Aeropress single-handedly took over many brewing methods with its easy to brew and carry coffee maker. Not surprisingly, This brand is the best Aeropress coffee maker named after this coffee presser which happens to be an invention of recent times. Apart from that, the ease of maintaining the brew consistency and its cheap price along with its versatility has uplifted the popularity exponentially.
About Aero Coffee Press
An Aeropress coffee maker is used for making the coffee equivalent to the espresso. Coffee from the Aeropress will have the fruity hints(depending upon the coffee you use). Along with that, Aeropress infuses the strength of the coffee flavors. In fact, pressurized water passing through the coffee bed quickly brewing the coffee.
Having said that, brewing a shot or two the coffee using the Aeropress can consume as little as a minute. Additionally, the lightweight body, easy to operate, precise brewing method maintaining the consistency of the brew makes Aeropress coffee maker the choice of many. In fact, this coffee maker has become of the most favorite and convenient product to carry for avid travelers, rangers, campers, etc.
Not to mention, this coffee maker has some intricacies which will be difficult to master initially. However, brewing a coffee will not be difficult after you master using the water-coffee ratios. In the same manner, washing the apparatus is comparatively simpler than using the Stovetop espresso maker Moka Pots.
Most importantly, using the Aeropress greatly eliminates the possibilities of making the coffee acidic. Some of the features and working of Aeropress coffee maker help reduce the acidity explained below.
How Does Aeropress Coffee Maker Work?
Coming to the working with the Aeropress coffee review, we would like to start with explaining the principle of its working. As the matter of fact, we may call this brewing method as espresso because of the resemblance.
Espresso is the brewing method which uses a pressurized flow of hot water through the tightly packed coffee grounds for extraction. In the same manner, the Aeropress does the same i.e. extracts coffee using the flow of hot pressurized water over coffee grounds. There! is a slight difference between the exact espresso and Aeropress and a lot of difference in their tastes.
Aeropress coffee maker is a two-step telescopic with one plunger and another being the brewing chamber. The plunger end has a slightly smaller diameter compared to the brewing chamber in order to pass inside smoothly. Whereas, the rubber visor on the perimeter of the plunger helps it create an air-tight seal.
Hence, when you push the plunger-end inside, the pressure will develop and force the infused coffee and grounds towards the filter. Thereafter, the filter does the task of separating the grounds from the infused coffee. Also, the paper filter can easily eliminate the oily extracts of the grounds from the infused coffee.
We have a solution for both kinds of people. If you want to include the coffee oil extracts in your brew then use the metal filter instead of the paper filter. On the other hand, use the paper filter to eliminate the coffee oil extracts from the brew.
Different Brewing Methods Using Aeropress Coffee Maker
Aeropress is a versatile product which brews the coffee fast compared to most coffee makers out there. Also, Aeropress coffee maker will allow you to play with the proportion of coffee to water and brew a range of differently tasting coffees(not the Aeropress latte or cappuccino). Moreover, this brewing method does not add a sour taste to the coffee.
Having said that, there are two ways of brewing the coffee using an Aeropress coffee maker. However, these methods cannot be called as different brewing methods technically. Because both the methods are one at the same with a different arrangement of the apparatus. Having said that, these methods are standard brewing and inverted coffee brewing.
You can learn to perform both the brewing methods by following the step by step guide given later in this article.
Starting with Aeropress review, there are certainly some drawbacks of using this coffee maker along with its advantages. Nevertheless, some of the drawbacks and advantages will neither drive you away or lure you to get Aeropress coffee maker. You can take some time to decide for yourself after reading these points and factors of owning the Aeropress.
First things first, the compact body and ease of operation allow travelers to carry this along everywhere. In fact, if you can manage the cold brew then this coffee maker can even help in the jungles (with enough coffee supply). Adding to the fact, mastering the brewing process is not a big deal as long as you keep experimenting with the coffee-water proportions. Also, cleaning this tool is a child’s play once you disassemble the apparatus.
