10 Reasons the Aeropress is our favorite on-the-go Coffee Maker!

10 Reasons the Aeropress is our favorite on-the-go Coffee Maker!

The Aeropress is compact and lightweight, making it a great companion for travelers, campers, or anyone constantly on the move. It has a simple design that includes a plunger, chamber, and filter cap allowing it to fit into a small bag or even a pocket.

1. Portability:

If you get the Aeropress Go it comes with all of the above plus a scoop, filter holder, stirrer and a cup with lid which all fits together for maximum convenience. The Aeropress Go is my favorite version for traveling!

2. Ease of Use:

This brewing system doesn’t require a steep learning curve. It’s user-friendly, with a straightforward process: 

  1. Add coffee grounds 
  2. Pour hot water over grounds
  3. Stir and wait your set time
  4. Press into your cup
  5. In minutes you have a fresh cup of coffee to enjoy!

3.  Versatility:

One of the best features is its adaptability to different brewing techniques. You can experiment with different grinds, water temperatures, water volume, and brewing times to customize it to your preferences.  It has a flow control cap that I like to use to brew espresso for Iced Lattes at home or even in my hotel room. 

4.  Fast Brewing Time:

Often times when traveling you don’t have time to wait around for a whole pot of coffee to brew. With the Aeropress you can easily brew a single cup of coffee in under two minutes. Making it perfect for when you’re in a hurry!

5.  Easy Cleanup:

Unlike a lot of other coffee makers, the Aeropress is super easy to clean. A quick rinse of the plunger and the chamber, and you’re done. This is great when you are on the go and don’t have access to any cleaning supplies. 

6.  Consistent Results:

The immersion brewing method ensures a smooth and rich extraction of flavor without any bitterness. Depending on your preference you can use small paper filters for a cleaner cup or a reusable stainless steel filter that will let more coffee solids through. 

7.  Affordable and Durable:

Compared to other coffee brewing devices the Aeropress is relatively affordable and very durable making it a long-term investment for all coffee lovers. You can get the Aeropress original or Go for $39.95 or less if you catch a good sale!

8.  Environmentally Friendly:

The Aeropress uses very small paper filters, which are biodegradable and can easily be put into your compost. If you buy the reusable stainless steel filter you’ll have a filter that will last a long time. These eco-friendly aspects are appealing if you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact. 

9.  Community and Innovation:

The Aeropress community is vibrant, with enthusiast users sharing their favorite brewing methods, recipes, and tips. The annual Aeropress Championship showcases the creativity and innovation people bring to brewing with the Aeropress. Scroll to the bottom for my favorite coffee and brewing method!

10. Adaptability to Various Coffees:

Whether you prefer finely ground espresso or coarser grounds for a pour-over-like experience, the Aeropress can accommodate a wide range of coffee types, allowing the exploration of different flavors and intensities. 

The Aeropress is not just a coffee maker; it’s a portable brewing experience that offers versatility, convenience, and consistent results. Its simplicity, along with the ability to produce a great cup of coffee, makes it an ideal choice for anyone who needs their coffee fix wherever they go. 

Bonus: My Favorite Recipe and Brewing Method

  1. Two full scoops of medium ground (drip if you are ordering from our website) of Coffee Punks blend.
  2. Hot water (200 degrees) to the number 4 and stir.
  3. Wait 90 seconds
  4. Press 
  5. Enjoy!
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