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A coffee brewing device that uses immersion brewing followed by forcing the brewed coffee through a filter using a pressed plunger.

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Recipes yield horrible coffee with the Aeropress

First, I've a few personal constraints: - I've to drink decaf (was in hospital because of caffeine). - I'm traveling a lot so no grinder, no scale, I rely on store ground coffee. Typically I buy the ...
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Aeropress: at what stage does most of extraction happen?

In Aeropress coffee making, there are a number of stages that happen in sequence. For example, Initial pour of small quantity of hot water Stirring for about 10-20 seconds Pouring of the rest of the ...
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How to make a thick coffee with an AeroPress? I end up with a watery drink and an over-brewed aftertaste

I got an AeroPress about a week ago and I have been experimenting with it. I'm in a temporary country until the rest of the year and I am getting ground coffee online (can only have decaf), so I do ...
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Is diluting filter concentrate after the brew the same as brewing with the additional water?

Recently moved from a Clever Drip coffee maker to an Aeropress. I brew using a 60g to 1 ltr ratio often brewing 24g yielding 400ml on the clever drip and 12g to 200ml on the Aeropress. If I am brewing ...
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Aeropress: Does inverted method cause premature wear of the rubber plunger gasket?

I got an Aeropress recently since I can no longer access the espresso machine at my company office (first world problem, I know). I've taken a liking to the "inverted" method of brewing. Do any long ...
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Aeropress: does filling it full with water increase the caffeine content of my cup?

How does the amount of water I pour into an Aeroporess impact the caffeine content of my cup of coffee? If I make two cups, for cup A I use just enough water so that the 1 is covered on the ...
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How does hard water affect the brew and how to compensate for hard water?

I figured the brewing technique that works for me at home. I am using light roasts, brew them with AeroPress using good amount of 95C water at about 1-to-8 ratio. Yet, when I come to my friends place, ...
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Manual grinder that fits inside the Aeropress

What is a good manual grinder that will fit inside of the Aeropress for travel purposes? I'm looking for something as good as my Commandante grinder. I'm happy with the Commandante, but if I'm ever ...
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How many scoops of non-espresso coffee beans should I grind for 1 AeroPress cup?

I buy strength "3" coffee beans and measure out 1 scoop into my hand grinder. I then fill the chamber to the top (inverted) and let it brew for up to about a minute. However, I've always wondered if I'...
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Aeropress: coffee starts flowing as soon as I flip it?

I do the inverted method with my aeropress. Put the ground coffee, 40g of water, stir, put 60g more of water. Wait for it to brew. Put the lid, and flip. As soon as I flip it on the mug, I can hear ...
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What is the easiest way to make coffee from beans at home without a device/machine?

What would be the easiest way to make coffee at home (from coffee beans, no powders or ready-made products from the shop), without having to buy an espresso machine. I do not know all the methods, but ...
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What was the minimum amount of grind that gave you a decent enough quality of coffee in an Aeropress?

I am new to coffee and have recently purchased an aeropress. I know my question is subjective, but I would love to know what was the minimum amount of coffee grind that gave you a decent enough ...
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Does Chicory make coffee taste bitter?

I am new to coffee and recently ordered a dark roast pre ground coffee mix containing 20% chicory and 80% 'coffee'. No mention of date of roasting or anything. When I brew the coffee the only 'notes' ...
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Will Twist Press really taste like espresso, made by hand?

The Twist Press kickstarter promises a hand-held espresso maker. Q. Will the coffee it makes really taste like espresso, compared say to AeroPress coffee? AIUI, the key factor in brewing espresso is ...
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Non-plastic version of an AeroPress?

I'm interested in getting a device like the aeropress that has no plastic in it. Ideally, double-walled tempered glass housing, cork plunger, fine stainless steel filter, stainless steel cap. I'm ...
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How do I know if my aeropress is too loose?

I bought my wife an aeropress for Christmas and I used it a few times before understanding exactly what the instructions were saying - (I tried to make a latte with hot milk and water in the hopper) ...
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Alternatives to Aeropress?

New aspiring coffee nerd here. I'm looking to do a hand grinder + french press setup. Mostly for home use, but small enough for travel would be a wonderful bonus. Low budget (under $100 total) I've ...
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What's a good small hand / electric grinder available on the market?

Just transitioned from a coffee shop to an office job, and got a bag of wonderful Counter Culture coffee beans. New workplace only buys pre-ground coffee and runs it through a Mr. Coffee drip machine....
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Amount of money I should spend on a Grinder

I currently have a Chemex, a Aeropress and a bialetti espresso Machine(electric espresso machine, bad quality). I use mostly the aeropress and the Chemex. My grinder is a Hario manual grinder. I want ...
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Water temperature for Aeropress: inverted vs tradional

I was wondering why the aeropress directions call for water that is between 165~175 °F (73~79 °C)? I always though that water should be between 195~205 °F (90~96 °C). Also, I've read a few things ...
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Does aeropress coffee change flavour after several hours?

Every morning I make coffee with aeropress, fresh bean grounded with automatic burr grinder. When it is working day I would put it into a warm bottle and drink in office. I would arrive at office and ...
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Does longer brewing time with hot water negatively effect flavor?

I've been reading the answers to related questions, but I'm still confused about the variable of the length of brewing time. I've heard that when using a Moka pot, one should turn off the flame ...
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Dragon curve floating on freshly brewed coffee

As a PhD student in mathematics, I like my coffee - quite a lot. But I'm also poor (because, duh, I'm a PhD student), so my funds available for coffee are pretty limited. In order to still be able to ...
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Aeropress: How to accent the caramel flavor and decrease the acidity of my beans (Burundi)?

