[Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew

JP erenfro at verizon.net
Wed Apr 4 17:40:24 CDT 2012

I've pretty much abandoned my Aeropress since the Clever Coffee Dripper 
became available, but I've been thinking about the AP often lately.

What ratio and times are people using for the Aeropress?  Is anyone 
using a longer (more normal) brew time than the instructions call for?

On 4/2/12 8:15 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
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew
> Although I first learned from espresso bars on the Via Veneto that
> coffee better than standard swill was possible,  for years I have been
> satisfied with the coffee brewed in my kitchen.  My scheme of values
> has prevented me from buying a home espresso maker -- which cost as
> much as years' supply of beans.
> In the years I have been a "lister" -- mostly as a lurker -- I have
> noticed that listers who brew exchange views largely with others who
> brew, and espress-ers (necessarily, I suppose) with espress-ers.  I
> have sometimes wondered whether the silence of these latter means they
> regard the exchanges among us "home-brewers" with some contempt.
> Would any of you espress-ers try to persuade me to invest big bucks in
> a machine?

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