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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2011, 12:43am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

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Do you have a Clever Coffee Dripper...

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Len, can't help you.  I am not a fan of plastic and coffee  so the CCD has never been part of my arsenal.

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2011, 11:44am
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BoldJava Said:

Len, can't help you.  I am not a fan of plastic and coffee  so the CCD has never been part of my arsenal.

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It would be nice if Clever was made of porcelin.   I don't think its made of the "bad" plastic like the first production aeropress.

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2011, 12:12pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

... I don't think its made of the "bad" plastic like the first production aeropress.

Len

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It's not a health issue for me Len.  Just a very tactile sort and porcelain, glass, stainless steel, brass reign.

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Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011, 6:00am
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I had not seen this thread. My review went up in October of 2010 (with a minor update in December) so it might have been missed by some of the folks in this thread. It was the first "official" review of the Espro Press (according to Espro). You can read my review for the details, but second only to my Vibiemme Domobar Super, this is by far my favorite coffee making device. All the rich, full-bodied taste that one would expect from press pot, but virtually none of the muddiness of silt and sludge that a press pot passes into the cup. I have not used the Aeropress since the arrival of the Espro Press. The only negatives are that it is small (one mug at a time) and it is a bit of a mess to clean up (like any press pot). Can't help the mess, but the Espro folks say that a larger model is on the horizon!

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 1:07pm
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A new french press design sounds intriguing, not bad looking either. Has anyone compared the cup from the Espro to a Chemex with a Kone filter?  I have Espro's toroid pitcher and really like it, and it's a definite bonus to me that they are a Canadian company to boot.
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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012, 1:21pm
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anybody try a cold brew with the Espro Press?
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Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012, 7:29pm
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scpizza Said:

I also don't like how much coffee is left behind - 2 ounces.  The design keeps you from getting that coffee out because you can only press so far down on the plunger.

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the following tip seems to make sense per: http://www.frcndigital.com/coffee/espropress.html

TIP: Because of the design of the press there is some room left around the filter assembly even when the plunger is fully depressed. This "void" leaves some liquid coffee at the bottom of the vessel. The coffee the Espro press makes is too good to waste, so I came up with this method to get the last drops out: Pour as much coffee out as will flow normally. When the pour slows to a dribble, and with the press still in the "pouring" position, hold the lid in place and pull the plunger out a few inches, then push it back in. Air is drawn into the press below the filter, and when you depress the plunger the air will be pumped out which pushes nearly all the remaining liquid through the filter and into your cup. The lid will be quite warm, so use care or a towel to hold the lid in place.

Furthermore, if you go on over to espro's website http://www.espro.ca/espro-press/ , it seems they now have a 30oz. model. $?
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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2012, 8:43am
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marlap Said:

the following tip seems to make sense per: http://www.frcndigital.com/coffee/espropress.html

TIP: Because of the design of the press there is some room left around the filter assembly even when the plunger is fully depressed. This "void" leaves some liquid coffee at the bottom of the vessel. The coffee the Espro press makes is too good to waste, so I came up with this method to get the last drops out: Pour as much coffee out as will flow normally. When the pour slows to a dribble, and with the press still in the "pouring" position, hold the lid in place and pull the plunger out a few inches, then push it back in. Air is drawn into the press below the filter, and when you depress the plunger the air will be pumped out which pushes nearly all the remaining liquid through the filter and into your cup. The lid will be quite warm, so use care or a towel to hold the lid in place.

Furthermore, if you go on over to espro's website http://www.espro.ca/espro-press/ , it seems they now have a 30oz. model. $?

Posted August 5, 2012 link

This method of plunging the last oz or so out of the press works like a charm and is very easy. After pouring all that will come out, I hold my thumb down on the top while pulling the plunger 3/4s of the way out and slowly press the plunger while in pouring position. You'll get that extra bit out with little fuss.
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:35am
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marlap Said:

the following tip seems to make sense per: http://www.frcndigital.com/coffee/espropress.html

TIP: Because of the design of the press there is some room left around the filter assembly even when the plunger is fully depressed. This "void" leaves some liquid coffee at the bottom of the vessel. The coffee the Espro press makes is too good to waste, so I came up with this method to get the last drops out: Pour as much coffee out as will flow normally. When the pour slows to a dribble, and with the press still in the "pouring" position, hold the lid in place and pull the plunger out a few inches, then push it back in. Air is drawn into the press below the filter, and when you depress the plunger the air will be pumped out which pushes nearly all the remaining liquid through the filter and into your cup. The lid will be quite warm, so use care or a towel to hold the lid in place.

Furthermore, if you go on over to espro's website http://www.espro.ca/espro-press/ , it seems they now have a 30oz. model. $?

Posted August 5, 2012 link

I'm so glad I came looking for this thread.  I had read about the Espro press on Randy's site www.espressomyespresso.com and wanted one since.  Well, I pulled the trigger the other day and ordered a small one for myself at the office and a large one for my Mom (who loves presspot) for a holiday gift.  Today, I made my first use of the small one and was blown away by the quality of the coffee, even though I brewed it slightly lower temp than I wanted. The cup was better than anything I've made in my Aeropress so far (bought it in September), and far superior to my Bodum.  I had totally forgotten about Randy's recommendation for getting the "leftovers" out.

EDIT:  Just brewed my second cup.  The "leftover plunge" worked great.  Also, I brewed this one where I wanted, at 200F and the cup is amazing. (Hawaiian Ka'U Typica from Klatch - used for the first cup as well, but at 190F it was ever so slightly sour)

 
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:01pm
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re: the "Leftover Plunge."
About a year or two ago at an SCAA show I showed that to the Espro folks- it was new to them as well as they had not thought far enough "outside the press."  ;-)
If for no other reason that it makes it a lot easier to clean the press without all the excess liquid in the press. On the other hand, the coffee the device makes is so good you don't want to waste any!

 
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