One of the most exciting things about the world of coffee is the constant evolution of how we enjoy a cup of our favorite brew. One of the most recent inventions in the world of brewing was the AeroPress, invented only 8 years ago, in 2005. So how does it work? Coffee (a grind finer than drip, but courser than espresso) is steeped for between 10-50 seconds (depending on grind and preferred strength) and then forced through a filter by pressing the plunger through the tube. What makes the AeroPress unique is the brew time of just 30 seconds.
Often compared to the French Press, there are quite a few differences that make the AeroPress unique. The two key differences though are 1) the AeroPress uses a disposable paper filter which removes most of the coffee solids (a French press uses a coarser wire or nylon mesh filter) and 2) the uniqueness of the flavour of AeroPress comes from the air pressure that is used to extract the coffee, thus giving it much more of a ‘coffee’ flavour.
Here at Coffea we have spoken about the uniqueness of being able to provide our customers with amazing products such as the Bialetti Stovetop, which has been around for about 90 years. What is just as exciting though is being able to provide our customers with unique and exciting new methods for them to enjoy their coffee.