Aeropress Methods

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How do you brew yours?

1 scoop coffee, water up to number 1 mark (for a short drink)
0
No votes
1 scoop coffee, water up to number 1 mark, then dilute in cup
6
46%
1 scoop coffee, water up to number 3-4 mark, no need to dilute
2
15%
2 scoops cofee, water up to number 2 mark
5
38%
 
Total votes : 13

Aeropress Methods

Postby Gouezeri » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:07 pm

Was just reading the thread on using an Aeropress with espresso cups... and realised that I rarely use mine for short drinks. Which made me wonder how other people use theirs... so here's a little poll, I've only tried to cover the most basic methods (not all recommended by Aerobie), as if you were brewing for 1 person/1 cup.
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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby triptogenetica » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:55 pm

Hmm - i'd do one scoop per mark, ish. Often it ends up thus -
2 scoop, fill to 2.5, then top up with hot water.

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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby CakeBoy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:17 pm

None of the above. Two scoops and water up to number two. No dilution :)
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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby Gouezeri » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:00 am

Ok, edited, for those that like the extraction ratio of a 1/1, but a slightly longer drink.
Never gone for this style myself, simply because if I wanted a short drink like that, I'd rather just have an espresso.
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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby Tristan » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:57 am

I also do the 'inverted' method. You do everything upside down and screw the filter on last. It means you don't get water dribbling through whilst you stir.
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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby Gouezeri » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:02 am

Yeah, definitely a fan of the inverted method here too, it can be a little precarious, but I prefer the extraction.
Interesting to see that so far more people are drinking a longer more dilute drink. That is what I have always favoured, even when I don't have access to a proper espresso machine. It has definitely replaced my FP.
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RE: Aeropress Methods

Postby petikas » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:53 pm

2 scoops of coffee, water up to 3 then dilute in the cup.
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