the plastic!Review by Jack
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Mine also developed crazing and abrasions and after close examination, I see the plastic has been leaching into the coffee and we've been drinking it... ugh! It's a shame because it makes great coffee. Now I have to find something, preferably non-plastic, that makes coffee just as well. (Posted on 5/16/2014)
Home runReview by Bill
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I am consistently making the best coffee of my life with the combination of the AeroPress (I used the inverted method) and coffee ground fresh each time I drink it. I am a convert from the French press, which makes good coffee but has some drawbacks for me as a solo coffee drinker: sludge at the bottom of the cup, bitter notes in the second cup (or mug) if you store the coffee in a vacuum bottle, and cleanup. The AeroPress addresses the sludge and cleanup problems beautifully, and even as we speak they're probably working on a MegaAeroPress to make coffee for a mass of drinkers. One caveat: The AeroPress I ordered from SCG is my second one (for a place I sometimes visit), and the plunger seems to fit a bit more loosely in the chamber than it does on my original model. This might make the inverted method a bit more chancy that it is with the original, but I haven't used the new one enough yet to make a definitive judgment on that question. (Posted on 5/1/2014)
Good buyReview by Carey
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I like everything about this coffeemaker except that you can only make enough for one person at a time. Oh...and there are 2 parts that I haven't figured out what they are for.LOL (Posted on 4/7/2014)
fun product but Review by peaberry
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it's a great product but I think logo design on the body of product can be better. it makes the product cheap made.
this doesn't affect of making coffee quality but makes difference.
I bought the metal mesh filter too. but when I inserted the filter, I couldn't closed the cap. The Metal filter is little thicker than the space.
I think I should press it little more harder and smash it little bit to fit the space. I think it will be no problem. (Posted on 3/28/2014)
Makes great coffee.Review by Ken
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It's quick, easy to operate, simple to clean, and produces an excellent cup of coffe for any taste. (Posted on 1/25/2014)
does not hold up wellReview by Sabrina H
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Mine developed cracks and crazing right away, and no, I did not put it through a dishwasher. It also took remarkable strength to press, if your grind was just a little too fine. The strong coffee was good tasting, but this does not emulate espresso in any way. (Posted on 12/30/2013)
Great Coffee MakerReview by VS
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Faster and tastes better than French Press. Not an espresso maker, however. For a quick, concentrated cup of coffee, the aeropress is top notch. Bring this along with a hand grinder and you can make coffee pretty much anywhere.

About water temperature: play with it. I use water anywhere between 175-205 depending on the bean. Different temperature water changes the flavor and the brew time of whatever coffee you're making. Lighter roast=hotter water and slightly longer brew times for me. I really think this is the best way to make most single origin coffees. You can get all the subtle flavors of the bean using the aeropress. This and my espresso machine (CC1) are the only two ways I brew coffee anymore. (Posted on 12/20/2013)
Aero PressReview by Shrum
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I love this over the French press method and drip method. Absolutely wonderful, bold coffee!!!! (Posted on 12/18/2013)
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!Review by Jack The Bean
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Best coffee maker. Great to take on trips Hotel room friendly (Posted on 8/28/2013)
The best coffee maker for the money.Review by Gr8Scott
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My ownership experience with the Aeropress has been nothing short of wonderful. I use a cheap and somewhat poorly made Kyocera hand grinder to grind freshly roasted beans (I modified the grinder to give better results). I usually use Guatemalan beans of some sort and I grind finer than drip, but not fluffy/powdery like an espresso grind would be. The grind still needs to have a little mass to it or the powdery stuff will clog the filter. I don’t fuss with water temps etc. The key is consistency. If you use the right amount of freshly roasted/properly ground coffee and you steep it for the right amount of time before depressing the plunger, you will make an absolutely stunning cup of coffee every single time. Grind quality and dialing in the timing are the most important bits so long as the temp doesn’t swing around too much. I brew inverted every time as well. Brewing as instructed will not allow for proper brew times for lower temp water (my hot water dispenser at work is set at a lower than optimal temp). (Posted on 8/9/2013)
great coffee maker and great entertainmentReview by alan
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I'm an 8 month convert to to this coffee maker.
I use it 3 times a day and keep thinking it's the best coffee maker I've ever used in the 38+ years of my coffee addiction (which started in graduate school).

