The Aeropress seems like a bit of a toy at first glance. And in fact, the company behind it — Aerobie — is a frisbee producer.
However, the Aeropress is more than capable of brewing delicious coffee.
In recent years, the gadget has proved itself as one of the most popular options among specialty coffee lovers.
Personally, I think most coffee geeks would have a lot of fun, and of course, good coffee with this little gadget.
If you’re thinking about picking up a coffee brewer that is capable of cranking up one or two cups in a hurry, then this thing should be on your radar.
The AeroPress is a lot more versatile than the French press. You can brew all kinds of coffee with it due to its unusual design. Is it also better? As a coffee professional, I will have to say “yes”. The design of the contraption lets you have a lot more control over the brewing process, but this is also the reason that it can be difficult to use properly.
Both yes and no. In general, it’s not that easy to make a truly magnificent cup of coffee with this device. The kind of cup that rivals the best of pour overs is hard to achieve. However, when you become an advanced AeroBarista, you can make some outstanding cups.
Yes, it’s made with polyprobylene, which is considered safe and PBA-free.
It can make some strong and concentrated shots that will satisfy many people, however, it cannot make genuine espresso. The pressure is not anywhere near 9 bars. You can invest in the special Prismo cap if you want to make something a bit more like espresso.