The deceptively simple AeroPress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the creator of the Aerobie throwing ring. This clever, durable and portable coffee maker has since gained a dedicated following of both coffee professionals and travel lovers. It’s light, compact and easy to use, which means I never have to go without a good brew this summer.
The AeroPress’ ingenious brewing action completely immerses the coffee, like a plunger, while adding light pressure, like an espresso machine, resulting in a cup with full, nuanced flavours and delicate aromatic oils. A combination of optimum water temperature and gentle air pressure creates a rich flavour with less acidity and bitterness. Total-immersion brewing results in an even extraction across the coffee’s full surface area
I’ve owned my AeroPress for about a month now, and I absolutely love how easy and fast it is to use, it’s the perfect summer holiday accessory. I’m embarking on a month of hiking, road-trips, baches, camping and exploring around the North Island in December, and I’m taking my AeroPress and my Kokako Aotea blend along for the ride. Follow my adventures on instagram @gatherandhuntnz, add your own experiences using #coffeeandadventure.
Kokako’s Aeropress Summer Holiday Pack makes a dream gift for summer-loving adventurers. Check them out at kokako.co.nz.
This content appeared as part of The Seasonal SPRING 2015 Issue #01 thanks to the support of our friends at Kokako Organic Coffee.