If you use it the right way up, add a small amount of water to the grinds and stir to make a paste, then wait a few seconds before adding the rest of the water, it limits the drip through to next to nothing. Also putting the plunger in so it’s just the tip in, (ooh err, missus), stops the coffee running through because of the vacuum effect.
You know when you’ve hit full on pretentiousness, when you take the Aeropress, Triangia kettle and stove, and make good coffee on the beach. 😳Posted 3 years ago
You pour kettle water into the plunger up to your shot number.
Aha! I just used the amateur method of adding water directly onto the coffee.
I’ve always done this its in the instructions?
I’m 99% sure it wasn’t, on mine at least. I’ll check (assuming I still have it).Posted 3 years agograntyboyMember
so how do you make a best coffee with the Aeropress. I’ve bought one and get freshly grounds beans from Pact every two weeks. But to be honest I’m underwhelmed by it all so wondering if I’m missing a trick.
I add a scoop of coffee, add boiled water then leave it for 30 secs to a minute. Then plunge for 20 secs. I also then add boiled water to my cup to make a mug of coffee with a splash of milk. So it’s an americano with milk I’m making really.Posted 3 years ago
It can get a bit spoddy, but as a starter:
For me, freshly ground coffee makes the biggest difference.Posted 3 years ago
Is the stainless filter worth the money? Reviews seem a little iffy.
Nescafe freeze dried instant or supermarket equivalent, problem sorted unless you love the pretentiousness, which is why I’m guessing these things are so popular?
Nestlé is boycotted in this house. Even if we drank instant (we don’t) I wouldn’t by Nescafé. Vile coffee, vile company.Posted 3 years ago
Is the stainless filter worth the money?
I think it makes a tastier cup. It’s a nice to have rather than an essential.
Downsides as per reviews, are that it is a tight fit in the Aeropress (they do say how to remedy this on their website http://www.kaffeologie.com/s-filter-fitting-guide), you can’t just squeeze grinds and filter into the bin (well, you can, but remember that you did this before rubbish collection day), and you end up inverted brewing.
Edit: Not much more to wash, just rinse it off with the rest of the Aeropress.Posted 3 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Seems like a step backwards to me; more mess, more to wash. No?
I’d be tempted for camping, because I wouldn’t have to remember to pack filters.
Higher pressure helps, apparently.
Extracting things from grounds, I would imagine. After all, espresso is pretty different to filter coffee, and pressure is the main difference.Posted 3 years agospooky_b329Member
Grantyboy…let the water cool before adding to the aeropress, too hot spoils it. Nothing worse than a scorching hot coffee which then tastes crap when it cools down.
I boil the kettle and then leave the lid open for a few minutes to cool. Until the kettle broke, then I bought one where you can tell it what temperature to switch off, 80 degrees seems about right.
I usually fill to the second mark and use a scoop and a half of coffee.
I also find trying to do two large americano’s is stretching the Aeropress, seems better doing one at a time.Posted 3 years agoDrJMember
Extracting things from grounds, I would imagine. After all, espresso is pretty different to filter coffee, and pressure is the main difference.
Well yeah, but espresso is brewed at 16 bars, which is about 10(*) times what you get in an Aeropress.
(*) yes, I did just invent that, but it’s about right, I imagine.Posted 3 years agomarczrMember
As well as preventing early seepage, especially when using a stainless filter, the inverted method makes for a coffee with a higher oil content. The frothy head contains a lot of the oils, in ‘normal’ use this remains in the puck, but used inverted a lot more of the oils get through to the cup.Posted 3 years agoirvbMember
Slightly off topic, but, I walked past Nestle’s UK HQ today.
Pride of place (visible to the outside world) on the ground floor is the Nescafe staff cafe.
Imagine working somewhere where Nescafe is the only option, and probably gross misconduct to be seen to be drinking actual coffee……Posted 3 years agoluketSubscriber
Mine sometimes comes out the side when plunging too. I reckon it’s not quite a good enough fit between hard plastic parts but I also think even the tiniest spill of dry grounds into the thread causes it.
I use the inverted method but the water goes into cup before aeropress. Cools the water and warms the cup (both useful).Posted 3 years ago
I also find trying to do two large americano’s is stretching the Aeropress, seems better doing one at a time.
Imagine working somewhere where Nescafe is the only option, and probably gross misconduct to be seen to be drinking actual coffee……
😆 Doesn’t bear thinking about.Posted 3 years agorhbrhbMember
Aeropress is great but for camping (esp bikepacking) better to get one of these:
Bit more fiddly and involved to brew with, but can still get good filter results.
Here’s size comparison v. Aeropress.
Posted 3 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
For the coffee / boat problem have you thought about one of these?
Not as fancy as an aeropress but a perfectly acceptable compromise if you are sensible enough to not drink instant.Posted 3 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
My problem with the aeropress is that it looks like a Austin Powers style vacuum penis enlarger. Given that our work kitchen is next to the gents toilet I would be very concerned to be seen several times a day walking through the office with that in my hand.Posted 3 years ago
My problem with the aeropress is that it looks like a Austin Powers style vacuum penis enlarger. Given that our work kitchen is next to the gents toilet I would be very concerned to be seen several times a day walking through the office with that in my hand.
Sounds like a good reason to get one. Means you can also winking knowingly at the nubile office junior as you strut past to the kitchen. Also means you are fully entitled to dress like a 70s love god.
I’m taking mine into the office.Posted 3 years ago
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