The search for the best coffee cup continues. I am at home doing experiments these days. After talking to fellow coffee lovers and professional coffee barista's here and there, my better half and me came to a consensus about the next step in our home setup.
The quest had been going on for two years about finding the best value espresso machine for the money. They tend to be pretty expensive for a normal person with a normal paying job like most of us have. After looking at the usual machines in the big electronic stores here and all over the internet, searching for the best of the best (compared to what you pay for the machine), the search was finally put on hold.
My better half suggested a small thingy that has been talked about in our conversations for a while, and actually recommended to me a while back, and again this summer by some of my local coffee barista professionals.
The little thingy is the AeroPress coffee maker. I had big doubts about it because I wanted the heavy espresso robust, rustic flavor of the coffee. I decided to stop looking to spend a lot of money on a machine that needs constant cleaning, needs to be switched on 24/7 and in general terms, simply way to much hassle and work for a home brew that is used once to twice a day.
So I gave in and the desire to try this AeroPress coffee maker people around us have been talking about started to get more clear. So I went to Amazon and ordered one. It came in the mail very quickly and I have been doing fund and exiting research on how to make the best coffee using that small device to make coffee here at home.
The results came to me as a rather big surprise. I really like it. It is so smooth, fresh and the flavor of the coffee bean shines through. Loudly. After using the french press at home for years, and on special days, the Bialetti Moka espresso pot. I was taken aback and had to swallow my own ego and prejudice against this little device for the simple reason that it keeps me entertained while making the coffee, and drinking it.
This small device makes amazing coffee. I am now in the process of finding out ideas and notes from the good people of the internet on how they use it, and practicing to be able to master the perfect cup. A simple device that makes great coffee. Since I got his new toy, I have only touched my small Frech press once.