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Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Trying Frys “Simple truth organic” dark roast. It’s definitely robust and smoother than the Starbucks variety.

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adaug

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Today I'm back to the Aeropress. I guess this would be my preferred, go-to, way of making coffee. A great balance of ease of effort and result. Plus it's made by the frisbee company Aerobee, the owner's a big coffee fan.

Not sure if anybody here uses one but I use mine in the 'inverted' method that allows more steeping with the oils, and I tend to make it stronger than the way the instructions describe.

I end up with about 1/2 cup of brew which you then add water to. The way the instructions suggest, you end up with about 1/4 cup from the aeropress.

It's kind of an Americano.

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cool! for how long do you invert it?
 

JohnVF

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cool! for how long do you invert it?
I leave it sit for about a minute, if that. It seems rather immune to a whole bunch of variables, making a similar great tasting cup whether I leave it for 45 seconds or 2 minutes. Most days I use this or a Clever Dripper, which is kind of a lazy pour over. Its a funnel with a stopper on the bottom. You fill it with grounds, fill it with coffee, stir, then sit the cone on the cup after about 2 minutes and it drains.
 
Today I'm back to the Aeropress. I guess this would be my preferred, go-to, way of making coffee. A great balance of ease of effort and result. Plus it's made by the frisbee company Aerobee, the owner's a big coffee fan.
I'm not sure that Aeropress is owned by Aerobee but they do seem to have a strong connection. Alan Adler is the President Aeropress and is the inventor behind Aerobie. See Aeropress Story and Aerobie Story. He also happens to live about a block away from me. I've known about the Aeropress for a long time it was only when the local newspaper ran a story about Adler that I realized he lived in the same town.
---Gary
 

JohnVF

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I'm not sure that Aeropress is owned by Aerobee but they do seem to have a strong connection. Alan Adler is the President Aeropress and is the inventor behind Aerobie. See Aeropress Story and Aerobie Story. He also happens to live about a block away from me. I've known about the Aeropress for a long time it was only when the local newspaper ran a story about Adler that I realized he lived in the same town.
---Gary
Crazy coincidence! You should get him to make you a cup of coffee, I bet its great. Apparently he's still the president of Aerobie. Reading about it, I really don't make coffee with it the way they recommend but it works? I leave it steep a lot longer. I like it so much that when I was deciding on the one brew method I was going to use at our other place, so as to not clutter up the kitchen, I bought another Aerepress.
 

Celt

Peanut Head
does anyone here have experience with a Chulux coffee maker? can use refillable pods. supposed to have good heat levels.


thanks for any shares.
I have one and really like it. I use the Chulux reusable pods and load them with McCafe premium roast. It's a far better machine than the two (now broken) Kuerigs it replaced. Both Kuerigs broke (one mechanical failure...the other plumbing) just post their warranty running out.
 
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JohnVF

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I don't know if anybody here is a member of the "drop" community but the Technivorm Moccamasters is on a drop/sale there for $199. By all accounts the Technivorms are a great coffee maker. I don't have one, I use a Osso machine when doing automatic, but push me and I might say I'd rather have a Technivorm because its much cooler looking.

 
I don't know if anybody here is a member of the "drop" community but the Technivorm Moccamasters is on a drop/sale there for $199. By all accounts the Technivorms are a great coffee maker. I don't have one, I use a Osso machine when doing automatic, but push me and I might say I'd rather have a Technivorm because its much cooler looking.

I gots an older Technivorm with a taller, circular column for the water and a metal carafe. Found it in a Goodwill, believe it or not.

It does make good coffee. A different result than the French press I've been using for a couple of months (not sure why--I sure don't enjoy cleaning the press), but good.

Here's a pic from about a year and a half ago, shortly after I found it:

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JohnVF

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I gots an older Technivorm with a taller, circular column for the water and a metal carafe. Found it in a Goodwill, believe it or not.

It does make good coffee. A different result than the French press I've been using for a couple of months (not sure why--I sure don't enjoy cleaning the press), but good.

Here's a pic from about a year and a half ago, shortly after I found it:

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Goodwill, What??? That's the one I wanted, it looks like a space-coffee-maker.

Ok so...cleaning the French Press.

Do you have a wire colander/strainer? When you're done with the French Press, go to the sink, fill it up with water, and dump it all through the strainer. It'll all come out after doing this once or twice, but the grinds will stay in the strainer. Take strainer to garbage can, flip it over, done!

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adaug

Senior Member
Goodwill, What??? That's the one I wanted, it looks like a space-coffee-maker.

Ok so...cleaning the French Press.

Do you have a wire colander/strainer? When you're done with the French Press, go to the sink, fill it up with water, and dump it all through the strainer. It'll all come out after doing this once or twice, but the grinds will stay in the strainer. Take strainer to garbage can, flip it over, done!

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dump in the garbage? coffee grounds are great compost, mulch and plant food.
 

adaug

Senior Member
I leave it sit for about a minute, if that. It seems rather immune to a whole bunch of variables, making a similar great tasting cup whether I leave it for 45 seconds or 2 minutes. Most days I use this or a Clever Dripper, which is kind of a lazy pour over. Its a funnel with a stopper on the bottom. You fill it with grounds, fill it with coffee, stir, then sit the cone on the cup after about 2 minutes and it drains.
my first attempt at inverted aeropress was a success. second attempt ended up in a big mess. and wasted coffee. somehow the seal was not seated securely. operator error.
 

JohnVF

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my first attempt at inverted aeropress was a success. second attempt ended up in a big mess. and wasted coffee. somehow the seal was not seated securely. operator error.
Interesting. I've never had the seal not be sealed. The new one I have does seam to be far less tight than the old one...I have one for each state I live in. Ugh.

I made it this morning with my favorite coffee in the whole world, and it was delicious. Give it time, it's pretty forgiving.
 
The first fire of the season, later than usual but welcomed. And its accompanied by brewed beans from my favorite local roaster, Chazzano. Life's generally a mess but for a few moments at a time it's perfection.

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Nice - are those glass icicles - those look cool. I've had fires going for the last couple of weeks as we did have a ft of snow over Thanksgiving.
 
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