Having said that, the Aeropress coffee maker is a plastic body tool which might not have the most aesthetic appearances that you expect. Yet, its BPA free plastic material keeps the possibility of plastic poisoning away. As the matter of fact, BPA free plastic coffee maker with the food grade certifications is safe to use as a vessel for edible things.
Hence, exposing this BPA free plastic material to the hot water and cold water processes will develop cracks on its walls. After a rigorous usage of this coffee maker maybe for half a year-long or 8 to 10 months, the walls will develop small cracks. However, the crack will not end up shattering the fragments but the smooth surface of the walls will deteriorate.
Additionally, the deteriorated walls will end up wearing out the rubber visor sooner than its actual life.
Apart from that, using Aeropress coffee maker will hardly require any expertise or thoroughness. The easy to brew, two-step telescopic coffee maker brewing the coffee within two minutes consistently.
On the contrary, the taste of the coffee remains hard with the fruity blend of coffee’s core. But, the taste of Aeropress coffee or Aeropress latte is far different from that of the regular espresso maker. Nonetheless, you can control the acidity of the coffee using this coffee maker unlike any other.
Overall, Aeropress coffee maker is one of the most economical coffee makers which brews a nice quality coffee. Moreover, people prefer this coffee maker for its affordable cost, ease of cleaning and mobility.
Components of the Aeropress
This section of the Aeropress coffee review sheds some light on the quality and functioning of the components. Nothing comes closer to the coffee experience because of the efficient components.
On the contrary, there are some factors about the components that we like to share.
1. Body Material of Aeropress
Aeropress plastic is made of the BPA free material. It means Aeropress plastic safe will not lead to plastic poisoning. Also, Aeropress coffee maker will last about six months before showing the signs of changes. Generally, the body of the coffee maker will develop cracks in the interior of its walls which will be visible.
Nevertheless, the cracks will not lead to shattering the plastic fragments either. As the crack will only make the surface of the walls rough and after prolonged use, it starts to break.
The plunger is designed perfectly for the purpose of generating the pressure. The tightly fitting rubber visor of the plunger works efficiently for a long time. Generally, people prefer to change the visor after using for a few months to maintain efficiency.
Apart from that, the plunger will maintain a uniform pressure over the coffee-water mixture with its flat head. Hence, the plunger is a rugged component meant for outlasting the Aeropress coffee maker itself.
3. Filter Cap
The filter cap is made of similar material with small holes to allow filtration. In addition to that, you will have to use either the paper microfilters or the metal ones.
- Paper Filter
The paper filter is also called microfilter for the fact that it comes with the tiny pores of the micro dimensions. It filters the extracted coffee grounds from the liquid coffee. In fact, it eliminates the sediments to the level, you won’t find the coffee grit in the end. Additionally, the paper with its absorbing properties will take out the oily extracts of the coffee grounds. Hence, it will avoid the acidic taste of the coffee.
- Metal Filter
The counterpart of the paper filter is the metal filter mostly made of stainless steel material. This filter is useful for avoiding the use of frequent changing of the paper filter. Also, the metal filter will allow the coffee to have the oily extracts and the acidity.
You will get these accessories when you purchase the Aeropress along with the tote carry bag at the cheapest rate possible. These accessories are the must-have tools while making the coffee using the Aeropress coffee maker.
Brewing chamber of the Aeropress is narrow but long. Moreover, the spoons, knives rarely work for stirring the coffee-water mixture. Hence, here is the BPA free plastic stirrer with the wide handle for gripping.
Adding the coffee grounds in the Aeropress brewing chamber would not have been easier. The wide funnel helps you to out coffee grounds in the brewing chamber right from the grinding vessel or other containers.
Lastly, the coffee scoop helps you to maintain the proportion of grounds you use for brewing the espresso shots, Aeropress latte or cappuccino.
Espresso is the brewing method which uses a pressurized flow of hot water through the tightly packed coffee grounds. In the same manner, the Aeropress coffee maker does the same. There is a slight difference between the exact espresso and Aeropress and a lot of difference in their tastes.