11 Comments

  1. Matt Pavlik
    9 January 2013 @ 8:37 am

    OK – Count yourself as an "influencer". I just placed my order with Amazon.

  2. Eric Edstrom
    9 January 2013 @ 9:57 am

    ha ha. I hope I didn't lead you astray!

  3. Eric Edstrom
    17 January 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    +Matt Pavlik Did you try the Aeropress yet? It took me a few times to really get the process flow worked out.

  4. Matt Pavlik
    18 January 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    just started using it yesterday – makes a very good cup of coffee. still working on technique. any tips?

  5. Eric Edstrom
    19 January 2013 @ 9:42 am

    If you haven't yet, read the FAQ on their website. http://aerobie.com/Products/Details/AeroPressFAQ.htm Also, I got a temperature adjustable electric hot water kettle from target so I would have a way to get water to the right temperature. It's taken some experimentation. I have a blade grinder so I found I had to just grind the beans to dust, otherwise the coffee came out a tad weak. It's a bit of a fussy setup, but it should travel well and I like feeling like a mad scientist every morning when I make my coffee!

  6. Matt Pavlik
    24 January 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    The electric kettle sounds like a great idea. However, I'm trying to simplify my life and get rid of things – not looking to add another piece of hardware to the kitchen. I think I'm close enough with my microwave settings and the coffee is consistent.

    The tips in the FAQ were good. And I even found out why my grinds stick to the side of the grinder (static electricity – who knew)

    Like the "mad scientist" visual. That could explain why the kids watch me so closely when I'm making a cup of coffee.

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  8. briancoffeespot
    29 January 2013 @ 7:53 am

    I’ve found that the aeropress makes a pretty decent cup of coffee, but it all depends on what you want. Compared to say a traditional drip-filter machine, it wins hands-down. I look at mine as an alternative to my cafetiere when I want something more subtle, which is where the aeropress excels.

    It’s very good at extracting the subtly in a coffee, although it has to be said that most of the time I’m after a stronger brew with more kick. Given your tastes, it sounds like the aeropress is perfect for you. Have you tried experimenting with single-origin beans? You can get some really awesome coffee that way.

    One note of caution though: don’t be taken in by the marketing hype on the packaging. As good as the aeropress is, the one thing it doesn’t do is make espresso. Not even close.

    Nice post by the way,
    Brian.

    • Eric
      29 January 2013 @ 8:13 am

      Brian, yeah, I’m certainly no connoisseur. I’ve only been drinking coffee a couple years and have just weaned myself off adding cream. So my progression has been Keurig, Bunn drip system, to the aeropress. I have a hard time with bitterness, and I really like the quality I’ve been getting from the aeropress. I don’t know much about single origin coffee, but I’ve heard the phrase! I’ll do some research.

      I have never had an espresso, so I have no idea about that. I’ll accept your warning regarding the aeropress.

      • briancoffeespot
        29 January 2013 @ 8:33 am

        You should try an espresso from a decent, independent coffee shop, just for the experience. However, if you are anything like me, you should be prepared not to like it! I’d been drinking coffee for about 10 years before I finally “got” espresso on a trip to Rome around 15 years ago.

        Glad to hear you have ditched the cream though. I take milk in some of my coffee, but I find with cream, it masks too much of the coffee’s tastes and subtly.

        Do check out the single origin beans. Again, start with a decent independent coffee shop or look on-line. There are roasters out there who do mail order. From what you’ve said, I think you’ll really enjoy the variety of flavours you can get from some well chosen single origin beans.

        Enjoy your coffee journey!
        Brian.

  9. Susan Guindon
    14 December 2014 @ 11:55 am

    I ordered an Aeropress recently from Amazon.ca and it is incredible, the coffee tastes amazing and it is so easy, the clean up ? what clean up ? love popping the ‘puck’ into the garbage. I’ve been enjoying my lattes every morning with a sprinkle of cinnamon, I shake milk in a glass jar and steam it in the microwave, great foam, I’m now enjoying an Americano, just as good as anything at the coffee shop ! I can’t say enough good about these little coffee machines, just love them. I also feel like a mad scientist making my coffee every morning and am enjoying the ritual !

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