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Old 30-03-2015, 23:28   #31
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Your mug also gets pre-warmed as well.
Great idea .
I'll do this. I hate cold coffee. I have an insulated mug now, but still prefer drinking out of china unless on passage .

I am on restricted water, but no need to waste the excess. I keep a wide based litre bottle with a funnel in it in the spare kitchen sink and just tip any excess water in there during the day.

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The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial - I Need Coffee

This is pretty much the method I've used since purchasing my AeroPress and I've had no problems with it at all. It is now the only way I make coffee.
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Old 31-03-2015, 00:55   #33
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Re: Aeropress -- Impressions and some Queries

After reading about it here on CF, I have bought one from Amazon for my wife. Now, my wife and my mom only drink coffee from this thingy. There is more: it was so good that I have started drinking coffee after a couple years being coffee-free. I then had to do some serious effort to stop drinking it again, and it was difficult because I liked it so much.
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Re: Aeropress -- Impressions and some Queries

I hope you won't mind if chime in as well.

Regarding the use of metal vs paper filter, if you want a clear cup with little body, but something that will highlight the nuance of that expensive, lighter-roasted bean you just ground in your coffee grinder - use the paper filter. If you want something closer to French press or espresso, use the reusable metal screen - it will allow more sediment through, giving more body.

I use the inverted technique. However, I am a bit more gentle with my grounds and I will minimize stirring and agitation in order to maximize an even extraction. In fact, these days I don't even bother with the stirrer - I first bring the water to boil, drop some in the cup to warm it. Then I drop the coffee grounds in the inverted aeropress and the pour about 2/3 of the way up with the now somewhat cooled water (I aim for about 200F). After a few moments I pour the rest of the hot water in just to knock the floating grounds back into a suspension. I cover, expel the air, then after my allotted wait time (usually about 2 minutes) I flip it onto my mug and press until bottomed out.

Regarding the ceramic burr hand grinder, I would avoid a larger grind size. The burrs are not well supported concentrically, and you can end up with too many "boulders" and "fines", resulting in an unbalanced cup.

Finally, I try to always grind the coffee right before brewing. I find the taste of the coffee degrades dramatically after grinding even after an hour or two.

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The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial - I Need Coffee

This is pretty much the method I've used since purchasing my AeroPress and I've had no problems with it at all. It is now the only way I make coffee.
Got it. That makes sense. I'll give it a try.
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Got it. That makes sense. I'll give it a try.
Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Good luck, let us know how it goes.
I'll try not to spray myself with coffee
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By the way, do you guys use this only for making individual cups? If making coffee for more than one person, do you press into some kind of carafe, or how do you do it?
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By the way, do you guys use this only for making individual cups? If making coffee for more than one person, do you press into some kind of carafe, or how do you do it?
One press will do two cups, I press into a jug, for ease of pouring between two mugs, then top up with milk/hot water to taste.

I had 10 people on board the other day - 8 coffee drinkers! I made up a few presses in advance and just topped up with hot water, that worked fine.
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Great idea .
I'll do this. I hate cold coffee. I have an insulated mug now, but still prefer drinking out of china unless on passage .

I am on restricted water, but no need to waste the excess. I keep a wide based litre bottle with a funnel in it in the spare kitchen sink and just tip any excess water in there during the day.

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Re: Aeropress -- Impressions and some Queries

I don't know sailing (yet), but I do know my coffee. I have been home-roasting small batches for almost 3 years, and even took my own fresh roasted beans on our first vacation in the BVI.

The Aeropress, as many of you have discovered, is a great way to make great coffee. Those of you who haven't noticed a difference with an Aeropress vs. a drip or perc should really consider changing your coffee. Maxwell House, Folgers, etc., are the barnacles of the coffee world.

Instead of giving a step-by-step reply for the Best Aeropress Method, just click here for Stumptown Coffee's way to do it.
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I don't know sailing (yet), but I do know my coffee. I have been home-roasting small batches for almost 3 years, and even took my own fresh roasted beans on our first vacation in the BVI.

The Aeropress, as many of you have discovered, is a great way to make great coffee. Those of you who haven't noticed a difference with an Aeropress vs. a drip or perc should really consider changing your coffee. Maxwell House, Folgers, etc., are the barnacles of the coffee world.

Instead of giving a step-by-step reply for the Best Aeropress Method, just click here for Stumptown Coffee's way to do it.
Ok, but why would you dilute the coffee in the end? uzzled:

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Instead of giving a step-by-step reply for the Best Aeropress Method, just click here for Stumptown Coffee's way to do it.
Nice. Bookmarked.
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Ok, but why would you dilute the coffee in the end? uzzled
Depends on how you like your coffee: if you want espresso then no dilution; latte, add milk etc etc.
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When I tried inverting it, the expanding air blew the plunger out and sprayed me with scalding coffee and grounds. So be careful! Good thing I have a washing machine on board.
Your grounds are too course. Try it with the finest (espresso setting) grounds. It will also improve the flavor.
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