Got an Aeropress for my birthday and I’ll be damned, the thing works awesome.
For a blindingly simple contraption that is easy to use and very easy to clean (especially compared to vacuum pots, French press, Chemex, espresso machines), it does an amazing job. About the only downside I can find is the quantity produced is very low, compared to all these other means (except, perhaps, espresso). Now, it says it’s something espresso-like, so I suppose that’s not unfair, though it doesn’t have the thick rich creamy emulsion structure of a good pull of espresso. Flavor is quite nice though, similar to a well-done Chemex run, but with less filter taste and more intensity.
I’d recommend this for anybody who likes coffee; considering how inexpensive it is and how good the result is, it’s hard to pass up.