Aeropress

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  1. The Wino

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    Anyone got one (to make coffee) we always travel with our stove top maker but these have rave reviews interested if anyone moved from a bialetti to there and found it better?
     
  2. Langtoftlad

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    Not better - different. A mocha pot percolates coffee, an Aeropress is 'more like' an Espresso.
    Very easy clean up as the compressed coffee grounds just pop out but only one cup can be done at a time.
    I used to have one when travelling hotel nights when all that was generally available was a kettle in the room.
     
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  3. Whitebirdyman

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    I have one and much prefer it to other methods. Rather than use the method in the instructions I invert the body and fill with coffee and then water, then put the filter and cap on top. I then invert onto a cup and filter the coffee through. One advantage over a traditional filter if only making one cup is that the aeropress filters work out cheaper.

    Mine is several years old now and is in good condition despite regular use.

    I have just been experimenting with cold brewed coffee - ie cold water left on the coffee for about 12 hours - it produces a different sort of drink. I leave it to steep in a jar, then put it through the aeropress, then heat in the microwave, worth trying as the taste is interesting. My local specialist coffee bar makes quite a lot of drinks this cold brewed way, which is what made me try it, but you need about twice the amount of coffee as for a hot brew.
     
  4. Bryden

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    Love ours which is just for the van. You can make more then one cup but treat it like and Americano and make it really strong (espresso shots) then top up with hot water. Love the small plugs of grouts that don't mess up the sink.
     
  5. Chockswahay

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    Oh no ............. 'Coffee Wars' again ...... ;)

    We have both a Moka pot and Aeropress. The Moka pot makes better coffee every time. It is actually easier and quicker to use and clean too. Also the Aeropress tends to make a luke warm milder cofee.

    In my experience the Aeropress is best suited to making coffee directly in a mug for ONE person.
     
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    My coffee making tool.....

    teaspoon.jpg

    I also have an Espresso machine but the teaspoon is soooo much quicker and only requires a 2 second rinse to clean up.
     
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    Indeed :boxing:

    Wrong - depends on what you like... percolated over espresso

    Just not true :Eeek:.
    As long as your water is just off boiling, makes plenty hot enough coffee - unless you drown it in ice cold milk!

    Agreed - Aeropress is a one coffee at a time - but you could always have two :whistle:


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    Percolator for us. Does the job. Any ground coffee. Available anywhere.
    @Armytwowheels have/had an aeropress.
    Good luck and DUCK!
     
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    Very happy with my aeropress, but also have a Nespresso machine and a moka pot. Colin only likes instant, so if I am boiling a kettle for him I tend to use the aeropress for me. If it's just for me I use the Nespresso machine (if the battery monitor says I can).

    To be honest I haven't really got on with the moka pot, but still carry it just in case! :doh:
     
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    I have an AeroPress and it makes great coffee.

    It does make up to 3 cups in one go. As for it being look warm. Never experienced that.

    I make it really really strong, then top the cup off with hot water. Perfect strength 2 or 3 cups and nice an hot.

    The only mistake I made was I bought a manual grinder which takes ages and my arm aches by the time I have made enough coffee for 4 people. I will be buying a battery powered one for next season.
     
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    Making it double strength and diluting it sounds a great idea, I'll give it a try.
    Making a second cup straight after the first is always a pain as the grinds eject better and cleanly if left in the Aeropress a while.
    Do you produce it in one cup and decant or move the Aeropress over mid-press?
     
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    Another vote for the aeropress. The inverted method works best for me. Warm the cups with a splash of hot water from the kettle when filling the press, tip that out of the cups, do coffee into one cup and then tip half into other cup (avoids driving the press over the counter) and then top up with hot water, milk, cream, whatever. Quick and easy to clean.
     
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    Had an aeropress for years. Makes good coffee, but NOT espresso. Treat it like a type of French press - cafetiere.
    I also use it inverted, and I bought a permanent, stainless steel filter from ebay.
    Before it arrived, though, I remembered that I had some very fine calendared phosphor-bronze gauze in the garage, and made my own
     
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    For Aeropress users I have a trick to make cleaning it out much easier. The problem I found was how to get rid of the grounds without flushing them down the sink in both the MH and at home, where we have a septic tank.

    My method is after filling the cylinder bit with hot water to let the level fall a bit before fitting the plunger. What you want is an air gap between the bottom of the plunger and the top surface of the liquid.

    When you expel the coffee after it has brewed stop as soon as air starts to come out. Don't compress the coffee grounds, there should still be an air gap between the bottom of the plunger and the grounds.

    Now run some water from the tap into the gap between the plunger and the body of the Aeropress. You only want about two fingers depth. If there is too much pour some out.

    Now spread a square of kitchen paper on the draining board or in the MH a plate. Hold the Aeropress over the paper and remove the perforated strainer from the bottom of the body. Sometimes the grounds will fall out at this point but usually they don't but this makes no difference. Still holding the Aeropress vertically over the paper push the plunger slowly right down as far as it will go. At the point the rubber piston emerges from the body the water above it will rush out an flush away all the coffee grounds.

    You now have an Aeropress which should hardly need any cleaning and all the grounds will be on the paper, which can be folded up and disposed of.

    I must make a video about this some day. It would make it easier to explain!
     
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    Got quite excited for a moment. Thought we had a new aircraft thread.

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    Blimey DBK, that sounds a bit long winded. I just give the plunger a final push over the bin and a neat little hockey style putt of compressed coffee fires into the bin. The plunger has little or no coffee stuck to it so a quick wipe with a damp piece of kitchen towel and it's ready to go away.
     
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    it works for me like that too. I find it much easier to dispose of the grounds than when using a french press or moka pot.
     
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    It might sound long winded, but try it. It really works. :)
     
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    I can make up to 3 cups in one go. 4 makes it a little weak in full size mugs.

    I make it all into one cup, then pour half into the other cup. Then top both up with hot water.
     

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