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The Aeropress makes use of manually applied pressure to force-filter coffee grounds. During the process, the Aeropress allows you to tweak the pressure, water temperature, ground size, pouring rate and timing which results in a very customized flavor. This feature inspired coffee-making competitions such as the Aeropress Cup to make the best cup of coffee using only the Aerobie Areopress. See More
It requires the use of disposable filters to make a cup of coffee, so you'll have to add them to the gift or expect the giftee to buy their own. It's quite affordable though, because 700 paper filters only cost around $10. As such, it will hardly drain your savings but if you want a reusable metal filter to reduce the waste and expenses, third party manufacturers can provide them at around $10 each. See More
The Aerobee Aeropress is made out of high quality polypropylene plastic which makes it durable. Unlike most coffee makers, the Aeropress can take a beating so you can toss it in your bag and and bring it anywhere you need it. The Aeropress even has an included pouch where you can carry all the parts so you are ready to brew coffee anywhere you have hot water. See More
The carafe's footprint is too large, which makes it hard to fit in most fridge doors. You have to store it on one of the main shelves, but it can be a tight fit in smaller fridges where you don't have as much space between shelves. See More
This coffee maker produces a lot of static electricity, causing residue to easily stick to its parts. You'll have to clean it often so the residue doesn't start affecting the flavor of your coffee. It's not dishwasher safe either, so you'll have to do it by hand. See More
Most cold brew coffee makers have to drain fully before you can pour coffee, which can take well over a day. Trying to remove the carafe before then will cause the coffee to spill. This coffee maker has a switch that allows you to start or stop draining coffee. It also has volume markings to let you know when there's enough coffee for a single cup. See More
Although it has an affordable price, it grinds coffee really well. Its performance beats the majority of other grinders under $100, but it won't be able to compete with expensive, high-end electrical grinders. This is a great grinder to have if you're just starting out on grinding your own fresh coffee without investing too much. See More
Most cheap electric grinders use stainless steel blades, which generate excess heat by shredding coffee beans. Excess heat is undesirable since it can change the flavor of the coffee. This grinder uses ceramic burrs that produce hardly any heat by crushing the coffee beans, all without affecting the flavor. See More
The burrs are made out of ceramic, which is more durable than steel and can remain sharp twice as long as steel burrs. They are however, not as sharp as steel burrs. Despite the durability, the burrs can be easily damaged if there is a hard or metallic object mixed in with the coffee beans. See More
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