I've had several people tell me that they think it's of the best cup of coffee they've ever had too so I'm not the only one that's crazy.
Maybe it's the coffee bean or maybe it's the ritual or maybe the technique I've developed ( which seems to make great coffee no matter what I do ) or maybe it's really the coffee maker.
I frequently take it with me on travel so that I don't have to sacrifice my desire for really good coffee.
I have developed a Johnny Appleseed distribution like attitude about making sure my friends get a chance to try this conversion experience too.

Really, for $25.00 it's a great gift. It's easily worth the price in conversation alone and what you'll save at Starbucks.
After 8 months I still have my teeth and wits but will warn you that the aeropress might just turn you into a snobby coffee drinker, but only of the best kind.


(Posted on 7/5/2013)
Glad I have itReview by Bill
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Relative introduced me to the Aeropress, spoiled me with great coffee for a weekend. When I came home I ordered my own and am glad I did. Makes just the right amount of excellent coffee for my mornings. I grind my own Starbucks Italian Roast. (Posted on 6/13/2013)
wife LOVES it!Review by ben
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Got this and a burr grinder for my wife since I am not a coffee fan and we have counter top water pot that keeps water at the right temp for coffee and tea all the time. It seemed like the perfect choice and it was! She enjoys tweaking the coffee and such. She is a true coffee snob and swears that with fresh ground beans it is better than most coffee she has ever had as well as quick and easy and fun! And filters aren't an issue as 350 come with it and another 350 are only $7.50. Awesome coffee for a true bargain price! But get a good burr grinder... (Posted on 6/11/2013)
It takes some efffort to get it rightReview by Fast Fred
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We agree that it makes a great cuppa but (and isn't there ALWAYS a 'But'?), you should start with great beans (we like Lavazza), freshly ground at home, good tasting water (some tap water tastes pretty bad), heated to the right temperature (coffee water should never be boiled), and the grind should not be so fine that it takes arms like Popeye to depress the plunger nor so coarse that the water runs right through. Pour in the hot water to the desired level, let a crust form, stir it gently, let it set a few more seconds, the use the plunger. It takes a little practice, but practice makes for a perfect cup. The paper filters can be gently rinsed and used more than once. Let 'em dry between uses. (Posted on 5/21/2013)
Good coffee, but...Review by I Wonder
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This doohickey makes an excellent cup of coffee. And as a bonus, you can entertain yourself for hours on google reading "tweaks" that people use to try to get the ultimate cup of coffee out of it.

But mine lasted only 5 months before the rubber stopper came loose (it's still attached but it now spins) and dried out enough that the device leaks. I followed the instructions and didn't leave the stopper in place while storing. Didn't matter. I guess you need to think of these things as disposable.

At about $5/month over 5 months, that's still far less than I spent on the coffee I put in it. But a device with a lifespan that short gets a poor quality rating in my book.

Still, I'll probably buy another one. Did I mention that it makes an excellent cup of coffee? (Posted on 5/14/2013)
Superb coffee, but lots of partsReview by MsGreen
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I have never experienced a cup of coffee this smooth before, very delightful. However, I feel I need more strength in my upper body to make this process easier. I am using way too much effort to depress the plunger. It's a workout!

Also, there are 3 parts to this thing that I have to keep track of. After my husband washed the dishes, one has been misplaced, and I have to sadly back burner this aeropress until I find it again. (Posted on 5/8/2013)
Best portable coffee makerReview by Island Cook
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This brews a superior cup of coffee and is so much less expensive than other coffee makers.
Put it in your carry on luggage and brew fine coffee where ever you travel. Great for camping and boating too. (Posted on 4/2/2013)
A must haveReview by Deborah D
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The best cup of coffee I ever had! I know, it looks ugly and its seems difficult to use, but it really isn't difficult (but yes, its still ugly.) I like a smooth rich cup with big flavor and this doesn't fail. It's great too because you can customize your cup with different settings in grind, temp and timing. I have entered the subculture of coffee geekdom. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
eye opening coffeeReview by James
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I just got an aeropress for Christmas from a friend who disliked the waste I was producing using my Tassimo and didn't like the sludgy, bitter coffee from my French press. I was told that once I tasted coffee from this device, there would be no going back. (I enjoy a strong cup of coffee, so the only Tassimos I will drink are the Gevalia Italian roast with double the grinds in each t-disk. It's not the best coffee by any means, but it's fast, convenient and drinkable).

