[Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 18:22:58 CDT 2012


Not eledtric but I like the Zassenhaus Turkish grinder. It takes up very
little space and  is not too much work to grind enough for a single cup

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Hank Perkins <hankperkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a Rocket Espresso machine, CCD, and AeroPress.  I don't use the CCD
> any more. The espresso machine is used all the time.  I travel and the
> AeroPress is part of my travel kit when i travel for longer than a day or
> two.
>
> The AeroPress isn't an espresso machine but alone in a hotel room it makes
> a very nice cup.  The CCD makes a decent cup but is bigger, and no less
> messy.
>
> On quick turn trips I will use the in room brewer.  I preheat and use only
> bottled water. While not great, it is better than nothing.
>
> In my experience water quality is really important.
>
> I still haven't found a grinder solution I am happy with. When someone
> makes a single cup electric burr grinder I will be in line.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Hank
>
> On Apr 4, 2012, at 5:40 PM, JP <erenfro at verizon.net> wrote:
>
> > 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 Digest, Vol 51, Issue 1
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> >> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:00:01 -0500
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> >> Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:31:25 -0500
> >> 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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