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AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker - Makes 1-3 Cups of Delicious Coffee without Bitterness per Press
Rapid, total immersion brewing process makes delicious full flavored coffee without bitterness!Makes 1 to 3 cups per pressing in about one minute! Brews both American style coffee and Espresso!The microfilter means no grit in your cup (unlike a French press), and clean up takes just seconds! Micro-filtered coffee so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrateLess Bitterness! Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers.Includes the AeroPress press, funnel, scoop, stirrer, 350 microfilters and a filter holder. Phthalate free and BPA free. Mug not included. Assembled measurements: 9 1/2" h X 4" w X 4" d
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62 Reddit comments about AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker - Makes 1-3 Cups of Delicious Coffee without Bitterness per Press:

u/youranalogbuddy · 46 pointsr/AskReddit

i'll play. go get an aeropress, it's like a french press on HGH.

u/Heartskittens · 45 pointsr/AskUK

The Aeropress if you drink coffee. It's £24 on Amazon at the moment but it has been under £20 before.

I don't really understand how it makes such good filter coffee, it's magic or something, but it's really easy to use and makes great super-fast one cup coffee for those who want to use filter or grind their own beans but don't want to run a full coffee maker / make loads of cups / wait around.

u/kidblast · 22 pointsr/Coffee

My simple guide for UK beginners.

  • Hario Mini Slim grinder
  • Aeropress
  • Decent coffee roasters house blend

    Don't waste your money buying fancy AA single estate small batch beans because you just won't get the best out of them. You want a reliable and inexpensive blend that doesn't need a chemistry degree and £300 worth of equipment to achieve good results every time.

    I would go as far as to recommend new comers just pick up some decent supermarket branded beans to practice your technique and figure out what type of coffees work for you. The when you become more confident with your method feel free to start exploring more luxury beans.

u/zouhair · 15 pointsr/offbeat

Why the fuck are you using instead of or .uk or .de?

u/__swift_ · 14 pointsr/de

Ich mach mir meinen täglichen Kaffee hiermit.

u/cravf · 13 pointsr/Coffee

I'd go for an aeropress. It's what got myself, and later on my girlfriend, into coffee, and it's pretty cheap. It will make a strong, small batch of coffee each time, somewhere between an espresso and a french press (in my opinion).

I'm guessing the macchiatos your fiance is talking about is the Starbucks variety. Macchiatos are supposed to be an espresso shot with very little milk added.

Anyway, continuing on the assumption that the drink she likes is 1-2 shots of espresso and a mug of foamed milk (and flavoring), I would start by making a copy of that at home with the aeropress.

The way I did that is I'd warm up a mug of milk while I'm boiling the water, and use a handheld frother to froth the heated milk. (This won't create the same caliber of foamed milk as you'd get from an espresso machine/steamer but I'm guessing you don't want to drop the cash on one quite yet)... Once the milk is frothed and the water is heated I'd add freshly ground beans(important that they're fresh!) to to the aeropress, and then water, and brew the coffee right into the mug of frothed milk.

At this point you have a pretty close replica to a latte. Since you are newcomers to coffee, you might want to add some sort of flavoring to it. I rarely do, but when I did, I'd just add a little vanilla extract and sugar.


  • You're going to want to grind your beans at home. Buying preground beans almost guarantees they're going to be stale.
  • Following what I said above, freshness is key. Try to buy freshly roasted beans.
  • A lot of the process of coffee making is tinkering to your own taste. If you make a cup of coffee and it's way too strong, don't give up. Try something else untill it's good for you!
  • Once you get used to the milk-laden coffees, try to broaden your horizons. There are a wide range of coffee types, and they all have their bonuses.


  • Aeropress $25.95
  • Milk frother $2.00
  • Hario Skerton Hand Grinder $48.50 (Ceramic burr grinders are the best type of coffee grinders, but they run around $300 on average, this one, however is $50.00 but requires some work. I own one and it's worth the effort in my opinion)

    Beans: (Places I've tried)

  • Intelligentsia
  • The Roasterie
  • Klatch Coffee


  • Great mug
  • Also great mug, but pretty large

    If you have any questions, or if I'm wrong about something let me know! I think this is all for now.
u/Mymom429 · 11 pointsr/Coffee

I'd have to recommend looking away from a pod based machine. Because it's pre-ground the coffee is stale already when you buy it. In addition to using stale coffee these machines aren't capable of producing enough pressure (9 bars) to produce real espresso. Instead of opting for a machine I'd get an aeropress.