I have a Hario slim grinder for travel and picked up some fresh beans from a local roastery. I followed the 'inverted' method, using 18g finely ground coffee, 80C water, steeping for 1 minute before pressing. WOW! I am not exaggerating when I say that it was the best coffee I have ever had, from any source. Velvety smooth, yet with so much flavor.

I'm going to sell the Tassimo and drink this from now on -- my friend was right, there is no going back. And if you use a manual grinder, like I am now, you'll get a bit of a workout -- I actually like it, part of the ritual. Cleanup is super easy too -- what's not to like? Highly recommended. It's not a big investment, so give it a try. I bet that once you taste the coffee it produces, you won't be going back to your old ways. (Posted on 1/2/2013)
Never Tasted a Better Cup!Review by JackZ
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I use a fine espresso grind and stir for 10 seconds. I keep ordering espressos out to compare and so far none taste as good to me as my homemade "Aeropresso".

The grind is fine so extraction is quick, the water temperature stays constant, and expression is about 20 seconds to get all water out. The puck is dry and falls into recycle bin, no mess.

My old French Press took 4 min, so the water cooled which changed extraction quality, and the grind was so coarse that the outer layer of the grains over-extracted, the core under-extracted, so the coffee was bitter and sour at same time,. By comparison to Aeropress it was horrible. And it left a huge mess.

My expensive espresso machine makes great coffee, but not as good as my Aeropress! I've stopped adding sugar or milk to my coffee because it's so smooth and tasty.

I re-use the paper filter for a month and have only torn one or two in the last year. The 350 papers supplied should last 25 years at this rate. When they tear and your shot is full of grinds, just put a new filter in the Aeropress and run the coffee through again and it's good.

The only downsides I can come up with is that it's no fun to make coffee for 4 or 6 people, and you need to push down hard on it to brew, but it's good exercise. (Posted on 11/26/2012)
It really is the BEST!Review by Suzie
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Loved my old french press, although the right grind was tricky, to say the least. Prior to this AeroPress, I had tried a vietnamese drip which was okay but slow. I have never wanted a large espresso machine - 1, because of cost and 2, no more countertop room left! This little press is wonderful. Never thought I would be adding hot water to dilute coffee but the brew is so hearty....Love this thing! (Posted on 7/29/2012)
xmrNIBVlTkwzReview by Venkatesh
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I met a dude who had one while traveling. I think this has got to be the best way to pdoruce coffee on the go along with the French press. Great for camping, traveling, RV tailgating at Michigan Speedway, dinner at in-laws, etc Really nice cup, came out best with 180F water.Is this thing really made by the same company that makes Frisbees?I want one! (Posted on 7/24/2012)
Great little product!Review by Wallingford coffee geek
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The aeropress makes wonderful coffee that isn't weak or bitter. We bought it for travel but use it daily at home. The coffee is best with the paper filter rather than the metal filter.

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Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Sturdy, Quiet, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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No negatives (Posted on 5/25/2012)
The pocket wonderReview by Ethan
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I've been using an AeroPress to make my morning cuppa for about a year. I love it so much I've recommended it to friends and just recently bought a second to keep at my workplace.

The AeroPress reduces coffee making to it's core: roast, grind, water temp and steep. The AP ships with a recommended "recipe" but the whole process is amazingly "tweakable". It's easy to try something a bit different and just taste the result. This result is not technically espresso, but ignoring the lack of true crema, you may be hard-pressed to taste the difference.

The AeroPress is purely a coffee brewer. You can NOT steam or froth milk.

Pair it with the Hario Mini Slim grinder for excellent coffee on the go.

