Total immersion of the grounds in the water results in rapid yet robust extraction of flavor.
Total immersion permits extraction at a moderate temperature, resulting in a smoother brew.
Air pressure shortens filtering time to 20 seconds. This avoids the bitterness of long processes such as drip brewing.
The air pressure also gently squeezes the last goodness from the grounds, further enriching the flavor.
Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers. Laboratory
pH testing measured AEROPRESS brew's acid as less than one fifth that of regular drip brew. The low acid is confirmed by coffee lovers who report that AEROPRESS brew is friendlier to their stomachs.
AEROPRESS is the result of several years of applied research by inventor/engineer Alan Adler. He conducted numerous brewing experiments, measuring the brew with laboratory instruments. The experiments demonstrated that proper temperature, total immersion and rapid filtering were key to flavor excellence. He then designed and tested dozens of brewers before settling on the AEROPRESS design. The design was further validated by coffee lovers who tested prototypes in their homes. Adler has about forty U.S. patents and an equal number of foreign patents. He is President of Aerobie, Inc, Palo Alto, California and a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Adler's best-known invention is the Aerobie flying ring which set the Guinness World record for the world's farthest throw (1,333 feet).
I love decent coffee, but balk at High Street prices! Also, I work miles from the High Street, and have minimal time for breaks - sound familiar??
So when I tried this with my favoured blend of coffee, I was very pleasantly surprised!
The process is simple, swift and reliable; follow the instructions, then sit down to a hugely satisfying cup of coffee.
I will be taking mine on business trips and on holiday with me - any hotel room can give me my fix now!
I've been using the Aeropress for about 6 months now and find it a fast way to make great coffee. However, it is very important to get the temperature of the water just right. When they say 75 to 80 degrees C they mean it. Make it with boiling water and its a bitter disappointment - literally. Make it with 75 degree water and its a dream!