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Date: 06 Apr 2007 07:42:43
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Aeropress or K-cup
Why not both?
If the Aeropress had an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
What do you think, Alan?




 
Date: 07 Apr 2007 16:37:24
From:
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
Hi Martin,

I have a nice little portable grinder, but I've chosen the compromise
of taking coffee which I grind at home just before departure for SHORT
trips. But when I vacationed in Hawaii for ten days, I bought some
local beans which I ground in the store.

Perhaps some of you coffee lovers would be interested in this
comparison of three brewing methods, which was just posted today:

http://backtothegrind.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/santos-vs-chemex-vs-aeropress/

Best regards,

Alan

On Apr 6, 8:51 pm, coffeeem...@gmail.com wrote:
> I agree. No apparent market for a pour-over pad contraption.
> Consider that anyone who really cares about fresh coffee can access
> fairly recently roasted beans and travel with a portable grinder.
> Obviously that's not everyone, but a very substantial percentage (of
> those who care).. My sympathies to the outliers, but I can't imagine
> that large numbers of discriminating coffee drinkers would ever resort
> to pods.
> Martin
>
> On Apr 6, 7:21 pm, a...@aerobie.com wrote:
>
> > Hi Russell,
>
> > I appreciate your suggestion and promise to look into it. But here's
> > some related info:
>
> > I experimented with standard ESE pods. I machined a special cap to
> > hold them. I found that the brew was weak with the hot water pressing
> > through the pod in the intended manner. When I tore a pod open and
> > dumped the contents into theAeroPress, then brewed in the normal
> > manner, the results were much better. But the results were still not
> > as good as fresh coffee because the average pod reaches the consumer
> > about nine months after the coffee was roasted and ground. That makes
> > it pretty stale. Also the pods don't hold enough coffee. It takes a
> > double shot to make an 8 to 10 oz Americano.
>
> > I presume that you could do the same with a K-cup (or two).
>
> > Of course, best of all is to take a small bag of ground coffee
> > along. It's cheaper and much tastier. I did that on a trip to Santa
> > Barbara last weekend. Considering that with any method you need to
> > heat the water, a small bag of coffee isn't much of an addition.
>
> > Perhaps ejecting the puck and wiping the end of the plunger off takes
> > a few more seconds than discarding a K-cup. But the difference in
> > flavor should justify that extra few seconds.
>
> > Sincerely yours,
>
> > Alan Adler
>
> > On Apr 6, 4:42 am, Russell Patterson <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>
> > > Why not both?
> > > If theAeropresshad an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
> > > k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
> > > What do you think, Alan?




 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 20:51:17
From:
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
I agree. No apparent market for a pour-over pad contraption.
Consider that anyone who really cares about fresh coffee can access
fairly recently roasted beans and travel with a portable grinder.
Obviously that's not everyone, but a very substantial percentage (of
those who care).. My sympathies to the outliers, but I can't imagine
that large numbers of discriminating coffee drinkers would ever resort
to pods.
Martin

On Apr 6, 7:21 pm, a...@aerobie.com wrote:
> Hi Russell,
>
> I appreciate your suggestion and promise to look into it. But here's
> some related info:
>
> I experimented with standard ESE pods. I machined a special cap to
> hold them. I found that the brew was weak with the hot water pressing
> through the pod in the intended manner. When I tore a pod open and
> dumped the contents into the AeroPress, then brewed in the normal
> manner, the results were much better. But the results were still not
> as good as fresh coffee because the average pod reaches the consumer
> about nine months after the coffee was roasted and ground. That makes
> it pretty stale. Also the pods don't hold enough coffee. It takes a
> double shot to make an 8 to 10 oz Americano.
>
> I presume that you could do the same with a K-cup (or two).
>
> Of course, best of all is to take a small bag of ground coffee
> along. It's cheaper and much tastier. I did that on a trip to Santa
> Barbara last weekend. Considering that with any method you need to
> heat the water, a small bag of coffee isn't much of an addition.
>
> Perhaps ejecting the puck and wiping the end of the plunger off takes
> a few more seconds than discarding a K-cup. But the difference in
> flavor should justify that extra few seconds.
>
> Sincerely yours,
>
> Alan Adler
>
> On Apr 6, 4:42 am, Russell Patterson <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>
> > Why not both?
> > If theAeropresshad an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
> > k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
> > What do you think, Alan?




 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 19:21:46
From:
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
Hi Russell,

I appreciate your suggestion and promise to look into it. But here's
some related info:

I experimented with standard ESE pods. I machined a special cap to
hold them. I found that the brew was weak with the hot water pressing
through the pod in the intended manner. When I tore a pod open and
dumped the contents into the AeroPress, then brewed in the normal
manner, the results were much better. But the results were still not
as good as fresh coffee because the average pod reaches the consumer
about nine months after the coffee was roasted and ground. That makes
it pretty stale. Also the pods don't hold enough coffee. It takes a
double shot to make an 8 to 10 oz Americano.

I presume that you could do the same with a K-cup (or two).

Of course, best of all is to take a small bag of ground coffee
along. It's cheaper and much tastier. I did that on a trip to Santa
Barbara last weekend. Considering that with any method you need to
heat the water, a small bag of coffee isn't much of an addition.

Perhaps ejecting the puck and wiping the end of the plunger off takes
a few more seconds than discarding a K-cup. But the difference in
flavor should justify that extra few seconds.

Sincerely yours,

Alan Adler

On Apr 6, 4:42 am, Russell Patterson <m...@privacy.net > wrote:
> Why not both?
> If theAeropresshad an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
> k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
> What do you think, Alan?




