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    Aeropress/Coffee

    It's THE way to make coffee.

    Normal method (not inverted), 180 degrees, 2 full scoops whole beans, water halfway between the 2 and 3 line, ground fine. 10 second stir, 15 second rest, 20 second press. Add 8 ounces hot water to results for a really solid Cafe Americano.



    If anyone here considers themselves a coffee person, you owe it to yourself to get good beans (VERY subjective, but I've never had better beans than Armeno Coffee Roasters in Northboro, drinking the Flores Bajawa Estate Indonesian right now) and give an Aeropress a try.

    Make sure you either use a good quick read digital thermometer or get a nice digital electric kettle. Temp is very important. I've tried up in the 190's, but it extracts to much bad flavors for me.


    So smooth but strong with this method. Love it. Plus it travels well on the bike with a cheap $15 ceramic burr grinder and backpacking stove

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    Re: Aeropress

    THATTABOY

    Inverted method I see. I used to roll that way. Sometimes I still do it just for a little more of the floral notes and acidity.

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    Re: Aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    THATTABOY

    Inverted method I see. I used to roll that way. Sometimes I still do it just for a little more of the floral notes and acidity.
    Yeah, it depends the bean I'm using. If its darker roast, I typically do the normal method as I find it takes some of the bitterness out. A lighter roast (which I've becoming much more fond of) and I use the inverted method. My girlfriend's father is a WFH tech dude who loves his coffee. We got him a scale that is linked to an app and can log more coffee crap than you could ever imagine and he loves it. We're getting one for ourselves next.

    Also, this hand grinder is amazing and fits inside the aeropress. Perfect for travel, and coincidentally fits the perfect amount of coffee needed for one press.

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    buncha addicts with your drugs

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    Re: Aeropress

    I had a pretty hard workout this morning so I bought a large iced coffee from Dunkin strictly to re-hydrate. You mean there's coffee in this?

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    Re: Aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I had a pretty hard workout this morning so I bought a large iced coffee from Dunkin strictly to re-hydrate. You mean there's coffee in this?
    Gross. Just gross.


    Of course I'm kinda conflicted. My father in law is a big wig at DD Corp now. Brings tons of free donuts every time he comes up (which is a lot now that I've spawned with his daughter).


    But the coffee. Oh dear god how can they even call it that.

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    Wanna fight?

    Coffee represents all that is good in the world.

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    The Aeropress is awesome! We take it hiking... Also have two espresso machines, four grinders, pour-over, french presses, etc....It's a slippery slope once you get hooked! Much like track days!

    We usually get our beans from Flight Coffee in NH. Used to be CQ, but it changed recently. I occasionally get beans from George Howell as well. I'm a bit of a coffee geek...glad to see a few others on here!

    I'm with ya on the DD too...

    This is my travel lever machine. I used to use the Aeropress, but decided to get a lever machine to take on job assignments. The grinder is a Lido 2 from Orphan Espresso.


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    Looking at your username...you win this conversation.

    I've been bouncing around from coffee subscriptions. I had one from craftcoffee.com, which was nice, but it eventually starts to get repetitive so I dropped it. We're trying Driftaway coffee right now and its okay, but we'll stop soon. Whole Foods sells George Howell's Alchemy roast and its really really good. I'm impressed every cup I have. I may try one of their subscription services next, but when in doubt I resort to Blue Bottle.

    I'm lucky that Grace Note recently opened up a brick and mortar store right next to my office. Used to be the "Coffee Trike Guy" that set up shop around Boston at farmers markets and food trucks, mostly Dewey square. Best coffee Downtown without a doubt.

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    I really enjoyed the Alchemy from Howell...it was great as a straight shot, and in a cappa too. I may have to have some shipped to me soon.

    I'm working in Wyoming right now, and there is no decent roaster for at least 150 miles from the town I'm in. No place to even get a decent cup in this town. The best I've had out here was Jubilee Roasters in Aurora, CO. I stopped there before going the DIA on a trip home a few weeks ago.

    I just picked up some Counter Culture Big Trouble from Profile Coffee in Portsmouth this past weekend to bring back with me. I like so far....low acid, nutty, caramel type thing going on. They pull a decent shot at Profile too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
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    buncha addicts with your drugs
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    Coffee represents all that is good in the world.
    I'm trying to replace my soul with coffee and become immortal.

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    Yeah! We've had an Aeropress for a while now. Love it. Great for use at home and at the track.

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    Re: Aeropress

    jeez, i've been drinking a couple cups of joe a day for almost my whole life but the way you guys talk about it makes me feel like a newb.

    currently i'm drinking Green Mountain Double Black Diamond. I'm sure this is garbage compared to those small time roasters you guys are talking about.

    Might have to get one of these Aero presses you all are talking about

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    Re: Aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteveRR View Post
    jeez, i've been drinking a couple cups of joe a day for almost my whole life but the way you guys talk about it makes me feel like a newb.

    currently i'm drinking Green Mountain Double Black Diamond. I'm sure this is garbage compared to those small time roasters you guys are talking about.

    Might have to get one of these Aero presses you all are talking about
    Had it quite a bit. No comparison at all. Drink side by side and you'll be shocked. My buddy works for Keurig and gives me K Cups for free. Still not worth it.

    Oh man. You are in for a surprise if someone makes you a cup of real bean juice.

    If you were closer I'd volunteer to make you a cup. But alas, I live far away from everything in this world.

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    Aeropress for the win! Load mine up with some Deathwish coffee, mmmm mmm.

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    Best part is that an Aeropress is only like $25. Everyone should have one.

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    I'd probably get shot if I posted how I make my everyday coffee in this thread.

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    Drank shit work coffee for years... Got an Aeropress & an electric burr grinder for Christmas. Now I buy whole beans from the little coffee shop downtown, grind em myself & make my own coffee at work. Much bettah. Of course, when I forget to bring my Aeropress or coffee grinds to work with me I cry a little on the inside.


    Still trying to get my stuff consistently good, though without too many sour/bitter notes. Having trouble w/ that. Not sure why.

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    I will have my set-up this weekend at Thompson if anyone would like a fresh cup. You need to grind your own beans though. My upper body has all but diminished, so I get tired after a cup or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    I will have my set-up this weekend at Thompson if anyone would like a fresh cup. You need to grind your own beans though. My upper body has all but diminished, so I get tired after a cup or two.
    You supplying the beans? I'll take you up on the offer

    Are you getting a garage?


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    I won't be at Thompson this weekend... but next time I'm there I'll bring my Bodum

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    I use my Aeropress at work everyday. Everyone loves when I break out the Hario Skerton and grind away for a few minutes.

    I've been sourcing my beans from Redding Roasters and have grown especially fond of Java Blawan Estate, Ethiopian Harrar, and Mexican Chiapas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Still trying to get my stuff consistently good, though without too many sour/bitter notes. Having trouble w/ that. Not sure why.

    Sour usually means that the coffee is under extracted...possibly too large of a grind. It can also mean water temp is a bit low, or to short of brew/extraction time.

    Bitter is usually over extracted...grind size too small, water temp too high, or too long of a brew time.

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    This is my travel lever machine.
    Pontevecchio? That's an expensive piece of kit!

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