I bought an AeroPress because:
- I want to save money by not buying Starbucks on a regular basis.
- I want to save time.
- I want to cut down on the sugar and calorie intake that comes from buying a tall or grande non-fat no whip mocha in the mornings.
- Smooth brew, no bitterness and extremely low acidity.
- You can store the concentrate for a few days.
First, I tried it Friday morning with Gevalia coffee I had from December 2004.  It didn’t taste that great.
Then, I bought a bag of House Blend from Starbucks, then ground the beans with our new Magic Bullet. I’ll probably make four servings at a time, because I can supposedly store the concentrate for a few days.
Saturday morning, I drank one cup of coffee during breakfast (American coffee, with 2 tsp of sugar), then a 12-oz. mug on the way to a conference. I was up kind of late the night before, so I felt I needed that much. My leg was shaking profusely for the next few hours. 🙂
That afternoon, I made more concentrate so I wouldn’t have to grind the beans Sunday morning and wake up everyone in a 100-yard radius of the Magic Bullet.  I put a sticky on the coffee concentrate (covered with a saucer) so mom would know what it was.
So, this morning, I woke up to the sound of my mom heating up the mug. Fortunately, she just scooped 2 tbsp and added water.  After adding creamer and sugar, she was it tasted really good. Sweet! As for me, I fill the mug about 6 oz. then add milk and a teaspoon of sugar. Very nice!
I’m sure I have lots to learn. I’m using the microwave, heating for 2 minutes 30 seconds, but I don’t have a thermometer to check it.
An awesome idea would be to bring some of the concentrate to make an afternoon cup of coffee from work. That’s awesome!
Recommendation: If you like coffee, buy it!
 Don’t worry, they were all still vacuum-sealed. I was buying Gevalia for awhile, because I received a free 10-cup coffee maker from them. But, it’s simple using a big coffee maker when I’m the only one drinking coffee on a semi-regular basis, so I stopped using it.
 You’ll probably get the best results when the coffee grounds are fresh and you make the coffee extract immediately.
 I showed her the scooper she needs to use for a serving.