  
Date: 06 Apr 2007 23:37:39
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
On 6 Apr 2007 19:21:46 -0700, alan@aerobie.com wrote:

>Hi Russell,
>
>I appreciate your suggestion and promise to look into it. But here's
>some related info:
>
>I experimented with standard ESE pods. I machined a special cap to
>hold them. I found that the brew was weak with the hot water pressing
>through the pod in the intended manner. When I tore a pod open and
>dumped the contents into the AeroPress, then brewed in the normal
>manner, the results were much better. But the results were still not
>as good as fresh coffee because the average pod reaches the consumer
>about nine months after the coffee was roasted and ground. That makes
>it pretty stale. Also the pods don't hold enough coffee. It takes a
>double shot to make an 8 to 10 oz Americano.
>
>I presume that you could do the same with a K-cup (or two).
>
>Of course, best of all is to take a small bag of ground coffee
>along. It's cheaper and much tastier. I did that on a trip to Santa
>Barbara last weekend. Considering that with any method you need to
>heat the water, a small bag of coffee isn't much of an addition.

Then there is the multiple flavor issue that the K-cups handle quite
well.

If I were able to use the k-cups with it, I would be able to
demonstrate its use along with the K-cup system, to people who have
never seen either one. Keurig has a referral deal where, if you get
someone to buy a brewer from them you get two 25 packs free. The buyer
does as well. Of course the people would be buying these for their
home, but to take to work they would want to get an Aeropress with the
optional K-cup cap. Sounds like a good marriage to me. Can we buy
stock?

>
>Perhaps ejecting the puck and wiping the end of the plunger off takes
>a few more seconds than discarding a K-cup. But the difference in
>flavor should justify that extra few seconds.
>
>Sincerely yours,
>
>Alan Adler
>
>On Apr 6, 4:42 am, Russell Patterson <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>> Why not both?
>> If theAeropresshad an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
>> k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
>> What do you think, Alan?
>



 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 23:37:17
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net > wrote:



 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 23:00:28
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 07:42:43 -0400, Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net >
wrote:

>Why not both?
>If the Aeropress had an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
>k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
>What do you think, Alan?

That there would be an infringement of Keurig's patents.

Marshall


 
Date: 06 Apr 2007 08:26:38
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 07:42:43 -0400, Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net >
wrote:

>Why not both?
>If the Aeropress had an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
>k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
>What do you think, Alan?
Think about it. Someone takes their aeropress/k-cups to the office.
The boss sees it. He samples it. Next thing you know the boss puts a
k-cup brewer in the office. Other employees see the Aeropress. There
doesn't seem to be any advertising budget for either of these
products. This would give both more exposure.
Can we buy stock in either of these?
Keurig has a referral program for registered users that buy the k-cups
from them. If you refer someone that buys a brewer, you both get two
25 pack free.
If I had a way to take the k-cups on the road, I could be drinking
coffee for a long time. I work in field service type job, where I go
to different places all the time and very few of the places I have
been have ever heard of the k-cup system. If I could demo it for
them, at the very least I could be referring a few household units
every month. Even if the boss is aware of them and doesn't want to
pay for it, a lot of people would love the convenience at home.


  
Date: 06 Apr 2007 23:01:37
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 08:26:38 -0400, Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net >
wrote:

>On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 07:42:43 -0400, Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net>
>wrote:
>
>>Why not both?
>>If the Aeropress had an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
>>k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
>>What do you think, Alan?
>Think about it. Someone takes their aeropress/k-cups to the office.
>The boss sees it. He samples it. Next thing you know the boss puts a
>k-cup brewer in the office. Other employees see the Aeropress. There
>doesn't seem to be any advertising budget for either of these
>products. This would give both more exposure.
>Can we buy stock in either of these?

GMCR

Marshall


  
Date: 07 Apr 2007 08:54:48
From: Rusty
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
I'll bite!

What's a k-cup?

Rusty


"Russell Patterson" <me@privacy.net > wrote in message
news:6kec13h7mcps32h14njs9js2t650pkl9d4@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 07:42:43 -0400, Russell Patterson <me@privacy.net>
> wrote:
>
>>Why not both?
>>If the Aeropress had an optional two piece cap, that would puncture a
>>k-cup placed inside, you could take your k-cups on the road with you.
>>What do you think, Alan?
> Think about it. Someone takes their aeropress/k-cups to the office.
> The boss sees it. He samples it. Next thing you know the boss puts a
> k-cup brewer in the office. Other employees see the Aeropress. There
> doesn't seem to be any advertising budget for either of these
> products. This would give both more exposure.
> Can we buy stock in either of these?
> Keurig has a referral program for registered users that buy the k-cups
> from them. If you refer someone that buys a brewer, you both get two
> 25 pack free.
> If I had a way to take the k-cups on the road, I could be drinking
> coffee for a long time. I work in field service type job, where I go
> to different places all the time and very few of the places I have
> been have ever heard of the k-cup system. If I could demo it for
> them, at the very least I could be referring a few household units
> every month. Even if the boss is aware of them and doesn't want to
> pay for it, a lot of people would love the convenience at home.




   
Date: 06 Apr 2007 19:47:26
From: yetanotherBob
Subject: Re: Aeropress or K-cup
In article <4616cfbb$0$22073$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au >,
kenrussell@optus says...
>
> I'll bite!
>
> What's a k-cup?
>
> Rusty
>
>
Obviously, it's one size bigger than a J-cup.

Although some might say that it's over the top, difficult to control,
too much (and of course for some, too little) of a good thing, it's
nevertheless impressive in its own way, and therefore very desirable and
satisfying to many.

Bob