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The Aeropress: The Secret to a Great Cup of Coffee

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How to make the best home brewed coffee that doesn’t break the bank!


Raise your hand if you love coffee?! I’m one of those people whose bloodstream is part coffee. I know it’s terribly clichéd but I FRIGGIN LOVE COFFEE!! I have a friend who somehow made it through college without coffee. How I will never understand. But anyway, today I am going to talk to you about my favorite way to brew coffee, the Aeropress!

(This is not a sponsored post. Aeropress has no clue who am I. I just LOVE this product)

Aeropress and coffee grounds

What is the Aeropress?

The Aeropress is a coffee press, sort of like a French Press, that uses an immersion brewing process to make coffee.

making coffee in the Aeropress

How Does it Work?

Coffee grounds are put in the chamber. The chamber is filled with water. Then a plunger pushes the coffee through a microfilter into your individual cup of coffee! Think of it like individual servings like a Keurig machine. We use the inverted method, so if you have used the Aeropress before and wonder what the heck I am doing, that’s why. The many ways to brew a cup of coffee is just one of the benefits of using the Aeropress.

brewing coffee in the aeropress

Why use the Aeropress?

Coffee tastes better! Because you are using the optimal temperature, ground, and filtering, it extracts the full flavor from the coffee but none of the bitterness. This creates the best tasting cup of coffee. But don’t fret. This isn’t for coffee snobs. Using the basic instructions still brews a great cup of coffee. No fuss needed.

Makes both coffee and espresso. It makes an Americano style of coffee if you just add water or you can use milk to make lattes.

Perfect for travel. It is compact and light, making it perfect for vacations. All you need is coffee grounds and water! We used ours on our trip to Florida and we had no problems whatsoever.

No grit in your coffee. If you have ever used a french press, you know what I am talking about. The Aeropress uses a microfilter so you get NO GROUNDS in your coffee at all!

Saves you money!! We started using the Aeropress because we were looking to save money in our budget. Because you are only brewing the coffee you drink, you aren’t throwing out any coffee it the bottom of the pot. And it is more efficient in brewing coffee. Using the Aeropress we saved 25 dollars a month from our coffee budget. That’s a saving of 300 bucks a year!!!

It can be used in multiple ways to brew your perfect cup of coffee. If you want to go down an internet rabbit hole, check out all the various ways you can make a cup of coffee from Aeropress’s website. Plus you can make full pots of coffee if you have visitors.

all the accessories that come with the Aeropress

What it comes with?

When you purchase the Aeropress, you get the plunger, the chamber, filter cap and filters, funnel, scoop, and a stirrer. And instructions of course. But, as I stated before, the instructions are only the beginning of how you can use the Aeropress! And it’s only 30 bucks! We have had ours for going on 2 years now and the coffee tastes as good as the day we bought it!

If you love coffee, trying new things, and saving a little of money. I recommend giving the Aeropress a try. You will get an amazing cup of coffee that tastes great and is easily customizable to your taste. The only problem you will have is you will always need a second cup!

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2 thoughts on “The Aeropress: The Secret to a Great Cup of Coffee”

  1. I love French Press, so I’m sure I’d love that too! I drink coffee all day long until it’s wine o’clock. Thanks for sharing!

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