Why We Love the AeroPress Coffee Maker

Why We Love the AeroPress Coffee Maker

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AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

A simple coffee solution

The lightweight, compact AeroPress is the simplest way to make an excellent-tasting single cup of coffee, no electricity needed.

Buying Options

$30* from Amazon
$30 from Bed Bath & Beyond

*At the time of publishing, the price was $32.

The AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker’s sterile appearance and clumsy learning curve might draw more than a few confused looks in the office kitchen the first time you use it. But it’s easy to get the hang of the technique, and we quickly grew to love this weird-looking beverage syringe. Anywhere you have ground coffee and hot water, the AeroPress can make a great cup of coffee in less than two minutes. If you buy one, you’ll be joining a large community of coffee enthusiasts who love the AeroPress—including many Wirecutter staffers, as well as pros who conduct annual AeroPress competitions.

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AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

A compact package

The AeroPress Go has a slightly smaller capacity than the original, but it comes with improved accessories and seamlessly packs down into a travel cup.

Buying Options

$32 from Amazon

May be out of stock

Although the original AeroPress is quite portable, the AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press makes it easier to bring all the accessories (stirrer, scoop, and filters) with you. It comes in an adorable compact container that doubles as a cup, and we found the updated accessories to be better designed than the originals. But what’s gained in convenience is lost in some capacity: The Go holds only 8 ounces, whereas the original AeroPress holds 10. You can still make the original AeroPress recipe for 4 ounces of concentrated coffee (which can be diluted), but some other recipes for brewing a standard cup of coffee will need to be modified. And if you don’t care about using all of the accessories, you may find it just as convenient to travel with the original AeroPress, which has space in its chamber to carry your stash of pre-ground beans or a hand-crank coffee grinder. Ultimately, either AeroPress will work well for travel, but you should get the Go if you value a coffee setup that loads into a self-contained package, including a cup.

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Our pick

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

A simple coffee solution

The lightweight, compact AeroPress is the simplest way to make an excellent-tasting single cup of coffee, no electricity needed.

Buying Options

$30* from Amazon
$30 from Bed Bath & Beyond

*At the time of publishing, the price was $32.

Also great

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

A compact package

The AeroPress Go has a slightly smaller capacity than the original, but it comes with improved accessories and seamlessly packs down into a travel cup.

Buying Options

$32 from Amazon

May be out of stock

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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