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The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee/Espresso Maker

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by SAKplumber, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. SAKplumber
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    Got an Aeropress coffee press the other day, for an upcoming trip.
    Here is everything I need. 1 cup of water, some fresh Nicaraguan coffee, and the Aeropress.
    Mine came with the funnel and the stir stick.

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    The paper filter goes inside the little screen holder and screws on the bottom.

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    The larger scoop comes with the Aeropress, but I am using the little one I had already. The Aeropress calls for one (large:eek:) scoop per "cup" of water...and buy cup I mean per line on the press. One Cup is equal to 4 cups on the press. Thats some strong coffee:)I make mine a little less strong...probably by half.

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    Mine came with 30 paper filters but I bought the little reusable metal screen type for traveling.

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    Sit it directly on the cup of your choice and poor the 170 degree water into the coffee grinds. Automatic grind is recommended. Stir it with the stir stick and let it sit for 10 seconds.

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    Put the plunger in and press.

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    Unscrew the filter screen/cap.
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    Push out the "puck" on the paper filter and discard.

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    Oh yea, I also bought the little rubber cap for the press so I can store coffee there when I travel:)

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    Viola! Coffee :D Overall time: 5-6 minutes. I nuke the water for 2 minutes to reach 170 degrees and rinse/wipe clean all the Aeropress parts before I'm done:)

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    I never get tired of that view off your deck. Nice coffee press as well.:)
     
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    Servus!
    Do you need special ground coffee or the normal grounded is ok?
    I use a lelit machine but normal is not portable and the aero press will be super for me!
     
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    The directions said "automatic drip grind" I only have french press grind (more course) handy so I put two scoops in my grinder and added one more regular scoop to it. It actually runs out on its own. but if I grind it to fine the press is hard to press down.
    Regardless ,it makes a great cup, so I'll get the next bag ground for automatic drip. Thats not as fine as the stuff coming out of my grinder.:p
     
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    Stupid Tapatalk is being stupid:p Imagine a picture of three calves...


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    How is it compared to french press coffee?

    I love a good cup of french press with the nice oil skim on the top!
     
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    It makes a lot richer, darker cup. Plus its not bitter when it gets colder. I noticed the smooth flavor right away. My press is going in the garbage:pNo really...it is.
     
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    Nice, but i could never leave my moka italian espresso ... even in the woods !
     
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    The Aeropress is actually an expresso maker. :) which is why it takes 4 large scoops for a 1 cup serving. they call for one large scoop for each 1 cup line on their maker, which is literally 1/4 cup.
     
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    Got it.
    The great difference think imo stays in the water (high) boiling temperature and direction: in a moka espresso water comes up from below toward the filter and the coffee powder ("moka milled") at very high pressure and temperature, creating the right mix between taste, aroma and coffee quantity. :cool:
     
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    No...here>>

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    Thems me kin! :D
     
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    The metal filter produces something more like french press coffee, because the paper filter removes the oils.
     
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    Are the oils important for flavor?
     
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    Honestly, I hadn't noticed. I just got it for travel use so I wouldn't have to keep track of the paper filters. And I am only using the paper ones because I have them.
     
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    Love love mine- started using it in Ireland where we couldn't find coffee, just espresso (which is fine but different and I li ke to enjoy my coffee longer than 2 sips). I've had good success with it using less grounds and diluting to make American coffee, or lots of grounds to make espressos. Really makes very good coffee and frankly quicker than brewing as well, plus able to use for camping or loss of power and I consider it a must-have for any coffee junkie.

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    ^What he said, too :D
     
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    When you bring the coffee maker with you, what will you use to boil he water?
     
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    Depends on s=where I plan to travel. I do have a Jet Boil Personal Cooking System that I have used for a press, and with a separate press/mug, for a couple of years. :) SAKPlumber's old Introduce Yourself thread:)
     
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    Thanks for the excellent review! I've used a French press for twenty years. I think I'm ready to mix it up!
    I always travel with packets of Starbucks Via for my emergency coffee supplies. It does the job. The Italian roast tastes a lot like real coffee.
     
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