A "coffee and espresso maker," the AeroPress is a hybrid of sorts, combining design elements of both the French press and the filter cone. And it has quite a following, as shown by the number of readers who recommended it. (It's worth noting that the AeroPress was the only coffee maker to receive such acclaim.) Clearly, this is a product that inspires loyalty:
Mmmm, coffee! I've found another coffee maker that not only does wonders in camp, but has won over a couple of the coffee drinkers here for office use. From Aerobie, the makers of the Flying Ring, comes the AeroPress. Simple, light and easy to use, this coffee press makes a shot — or four — of espresso in under a minute.
To make coffee, pull the plunger out, twist the black cap off the bottom, and add a filter (the filters are flat and circular, about the diameter of a half‑dollar coin). Add the desired amounts of coffee and hot water, stir, let it brew for about 20‑30 seconds, then replace the plunger and press down slowly. Add more hot water to the concentrated brew for an Americano, or drink it straight. To clean the unit, remove the black cap from the bottom, push the plunger through, and wipe it off. All in all it's fairly painless and makes good espresso.
Granted, in my opinion, espresso does not have that bold, full taste that a good drip coffee has, but it's still good.