The Aeropress is a great little invention from the same people that made the Aerobie frisbee. I first learned about the Aeropress from Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek fame. Can’t remember if it was in his book or blog, but I have wanted to try one out since I read about it. Our latest Disney Cruise finally gave me that opportunity.
By the way, if you haven’t read Tim’s book, I HIGHLY recommend it! We have used many of his lifestyle design principles in our own lives and businesses to enable us to travel whenever we want with our family! Now, back to the story….
You see, I have a hard time (read: can’t stand) drinking the Nescafe that Disney Cruise pawns off as coffee. It’s NOT coffee. After our November Disney Cruise, I just could not do 5 more nights with Nescafe. Enter the Aeropress.
I picked up my Aeropress at Whole Foods just before departing on our Disney Cruise. I knew from Tim Ferriss and many others that it was compact, easy to clean, and easy to use. Great for traveling!
The Aeropress turned out to be an absolute God-send! It was wonderful!
I would use hot water from the Disney Cruise beverage station and ground coffee for this trip. Based on a recommendation from my friend, CoffeeNate, I’m eventually going to get a travel-sized burr grinder (he used the Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder on his own cruise and said it worked great!), but with my last minute planning and convenience, I used pre-ground coffee for this trip.
Watch the video to get more details about how I used the Aeropress while traveling on our Disney Cruise.
I enjoyed using the Aeropress so much while traveling that I now use it as my primary coffee brewing system! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions on how to best use the Aeropress. I’ve experimented a bit with it and watched a lot of videos to get it down to the way I used it in the video and feel it’s the best of all the ways I tried.
I did end up getting the metal filter disk that I mention in the video. It’s great and eliminates the need to carry around a bunch of the paper filters that come with the Aeropress. However, much like a French press, if you don’t use a good burr grinder or use pre-ground coffee, using the disk will result in a sludge of coffee grounds at the bottom of your coffee.