Our Nespresso machine gave up the ghost recently and we’re trying to decide if we should have it fixed or switch to a device that doesn’t use special pods or capsules.
In doing a bit of research, I’ve noticed that over the last year all of the elitist coffee forums have been abuzz with talk of the Aerobie AeroPress. At first glance, this $30 device seems like the kind of product that Billy Mays or Ron Popeil might pitch on late-night cable. But oddly, many of the same coffee snobs who will call you a chump if you’re unwilling to pay $250 for a conical-burr coffee grinder are now using these simple, inexpensive and space saving devices to make their coffee.
This video from the Coffee Convo podcast shows how the AeroPress works:
Do you have any advice for making high-quality coffee at home without a lot of equipment? Are you using an AeroPress? Let us know in the comments.