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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Review: Aerobie 80R08 AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

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The Aerobie Aeropress Coffee and Espresso maker definitely makes one of the finest cups of coffee and espresso that I’ve tasted. It is WAY different from other coffee and espresso makers in so many ways.

It takes the ideal water temperature and mild air pressure brewing to make coffee and espresso that is very flavorful, creamy, and satisfying without being bitter or taste so acidic.

It can make 1-4 cups of coffee/espresso (enough for 1 or 2 cups), comes with it’s own filters (which are very small) so that no grit from the coffee/espresso can get inside your cup, and only takes about a minute to make it (20 seconds to press the air/water into the coffee/espresso).

WHY is it better than brewing in a drip machine? Drip brewing has the water passing directly into the beans or grounds, which is too hot and brings out the bitterness in the coffee or espresso.

“As the water filters downward through the bed, it becomes too cool and extraction is weak. The water doesn't contact all of the grounds uniformly. Grounds at the edge of the bed are under-extracted, while grounds at the center are over- extracted and contribute bitterness.” Aerobie Website

When using the Aerobie Aeropress machine all the grounds get the exact same temperature of heat, and isn’t directly RAN into the grounds.

I love that it’s small so it doesn’t take up my entire counter (like my espresso machine does). It’s very easy to use and easier to clean! Comes with it’s own filters and produces a very amazing rich tasting coffee that isn’t bitter or taste like a battery was dropped in it.!

This also uses absolutely NO electricity. This would be easy when traveling in an RV over the summer—just heat up your water and wa-lah. Instant espresso/coffee.. Ahh..

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To brew a double espresso or 10-ounce cup of coffee:

  • Place a microfilter in the bottom cap of the AeroPress chamber and twist the cap tightly closed.
  • Place two scoops of ground coffee from the included AeroPress scoop into the chamber.
  • Stand the chamber on a sturdy mug, then proceed to pour hot water into the top of the chamber (175 degrees F is optimal).
  • Stir the water and coffee with the included paddle for about 10 seconds.
  • Insert the plunger into the chamber and gently press down about a quarter of an inch and continue to maintain that pressure for 20 to 30 seconds (gentle pressure is the key to easy AeroPressing).
This will result in a double espresso. To make an Americano, simply top off the mug with hot water, or add hot milk for a creamy latte. The AeroPress can press from 1 to 4 scoops, and each scoop from the included AeroPress scoop makes the equivalent of a single espresso or 5 ounces of American coffee. Fill the chamber with hot water to the number corresponding to the number of scoops.

You can also make a full carafe of coffee using the AeroPress in less time than it takes to brew a pot of drip coffee. Two 3-scoop or 4-scoop pressing, topped off with hot water, will fill most vacuum carafes.

Buy IT: You can buy the Aerobie Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker for $25.95 with free shipping.

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Jessica Renee



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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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