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mark165
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Posted Tue May 7, 2013, 11:47am
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I recently got into coffee from trying the Aeropress, so far I've had a great experience. However I'm looking for another method to mix things up and try something new. I've not tried the metal filters in the Aeropress yet (maybe I should!). So far it looks between either Chemex, v60, or the Clever Coffee Dripper. I've looked into a Syphon too.

I like my coffee fairly strong, and I prefer little amounts of "gunk" at the bottom of my cup. Usually the max cups I need is two, and often brew just the one. Currently, I don't have a pouring kettle just to add that into the equation.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction? I'm leaning towards the CCD, but wonder if it's too similar to the Aeropress to be worth it (just more volume).

Any advice is appreciated,
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oktyone
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Posted Tue May 7, 2013, 4:06pm
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I'd start with the metal filter, you will definitely get a considerably different cup, but also try different aeropress methods, it's an incredibly versatile brewer, you can get very different cups even with the same kind of filter by just trying a radically different recipe.

All the other methods you mentioned are pretty cool and worth taking into consideration, but all except the Syphon, and maybe the Clever, would require that you have a pouring kettle to experience the full thing.

Since you actually prefer a little "gunk" at the bottom of your cup, and like strong brews, i would certainly give Turkish Coffee a try, it's a method not usually served at most trendy 3rd wave cafes (yet), but if done correctly, it produces an incredibly delicious cup, completely different from any other method, can be drunk without any sugar whatsoever and taste pretty balanced with a nice heavy syrupy body, getting the ultra-fine grind is tough on most cheap-medium range grinders, but dedicated turkish hand grinders are relatively inexpensive, brewers (ibrik/cezves) are pretty cheap too.

Moka pots are always nice to play with, somewhere along the middle between espresso and drip/immersion coffee regarding taste, Bialetti Brikkas produce the tastiest moka-pot brews in my own experience, but require playing a bit with grind size and tamping untill you hit the right spot.
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mark165
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Posted Wed May 8, 2013, 2:30am
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Thanks for the replies/suggestions.


Netphilosopher:
The Mason Jar-Aeropress you mention is something I've done before to cold brew coffee as I enjoy cold brewed coffee for iced coffee. I've not tried it for hot brew, but it could be a way to make a larger quantity using the standard, non-inverted, method. I'm going to get a Clever Coffee Dripper, for the low cost, I'm thinking it's worth a try. Plus when I can get hold of a kettle, I can try it as a traditional pour-over. I have the Hario Mini Mill for my grinder.


oktyone:
I'm going to get the Able Disk Fine and try it out. Ive seen the Kaffeologie S filter too, so I may have to buy one of those as well. As for the gunk at the bottom, by little, I meant not much rather than some; but still looks an interesting method to try. Moka pots look fairly inexpensive too. So much to try!
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