Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker - $29.95 + Shipping ($9.95 for Standard Shipping) @ Alternative Brewing

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Hey all, first post here for all the coffee lovers out there. Just saw this deal for the Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker. Down from $59 to $29.95, that's pretty much 50% off! Just purchased one myself with an Able Disk Standard (metal filter, also on sale but only a couple of dollars off at $17.50) so won't need to use disposable paper filters.

From the website:

The Latest Aerobie AeroPress has become a brewing device known world wide for its outstanding coffee with simplicity in mind. Using an AeroPress is a fast, easy and convenient way to brew excellent coffee when you’re out and about or at home. Aeropress heightens the sweetness and body in each cup.

The light weight, easy to clean design has also made this everyday coffee maker known for its use while travelling ensuring you always have a crisp cup wherever you are. Take it camping, boating, hiking, travelling and the AeroPress performs in its element while still remaining a functional everyday home and office coffee maker.

The Aerobie AeroPress simply put makes Smooth, Rich, Pure & Fast Coffee & Espresso anywhere. Be sure to check out our customer reviews below if you’re still unconvinced! There really isn’t an easier, faster or more delicious way to get barista style coffee anywhere you go!

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  • +4 votes

    These are awesome. I have one at work and at home.

  • +4 votes

    Dunno about you guys, but I'll rather buy from Snowys.
    Their usual RRP being $50 with free shipping vs alternative brewing's 60 WITHOUT free shipping.

    • +1 vote

      But this is $29.95 + shipping?

      • +4 votes

        Correct. Making this the same price as Snowys and other unmentioned sellers.
        What I'm on about tho, is when these's no sale going on, Snowys and other seller does a fairer price.

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          True, AB are always on sale but tend to pump prices a little when they pull them off sale. But I think at AB you still get a $5 off for sign up? so can use that towards this too.

    • +15 votes

      Given the official RRP set by the Australian importer is $49, Alternative Brewing are being a bit deceptive here.

      I sell these too, so buy the same stock as AB, and the importer has made a point of asking retailers to have accurate RRPs, but that it's up to the ACCC to police, so AB and others pump the RRP up cause they're pretty small fry.

    • +1 vote

      Sorry mate, we have had the listing up for around 5 years, back when the RRP was $60 - since it might have been revised, however we have not had notice sorry.

      But we still keep the sale price sharp for everyone! :)

      • -1 vote

        Ignorance is no excuse, what really counts is what you do now. Are you going to contact the distributor and update your rrp given readerals advice?

        • +5 votes

          We sure can. Yes.

        • +1 vote

          Lol "I hope you learned your lesson". Do you do this to feel important? Normally I just move on and buy elsewhere.

        • +3 votes

          Jeez you guys are righteous. Get a life.

        • +3 votes

          Wow, so much negativity. I would have thought people round here would have been in support of honesty, integrity and accountability in trading.

        • +3 votes

          I think it's easy for an ozbargainer to be dismissive of whatever a retailer puts up as RRP since we know usually RRP are not indicative of "street price" (not to mention what we would consider a deal). But for the normal everyday online shopper this matters much more, and would influence a buyer's decision to hit the buy button. This can be seen in this very deal where the poster thought the price offered was "50% off", where in actuality it was 20% off RRP (and very close to the price available in many other places).

  • +3 votes

    This normally sells (from them) for $39.95 + shipping so a decent deal.

      • +13 votes

        Wow okay that wasn’t my intention at all. I just looked at AB and saw the price was $29.95 and that the RRP on the same site was $59, so I thought that was a good price. Nor did I realise that the Snowys price was free shipping.

        Apologies for not being a “true” Ozbargainer. This was also my first post. Sheesh.

        • +1 vote

          I’ve already got 2 otherwise I’d buy it from them. Thanks for posting.

          • -2 votes

            @animal: I don't understand you either; do you feel better purchasing a stuff at discounted price, whilst the discounted price isn't really a bargain? Snowys should post Aeropress deal every day then if $29.95 considered as a bargain.

            • +2 votes

              @tempura: Yes I do. Thanks for asking.

              I enjoy supporting specialist shops, especially when they try and keep prices low (in general) and I can buy specialised items like coffee grinders, cold drip attachments and so on from the same place.

              Anyway, Snowys is the same price as AB. A "true" Ozbargainer would know that a bargain is still a bargain if it is the cheapest you can get at the time of posting. Snowys is not cheaper.

              • -5 votes

                @animal:

                Anyway, Snowys is the same price as AB. A "true" Ozbargainer would know that a bargain is still a bargain if it is the cheapest you can get at the time of posting. Snowys is not cheaper.

                palm face

                whatever floats your boat, bud

  • +2 votes

    Got One

  • +4 votes

    After one or two plungers and a low end coffee machine (not one of those capsule things), I've finally got the Aeropress this year and feel like this is the pinnacle of coffee makers :P
    Compact, durable, only needs a filter paper (the one I got came with 300 papers) and the price is not crazy even without this deal. Can recommend happily.

