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Date: 30 Jan 2007 23:05:50
From: Rusty James
Subject: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker
If so, how do they compare to your a regular drip maker? Is it worth
the investment for someone who only wants 1-2 cups per a.m. and in a
hurry? Pros/ cons?

Rusty




 
Date: 01 Feb 2007 02:31:48
From: Anon
Subject: Re: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker

"Rusty James" <ferrante276-rustyjames@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:h950s25bbju6cd2e9naklq79lev0onupr5@4ax.com...
> If so, how do they compare to your a regular drip maker? Is it worth
> the investment for someone who only wants 1-2 cups per a.m. and in a
> hurry? Pros/ cons?
>
> Rusty

I use mine every day. It makes a great cup of coffee, just about as good as
my vacuum pot. The big plus is how easy it is to clean, just 15 seconds
compared to several minutes for the vacuum pot.

Anon




 
Date: 31 Jan 2007 11:25:56
From: DavidMLewis
Subject: Re: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker
On Jan 30, 8:05 pm, Rusty James <ferrante276-rustyja...@yahoo.com >
wrote:
> If so, how do they compare to your a regular drip maker? Is it worth
> the investment for someone who only wants 1-2 cups per a.m. and in a
> hurry? Pros/ cons?
>
I'm a great fan of mine for one-cup or travel use. There are a couple
of changes I made in procedure that give me flavor more to my taste.
Alan developed it using Peet's beans, which as you know are quite
dark. If you use more lightly-roasted beans, you need to raise the
temperature to keep it from tasting sour; City roast seems to like
about 200 F, Full City about 195. I grind extremely finely, as fine as
a Zass Turkish will go. I dribble the water in as Alan says, then add
it all and stir vigorously for 25 seconds; that seems to be the sweet
spot for extracting flavor and acidity but not going bitter. Then, to
allow use with that fine a grind, I press extremely lightly: I put the
plunger in about half an inch, just enough to see movement in the
surface of the slurry. Then I press down slowly enough that the
distance to the slurry stays roughly constant, stopping for a few
seconds if it seems to be slowing down. What you don't want to do is
plug the filter by forcing the coffee particles into it. This gives
the 30-second extraction for water to the top of the two-cup oval that
seems to be the device's real design point. The result, pressed into
an equal amount of hot water, is delicious. Pressed into the same
amount of hot milk, it's also a nice drink.

Best,
David




 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 23:10:23
From: bobvilax2000
Subject: Re: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker
I like mine, but don't use those filters that come with it. They kill
all nuances. For a while I was cutting tea filters which increased
flavor greatly, then eventually I bought a permanent filter and cut a
circle out of it and flavor increased that much more. I get some
sediment now, but not as much as press pot so I'm fine with it.



 
Date: 31 Jan 2007 05:21:09
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 23:05:50 -0500, Rusty James
<ferrante276-rustyjames@yahoo.com > wrote:

>If so, how do they compare to your a regular drip maker? Is it worth
>the investment for someone who only wants 1-2 cups per a.m. and in a
>hurry? Pros/ cons?
>
>Rusty


as a substitute for drip? yep, it'll be fine. or you could use a
melitta pour over cone with less hassle.



 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 23:52:42
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Anyone use an AeroPress coffee maker
In <h950s25bbju6cd2e9naklq79lev0onupr5@4ax.com >, on Tue, 30 Jan 2007
23:05:50 -0500, Rusty James wrote:
> If so, how do they compare to your a regular drip maker? Is it worth
> the investment for someone who only wants 1-2 cups per a.m. and in a
> hurry? Pros/ cons?
>
> Rusty

k,

Maybe these will refresh your memory:

http://home.surewest.net/frcn/Coffee/aeropress.html
http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=&num=20&scoring=r&as_epq=&as_oq=Aerobie+Aeropress&as_eq=&as_ugroup=alt.coffee&as_usubject=&as_uauthors=&lr=lang_en&as_qdr=&as_drrb=b&as_mind=1&as_minm=1&as_miny=2004&as_maxd=30&as_maxm=1&as_maxy=2007&safe=off