This is a comparative review of the Presso and Aeropress manual gourmet coffee presses. French Press and Commercial Grade (Real) Espresso Machine are added as reference points.
NOTE: this assumes you have access to properly-ground, freshly roasted, good quality coffee beans. If not, replace all results with "shitty".
|Presso||Aeropress||French Press||Commercial Grade Espresso Machine|
|Complexity of use||easy||complex||medium||medium|
|Americano-style coffee: flavour||great||great||great||great|
|Espresso-style coffee: flavour||good||not bad||(do not use)||great|
|Espresso-style coffee: crema||some||none||none||great|
|Lattes||who cares||who cares||who cares||who cares|
|When not in use, it...||looks cool||tucks away||looks cool||wastes space|
|Cleaning it is||very easy||easy||almost easy||easy|
|Other cons||you need to preheat it||disposable paper filters required||unique taste||it will break down and/or require maintenance eventually|