  • -3 votes

    This has too many steps and way too much clean up for coffee…..

    • +11 votes

      You're kidding…

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        its got 2 pieces to it, a stirring thing, a cap for the filter, a spoon for the coffee

        seems like a fair bit to wash up

        dont get me wrong….im still intrigued…..im just more lazy.

        • +6 votes

          Its easier to clean then you think. Once you have brewed the coffee and pushed it out. Unscrew the filter, push out the coffee grounds and paper filter straight into the bin. No grounds are left in the canister. Just rinse all items under the tap and dry. No need for soap.

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          This thing is very easy to clean. You can just rinse it under the tap really

  • +6 votes

    Love my Aeropress. Highly recommend getting the Fellow over the Able Disk though, I switched about a month ago. You still get a reusable metal filter, but it’s an entire replacement for the bottom that prevents it from leaking everywhere and concentrates the pressure so that it tastes more like a real espresso coffee.

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    I upvoted this because it's a good price, and the AeroPress makes great coffee. But I'd add a caution, I bought one last year, I'm getting on in years, and find it extremely hard to use because my wrists are quite weak. Or perhaps I'm using it wrong?

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      No, not using it wrong…. You're getting on in years as you said lol

    • +4 votes

      You may be grinding too fine. Or putting too much coffee in the chamber?

    • +5 votes

      Try rinsing the chamber and plunging with hot water before making the coffee. It warms the plastic and seems to make the two parts move more smoothly against each other. Also, it's supposed to take a while to push through, gentle pressure for 30 seconds should do it without too much effort.

    • +3 votes

      It shouldn't take a huge amount of effort to press down on the plunger. It sounds like your grind is too fine.

    • +5 votes

      Thanks for the suggestions, I have the grind very fine, use about 15g. I'll try grinding a bit coarser, and warming the plastic before I use it. I'd like to stick with it, but I found after pressing it I REALLY needed the lift from the coffee.

    • +1 vote

      nah sometimes it's a bit strong. I know when I started using it, I was weak.

      Also try an inverted brew method. I have a coarser grind and it seems to be okay with that.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP. Got one cheers!

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    I have this and a Hario v60. Prefer the v60 much more.

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    I have an old sunbeam coffee filter machine. Is there any reason to get an aeropress? Are they that much better than the filter machines? Been thinking about getting an aeropress or v60 but not so sure

    • +1 vote

      If you have a filter machine there is probably little reason to get a v60 for home. I'd only get one of those of you intend to take it travelling.

    • +1 vote

      IMO Aeropress tastes infinitely better than filter coffee. You’ll see many great reviews on reddit of people who finally get one and say it’s the best coffee they’ve had. But yes, also great to travel with.

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      Only reason I bought it is because I’m moving soon and don’t want to bring my machine. The size of this thing as well as the fact it makes once cup made me go for it over a French press, also because I heard good things about it.

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    I just got the Bada Bean deal from Amazon but ordered the plunger grind. Will that be the completely wrong grind for this?

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      Both plungers and aeropress use a coarse grind, so your grounds will be the right size.

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    Will check it out on youtube just to see how complex it is to operate

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    Oh nice, just having my aeroprrssed coffee now. Inverted method!

    I wash and re-use the filter though. They last forever, easily another 5 yrs supply left the rate I re-use the filters.

    How much ground coffee does everyone use? I use a rounded scoop (the cheap aldi dark roast stuff) and fill up with 90° water to the 3rd line. Brew for 3-5 mins inverted and press approx 30s.

    Anyone else care to share recipes?

    • +2 votes

      I use beans roasted for filter coffee, I find the coffee comes out less better and more well rounded than if I use beans roasted for espresso.

      The method I'm running with at the moment is:

      One aeropress scoop of beans, ground coarse and placed in the warmed aeropress (inverted). Add boiled and slightly cooled (95 degress maybe?) water to the third line. Stir for 30s. I then leave the coffee while I microwave and froth (https://www.everten.com.au/aerolatte-original-milk-frother.h...) the milk. Probably about 90s. Then gently press the coffee into the warm milk.

      It's a mix I've settled on as I find it easy to make and comes out tasting good. I also just wash the paper filter out and resuse, it lasts ages.

    • +3 votes

      I’d highly recommend getting some better quality beans, not knocking your choice but filter roast beans from a reputable roasters will take your AeroPress to the next level.

      I use one of the Championshio brewing methods - inverted, single scoop of ground beans, 90-92 degree water, stir gently for 30 seconds, leave for one minute, flip and press.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP
    I'm going to get one… I won't get a grinder just yet… if I like the aeropress enough then maybe I'll invest in a grinder later.

    Thanks for the post!

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      You’re welcome! I’ll probably buy a hand grinder at some point in the future myself.

      • +2 votes

        Highly recommend the OE Lido 3 or Lido ET. Best hand grinder in the business IMO.

        I trust it enough to sell myself, and it (the ET) is my chosen manual brewing grinder. But so I'm not hawking my own stuff, I won't post my link, you'll be able to find it on the Alternative Brewing site.

