Dad's Father's Day gift was this Aerobie coffee press, which makes an espresso-like coffee that is fantaaastic! He graciously made me a shot while I took pictures of the process. I apologize for the quality of the shots, but it was quite dark and gloomy out. Anyways, here's how to use an aeropress!
This is what came in the kit: the press with plunger, a stirring stick, a measuring spoon, a year's worth of filters (if you drink one a day, I suppose), and a funnel (not pictured).
Measure out two level scoops of coffee grounds into the press. I recommend a fine grind, but not an espresso grind since it will be hard to push the plunger down. My Melitta coffee is pretty much perfect.
Bring your water almost to a boil, and then let it sit for about two minutes. You want a temperature around 190 degrees F. Slowly pour the water into the press up to the 2 mark.
Stir the grounds around a little bit to enhance the "bloom."
My dad says this is basically the best cup of coffee he's ever had, and a cut above places like Starbucks for sure! It's super smooth. I might need to get my hands on one of these aeropresses in the near future!