Monday, January 11, 2021
How to Stop your Aeropress Squirting Coffee Out Sideways
I love my Aeropress coffee maker!
But one thing drives me absolutely batty: the slots on the side of the filter holder let coffee squirt out the side. This is clearly a design flaw: though the the Aeropress folks argue otherwise (scroll down to "Why are there holes in the sides..."), it's not convincing.
There is, fortunately, an easy way to fix this!
Buy a bunch of carrots. Not a bagful, the posh kind that come in a bunch.
This will have a nice fat rubber band. Take it off and rinse it.
Put the rubber band around the filter holder. Turn the filter holder right-side-up and slide the band all the way flush with the bottom to make sure the slots are covered.
The rubber band may get a little stained by the coffee but it will easily survive a trip through the dishwasher. And of course it is easily replaced!