Touring Essentials 01: Aerobie AeroPress Aug 12, 2011

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Over the next few days, I’ll be taking the time to document some of the products I’ve picked up to prepare for my Portland to SF ride next week. I’m starting the series with the Aerobie AeroPress.

Coffee is just as important as water if you’re a cyclist preparing for a tour. Ok, that’s a stretch but I can’t remember the last time I haven’t began my morning without at least one cup and after riding day after day for weeks, it makes sense that you’ll want an easy and cost-effective way to make a cup. When I met Cole a while back, he showed me the Aerobie AeroPress coffee press. It was so simple to use and packed up perfectly. To boot, it’s made in the USA!

Check out more below!

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I don’t think the directions could be any easier. Add grounds, add boiled water, stir for 10 seconds and press.

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The AeroPress is made in the USA!

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Don’t even bother with the paper filters, buy the stainless filter. It’s worth it!

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One scoop will make one cup of espresso.

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You can boil more than enough water and make an Americana or add more scoops to make it stronger.

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The press is easy to use and the coffee comes out rich and strong.

Flag Hatchet approved!

Made in the USA, inexpensive and easy to use. Most importantly for bicycle touring: it’s lightweight, compact and cleans easily. I’m drinking a cup right now and it’s comparable to my cheapo espresso machine and much better than my french press. Check out more at Aerobie!

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