The AeroPress is a device for brewing coffee. Coffee is steeped for 10–50 seconds and then forced through a filter by pressing the plunger through the tube. The filters used are either the AeroPress paper filters or disc shaped thin metal filters. The maker describes the result as an espresso strength concentration of coffee, but its most frequent use is more in the filter brew strength.
Methods of brewing
According to the instructions, fine-ground coffee is placed in the bottom of the larger cylinder on top of a paper microfilter. Hot water at approximately 79 or 85 °C (175 or 185 °F) is then poured over the coffee; this mixture is stirred for approximately 10 seconds before being forced through the microfilter by pushing the plunger downwards.
Baristas and coffee drinkers have also developed methods of brewing using an inverted (upside-down) AeroPress.
In inverted brewing, the plunger is placed into the column from the beginning, close to the “top” of the column, and the entire AeroPress stands upside-down, resting on the top of the plunger. One or two scoops of ground coffee are added, followed by water, and the entire mixture then stirred. While that brews, a filter is placed into the filter cap and moistened to help it stick in place then the AeroPress cap is placed on top of the column and screwed into place. Lastly, once the desired brewing time is complete the AeroPress is either turned right-side-up and plunged normally or held at an angle and plunged horizontally.
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Minipresso GR (Ground Coffee)
Smallest Espresso Maker in the World
Planning a road trip, camping or stay in a hotel, the Minipresso Portable Espresso Maker is the ideal espresso machine to slide into your bag or backpack.
The Minipresso is the smallest and lightest espresso machine in the world. This little powerhouse lets you brew delicious shots wherever you may be. The built-in semi-automatic piston creates ideal pressure after just a few pumps, injecting small quantities of water slowly into the coffee adapter for a rich, smooth flavorful drink.
This tight little unit includes cup and coffee scoop to provide all you need in a clever and compact design. Minipresso doesn’t require compressed air, N2O cartridges or electricity for its operation and is half the weight of any of its rivals.
- Smallest and lightest espresso make in the world
- Efficient and easy to use
- Non electric
- BPA – Food Safe
Minipresso NS (Nespresso® Pods)
Minipresso NS uses Nespresso® capsules to prepare espresso. The advantage is that the coffee is ground, measured, tamped, with a higher precision than we are capable of doing. There is very little left for error, so your espresso is great every time. It’s also more convenient, mess free and easier to clean after use. Minipresso NS is compatible with the large variety of capsules proposed by Nespresso®. Minipresso NS is your best choice to quickly enjoy up to 45 ml of delicious espresso at home, in the office and on the go.
Minipresso NS is very simple and intuitive to operate. Add any compatible capsules into the outlet head. Add hot water into the water tank. Unlock the piston from its travel position and pump a few strokes to pressurize and extract delicious espresso with generous crema.
8 Cup Hourglass Brewer
Brewista’s revolutionary redesign of the classic hourglass brewer works with virtually any style paper filter; square, full cone, flat V cone, circular and standard or tall basket styles. You can use the filters of your choice. The patent pending vent tube and ribbed interior make it possible. Together they prevent the vacuum which leads to overflow during the bloom. The ribs also keep filters from sticking when wet, so removing grounds is simple and neat when you are ready to pour. An innovative dual spout design provides smooth serving without splashing. The ergonomically designed profile and non-slip, heat resistant silicone wrap make it easy to handle. Durable tempered borosilicate glass maintains temperature without cracking under quick temperature changes.
Also available in a 5 cup.
- Works with virtually any style coffee filter
- Vent tube ensures consistent brewing
- Tempered borosilicate glass
- Thick, protective silicone wrap
- Dual pour spouts for smooth serving
- Interior ribs prevent filters from sticking
- Perfect for brewing 1 to 3 cups