29 Jul '13, 12am
Quick fix: review of the Aeropress
At a little less than US$30 if you order it online, the Aeropress is also a lot cheaper than most of the hardcore makers out there. Which makes sense, when you consider that it’s basically a humongous two-part syringe with a filter instead of a needle. To make coffee with the Aeropress, you place your grinds into the filter tube, steep it with hot water, and then press the plunger through the tube. Air pressure shepherds the coffee through the filter and into the cup below, resulting in coffee that is noticeably less acidic than regular drip coffee – and in a shorter time too. The entire process takes about a minute, perfect if you’re squeezing in a quick caffeine fix between meetings.