I recently bought some Full-City roasted Burundi Gaharo The flavor profile is: Strong caramel, tropic fruit juicy flavor, moderate body, great balance of sweetness and acidity and bitterness. Here ...
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What is the reason that Aeropress coffee is more digestible?

For some years I could not drink coffee because it caused me instant digestive problems. I tried various kinds of preparation and beans but often it only took some minutes until the bodily reactions ...
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Why do aeropress columns get abrasions, or scars, near the top?

A friend and I both have aeropresses that have been through 2-4 years of use. I noticed that mine has what looks like coffee-stained abrasions near the top of the column, furthest away from the filter....
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french press technology stalled?

Looking at wikipedia, I'm stunned that there are no real technological advancements with the French press. I've seen the aeropress, and it's interesting, but why has the French press itself not ...
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Brewing Coffee with instant hot water tap

In my office they have a tap with (boiling) hot and cold filtered water system - its designed for hot drinks, and is fine for black tea. I assume it dispenses at around 100 degrees, though I have not ...
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Aeropress metal filters, are they worth it?

I was wondering (other than the long term saving of not having to buy paper filters), what are the advantages of using a metal filter such as this? In the copy is states: Fuller body cup of coffee ...
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Difference between inverted and normal aeropress?

Can someone tell me the difference between a coffee made using the "normal" aeropress technique and an inverted technique? I know it can vary depending on coffee and brew time etc and overall it's ...
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How can I make cardamom coffee with my Aeropress? [duplicate]

I once had a cardamom coffee at a mosque, and I've been trying to recreate it. I've tried with my cafitierre with no success. Is it possible to do so with my Aeropress?
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What factors should I change for a dark roast in an Aeropress?

I normally like a dark roast, but I'm struggling to get as good a cup from my Aeropress as I do with lighter roasts. What factors can I adjust to improve the flavors, compared to how you'd brew a ...
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What makes a coffee turn out sour?

I've heard a few good things about Intelligentsia coffee so I decided to order some. Once it arrived I tried it in my AeroPress and it turned out very, very sour. (several times) Steps taken using ...
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How do I add cardamom to aeropress?

I did quite enjoy cardamom flavoured coffee. Currently I use aeropress to brew coffee at home. Is there any way to add cardamom to the brewing routine?
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Does using an Aeropress keep more of the coffee oil (crema)?

I've noticed that coffee made with my Aeropress has a much richer flavor even though I use the same water temperature, number of scoops, roast, etc. Is this because the Aeropress method produces ...
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Is it possible to Cold Brew using an Aeropress?

Is it possible to cold brew using Aeropress? My inclination says yes, in a similar fashion to cold brewing with a French press. However, when I tried it, it became very hard to plunge. Aside from ...
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Using an areo press with Maxwell house?

Can I use an AeroPress to brew Maxwell House? It seems like most people around here drink fancy coffee but they don't sell it where I'm from. I asked the lady at the grocery store if she had Sumatran ...
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Coffee brewed without filter taste less bitter and sour?

So my roommate and I have been a bit intrigued by brewed coffee after watching tokyo ghoul (lol) We got some BonCafe grounds(southeast asia brand) at a supermarket and brewed it with a filter. Have ...
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Is there more caffeine with an AeroPress?

I like everything about the AeroPress; however, I noticed that I exhibited symptoms which I usually only have when I've consumed too much caffeine. So instead of using two scoops during preparation ...
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Brewing with the same coffee grounds twice?

My new job has me buying my own coffee for the first time in my professional career. I'm amazed at the amount of coffee I consume. I brew at my desk using an aeropress. Has anyone tried to use the ...
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Convert Mahlkönig EK43 settings to other grinders

I wanted to test the new AeroPress World Champions recipe, and my question is how do I translate the setting "7.3" on Mahlkönig EK43 to my Graef CM 80. Is there any way to get the same result on my ...
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In terms of taste, what is the correct way to produce a full cup of coffee using an AeroPress?

When I made my first cup of coffee with my AeroPress I couldn't help but notice that it only filled my cup half way. I've watched a few videos on YouTube of people using an AeroPress and from that I'...
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How to follow Aeropress instructions when water filters through too quickly

When I try following the Aeropress instructions (2 scoops coffee, fill to level 2, stir for 10 seconds, press for 20 seconds), I find that all the water has filtered through before I get to even 10 ...
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How long should I steep an AeroPress (inverted)?

I've been going back and forth between a French Press and an AeroPress for a few weeks now and I can't achieve a great flavor with it yet. I'm pretty sure that I just need to spend more time ...
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What variables in brewing have the biggest effect on taste?

I've been brewing my coffee with an AeroPress for a couple of years now and I've become aware of the huge number of variables available to me in making my morning Java. Assuming the same bean and ...
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Can I use an espresso blend with an aeropress?

I've heard that for a quality cup of aeropress coffee, one should be only using single origin coffees. I was wondering what the advantage of using single origin coffees was over espresso blends when ...
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How should I store my aeropress?

I've heard that storing an Aeropress with the plunger inside the main cylinder will eventually damage the plunger, because the rubber is stored compressed. Is there any truth to this? What's the best ...
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How do I make an exceptional cup of coffee with an aeropress? [closed]

The AeroPress seems like a great portable coffee maker. How can I get the best cup of coffee out of it? How much coffee should I use, and how fine should I grind it? How much water should I add, and ...
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What's the most effective way of generating crema from an Aeropress?

I know a number of people have become fairly capable at getting a nice amount of crema at the end of the process of making a cup with their Aeropress. I, however, am getting just a very thin, partial ...
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How V60 and Aeropress affect flavor

I've heard that the V60 is better for light roasts and the Aeropress is better for Medium to Dark roasts, but could someone describe how these two brewing devices affect the flavor of coffee brewed ...
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