French What? (Now with Bonus Innskeepmanship)

November 1st, 2006  |  Published in etc

The Aerobie AeroPress does, indeed, make a very nice, smooth cup of joe, without the mess of a French press and without the “OMG … my coffee is caramelizing!” unhappiness of a regular old drip coffee maker with hotplate.

It makes this smooth cup of joe using a process not unlike one you might employ given a ginormous oral syringe, some scissors, some Mr. Coffee paper filters and a cup.

Following the directions re: water temperature (175F or so, not boiling) makes a lot of difference, but the filter, which keeps the bitter sediment out, helps too.

Cleanup … wow … that’s nice, too. The coffee grounds are subjected to pressures surely approaching those found at the Earth’s core, so by the end of the injection process, they’ve formed into a puck-like disc you can tap into the garbage can. The rest of the device can be rinsed off and stored in about five seconds.

Bonus Entry:

Read aloud as if you were Steve Inskeep, doing that weird stress thing he does when he’s reading the news when you encounter italics:

The Aerobie AeroPress does, indeed, make a very nice, smooth cup of joe, without the mess of a French press and without the “OMG … my coffee is caramelizing!” unhappiness of a regular old drip coffee maker with hotplate.

It makes this smooth cup of joe using a process not unlike one you might employ given a ginormous oral syringe, some scissors, some Mr. Coffee paper filters and a cup.

Following the directions re: water temperature (175F or so, not boiling) makes a lot of difference, but the filter, which keeps the bitter sediment out, helps too.

Cleanup … wow … that’s nice, too. The coffee grounds are subjected to pressures surely approaching those found at the Earth’s core, so by the end of the injection process, they’ve formed into a puck-like disc you can tap into the garbage can. The rest of the device can be rinsed off and stored in about five seconds.

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