[Homeroast] Single cup brewers

Hank Perkins hankperkins at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 19:41:28 CDT 2010


With all respect, not me. I gave been on travel for 10 days now with my AP. It makes an acceptable cup but we have gotten good and really bad coffee out. Peregrine Espresso in DC was the best coffee I have ever drank. We stopped at a Whole Foods in Annapolis MD the coffee bar was surprisingly good. The Baltimore Coffee and Tea we stopped at was the worst excuse for coffee I have ever experienced bitter and watery in a Mocha Latte ( normally I drink straight espresso or a machiato). 

Tonight we are in a desolate spot. No real coffee so I pulled out the aero press. It was ok. But I would have loved to walk across the street to Whole Foods or across town to Peregrine. 

I wish my Giotto would fit on the suitcase. 


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On Nov 1, 2010, at 7:41 PM, Derek Bradford <derekbradford at gmail.com> wrote:

> So true.  I have a Vivaldi II and I also use an Aeropress.  It's hard to
> convince people that sometimes the AP is better for a coffee than the VII.
> If for some reason I couldn't have espresso at home anymore, I'd be
> reasonably content with an Aeropress (once the initial shock of being
> espressoless passed, that is.)
> --Derek
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
>> But just pouring hot water over a fiber cone containing ground coffee and
>> allowing it to drip into a receiving container has absolutely no snob appeal
>> nor does it cost thousands of dollars.  This will never do as everyone knows
>> that it takes thousands of dollars worth of high tech equipment and a
>> special training class to brew excellent coffee.
>> On 11/01/2010 05:34 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
>>> My 2 cents: the Trifecta from Bunn is an automated aeropress, and I
>>> don't think it is the best single serve machine.
>>> There is HUGE money right now on single serve automated equipment at all
>>> levels, home, office, commerical. Why? Nespresso makes minimum $35 per
>>> LB retail (actually might be more) on their single serve, Keurig is
>>> something like 90% of Green Mountains business. The markups are GIANT on
>>> these portioned products.
>>> I will make this claim though: any manual method made by someone who has
>>> tasted the result, made an adjustment to their taste, and can repeat the
>>> steps with reasonable care will, empirically, in blind test, produce
>>> better coffee than the fanciest single serve brewer, be in Nespresso,
>>> Clover, Trifecta or whatever. Brewing is a system where human input,
>>> evaluation and adjustment cannot be adequately duplicated.
>>> Tom
>>> --
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