It’s funny, my 2 favourite coffee making tools begin with ‘Aero’, my AeroPress Coffee Maker and Aerolatte milk frother. We all own something which we feel rather guilty about buying. I’m the type of person who will look at a few pieces of plastic and say, “That would cost about R20 to be manufactured,” and weigh it against the cost. Last year I was given a Yuppiechef gift voucher for my birthday, I had been coveting an AeroPress for some time. Back then on Yuppiechef the AeroPress was R499, an amount that I would never normally spend on myself (thanks to the current exchange rate the price is even more silly now). The gift voucher was the perfect excuse to indulge in my wish. For a few pieces of plastic, and a bit of rubber it is a crazy price BUT the AeroPress is my favourite way to make a single serving of coffee. It is as quick as making a cup of tea and the fastest way to make real coffee (I never buy instant coffee). Some connoisseurs say that it provides the best flavour but I can’t really make that distinction.
If you want to really spoil a coffee lover the AeroPress Coffee Maker would make the perfect gift.