- Aeropress coffee tell me about it…
Upside down method, 20g 1min (small amount of water and a stir to wet the grinds fully) grind is between espresso and filter on home grinder.
It’s not an espresso and it’s not the same as filter it’s aeropress.
If you are travelling get yourself a porlex mini to go with it.Posted 4 years agoeuainSubscriber
A finer grind will help with that… with illy from the can (espresso grind, I guess?) – only about a tablespoon goes through before you put the press but in – and that pretty much stops any more escaping.
(Edit as I’m too slow – that’s to help with the coffee escaping before you get a chance to press it..)Posted 4 years agoosteo1Member
+1 inversion method grind a little coarser than espresso about two clicks on a hario hand grinder which is very easy to carry!Posted 4 years ago
Fresh beans from hasbean or monmouth.
These guys take it seriously!
Completely different cup to a french press I use both but for when I want a hit of coffee without access to a decent barista I use the aeropress, French press for me is post dinner slow drinking!bigblackshedSubscriber
And the Coffee-Snobs(TM) strike again. 😉
(Actually sneaks off to order an AeroPress, cos I’ve been meaning to do it for a while after having grim coffee whilst on holiday and a mate who I bumped into on the beach had one and invited us for coffee on the beach and it was bloody great)Posted 4 years agobruneepSubscriber
Been given an Aeropress to try on my hols. Before I head off to the LCS what type of coffee do you get best results, espresso or normal blend
Bean to cup machine man so new territory for me, or just take my French press and be done with it.
Shit coffee is available on site so I’m told.Posted 4 years ago
Actually sneaks off to order an AeroPress
I bought one after reading the hype – waste of money IMO. It’s awkward to use – you have to use it upside down due to the design flaw of the filter paper not sealing the end of the tube, and the coffee doesn’t taste any better than what you get from a caffetiere.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Love the Brewing Guide video on that webpage:
Aeropress coffee in 12 simple steps!
They do seem to take their coffee pretty seriously at HasBean. Did you see them describing how to make an espresso on GCN:
*sups quietly at half pint mug of instant Douwe Egberts like the philistine he is*Posted 4 years agoMrNuttMember
another upside down here, but would also recommend popping over to ebay and buying a metal filter, the paper ones are an oil absorbing nonsense. Use ours every day and 10+ we know have since bought them!
Duralt burr grinder set just slightly a bit, no a bit more coarser than fine espresso grind.Posted 4 years ago
I bought one after reading the hype – waste of money IMO. It’s awkward to use – you have to use it upside down due to the design flaw of the filter paper not sealing the end of the tube, and the coffee doesn’t taste any better than what you get from a caffetiere.
In what way is it awkward to use?
I use my most weekends on the side of a mountain and don’t have any problems. Plus it’s easier to clean and carry than a cafetiere. Using it upside down is even better/easier, since once you’ve stirred it you can pop the filter/cap on and it won’t go everywhere if you knock it over.Posted 4 years ago
They do it upside down in the Brewing Guide video – so isn’t that just the way it is supposed to be used, rather than a design flaw?
Not here: http://www.aeropress.com
In what way is it awkward to use?
Because it requires you to use quite a lot of force while holding a hot thing, or else pressing down hard on a potentially fragile cup rim.Posted 4 years ago
DrJ, there’s nothing to stop you deviating slightly from what it says on the website in order to get an even better cup of coffee, it won’t explode or anything 🙂
Agreed that it’s probably not the best present for someone who is 5 or likes to drink coffee from fine bone china.
Incidentally, if you find you’re having to press down too hard, the grind is probably a bit too fine. If I try to use coffee which is ground for my espresso machine I can barely make it depress more than a couple of inches. Filter grind seems to work best for me, or just cafetiere.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not averse to deviating from what it says on the website – just find it strange that you HAVE to do so in order to avoid leakage.
I’m not 5 and i find it awkward. I don’t use fine china but I do sometimes use a glass or a paper cup.
Likewise, I use espresso ground.
Other than that, I agree with you 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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