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Tweakability, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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Small Water Container (Posted on 4/2/2012)
Great coffeeReview by Java Deb
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I really like my Aeropress, and Seatle Coffee Gear is a great company. I am too tired to write a bunch of witty stuff, so just take my word for it, the Aeropress is easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee/espresso. Have Fun. The only thing better might be a Rocket if you have the dinero, but I wouldn't know for sure. Aerobie is an American Company as well, and they seem to be very innovative. They also made cool frisbee type stuff.

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Quick Brewing, Large Water Container, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Quiet

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smooth and tastyReview by Dan
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I use it inverted with a longer brew time, it seems to make a richer cup.

Easy to experiment with time, temp and grind quantity.

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Quiet, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/17/2012)
Best Cup Of Coffe I've MadeReview by Darryl
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My coffee now competes with the best coffeehouses.

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Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use

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The BEST coffee ever !!!Review by Marty the Coffee Snob
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The AeroPress is EASY, QUICK, & makes delicious coffeee.
Thanks for a terrific product !

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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None (Posted on 2/27/2012)
many reasons to own this pressReview by cin
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fast, delicious coffee, useful on the road, camping, etc. i have a great espresso maker at home, and taste is comparable, but when i need to make 2 cups simultaneously, the press is employed, and is faster than the machine. it is a little more work, but the taste is wonderful. it uses more coffee (by 1/3) to get the same effect as my espresso maker, probably b/c the grind is a bit courser and the hand press isn't as forceful as the steam from the machine..

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Easy To Use, Quiet, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 1/25/2012)
Drip, Drip, DripReview by Everyday Coffee
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I'm loving the coffee made in the Aeropress...an Americano has never tasted better. Easy clean-up, yes. The issue is the dripping out of the coffee and water during and after stirring. Now I know why there are so many references to the inverted method. I wish Aerobie would mention this or at least respond to e-mails asking for assistance. Inverting the process is the ticket.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet, Quick Brewing

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Leaky (Posted on 12/21/2011)
Aeropress perfect for work!Review by lehulahoop
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This is perfect for having a great cup of espresso or americano. I love it for work for its small footprint. Fits right in my desk drawer.

Once you get the hang of it, its really easy to use and clean up is a snap.

I used to use a pour over at work, but this tools its place.

High grade parts, I am confident that it will last a long time.

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Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Compact

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(Posted on 12/19/2011)
A smooooother cup of coffeeReview by Fidagree
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I purchased the Aeropress and am very happy with how good the coffee tastes. The Aeropress does not make espresso. What it makes is a condensed coffee that the user dilutes with water or milk as desired.

My other machine is a manual lever espresso machine so this is a whole 'nother world of coffee. But I am finding I prefer the smoother tasting coffee from the Aeropress.

It is very easy to use. I heat the milk in the cup first and then press the coffee on top of it. But I will probably buy an electric milk heater and foamer for ease of use.

The filter can be reused many times, so the 300 supplied filters could probably last a few years.

Although I try to get the 175F temp for the water, things taste great if the water temp is above that, as well.

Cleanup is just a rinsing. There really is nothing to not like about the Aeropress. PLUS, it's all manufactured in the USA, which to many people nowadays is rather nice to see.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet

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(Posted on 12/16/2011)
this is really hard to beat...Review by Diane the coffee junkie
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I have used this product off and on for the past 3 years...my first aeropress was stored away for about a year, and heat must have slightly changed the shape of it, as the plunger part would no longer fit smoothly to depress the plunger. But...got another one, followed the guidelines as far as fresh roasted, fresh ground beans, stirring as instructed, water temp, etc. and experimenting with different brew lengths...but the end product is always amazing. I have a cuisinart k-cup brewer, with solofil cups, but the aeropress makes a much better cup, for less $$'s. I also really enjoy the ritual...when I grind the beans and take in that delicious aroma, well, it just doesn't get any better! If you want the best cup of coffee, and enjoy the whole coffeemaking experience, you will love this. also cold-brewed 4 measuring spoon-fulls of ground coffee with water to the 4-cup level; turned it upside down and let it sit for 24 hours...made an excellent concentrate...good for hot coffee (just add hot water) or iced coffee drinks. Or, add Baileys, etc., and whipped cream, or maybe some foamed milk with eggnog...yummmmmmmy! Oh, yea, I take it with me when I travel too.

