Curious: The Aeropress

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A good cup of coffee is a morning essential, and in the quest for an even better cup, we've been checking out this brew method: the Aeropress ($29.95 at Lehmans). We have never tried coffee from an Aeropress, but we are intrigued by its claims. It uses air pressure to quickly force hot water through the grounds, resulting in an exceptionally smooth, rich Americano or espresso coffee in seconds.

We put it out to you: have you ever tried an Aeropress, and if so, how does it work? How does the brew from an Aeropress compare to drip or French press coffee?