Over the years I have either purchased or received as a gift nearly every coffee device known to man. My “coffee cabinet” is like the island of misfit toys, and with every passing year something gets added to the pile. Drip, Plunge, K-Cup, Espresso, etc. All of them a symbol of my coffee life past, wasting space in my coffee cabinet waiting to be played with. It’s like Toy Story 3 but with talking coffee apparatus’ instead of talking toys. Talking toys? That’s ridiculous.
Since I became adult enough to drink coffee, I have owned:
- 2 Coffee Grinders
- 3 Drip Coffee Makers
- An Espresso Machine
- A French Press
- A Keurig K-Cup Brewer
- Multiple storage mechanisms
- More scoops than Raisin bran
And almost all of them sit in my coffee cabinet, wasted, because I don’t need them anymore. Because I have found the best way to make coffee at home.
The Best Way to Make Coffee at Home
It’s a two step process and it will cost you around $25 to get started.
1) Sign Up for a Free Trial of Tonx Coffee
I discovered Tonx coffee a few months back and have been a big fan of their product ever since receiving their free coffee sample in the mail. The coffee is sourced, roasted ands shipped by Tonx to your house every two weeks. When you receive the coffee from Tonx in the mail in an elegant package, that coffee is less than two weeks old. That’s some fresh coffee!
Each time they ship coffee it’s from a different source. So far I have received coffee from all over the world! If I were to have any issue with their coffee is that it’s not quite enough for two people to last two weeks. A large package will generally last us around 8-10 days.
Cost is around $40 a month for some of the best coffee you’ll ever taste. While that may sound like a lot, it’s really only around $1 per cup you brew. That’s much cheaper than the $3.00 burnt tasting coffee you receive at most chain coffee shops.
2) Purchase an Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker
The second step of the process is to purchase an Aerobie Aeropress, which can be purchased for around $25 on Amazon.com. Similar to a french press coffee maker, the Aeropress uses gravity and a filter to separate the coffee grounds from the coffee you are drinking.
There are so many advantages of this brewing method over other classical methods of brewing that it’s best to make a list.
- Easy clean up. Take off the black end cap from the apparatus and the coffee shoots out of the bottom of the Aeropress and into your garbage. Wipe down the rest and rinse off and you are ready for another brew! Also dishwasher safe.
- The taste is better. I think that the coffee coming out of an Aeropress tastes better than any other method I have tried for brewing.
- It’s a space saver. You don’t need a coffee cabinet to store the Aerpress (although I still use my coffee cabinet for storage).
- Nothing to plug in. You can heat water on your stove, microwave or an electric kettle, but the Aeropress itself doesn’t need to be plugged in.
The Best Way to Make Coffee at Home: Tonx and Aeropress
Disclosure: Both of these product links give me referral credit if you sign up. I did not write this post because of the referral credit, but if this post inspired you to give this a try, credit is appreciated. You can also sign up for the products directly at their websites.