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JKalpin
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Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
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Espresso: Aerobie Aeropress
Grinder: Baratza Maestro Plus
Vac Pot: Yama 5-Cup
Drip: Krups Moka Brew, BraZen
Roaster: Freshroast+8, Behmor 1600
Posted Sun Jul 11, 2010, 7:44am
Subject: Aeropress vs Krups Moka Brew
 

With the Aeropress I can make a wonderful 40 oz carafe of coffee.  However, to do so I use 100 grams of coffee.  I hear tell that the Krups Moka Brew will do similar with (say) 55 grams.

Does anyone own both?  Can I expect the Krups Moka Brew to make a decent cup of coffee?

 
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Location: CT USA
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Rancilio Rocky
Vac Pot: Yama 5 Cup
Drip: Krups Moka Brew, Clever...
Posted Tue Jul 13, 2010, 2:26pm
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JKalpin Said:

With the Aeropress I can make a wonderful 40 oz carafe of coffee.  However, to do so I use 100 grams of coffee.  I hear tell that the Krups Moka Brew will do similar with (say) 55 grams.

Does anyone own both?  Can I expect the Krups Moka Brew to make a decent cup of coffee?

Posted July 11, 2010 link

I have both, and to my taste the KMB makes the best brewed coffee of any method I have tried (Aeropress, auto drip, manual drip, french press, vac pot). KMB coffee is richer and fuller than normal drip, but with no sludge in the cup. Some people have posted here that dialing the right grind and dose on the KMB is tricky, but I can't get a bad pot out mine.

A full KMB pot is slightly more than a liter. I use four scoops of beans, as heaping as a I can get them, ground at #27 on the Rocky, for a full pot. When leveled and lightly tamped, this amount fills up the filter basket just below the level where the retaining screw in the lid would make an impression on the surface of the coffee. I would say the KMB is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the Aeropress in getting the most out of a given amount of coffee.

By the way, how do you get 40oz out an Aeropress? I assume you do multiple pressings. I'd find this very tedious, but if you want more than a liter out a KMB, you will have to brew more than one pot.

 
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Espresso: Expobar Brewtus
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Posted Tue Jul 13, 2010, 6:32pm
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I've got both, too.  As DrugOfChoice said, many people believe that dialing in the right grind and dose is tricky, and I'm one of them.  I used the KMB as my primary brewer for a couple of years, but abandoned it for a TV after my carafe cracked.  The KMB  brews a cup with a unique and distinctive flavor: some people love it, other don't.  There is not doubt, though, you'll get way better mileage out of your beans with the KMB than you do with the AP.  I'm on a low-caffeine diet with my wife right now, so I've gone back to the AP for a double once a day--in my book, the AP makes the best cup going (if you don't mind paying for the all those extra beans).
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JKalpin
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Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 790
Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Aerobie Aeropress
Grinder: Baratza Maestro Plus
Vac Pot: Yama 5-Cup
Drip: Krups Moka Brew, BraZen
Roaster: Freshroast+8, Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Jul 14, 2010, 3:55am
Subject: Re: Aeropress vs Krups Moka Brew
 

DrugOfChoice Said:

By the way, how do you get 40oz out an Aeropress? I assume you do multiple pressings. I'd find this very tedious, but if you want more than a liter out a KMB, you will have to brew more than one pot.

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Yes, I do multiple pressings.  To get 40 oz I can do 2 @ 4 scoops and if the bloom is too high I can do 2 @ 3 scoops + 1 @ 2 scoops.  I pour the extract into the Thermos carafe and add 32 oz of 175F water.  And yes, it's pretty tedious.  

But the results are so good that the coffee diisappears off the table ...!!

I would like to replace it with a Krups Moka Brew, again available in Canada.  But only if it makes great coffee.  That's why I'm asking for opinions from folks who have both.

 
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