An [Aeropress,] ( [grinder,] ( [scale,] ( and [kettle] ( will be cheaper than the Nescafe and will produce significantly better coffee.

The nice part about the aeropress is its simplicity and versatility. You can use it as an espresso substitute for Lattes and milk drinks, drink it black for a clean, bold cup, or dilute it to an americano for a traditional cup of coffee. Make sure to get some fresh beans from a local roaster too!

u/JesusIsARaisin · 9 pointsr/UBC

This is why the Aeropress was invented. A french press typically produces gritty coffee, while the Aeropress uses a paper filter and is much cleaner. Filters cost $6.50/350 or about a week's supply if you drink as much coffee as most grad students...

u/Scripto23 · 7 pointsr/DIY

While a french press is good I highly recommend the AeroPress. It works similar to a french press but is much easier to use and clean. I switched to the Aeropress about two months ago from a decend drip maker and have been using it every single day since. Its also the quickest way to make coffee which I like because I'm often in a rush.

u/inkieminstrel · 6 pointsr/Frugal
u/EasyGuess · 6 pointsr/mildlysatisfying

Not trying to start a debate with you but... French press, aeropress, chemex, etc. Less than 30 pounds to make amazing coffee.

u/Tru3Gamer · 6 pointsr/Coffee

The general tradeoff is taste for ease of use, a keurig you'd just pop in a capsule and get mediocre coffee, with some other brew method you'd get better coffee but you would have to work harder. A common starting setup which is quite quick and easy whilst providing a good cup of coffee is an Aeropress, Hario Mini Mill and any decent scale.

u/louisjms · 5 pointsr/AskUK

I've just recently bought a fresh batch of Ethiopian coffee from the local roaster, a nice man with a stall in the Cambridge Market. For the last few months I've been making coffee with an Aeropress - I can not recommend it enough, it's honestly the best £24 I've ever spent.

It's halfway between a French Press/cafetiere, and an espresso machine in that it uses immersion to bloom and extract the coffee, and pressure to actually get it into your cup.

Edit: my awful spelling

Anyone looking at getting away from instant coffee, or also for a nice gift, this should most certainly top the list.

Edit: Assuming you mean Americano in that you're using espresso and hot water, you'll actually get more caffeine from the drip/filter coffee! :)

u/j1mdan1els · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Hi and welcome. We call this your first step into the rabbit hole. Like Alice, if you decide to go in this is just going to get deeper and deeper.

The two grinders you've linked are both electric and neither are particularly good. Assuming that you want to go with an electric grinder (and I would if you're drinking 5 cups a day) then then Baratza is the least you want to buy. The difference between this and the ones you have mentioned are the burrs - the cutting edges - that are in the machine.

Next, you say you start with a latte. Latte is espresso and steamed/textured milk. You are not going to get espresso anywhere close to your budget but you can get a good moka pot and then a milk frother will get you that drink.

For your coffee through the day then a french press will be fine - they're very simple just relying on a metal mesh screen to keep the used grinds out of the end drink or, if you are just making coffee for yourself one at a time then consider the aeropress.

Automatic machines are more complicated. You have to read very carefully as most on the market do not heat the water properly (they start dripping cold water into the coffee bed and, when they finish, they are putting boiling water and steam into it). Also, most will drip water through the middle of the coffee grounds which means that you get bitter tastes from the coffee that gets most of the water while the rest "under extracts" giving tastes of grass and moss. Unless you are willing to go to something like the Wilfa I would stay with manual coffee makers for now.

Bienvenue a r/coffee et bonne chance.

u/neuromonkey · 5 pointsr/pics

I have am the CEO of a large aid organization which specializes in the playing of sweet bass to French Press and AeroPress coffee makers. He has a job with us, any time he's ready.

Incidentally, anyone who hasn't played sweet bass to an AeroPress loaded up with Lavazza Super Crema has yet to live.

u/user_1729 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

My favorite thing about coffee as a "hobby" is that, like some have said, it's a hobby that isn't just a waste of money. Fresh beans are a huge 1st step, they really just have tons of flavors that change almost as you work through the bag, and sometimes I feel like the first sip of a french press is different than the middle, etc. For me the different methods I use just work better for different beans, I'm still figuring that out myself. I prefer to french press african beans, pour over on more typically "harsh" beans, and I'm still dialing in aeropress, but I feel like it takes a lot out of the coffee so it seems to work best if I'm like "hmm I'm not sure I like this bean", aeropress... oh nevermind it's great.

