I tried several means of making coffee before trying this, but few were to my satisfaction. I wanted something that could easily and quickly make a single cup of coffee (which ruled out most drip machines) that didn't destroy my increasingly sensitive stomach (ruling out my old moka pot) and didn't taste stale (ruling out instant). A Google search yielded the Aeropress as the top result, and I almost immediately ordered one.
+ It makes a very nice cup of coffee--the best I've made at home.
+ Once the water is boiled and the grounds are in place, it's only 30 seconds until you have your coffee.
+ Clean up is a joke: unscrew the bottom cap, remove the filter (if you plan on reusing it), press on the plunger forcing the 'puck' of condensed grounds into the compost, then rinse for a few seconds.
+ The filters are reusable. I often use them three times without noticing any change in quality.
- If you take it with you to work, it can be annoying explaining to everyone who walks by what the heck you're doing. (It naturally sparks curiosity.)
- The item vaguely looks like a male 'organ' enhancer.
- I haven't seen filters in stores near me, so they'd need to be ordered. Fortunately replacements are cheap and the press comes with a year's supply.
Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.