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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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    I still use mine daily and nothing else. In fact, i need some more filter discs. Couple weeks worth is all I got.
     
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    Hmm...I haven't had my Aeropress out in a while, maybe I should bust it out of these days. Frankly I just drink too much coffee for it to be a viable solution in the mornings...I kill a full pot solo usually. But, for an afternoon cup it can be nice, just haven't done it in a really long time. Definitely like the quality I get with the Aeropress.
     
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    I got the flat disc from Amazon. Works much better that the screen I've been using. Plus, being one peice, its not going to fall apart. The screen was getting stretched out on me...

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    Porlex mini coffee grinder! All of the instructions are in Japanese but I still figured it out.

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    Perfect :)

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    I got an Aeropress for Christmas .. Not to use it, been sick with flu so no time to try it yet


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    You'll love it. hope you feel better soon, antpops ;)
     
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    It's all I use also.
     
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    Thanks! I'm getting there. Apparently had a allergic reaction to zpack, so trying to get rid of hives .. It's been a terrible week, lol


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    Used mine when traveling at Christmas. It was amazing.
     
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    I was about to post if anyone had one of these- because my espresso machine died and all I have is a SS camping plunger (French press). Which is passable but gets bitter after a while as usual.

    How is yours going ?
    Has anyone had any issues or problems ?



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    I still use mine daily, since I got it in Sept 2013. The only issue I had is that the first screen I got was too open (mesh style) and the coffee wouldn't steep well because it drained into the cup via gravity, partially. The only thing I've noticed since, and it hasn't yet beccome a problem, is that the main body is stretching out a little where the plunger sits, due to the hot water being used for nearly two years. Still works, but I see some stretch marks.

    I'm not entirely sure if the Porrlex grinder I got is the right one for sticking inside the body for travel.
    #1. I haven't traveled with it afterall, and
    #2. after ordering and loving it, I found that there is a taller skinnier one. Mine fits but just barely. One day I plan to buy a second Aeropress and the taller Porlex :) One day ;) Likely won't until I need it. Which is "not yet" to answer your inquiry.

    In other words. Get it. You'll be glad you did.
     
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    snowkiwi
    ^^All of the above still applies, but IDK about "exspresso". I never drink it. So, in the end ,YMMV. :)
     
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    i still use mine weekly after two years. The coffee is much better than drip and doesn't get bitter. I wouldn't consider it espresso, but I typically use an espresso grind which seems to yield better results.

    I purchased a travel grinder from GSI, but it's too big to fit inside the aero press.

    Overall, it's a great piece of gear and has all but replaced two drip coffee makers at my house. The only time I use a drip machine now, is when someone else is making coffee.
     
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    Ta for the info guys :)

    I'm not a big espresso drinker either. I tend to chuck some extra water or milk into it. Though if I'm full and tired and driving I have been known to stop and down a quick McCafe quad espresso for :D

    I'm probably looking at the same combo?
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    snowkiwi, Thats the tall skinny model of Porlex grinder in the pic ^^ It can be adjusted to finer or courser. That combo is exactly what you want. :) Me too ;)
     
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    I am a coffee fiend. Lately I've been doing mostly iced coffee and the Aeropress makes some of the best Japanese Method iced coffee out there.
    I have an ice cube tray that makes 2oz cubes. I drop 2 of those in a glass. 2 scoops of coffee and then fill the Aeropress with hot water. Brew it right over the ice. I gave up pre-workout supplements and I just have a glass of my Aeropress-style iced Americano on my way to the gym.
    I still usually prefer my pour over, but I love my Aeropress.
     
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    Has anyone compared the standard disposable filters to the metal reusable disk ?
    And more importantly the standard vs fine metal disk??
    Any comments on
    1. Sediment in cup
    2. Flavour
    3. Disk durability
    4. Using a fine blend coffee.

    I've googled and some say the fine reusable disk is better flavour but less durable And you can't apply as much pressure without warping the disk over time, compared to standard reusable disk. Have you had this experience?

    I'm tending towards the fine reusable because, I prefer a fine machine type grind (rather than French press/ plunger medium grind) and with a French press I can get more coffee flavour with fine blend for less scoops usually, which is cheaper.

    I have the fine in my cart ready to buy :)


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    snowkiwi get the fine disk. The standard mesh is too loose. The paper aint bad. Works just as well as far as I can tell. Plus they clean up easier than the discs...just toss em. :)
     
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    Great. Ta man :)
    I had pretty much made up my mind on the fine. Because I hate having to put in 4 scoops of medium grind into a French press to get the same hit that 2 scoops of fine grind gives me. I'm cheap like that :p



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