Making Simple Coffee: Aerobie Aeropress

If you are anything like me, you enjoy a quality cup (or 4) of coffee in the morning (or afternoon). I have been making pots of french press coffee with the sun rise for years, but a recent trip to the doctor for a physical determined I could not really drink unfiltered coffee anymore. Turns out, coffee brewed without filters contributes to a rise in cholesterol levels. Who knew?

So, while I have made adjustments in what I eat each day, I didn’t know what I was going to do for my morning coffee – there was no way I was going to go back to drip! So I started researching for something that A. made good coffee and B. used a filter, and I came across the Aerobie Aeropress and it has been the answer to my dreams… and coffee needs.

The Aeropress makes one cup of delicious coffee at a time, with each cup taking about a minute or so (not counting the heating up of the water). Each cup uses a small paper filter and two scoops of coffee, and the result is a taste pretty similar to that of french press… without the cholesterol issue. The best part? I can take it with me, even when I travel! All I need is some hot water and I can enjoy my favorite coffee anywhere, anytime.

If you are looking for a simple way to make great-tasting coffee, and don’t want to use a french press, I recommend the Aeropress. Pourover coffee is supposed to be good too, but I haven’t tried that… yet.