You could buy:

Good grinder ~$140

Scale $15

Kettle $25

And three interesting and different types of brewers:

Aeropress ~$30

V60 ~$20

French Press ~$20

That's all the gear for now, you're SET until you become a crazy coffee nut, but for me 90% of the coffee I make is in one of those 3 methods. I have a moka pot, and they're cool too. But that's $250 for gear, and you could probably save a bit with different grinder options but plan to drop the biggest amount of that.

Add in $20 for some high quality beans (S&W is great and their reddit discount is on this page somewhere) and you're around $270 to be brewing great coffee a few different ways. Now you have 4+ different coffees, 3 ways to make it, and the equipment to make sure you're doing it "right".

Okay that's a lot and I hate this "if you buy a cup of coffee a day" crap, but let's just say you drink work swill most of the time, but get a cup of coffee out 3x a week. At $3/cup maybe you tip a quarter each time, you pay off this stuff in 6 months and these things pretty much last forever.

The point is, yes, some of the costs of entry (specifically the grinder) can be a little daunting, and sometimes we get carried away, but overall, the cost of making great coffee at home is significantly less than going out. You're actually getting BETTER coffee too, trying different ways to make it, and enjoying yourself. Wow, okay rambling there. Good luck!

u/CoffeeArchives · 5 pointsr/Fantasy

In my opinion, you notice the most difference with:

  1. Grind your beans right before you brew.
  2. Buy fresh-roasted beans.
  3. Get a grinder with multiple settings.
  4. Use different coffee brewers.

    I'd say the most important thing is a grinder. You can go for a cheap electric blade grinder, or you could go for a slightly more expensive adjustable hand grinder. The hand grinder is great quality for the price, with the tradeoff being it can take you 3-5 minutes to grind your beans.

    Start with a french press or an aeropress. Both are quick and easy, and you shouldn't have to spend more than £25 for one.

u/chemosabe · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

In our office, we make drip in the mornings, when we're just looking to take the edge off the caffeine headache. In the afternoon, French press. I've actually considered getting an Aeropress. I've no personal experience with it, but the reviews are compelling.

u/m-a-t-t_ · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Aeropress plus Hario or Porlex grinder. Perfect set up. Exactly €50. Add some great, fresh beans and you are sorted :-) - €27 - €23

u/president2016 · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

I take the aeropress as a luxury item.

AeroPress Coffee Maker

u/danielbln · 4 pointsr/de

Als jemand der auch lange Zeit auf French Press geschworen hat, schau dir mal eine Aeropress an. Ist nochmal ein paar Stufen höher auf der Hipster-Skala, aber der Kaffee der dort rausblubbert ist schon echt sehr, sehr gut. (und kann auch mit Metallfilter betrieben werden).

u/jeremyfirth · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

Aerobie Aeropress is easily the best coffee maker around. I have made coffee and espresso for some of my pickiest coffee nerd friends, and they love it and always ask me how I made it. Great Christmas gift for your coffee-loving friends.

u/toshicat · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

This is way under your budget but I have an Aeropress.

I find that filter coffee gets bitter because the water stays in the grounds for too long. Same with french press (though I still like it). It's also way quicker than a stovetop espresso maker, but still tasty.

I buy coffee beans from wherever I can. I like columbian, but with the aeropress you need to go for espresso (ie fine) ground stuff so you might be more limited if you're buying it pre-ground.

I end up buying lavazza espresso ground stuff. In the blue tin.

u/zubinmadon · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Another relatively cheap alternative is the Aeropress. One reason I like it more than pour-over is that it can make espresso-strength coffee for when I don't have time to sip a full cup.

u/Eirches · 3 pointsr/ft86

If you get the chance you need to give an aeropress a try. Very different flavor profile, and you get your fix quickly. I absolutely love mine.

u/macinslash · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

not a french press, but i recently bought an aeropress. i have to say, it makes tasty coffee.

u/PozzSka · 3 pointsr/Coffee

My go to budget conscious suggestions are: Hario Mini Mill + Aeropress or French Press of your choice.

$32 Hario Mini Mill

$26 Aeropress

$20 French Press

u/DarthContinent · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

For me the French press is definitely the way to go, but the AeroPress comes pretty close and is a little easier for making a cup at a time rather than a full pot.

What I usually do is make coffee with an 8-cup sized press pot. I'll coarsely grind about half a cup of coffee, add nearly boiling water, stir it a bit to get rid of some of the bubbles and clumps, then let it sit for about 6-8 minutes or so.

