I recently bought an AeroPress from Amazon. It makes great coffee in five and a half minutes, cleans in 15 seconds and saves you $51.10.
It won’t turn you into a barista, but none will be the wiser.
What do I know about coffee? I enjoy a good cuppa, but I’m no coffee cognoscente.
We were visiting a couple one afternoon. They lived down by the lagoon in a cozy double storey apartment. The husband asked if I wanted a cup of coffee. I said yes, expecting chicory. Didn’t want to be rude though. They were lovely folks.
He pulled out this funny cylindrical plastic contraption and a bag of ground coffee. A smile formed on his face. I frowned. He boiled water, twisted, scooped, poured, stirred and poured some more. In no time I was sipping on my very first cup of AeroPress coffee.
His smile made its way onto my face.
I hadn’t been looking for a coffee maker per se. But after that intro I had to have the AeroPress.
The AeroPress made drinking good coffee a must.
I was sold. So I bought one.
It changed my coffee life forever. My instant junk consumption plummeted and my intake of quality caffeine skyrocketed.
Here was a tool that allowed me to make great coffee, without me having to become a brain surgeon. Besides, it required hardly any effort to use or clean.
I developed a slight air from using the AeroPress. This, after only a few weeks. It had me believing that I’m a coffee connoisseur. (Idiotic, I know, to feel superior because you now make good coffee, and that after only a few weeks.)
It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It demystified the making of great coffee.