Professional Coffee Equipment Obsessions A comment on the fetish that some Baristas and consumers seem to have about buying their coffees and cafe equipment. There is a false belief marketed that you need to spend a lot of money on specialized equipment in order to make good coffee and latte art. This insidious belief implies you need to buy the latest top secret technology in order to accomplish skilled tasks. The key word is skill, because any skill implies that you need to learn technique in order to execute it. The new technologies tend to be just shortcuts and crutches....
We are revisiting a brewing device that was long ago dismissed as an alternative for espresso.
Of course I'm talking about the Aeropress.
Full admission. I was an anti Aeropress-er (not anymore).
For those of you not familiar with the Aeropress way of making coffee it's a strange looking plastic device that looks like a giant syringe.