To enhance the flavor you could add a little salt. Dark roasts like French are usually better for espresso or lattes; I generally use a lighter roast (Brazil Santos currently).

u/sobrique · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

Aeropress also makes coffee that's not bitter. Helps to start with a light roast too.

And for bonus points it's both cheap and portable.

u/fidepus · 2 pointsr/Coffee

If you want true Espresso the first one you list isn't gonna do it.

I think one of the cheapest useable option is the Gaggia Classic. You can get it with a hand grinder and are all set to go. This one is pretty good.

Want to spend more? The Rancilio Silvia is beloved by many, from beginners to advanced. Here it is with a matching electrical grinder.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of those devices, because my kitchen is way to small for more than an AeroPress but I have friends who own this stuff and they make great coffee.

u/cuauthemoc · 2 pointsr/exmormon

Get an Aeropress on Amazon (Aeropress Link). Look up how to use on youtube. Get a sampler from Drift Away Coffee to determine what you like.


u/sastarbucks · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/bob1st · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Start with whole bean, dark roast coffee - I like the coffee they sell here at Dancing Goats.

This burr grinder on finest grind setting and the aeropress.

Or rougher grind and french press.

u/Sephatron · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, it's just over £20 however, it is absolutely essential!

u/skippah · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

Could you get her good coffee-making equipment? An aero press is $30 and a hario v60 is about $20. Actually hario has a hand grinder that’s pretty cheap too. Throw in a bag of beans from your favorite toaster if you have any surplus.

Edit to add link and update price. My bf loves the v60, might be good!

Edit 2: it looks like it looks like the grinder is $40? which blows my mind. I swear it was cheaper

u/Feline_Father · 2 pointsr/army

I'm a big fan of a butane can, a Coleman burner, and an AeroPress

u/hailtheface · 1 pointr/Frugal

Three excellent options:


I'll probably end up getting #3 one day soon.

u/kim_jong_illiteracy · 1 pointr/glasgow

Buy my coffee from Thomsons in the South Side (Giffnock). And then use a Hariog grinder and Aeropress to make the coffee.

u/dazmax · 1 pointr/offbeat

I've had success making espresso vodka with my Aeropress just following the instructions with vodka instead of water.

u/altered_state · 1 pointr/utdallas

Look into getting an Aeropress. I'm borderline retarded doing anything in the kitchen but everyday I have several people in my UV apartment building ask if they can come by for a coffee made by moi. Super easy.

u/Crypt0Nihilist · 1 pointr/ukpolitics

If your work requires you to come home late, it should pay for you to grab a take-away on the way back home. If someone can sit down for 3 courses with wine then they have time to fix something themselves and shouldn't be able to claim.

Coffee making equipment shouldn't be over £20. I use this every day and it's the best coffee I drink:

Milk frother...that's beyond the pale.

u/Malician · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Aeropress. Benefits:

Incredibly good tasting coffee

Cheap ($25)

Fast and no cleaning required

Portable (does not require electricity, just almost-boiling water)
Can make lattes/mochas! Produces coffee concentrate which is tempered with water or milk


Uses more coffee

Only makes 1-2 servings at a time

u/motodoto · 1 pointr/sysadmin

>Breakfast and lunch are super important (coffee is a runner up). You don't realize it till you go without. Then it hits you.


For lunch...

Make a big batch of that and freeze the leftovers.

These are all great too.

Nutritious and most freeze well.

For breakfast, always have spare cooked rice in a baggie in the fridge, eggs, tortillas, condiments, cheese, etc... so you can just throw stuff together. My favorite:

Coffee in the morning your type of thing?

Cheap and works great, makes an excellent cup of coffee with hot water quickly.

This is my grinder.

It's the details that count, decent quality stuff that just gets the job done.

u/The-Neutral-Planet · 1 pointr/policeuk

Absolutely. You can have top grade coffee for £50.00 total:

  • Grinder

  • Press

    And source some beans from a good local roaster to you. I have a few recipes I like but coffee is very subjective. Best to experiment with different beans, brew times etc. My go to recipe :

  • Dark Roast Coffee Beans
  • Filtered Water 30s off the boil

  • Grind beans very fine, 18g

  • Pinch of Himalayan Rock Salt (trust me)

  • I use the inverted press method. Add salt and grind to press as shown.

  • Pour in a finger of water. Agitate in the press with the handle end of a spoon for 15s.

  • Fill up to brim of press, leave for 3min.

  • Pre-wet filter and add filter/cap to press.

  • Place cup on end upside down and revert back to normal orientation. Slowly less water through (should take around 30s) until just as air starts to come through the press.

