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Have you avoided making coffee in the morning just because of how long a quality cup takes?
If you'd rather not fiddle with the buttons on your countertop brewer or wait for your French press to infuse while you're still half asleep, there's one tool that will get you back into crafting your own cup.
Popular amongst coffee enthusiasts around the globe, the AeroPress GO Coffee Maker's quick and immersive brewing process avoids the bitterness and high acidity that develops during the long steep time required by the French press.
It takes seconds to produce a grit-less cup and even less time to clean, so it's no wonder why the AeroPress GO has become Amazon's Choice for compact coffee makers — and even better, it's on sale right now.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $47 (originally $55)
The AeroPress GO comes with 350 paper micro-filters to prevent the gritty texture that often settles at the bottom of a French press from piling up, and its portable size makes one to three cups per press — perfect for the solo traveller.
Plus, the AeroPress GO's cold brewing capabilities allow you to concoct your favourite kind of coffee beverage, chilled or steamy, even when you have no access to hot water.
ALSO SEE: The coffee maker can also brew espresso style coffee for lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso based drinks. This edition includes a mug with a lid that you press into, drink out of, and then use as a carrying case as well.
As you've probably put together by now, there are more than a few reasons why this gadget is a favourite of hikers and campers alike.
What reviewers are saying
With a solid 4.8-star rating, the AeroPress GO has exceeded the expectations of many buyers — particularly those who chose to ignore the initial hype over the product.
"Known about the AeroPress GO for years but I have no idea why I resisted this long," one Amazon shopper said. "I went for the AeroPress GO because I travel a lot. It has been awesome to take with me. I really like that everything fits in the cup... My other half was so impressed with the taste that I had to order another one for him the next day."
"I bought this in early May 2020 after hearing a lot of good press about the original AeroPress and I am not disappointed. This makes AMAZING coffee and it packs up so nicely to conserve space," another reviewer said. "Takes up just enough space as one of my coffee mugs in my cabinets. I can't wait to take this with me when I travel!"
"I've used the original one for over a year with no problem, introduced it to many friends, [and] all fell in love with it," said another reviewer. "And now this compact version is great for travel. I've sold my old one and gotten this one and I'm in love again. Best coffee maker money can buy."
With nearly 2,500 ratings and tons of positive reviews, the Wacaco Minipresso Machine comes with tailor-made capsules in which coffee is ground, measured and tamped with high precision, leaving little room for error wen making espresso on the go. Simply pop in a pod, add hot water to the water tank, and brew.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $60 (originally $70)
Paired with a smartphone app that allows you to set your preferred drinking temperature for hot beverages, the Ember Travel Mug 2 maintains your custom setting for up to three hours. You can even track your caffeine consumption to prevent midday jitters.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $326 (originally $358)
If saving on your $6 latte is at the top of your priority list this year, then SIMPLETASTE's battery-operated Milk Frother should be at the top of your shopping list too. In 15 to 30 seconds, you can pour milk froth on top of hot and iced coffees, cappuccinos, macchiatos and more at a fraction of the cost.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $19 (originally $24)