Category Archives: AeroPress Stuff
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|AeroPress||NesPresso (and other pod-based coffee machines)||Automatic Coffee Machine||Italian-Style Percolator||French Press||Drip Coffee Maker||Instant Coffee|
|Ease of Use||4 out of 5||5 out of 5||4 out of 5||3 out of 5||4 out of 5||4 out of 5||5 out of 5|
|Cleaning||Easy. Quick rinse only.||Medium-Easy. Minimal. Cleaning of drip tray from time to time and regular replenishment of water reservoir with fresh water (daily is recommended)||Medium. Regular removal of old grounds. Cleaning of drip tray and brewing group in warm water. If not done, stale coffee can go mouldy and affect flavour.||Medium. Unscrew top from base after percolator has cooled. Can be quite tight to unscrew. Discard used coffee and briefly rinse with warm water.||Medium-Easy. Quick rinse with warm water after use. The filter and filter holder may need to be unscrewed to clean residual coffee grounds that get caught.||None – just the cup!|
|Maintenance||No descaling ever required||Periodic descaling||Periodic descaling|
|Amount of coffee used per cup||Approx. 18 grams on average.||Up to 6 grams maximum.|
|Cost Per Cup||35 cents per cup approx. (18 grams of coffee used).||50 cents – 75 cents approx. (5 or 6 grams of coffee used).|
|Flavour||Good to Excellent||Poor to OK||Good to Excellent||Good to Excellent. Has a tendency to burn and impair flavour.||
|Flexibility of Coffee Used||Freshly ground or pre-ground coffee can be used.||Only specially made coffee pods can be used.||Freshly ground or pre-ground coffee can be used.||Freshly ground or pre-ground coffee can be used.||Freshly ground or pre-ground coffee can be used.||Freshly ground or pre-ground coffee can be used.||Only one type.|
|Water||Fresh water is used every time||Revervoir water can become “slimy” after a couple of days. Reservoir requires regular cleaning in warm soapy water.||Revervoir water can become “slimy” after a couple of days. Reservoir requires regular cleaning in warm soapy water.||Fresh water is used every time||Fresh water is used every time||Fresh water is used every time||Fresh water is used every time|
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In the meantime, please check out this YouTube video showing the Inverted AeroPress method at work:
The AeroPress is a truly versatile beast. It just so happens to make a truly wonderful cup of tea as well as awesome coffee.
Whether you use your favourite loose leaf specialty tea, or simply pop in a whole tea bag (minus the tag of course), the pressure created by the AeroPress guarantees a brew that is both flavourful and satisfying.
We recommend the Inverted AeroPress Method, rather than the manufacturer’s official instructions. This allows you to steep your tea before pressing.