I’ve been thinking about getting a coffee/espresso machine, which is crazy because I don’t drink a lot of coffee. I have, however, discovered I occasionally enjoy an espresso marked with a bit of milk. Machines that make coffee and espresso can be very expensive though and it seems stupid to spend that much money for an occasional indulgence.

This is where the AeroPress comes into play. The AeroPress is a simple, fast, and cost-effective way of making coffee and espresso. It’s ideal when you just want to make one or two cups of coffee at a time. As you can see above, it’s essentially two plastic cylinders with a plunger. You simply add ground coffee, hot water, and you press the plunger. It’s about $40 with shipping, so even if I wind up just using it a handful of times, it’ll be worth it. The reviews of the AeroPress are great. A friend of mine has one and I’ve seen him use it at work many times. It’s literally takes about a minute to make a coffee.

I’ll still drink green tea during the week but on weekends, it’ll be a nice change to try a few shots of espresso.

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