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Easy To Use, For serious coffee lovers, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet

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(Posted on 12/15/2011)
Makes Great Smooth CoffeeReview by Rob't
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I make a few Americanos for me and a latte for my wife each day. It is consitently smooth and tasty. It is so smooth that at times I think perhaps could have a bit more "bite."

It avoids the noise of the traditional espresso maker that we previously had, and that is a real plus first thing in the morning.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet

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(Posted on 11/20/2011)
Love itReview by Gunnerson
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still figuring out the perfect mix of coffee to water

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Quiet, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 10/14/2011)
Quick, convenient, and delicious!Review by Johnny Canuck
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[...]Just brewed up my first cup of coffee and I am so impressed! Easy to use, and the quickest cup of coffee I ever made. Tasty too!I'm going to buy another one for my sister to cure her of her $4/day paper cup coffee habit.

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Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste

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None (Posted on 6/2/2011)
FOEspressoReview by aroma on the water
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Although it says you can make espresso i believe, this is not technically correct because it is not brewed under the pressure required. That being said it makes a darn good cup of (what i call) FOEspresso. It does not quiet compare to what i get out of my pump driven machine but if you like strong coffee quick this thing is for you. Not including the time it takes to acquire hot water you can make a cup in under a minute. Great for making iced coffee, milk based and other coffee drinks were diluting ingredients are added. It takes a little dialing in to get the proper grind, I find that a finer grind worked best for me. It is handy to keep the trash or a knock box near to dispose of the grinds so you don't have to go dripping across your kitchen.

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Quick Brewing, Simple, Good flavor, Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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Messy (Posted on 5/30/2011)
a great, quick cup of coffee!Review by aanz
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I have an Aeropress that I use daily at work, one at home for a quick cup of coffee when I don't want to fire up la macchina. I usually use it for Americano, but it makes a reasonable espresso. One thing I like is that you can tailor the coffee to your taste by adjusting the amount of water and coffee. After a year of daily use, it's holding up fine. They're also are great gifts.

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 3/29/2011)
The aerobie works for me!Review by Eric hhe TranscenDancer
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I find this maker intuitively elegant and effective in its simplicity and sensible design. The addition of a paper filter to the French press principle, adds both an uplevelling of taste and health (by removing the finest particles that the French press leaves in). Although it does require steps to brew and is no push button affair, you feel closer and in synch with the brew by stirring the grounds into a dervishal dance, before bearing down for the final press and extracting the essence.

" Aaaahhh... From the A to the E it's now the Aerobie for me!"

Can I sell you that tag line?!

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Great Taste

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Small Water Container (Posted on 1/1/2011)
This is Great CoffeeReview by Tom W
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This is a great tool for a great cup of full bodied coffee, depending on the amount of coffee used. Use a good fresh coffee, and good water, take your time to do it as in the directions and you will be rewarded with a great cup. Course Grind (even a blade grinder works) and wait a few seconds after you pull the water off boil to get them temp correct.
Great travel companion too!

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

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(Posted on 12/21/2010)
very simpleReview by Jim the runner
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Taste is very good but unlike other presses I have used nothing about it irritates me at 5:30 in the morning. Simple design, simple to use and very simple to clean. I make 2 cups every morning and it doesn't slow me down a bit. I use this along with the nespresso milk frother and it makes a nice americano.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 10/2/2010)
Like a French press only easier to cleanReview by Coffee Steph
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Wonderful product. I wish it could hold more water. Try different grinds, different roasts and different water temperatures. I also add more hot water after brewing.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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Small Water Container (Posted on 4/28/2010)
Perfect travel companionReview by Capt. Charlie
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Are you tired of those little one cup drip makers in Hotel rooms? As a commercial airline pilot --- I am!

Hello Aeropress!! This thing packs away nice a neat...makes a very decent cup of coffee quickly...and cleans up in a blink of an eye.

Check out the Hario Slim Mill to complement the Aeropress...and you'll have a travel duo that's hard to beat.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Unbreakable, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 4/15/2010)

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