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Old 11-10-2014, 01:26 PM   #11
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Jim, how good is the AeroPress at keeping out grounds? I should have asked.
I've got one and there are absolutely no grounds - coffee good to the last drop.The AeroPress made obsolete my Melittas, my french press, my Clever Coffee Dripper, etc. Due to the coffee maker plus a supplier who gets my fresh roasted coffee to me, I don't enjoy coffee that I get out.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:11 PM   #12
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Since this pantry topic has become a coffee thread...
The AeroPress produces coffee with no grounds, because it is a filter system. It has minimal waste because the filter is just a small disc, not a whole cone. It requires minimal cleaning (much less than French Press) because the plunger which pushes the coffee through the filter wipes the walls of the unit clean like a squeegee, and after using it the filter holder is removed and plunger is used to eject the grounds and filter with just a little bit of grounds left on the end of the plunger.

Back to storage: an AeroPress only makes coffee for two at a time, but as Jim mentioned it is small. I just got mine a week ago, and it looks like it will be a regular item in any RV we're using.
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Jim.. I took your good advice on the AeroPress last spring.. the change over allowed me to leave the Tassimo at home.. freed up counter and storage space, lightened my tow, and I get to enjoy a little morning exercise and a much better brew both on and off the grid ;-)

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For space savings, as well as great taste, you just can't beat the AeroPress. My coffee grinder fits inside of it, and the entire package is about 8" x 3". Of course this does not include the beans.

I like fresh brewed French Press coffee, but it gets more bitter the longer it is left in the press, as the is still a bed of grounds that the coffee sits in, so we decant right after pressing into coffee cups.

Carl, the beans to not have to be recently harvested, in fact I have some green Sumatran beans from 2007, but you are right about freshly roasted. I try to keep enough roasted that I don't get caught without any, but rarely have more than 2 lbs roasted at a time. Dependant upon the origin, and the roast level, 2-14 days seems to be the best window for the age of roasted beans.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:46 PM   #14
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Less cleaning than a french press? Cool beans.

I see they are conveniently for sale at the Osoyoos Home Hardware too. What is a typical price on these?




Edit: I see amazon.com has 'em
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #15
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For space savings, as well as great taste, you just can't beat the AeroPress. My coffee grinder fits inside of it, and the entire package is about 8" x 3". Of course this does not include the beans.

I like fresh brewed French Press coffee, but it gets more bitter the longer it is left in the press, as the is still a bed of grounds that the coffee sits in, so we decant right after pressing into coffee cups.
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I've got one and there are absolutely no grounds - coffee good to the last drop.The AeroPress made obsolete my Melittas, my french press, my Clever Coffee Dripper, etc.
Another vote here for the AeroPress. Makes incredible coffee and small in size. I also use a small Hario hand burr grinder ... and NEVER had had grounds in the coffee with the AeroPress, easy to clean.

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Old 11-10-2014, 06:10 PM   #16
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Which coffee grinder are you using? I usually order green beans from Sweet Maria's and I use a Gene Cafe roaster.
I use the larger Porlex. I mostly order from Sweet Maria's too (great prices, but shipping really hurts to Calgary), and use the Behmor roaster. I just bought the upgraded control panel for it, but have yet to install it.

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Jim, how good is the AeroPress at keeping out grounds? I should have asked.
If you use the standard paper filters, none at all. I now use the reusable stainless steel filter, which does allow a wee bit to get through, but that usually settles down, and even if you drink it, you really don't notice it. What the metal filter does, is allows more of the oils to come through, giving a brighter (more acididy) taste to the coffee.
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Jim.. I took your good advice on the AeroPress last spring.. the change over allowed me to leave the Tassimo at home.. freed up counter and storage space, lightened my tow, and I get to enjoy a little morning exercise and a much better brew both on and off the grid ;-)

I do get lots of exercise manually grinding, but honestly enjoy the ritual when camping. Not sure if you are referring to the pressing though, but start with as light of pressure as you can, yet with it still flowing through the filter. This makes the pressing overall easier, I think it allows the grounds to help filter the fines, instead of the fines clogging the filter.

I had bought the Bonavita coffee maker for use at home, as it is highly rated by the Coffee Association of America, and it worked great, until less than two years later it just conked out on use. For nearly a year now, I primarily use the AeroPress at home, with the Moka Pot seeing a bit of use for stovetop espresso.

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Aeropress it is. Will just have to get used to 1or 2 cups at a time. My "cups" are not the same size as the industry's "cups".
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Aeropress it is. Will just have to get used to 1or 2 cups at a time. My "cups" are not the same size as the industry's "cups".
Got that right, Robert. The industry's idea of two cups is my idea of one cup!
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #19
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Most of the time when I use the AeroPress, I use 3 scoops of coffee, and use a full syringe of boiled water (measuring it into the syringe cools it a bit), stir it up for maybe one minute, then press. The resulting 'juice' is good for two 12 ounce cups. A good ratio for coffee to water is 2 gms coffee per fluid ounce of water. We usually do two batches a day, and on a rare occasion, three.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #20
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I use the larger Porlex. I mostly order from Sweet Maria's too (great prices, but shipping really hurts to Calgary), and use the Behmor roaster. I just bought the upgraded control panel for it, but have yet to install it.
Thanks. I can add a Porlex with my next order with Sweet Maria's. I also have a Behmor, but don't like having to overstate the volume to get a desired roast. I call it the "nanny roaster" as it doesn't just let me set the time. Maybe the upgraded control panel address that issue? I bought an AeroPress a few years ago, but have never really used it. I guess I need to give it a good try out.
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