  • No milk

    Enjoy. It’s very strong, rich coffee though. Not a very delicate brew.
u/akcss · 1 pointr/dubai

Where can get an Aeropress from? Amazon has for 109 & 201 while noon has for 152.

How is it different from Ikea's Upphetta?

u/jja619 · 1 pointr/Coffee

This will do the job.

It might be more than what you want to spend though.

u/mixmastakooz · 1 pointr/Coffee

Wait...what is your budget? Are you willing to spend £150?? If so, we could probably put together a great beginners setup for your boyfriend.
I'm thinking:
And Baratza Encore but that's a little over 150. Instead of an Aeropress, a Clever would work, too, but you would also need #4 filters.

Actually, if you want to give him a lot of options for 150, you can get him the Aeropress (23), Clever (18), #4 filters (4), Hario Hand Burr Grinder (22), and a Mocha Pot (23) for a grand total of ~90 quid. I'd also add a .1 gram digital scale for 15 extra. So 105 for quite a good introductory setup for coffee (and I'm assuming you have a kettle for boiling water).

u/stratoscope · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you like the idea of the Clover but don't have $11,000, get a $26 AeroPress instead. It's more work (if you don't count the time it takes you to earn the $11,000), but it makes amazingly great coffee.

u/evilfetus01 · 1 pointr/dataisbeautiful

My girlfriend and I use an Aeropress, and have a nice electric kettle. We buy local coffee, and grind it ourselves usually. If we're on a road trip, we'll have the coffee shop grind it for us.

The Aeropress is much like a french press, except a lot smoother of a taste. With our set up, you can have an amazing cup of coffee in less than 3 minutes, fresh brewed.

Links to press and kettle on Amazon.


Bonavita Gooseneck Kettle

u/spencerkami · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Edit: Posted the wrong thing here =) But I was planning to enter anyway.

Boy due on November 5th!

<$20 item

<$40 item

u/omfgcoffee · 1 pointr/promos

Great, hope you enjoy! Espresso machines are pretty expensive but maybe try a V60 or an aeropress first. They produce very different cups of coffee to an espresso but you'll be able to appreciate different aspects of the coffee.


u/fleshstapler · 1 pointr/news

I have one of these things. Single cup brewer, and you actually have power to choose the strenghth of your coffee.

u/catsinhatsandwigs · 1 pointr/xxketo

How do you brew it?

I use heavy cream and artificial sweeteners, but I started brewing my coffee with an aeropress and have found the coffee tastes much better and I need less add-ins. I'm hoping to slowly wean off the sweetener.

u/d4rti · 1 pointr/unitedkingdom

Honesty, buy a grinder and grind your own. Takes less than 30 seconds (per time, up to you if you grind each time or not; we do) and grinders are cheap. Beans are not that expensive either.

While I'm at it, get an aeropress.

u/MuddyFudgesicle · 0 pointsr/gadgets

Fuck Keurigs! Just buy an AeroPress. It's so much cheaper per cup, is practically self cleaning, and makes better coffee. You can make it as strong as you want, and can even make espresso ("coffee concentrate" if you want to be very technical.) And you can use whatever coffee you want!

Rather than spending all that money on a fancy brewer, and then $1 per cup of coffee, buy a Zojirushi Boiler (or similar), and you can make coffee nearly as fast as with a Kurig. I don't mean within 15 seconds, but so short that you won't hesitate to make a cup. Or you can just nuke some water in a Pyrex measuring cup, but that takes 2-3 minutes.

I own that exact boiler and an AeroPress, and it's amazing. I have 195° water on tap all of the time, and the 4 qt one is tall enough to dispense right into an AeroPress on top of a tall mug.

I even use an AeroPress at work at my desk even though there's a Keurig available. I get hot water from the water dispenser (combo water cooler/heater that work provides), use the AeroPress normally, push the grounds into the waste basket, then wash the remaining grounds off of the plunger with a chemistry wash bottle right into the waste basket, too. (There's a trash bag in it, and it's not much water.)

u/Solonas · 0 pointsr/churning

An AeroPress costs $30. A hand held milk frother costs $10 or less. I can keep both of these at my desk or pack in my carry on and never have to experience the crap that is Starbucks and save hundreds of dollars on superior coffee.

u/irishkid18 · 0 pointsr/Coffee

Thanks, I had seen that website a couple of minutes ago. I can get this one from Amazon for a slightly higher price.

Is a metal filter a necessary add on, it's like 18 pounds extra. I heard it makes a better cup.