Aeropress Coffee

I drink coffee, every now and then. Don’t roll over in shock! I don’t like it as much as I like tea…but, every now and then a good cup of Joe is what I need for that kick in the pants

I had read that there are methods that are better than a coffee maker. Chemex was the one that I had read about. However, when I asked coffee lovers what they thought about it, the Aeropress was pushed more. It seems that while the Chemex looks cooler, the Aeropress is a preferred method (But, Google it and you will find plenty of food for thought!). So, I thought I would give it a go!

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eing a novice (and not minding looking like one), I bought what were some pretty well rated products on Amazon (Thanks, Prime!!). I found a good Aeropress kit (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZD3QJC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s03) for a little over $30, some coffee that was well rated (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KC0LP84?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01) and not too expensive, a bur grinder (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011HR4P46?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s03)  and used a measure I already had. Coincidentally, the measure has a side for measuring coffee beans.

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he Areopress was a little intimidating, but I followed the instructions and removed the end, put in the filters (I read that two is good, but you really only need one) and placed it back. I removed the plunger and then got to the beans.

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 measured them out for one cup and put them in a small pan, to roast them. I didn’t roast them long, just enough to give them some heat and wake up a little flavor.

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hen, I threw them in the grinder. If you are trying this, make sure you read the directions for your grinder, as they tend to be similar between designs, but might be a little different. This one said to grind clockwise and going counter would damage the device irreparably. I took the grounds and put them in the Aeropress with the water (I set mine at 205 degrees) for about fifteen seconds. Then…press!

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lready, the coffee looks better than what I’m used to seeing! You can see the glow as the light goes through my glass mug. I love that amber color!

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he liquor looks great! It is a black color, but when the light hits it, the edges are a bright chocolate brown! There are some great bubbles, good body and silky viscosity. The taste is sharper and more pure than what I am used to drinking. I can definitely tell the difference!

Overall, I LOVED it! I usually drink coffee when I need a pick up and this is an easier coffee to swallow than what I am used to drinking. The process wasn’t incredibly long, maybe about ten minutes or so. However, I think that (since I mostly drink coffee at work) I will probably submit to the coffee of convenience I have been subject to. However, it will be nice for those long mornings when I can take time and enjoy it!

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