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AlanAdler
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Location: Palo Alto, Calif
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: AeroPress
Grinder: Baratza - Virtuoso
Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:04pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Hello All,

I've been wondering about how you use your AeroPress.  
Here are a few questions.

  1.  Typical quantity of grind? grams or scoops [a level scoop ~11.5-12g]

  2.  How much water do you press through the above amount of grind?

  3.  Water temp?

Best regards,

Alan
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paulbel
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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: aeropress
Grinder: conical burr (cuisinart)
Drip: sometimes
Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:24pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 



Typical quantity of grind? grams or scoops [a level scoop ~11.5-12g]     2 level scoops

How much water do you press through the above amount of grind?      slightly above the 2-line

Water temp?      off-boil water decanted into a pyrex measuring cup. I'm guessing ~180-185F
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Espresso: Bezzera BZ07 PM
Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso Preciso...
Vac Pot: Cona D
Drip: Bona-Vita, CCD, Aeropress.
Roaster: Gene Cafe, Modded Poppers
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012, 6:57am
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

18g of coffee (two normal coffee scoops of beans - scoop came with grinder), ground at about drip coarseness.

Water 30s off the boil (~205F, drops to 195-197 in press), to fill inverted press to within 5mm from top after stirring bloom into grounds.  Hold for 3 minutes covered, then press.

ETA: Drunk straight - this just about fills an 8oz mug (with a bit of space for carrying back to the office from the kitchen...)
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AlanAdler
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Espresso: AeroPress
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Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:05am
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Thank you everyone.  I forgot to ask how you drink it.  Straight, diluted, if diluted - how much?
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Espresso: La Pavoni Europiccola, BDB...
Grinder: HG-One, baratza vario
Vac Pot: aeropress
Drip: manual
Roaster: cafe rosto
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:18pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

don't forget my data point, alan:  

80% of my coffee involvement is proper espresso, (with expensive grinders and machines and such).  the other 20% is divided evenly between aeropress and single serve machine/toys, (I have all three of: tassimo, keurig and nespresso).

breakdown of my aeropress time:

80% of the time, i use the recipe and technique you promote right in the aeropress instruction manual.  80% of that time, i drink it strong as is, or with some sweetened condensed milk, kind of like vietnamese coffee.  the remaining 20 of the time i use the recipe on the box, but then add water after brewing and drink it americano style.

20% of the time, i use 15.0g of coffee, invert the aeropress, put on scale, tare the scale, then put in 225g of water.  i  vary the temperature from 180degF to just before boil, depending on the beans.

FWIW, when i make espresso, (which again is 80% of my coffee involvement), i weigh every dose of beans AND every shot as it's being extracted and aim for certain ratio of beans-to-extracted ratio.  i am generally less precise about how i make aeropress.

-peter
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Roaster: Behmor
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012, 4:12pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

I like Brandon Weaver's AeroPress recipe for a straight cup of coffee:

15 g coffee.
220 g of water at 204 degrees Fahrenheit.
Inverted.
Filter: Able Disk.

Add 100 by 0:20seconds, stir, add remaining water (120g for total of 220) by 0:40seconds.
Cap and steep until 1:10. Flip and press for 45 seconds Until1:55.
Total brew time is 1:55.

 
-Chris

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Espresso: PV Lusso
Grinder: Pharos 696
Drip: Aeropress
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 4:21pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Hello All,

I've been wondering about how you use your AeroPress.  
Here are a few questions.

Typical quantity of grind? 10g

How much water do you press through the above amount of grind? 1/3 cup

Water temp?  185F

How do you drink it?  diluted to make a latte

Best regards,

Alan

Still loving the Aeropress.  Thanks!

 
LMWDP # 010
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 4:28pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Thanks everyone!,

This will help me establish a baseline without having to read through who knows how many pages of original Aerobie Aeropress posts (not that I'd mind that though {& I have read them ALL over the years} LOL! ;D).

 
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AlanAdler
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Espresso: AeroPress
Grinder: Baratza - Virtuoso
Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 5:18pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Thank you all.  Here's what I do:

For my wife I press a single scoop of decaf twice daily.  Perhaps you already know that with one scoop or less you can easily press a grind as fine as your grinder can go.  I add 175F water filled to the "1" on the chamber and press.  She likes her coffee very weak so in the morning she adds fat-free milk to make a total of 10 oz and heats the mix in the microwave.

In the evening, I press another single scoop, and add water to make 10 oz American.  This is about half the strength of the standard 1.25% TDS "Gold Cup".

For myself, I grind two scoops of my "Full City" home-roasted Guatemala with a grinder setting about midway between drip and espresso, fill the chamber with 175F water to the "2", stir ten seconds and press slowly for about 40 seconds.  Then I add water to make a total of about six ounces.  The result is almost double the strength of the "Gold Cup".

I've taken to pressing gently with my forearm, just below the elbow.  It's easier than using my hand.

After pressing I remove the cap and place the AeroPress on an old travel mug, press the puck into that, and put the lid on it.  I dump it under our garden plants (filters and all) once a day.  I used to dislike dumping filters but now I realize that they are excellent mulch -- just like leaves.

Looking forward to your comments, questions and discussion.

Best regards,

Alan
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