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If the espresso machine is a big, staying put, early computer, then this is the handy tablet.

Aeropress photo

Created by inventor of the Aerobie frisbee, this pump styled coffee maker has developed a cult following. It’s ultra-portable for those who want to brew different on the go and it makes great coffee. There are endless techniques for using Aeropress, but we’re going to cover the ‘inverted’ method here, which means brewing upside-down (the kit, not yourself).

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Let's brew it

Aeropress step 01

Bring your water to a boil then let it cool for about 1 minute.

Aeropress step 02

Measure out 2 full AeroPress scoops of coffee beans (about 4 tablespoons) and grind until fine.

Aeropress step 03

Assemble the AeroPress with a paper filter inside the cap and place on top of a mug or cup. Drizzle a little warm water in to wet the filter.

Aeropress step 04

Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel.

Aeropress step 05

Pour in coffee until it comes up to the top line on the AeroPress;

Aeropress step 06

Stir to make sure all the grounds are wet, and wait 30 seconds;

Aeropress step 07

Insert the plunger. Firmly press down the plunger until you hear a long hiss.

Aeropress step 08

Taste the coffee and if desired add more water. The AeroPress makes a con- centrated cup of coffee and if desired you can split this amount between two cups and add a little more hot water.

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