Coffee drinkers are a fanatical group. Everyone has a preferred method of brewing that perfect cup. Even within certain styles – like pour-over – there are raging debates on which product makes the best joe. There is a coffee aficionado that is taking a new product to Kickstarter with the goal of simplifying the brewing process…oh and raising about a million dollars, as well.
aeropress Stories September 18, 2015
aeropress Stories March 12, 2015
“Great coffee” is a moving target. Thanks mostly to Starbucks, the typical coffee drinker today laughs off Sanka and other instant coffees that were considered great three decades ago. But at the same time, “third-wave” and “fourth-wave” coffee shops consider Starbucks to be a purveyor of mediocre coffee, and serious coffee drinkers agree. Independent coffee shops have continued to push coffee quality and variety forward, dragging donut shops, Starbucks, and home coffee makers to make better-tasting beverages in the process.
My Kitchen Tech column has previously explored the highest end of fancy at-home coffee with Chemex’s $250 Ottomatic pour-over coffee machine, and yesterday we covered KitchenAid’s announcement of a $250 deluxe coffee siphon brewer. But most people don’t want to spend that much money just to pour hot water on coffee grounds. So this week’s column takes a quick look at an option that’s around 90% less expensive, extremely popular, and capable of achieving excellent results: the $26 AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. With an average Amazon user rating of 4.6/5 stars after nearly 3,700 Amazon reviews, the AeroPress requires a little more manual involvement, but pumps out great-tasting individual cups of coffee. Read on…
aeropress Stories January 15, 2015
GE has unveiled its latest hybrid Café French Door fridge/Keurig brewer combo. While some may prefer the Chemex and Wilfa pour-overs, or even the French press/Aeropress options out there, Keurig’s simple and affordable standard isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. GE doesn’t think so either, having now built a dedicated Keurig brewing system directly into the front face of its latest refrigerator/freezer…
aeropress Stories December 1, 2014
As part of its Cyber Monday Home, Kitchen and Garden deals, Amazon has the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner (FH40160PC) for $100 shipped. That’s $60 or 38% under the original listing, more than $18 under the average selling price and the best we’ve seen.
It features SpinScrub brushes to wash floors, a built-in drying system for hard floors, a 1.5 quart tank capacity and 20 foot cord. It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from nearly 1,000 Amazon customers.
Amazon also has the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender/Mixer System for $103.99 shipped. That’s $26 or 20% under the original listing and the lowest price we can find for this highly rated blender. This is a 15-piece set with dishwasher safe parts and a 900 watt motor. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 700 Amazon customers.
We also have the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker for just $22 on Amazon, and be sure to head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including blenders, Dyson vacs, cookware, toasters and more: