It’s no secret that I like coffee.  Several years ago, I was regularly using a french press.  The coffee was great, but  I was tired of the clean up.  I was looking around on BoingBoing, or CoffeeGeek or somewhere else, and I read about the AeroPress Coffee Maker.  Viola!  The solution that I was looking for.  All the articles that I read praised it as a fast, delicious cup of coffee with quick and easy clean up. I was skeptical at first, but as long as I wasn’t messing up my sink rinsing out the French press every time I wanted to make a cup of fresh coffee, I was willing to take a chance.

As promised, it really does make a great single-serving cup of coffee, and clean up is just a matter of ejecting the grounds and giving it a quick rinse.  It’s especially good if you are single, or the only coffee drinker in the house.

When I first started using my AeroPress, I liked it so much that I couldn’t decide whether I wanted it at home or at work.  For several months I hauled it back and forth from work every day, rightfully drawing strange looks from my co-workers.  Before long, I decided to invest in another one so that I would never again be forced to drink the cheap office coffee.  I can’t say enough about how much I like this product.

The Aeropress Coffee Maker is made by a little company called Aerobie out of Palo Alto, California.  If that sounds familiar, you may remember them as the manufacturer of the astonishing Aerobie flying ring. I’m not sure how or why the Aerobie company got into the coffee press business, but I’m glad they did. They have created a legend.

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Update!  While researching this article I stumbled across Coava, a company that makes a stainless steel coffee filter for the AeroPress.  It’s reusable and also made in the USA.