cone filter, cold filter coffee & french press, pavoni and gaggia machines
First time a coffee product was buzz worthy.
Positive Product Points
Very positive first experience. The coffee was delicious and easy to make. Among the best cups of coffee that I ever had.
Not hard to use (but you do have to read the directions). Even better, watch the online video.
Negative Product Points
- May be too complicated for first cup of the day (my copper pavoni is way too complicated for the first cup of the day). - They suggest 175 degrees water brewing temperature for dark roast. They suggest using a thermometer. . I am going to have to go out and buy a hotpot with a settable thermostat. - The directions omitted that the black plastic object is used for storing the filters. This was obvious in the online video not the aeropress website.
I am a low level coffee geek. I am content with Peets Expresso Roast brewed in a Melitta filter cone. I can carried away on a trip to Kona or crawl through cafes in SF or Manhattan with other Coffee Geeks.
So, I have heard the buzz about Aeropress. My first experience at my niece's home was positive but not outstanding. I am not sure whether it was the coffee or how carefully she followed the directions.
So when I was given one I decided to read all the directions carefully (very important) and read the online sites. The result was enormous. I had one of the best cups of coffee from it that I have ever had. The texture is smooth and rich and flavorful. It was less acidic than the (very low acid) espresso that I make from the same grind. I was very impressed by the speed.