Your automatic drip coffeemaker conveniently comes to life at the press of a button, but a little bit of special manual attention can go a long way.
The Aeropress ($30+) has almost a little #cult following of its own. It sports a straightforward design that might even look too simplistic. However, use it for yourself and it's easy to see why it's so beloved.
The Aeropress boasts one of the easiest, fastest, and most consistent brew every time.
The Aeropress has two removable parts: a plunger that goes into a chamber that holds the coffee. Making coffee is as easy as filling the chamber with coffee and water, allowing it to steep, then plunging the coffee directly into the cup.
The parts are easy to clean with little mess or fuss, and the coffee always comes out creamy, tasty, and strong.
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