[Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew
j at j3r.org
Mon Apr 2 20:26:14 CDT 2012
On 12-04-02 08:15 PM, Dorian Snow wrote:
> I'm with Derek. I love my Aeropress. I have also turned a few people on to this little gadget, and they are hooked. For everyday and multiple cups, we brew coffee in a Melitta drip. But for one cup, I use the Aeropress. I also have an old piston espresso/capuccino machine that I rarely use. It takes a while to heat it up, and cleaning the parts is time-consuming. It's fun to use once in a while, but it mostly collects dust. If I had not inherited it, I probably wouldn't spend the bucks to buy it. Only a really good espresso machine works properly, and for that you need to spend money for it. Same goes for a good burr grinder that makes a consistent grind. If I had to choose between an excellent grinder and an espresso machine, I'd go for the grinder. For $25-30 bucks, you can get an Aeropress, and it makes really strong coffee that lets every flavor in your bean shine through. Dorian
I am sure there is flames awaiting, but I think the mypressi is a
capable espresso machine. You don't have to spend thousands. Some of my
hand grinders from ebay grind fine enough for a decent espresso. You can
get the whole kit (mypressi + grinder) on the cheap with an aeropress
for under $300 I would think.
You WILL want to upgrade after a while, but it may be a long while.
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