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Caffeine Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant and Other Health Benefits of Coffee

Caffeine Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant and Other Health Benefits of Coffee

For many, coffee is more than a beverage – it is a way of life. As we struggle to get out of bed and face the day, the seductive aroma of fresh brewed coffee awakens our senses and encourages us to power forward, anticipating the recharge that comes from that first cup of coffee. However, you may be surprised to learn that coffee has significant benefits beyond its ability to invigorate our body and spirit, thanks, in part, to antioxidants.

Iced Coffee

Quick & Easy Iced Coffee with the Aeropress

While a nice hot cup of coffee can be a nice warm treat on a winter morning, the same cup might be completely undesirable during a summer afternoon. Iced coffee is very easy to make with the AeroPress® coffee maker. The Aeropress brews a delicious cup of iced coffee very quickly, and for only about $25.

Can You Really Make Espresso with the Aeropress?

The Aeropress makes its claim that it is in fact a coffee AND espresso maker. This fact can and is argued by coffee purists. Espresso fanatics are quick to point out that while the Aeropress makes a strong, concentrated coffee blend, it is not quite an espresso brew by definition.

How to make Crema with Aeropress

How to Make Crema with the Aeropress

One of the main qualities of espresso is the creamy foam called crema which is produced when espresso is brewed.

The Aeropress is commonly praised as the best press coffee and espresso maker. We did an article on creating espresso with the Aeropress and the biggest difference between an espresso maker and the Aeropress is that the Aeropress doesn’t normally create crema. It is, however, doable. Read to find out how.

How to Brew with the Aeropress

Brewing with the Aeropress is so simple and easy that anyone can do it. The idea is that coffee grounds are placed in the chamber of the Aeropress where hot water is added. The mixture is then plunged, leaving the grounds behind and extracting a wonderfully brewed cup of coffee.