Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Funster coffee lovers - Has anyone got one of these? If yes what are your thoughts on them? Thinking of getting one for the van to avoid the mess from the cafeteria or the inconvenience of not being able to use my Nespresso machine when not on hook up and also not being able to source the pods while travelling.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerobie-AeroPress-80R08-Coffee-Maker/dp/B000GXZ2GS
     
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    I fancy one too so will watch this thread with interest. :)
     
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    Made my morning cup of coffee with one today. It is excellent for the MH as you can empty the grounds onto a bit of kitchen paper and dispose of them in the bin. This avoids clogging up the waste tank with old coffee grounds

    I like the coffee it makes, a bit like the coffee you make with a cafetiere or whatever it is called, one of those things you press down on to depress a plunger. It isn't espresso but it tastes nice to me.

    Very quick to make too.
     
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    this sounds like a good idea.
     
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    Number one son is a big fan of Aeropress, I use a cafetiere, so I can compare the two.
    I find the Aeropress a lot more faffing about for little gain. Its advantage is that it is filtered coffee so no residue in the mug afterwards.
    The downside is that you must get the filter in correctly or all the grinds ends up in the mug.
    Use correctly most of the grinds go in the bin when you ping off the filter, but you still have to rinse off the end of the plunger.
    I find it difficult to gauge the right amount of water, as some dribble through when you are filling, too much and it goes everywhere when you push down the plunger.
    You have the cost of the filters.
    Starter kit aren't a massive expense, try one and see how you get on.
     
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    I have one and it does come out to play occasionally. They make 'rough' coffee taste quite smooth (I mean cheap coffee) but to be honest there is a lot of messing around involved. For one person to make a large mug they are OK but for two of you a bit of a squeeze .....

    Plus I find that the coffee is never really quite hot enough. Also they use coffee at twice the rate of a Moka Pot :eek:

    Now if you like good quality coffee with minimum fuss, get a Bialetti.......... 'proper coffee' :D:D:D

    We use our Bialetti every day at home and have a separate one in the van which gets used everyday when we are touring.

    I am not going to rave on too much because this thread will deteriorate into 'coffee wars'

    I like them and they make better, stronger,cheaper, easier coffee than almost everything else, including the Aeropress :p

    They you are, I'll get down off my shop box now ;):)
     
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    If you use Tassimo or Nespresso, then sorry you're not fussy about coffee!
    [ooh controversial]
    But if you like their output, then that's all good (I have both).
    I also have a Bialetti, an Aeropress and a Cafetiere...
    All produce excellent coffee but each one produces a different cup of coffee. I would suggest they're not comparable.
    If you particularly like one method, then another might make to but it won't be the same, or even similar..
    For me, an Aeropress enables me to make a decent coffee in most situations.
     
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    I have aerobie aeropress. If you are at the Stratford show we can have a play if you want.
    I have a new bag of beans to open and grind (y)
     
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    I have an aeropress too and find it the best of all the coffee gadgets I've tried. Using the "upside down method" improved it's usefulness 100% (YouTube it for examples). The filters make the whole process easy and clean. I've been very impressed with it given the cost.
     
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    Thanks Karl, but we have gone the opposite way to the two Dorset meets.
     
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    [QUOTE="chockswahay, post: 1452872, member: 21238"

    this thread will deteriorate into 'coffee wars'

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    Said so :p;)
     
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    Love the aeropress, tried most other methods, definitely the easiest to clean and the coffee is good. Just need to sort out a way to grind beans off hook up?
     
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    Yes, I have one. Bloody brilliant, use it when we have no EHU and I can't use the coffee machine. I got it as a gift from my sister in law, it now lives in the van. Always make sure I have grounds to go in it, I am a coffee snob, if you hadn't guessed :D
     
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    I bought one of those jap grinders with the ceramic blades. Does the job but takes it out of your arms if you have to grind enough for guests :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for all the reviews, think I am going to go for it and get one this week.

    As for the grinder, surely you clever lot could make/design a drill attachment for the grinder....think I might get Colin on the case, he always has a cordless drill onboard.
     
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    Gearing would be essential as [I'm told] that any heat generated whilst grinding destroys the flavour...
     
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    One like this for the van ,
    Zassenhaus are the leading manufacturers of manual coffee mills, widely regarded as best in the world..
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000SIBODG/ref=pe_385721_37038051_TE_3p_dp_1

    and for home.. a Dualit .. 'probably' the best electric, ..our last one lasted 10+ years .. so bought a new one

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005VBNSJ8/ref=pe_385721_51767431_TE_dp_1


    For perculated coffee on the gas hob or camp fire.. I love this one..
    Petromax Coffee Pot

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Petromax-1650-Enamel-Coffee-Pot/dp/B00NRKSSV8

    Also use a Bodum French Press

    and an Bialetti Italian Espresso maker
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Mo...4361056&sr=1-1&keywords=bialetti+espresso+pot
     
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