Aeropress Coffee Maker- Great Backcountry Coffee

aeropress coffee makerAeropress Coffee Maker

If you love coffee and road trip a lot, the Aeropress is probably the best travel coffee maker on the market.

For years, my default coffee gear of choice was a simple #2 cone filter set-up. It’s reliable. It’s light. And it’s easy to pack. However, the Aeropress Coffee Maker sets a new bar for ease of use and quality brew.

How it Works

Using a small paper filter and an espresso style coffee basket, the Aeropress pushes hot water and grounds into the filter basket using its plunger. Unlike a French press, the Aeropress plunger forms a tight seal and it is air that actually forces the water through the filter.

In the end, you are left with an espresso style puck in the filter basket, a great cup of coffee and very little clean-up, as the plunger completely flushes the aeropress cylinder. The small paper filter allows no grounds into your cup, so you have a completely grit-free cup of coffee.

aeropress coffee makerSupercharged Espresso Style Coffee

The Aeropress makes an Americano style cup where you get 4-6 ounces of stout coffee and can add hot water to taste. Say goodbye to weak, poorly made coffee while camping or traveling. The Aeropress coffee maker brews an excellent cup. It’s not exactly espresso, it’s more like a supercharged cup of good drip coffee. With a little experimentation, you can make a consistent and strong cup of coffee literally anywhere you have access to hot water.

The Aeropress is portable, uses durable, pack-friendly plastic and is nearly self cleaning. At 7.5 ounces, it weighs more than a cone filter, but the lack of a messy filter post brewing is a nice bonus.

Get your Aeropress Coffee Maker here and support offpistemag.com if you love the Aeropress, be sure to read about the aftermarket Aeropress filter upgrade

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