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          No worries, thanks a bunch for those recommendations, will make my eventual purchase easier as you've saved me some time from looking around! Much appreciated.

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          Wow so I just checked out those grinders and they are super expensive! Do you have any recommendations for a hand grinder under $100? For the price of those grinders I could buy an electronic burr grinder.

          • +1 vote

            @Ghost47: That's true, but those hand grinders are better than their cheap electric priced equivalents.

            I think hario finally brought out some cheap hand grinders that don't have that floating burr design that really killed the grind consistency on the first ones, probably worth a look.

            Skerton Pro, I think. Not the regular Skerton.

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              @Droz: Right, fair enough. Thanks, I did take a look on reddit and people said a good hand grinder is an investment.. I'll need to do some more research.

              • +1 vote

                @Ghost47: Yeah, it's definitely an investment. If you do buy one, there's no reason that you won't have it forever!

                However, I do understand how you might not want to dive in for that kinda money.

                Honestly, you could get a cheaper one to test the waters and then sell it on, but the better grinder makes a huge difference.

                If you don't know if you like filter coffee at all yet, you might just want to get preground coffee to see if you like the results, and then think about it from there. However, there's nothing like fresh ground, freshly roasted coffee ground with a great grinder.

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                  @Droz: Fair enough, I figured the only reason I would need a new one is if I broke it or lost it somehow. I've been using pre ground coffee in my machine forever so grinding beans fresh would be nice, but it'd be even nicer to grind freshly roasted beans!

          • +2 votes

            @Ghost47: Yeah sorry about that. It's expensive, but is honestly worth the investment. The grind time for an aeropress would be faster than an equivalent electric grinder, and effort to grind is pretty minimal compared to small burr set hand grinders.

            But I get that not everyone wants to invest $270 in a hand grinder. A good alternative might be the Handground grinders (they have a different style of handle, but a similar ring-style adjustment) or yeah the Skerton Pro that Droz recommends.

            What you're getting for the extra price is a larger burr set which means quicker grinding, easier grinding, and more consistent grind size.

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              @readeral: Right, fair enough! I'll take a look at a cheaper hand grinder then upgrade I think. What would you say is the benefit over hand ground vs an electric burr grinder?

              • +1 vote

                @Ghost47: Normally you'll get a better burr set with the hand grinder, because you're not paying for electrics! You can go off-grid with it, so you can take it camping and the like. My grinder fits pretty easily in my backpack, and the Aeropress is plastic so it won't smash. All you need is hot water and some beans (which you can get literally anywhere in the world) and you've got yourself a coffee! I suppose you'd also need a cup.

                Anyway, better grinder burrs usually mean better grind uniformity, which means you'll get a more consistent extraction.

                With varied particle sizes, you'll get simultaneous under and over extraction (sometimes a small amount of this actually makes the coffee more interesting, but that's a big ol' argument for another day. Let's just say it's not preferable). It's kinda like cooking multiple thicknesses of steak at the same time, and wondering why you've got some that are overcooked, and some that are undercooked.

                The old Skertons were notoriously bad for coarse grind - the kinds that were preferred for chucking in a French press - meaning you'd get huge chunks of ground coffee but also many small sandy pieces called "fines", and you'd have a coffee that tasted all over the place.

                The first time you use a fancy grinder on your regular old equipment, it's a real eye opener. But don't be too concerned about going too far down the rabbit hole yet. There'll be plenty of time for that if you want.

                I've been rocking the original Lido since about 2013 and whilst I'm jealous of the little quality of life improvements the new versions have, it's doubtful that mine will ever break, so I'm stuck with it for life. A small investment when you think about the long term of great, great coffee grinds.

                In summary, electrics are faster, noiser and at the same price points are far worse grinders than their hand-held equivalents for filter coffee.

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                  @Droz: Wow, thanks for the detailed reply! You raised some really good points, I hadn't considered that spending more on a hand grinder would result in getting better grinder burrs as opposed to spending the same on an electric grinder which would have lower quality burrs. The portability aspect is also appealing, especially when you consider how portable the Aeropress is. The fact that it takes up less space in the kitchen and that it doesn't require electricity to operate (small savings but still better than nothing) are pros also.

                  Thanks again for the helpful reply, a high quality hand grinder definitely seems like a good way to go compared to something like the Sunbeam burr grinder.

                  Time to go and look for grinders now lol.

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    Ok so this price is $40 delivered. Can get a minispresso in any of their models for $55. The question then comes down to which to pick? I need one for camping and for the extra $15 I am leaning towards the minispresso in the nespresso variant so I can take a few caps with me, and not worry about packing the coffee grounds. Plus will always be fresh.

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      Just bring some beans and a hand grinder for the freshest, a lot of people will not call the nespresso pods 'fresh'. I have a nanopresso and it does make a pretty good expresso.

    • +1 vote

      Don't get a minipresso. The Nanopresso is much better.

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    I'd be curious to see how https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/442132 these compare to the aeropress.. is AB looking for reviewers???

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