Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 1:58pm Subject: Re: Aeropress - Having problems with volume...
Basically, I shoot for a 15 or 16 to one ratio, water to coffee. So, for my AP, I use about 300 grams of water to 19 or 20 grams of coffee. I let it steep for about 1 1/2 minutes, then press. Makes about 9 oz or so of coffee.
For my ccd, I use 400 grams of water and 25 grams of beans.
There is nothing klutzy about it. The aeropress was just not designed to be used inverted. Doesn't mean it can't, just not designed for it so issues can happen.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
jpender Senior Member Joined: 11 Jul 2011 Posts: 535 Location: California Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: OE LIDO Vac Pot: S/S Moka Pot Drip: Aeropress
Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 6:13pm Subject: Re: Aeropress - Having problems with volume...
In that video, Tom couldn't get the plunger to seal at first so a fair amount of coffee leaked through (despite that being his "secret" solution to not bothering to invert it). Then he unscrewed the cap and dropped it into his cup of coffee.
I think he's a klutz!
The only issue I've ever had with inversion was just one time when I absent-mindedly forgot to insert a filter paper in the cap. When I re-verted the Aeropress the flood of coffee and grounds overwhelmed my cup and made a small mess on the counter. OMG!
I agree with Evan on this point. It's not that difficult. The Aeropress may not be designed for inverted brewing but using it that way doesn't open up a big can of worms either. If you're that accident prone you probably shouldn't be anywhere near really hot water.
That said, I'm not convinced it makes much if any difference in the quality of the brewed coffee. It's just one way to achieve consistency.
AAAustin Senior Member Joined: 16 Jun 2012 Posts: 8 Location: Las Vegas NV Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 7:32pm Subject: Re: Aeropress - Having problems with volume...
FWIW, I'm using a Disk Fine, and it seems to pass less water than the paper filter...maybe an ounce or two during the 2+ minutes that I'm stirring. With 18~20 grams (my scale isn't the best) I get a solid 10oz of happiness.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.