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paulbel
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 6:35pm
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You can, of course, launch the coffee puck into the air for considerable distances.  I, myself, have managed to get most of a puck past my shoes, with a following wind.
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 9:39pm
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paulbel Said:

...with a following wind.

Posted April 10, 2014 link

You know, you can get something for that at the drug store.
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paulbel
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Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:25pm
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Not at all, jpender.
The wind you're implying constitutes a clear violation of official coffee puck flight measurements.
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SkippyleGrandGourou
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Posted Sat Apr 12, 2014, 1:28pm
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Hi,

I'm very new to coffee (started very recently, say one week ago, one cup a day), and using an Aeropress.  Therefore I'm still experimenting (I film the making each time, so that when I'm very happy with the coffee I can effortlessly infer the protocol).

Here is roughly what I'm doing currently : boil 55-60 g of water (I like my coffee small), start to grind 7 g of coffee (manually, with a Porlex), put the water in the cup as soon as it's boiling, finish (quickly) to grind, put the coffee in the inverted Aeropress, add the water, stir for about 10 seconds, then slowly (30-60 s) press the plunger, clean the Aeropress, and finally enjoy my cup.

I'm pretty happy with that although it requires more experimentation to find the perfect protocol.  Maybe once I find it I'll get back here and ask some of you to try it (though I guess most of people here prefer mugs).

Anyway.  Usually I'm drinking my coffee solo.  However, sometimes I'll need one more cup, or even two or three.   I'd like to be ready for that (actually I already have the need of a second cup sometimes).

Hence the following question : is there any magic formula to scale the protocol for a given number of cups ?  I feel simply doubling the amounts won't do…
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AlanAdler
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Espresso: AeroPress
Grinder: Baratza - Virtuoso
Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Sat Apr 12, 2014, 8:19pm
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SkippyleGrandGourou Said:

Hence the following question : is there any magic formula to scale the protocol for a given number of cups ?  I feel simply doubling the amounts won't do…

Posted April 12, 2014 link

I would start with doubling the amounts.  Then if you're able to determine a difference, you could try an adjustment.  Chances are, that won't be necessary.

Best,

Alan
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Posted Sat Apr 12, 2014, 8:31pm
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MassWineGuy Said:

After following the written directions and adding water to what the Aeropress brewed, the coffee was pretty good, but blander than I like it. Should I just experiment using more coffee, more water, ? I roast my own beans so I know the coffee is fresh.

Oh, and Alan, I think the Aeropress is one of the absolute most elegant, sparse and functional devices I've ever seen.

Posted April 10, 2014 link

Thank you very for the kind words.  
Here are some guidelines for your experiments:

More coffee = richer

Finer grind = richer

More water during pressing but the same quantity of brew after you've added water = more bite

Hotter = more bite but hardly any richer

Lighter roast = more sour, 185F water helps to mask sourness

Darker roast = less sour but more bitter

Medium roast = my personal preference

Best,

Alan
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SkippyleGrandGourou
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Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014, 3:31am
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AlanAdler Said:

I would start with doubling the amounts.  Then if you're able to determine a difference, you could try an adjustment.  Chances are, that won't be necessary.

Posted April 12, 2014 link

Ok, thanks.  I was asking because I read for larger quantities it was best to brew a concentrate then dilute it.

BTW, thanks for this neat tool indeed. ;)
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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014, 12:45pm
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SkippyleGrandGourou Said:

Ok, thanks.  I was asking because I read for larger quantities it was best to brew a concentrate then dilute it.

Posted April 13, 2014 link

That's because for most people doubling the recipe exceeds the volume of the Aeropress. In fact for many people the Aeropress isn't large enough for a single mug. But since you are making such tiny little cups of coffee (~50ml) you could easily double or triple your recipe, no problem with it fitting, maybe even quadruple. Inverted with the plunger 2cm from the bottom (to the "4") the volume of the Aeropress is about 260ml.
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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014, 12:47pm
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A friend who doesn't drink coffee saw my Aeropress yesterday and commented that it looked like a (certain private kind of) pump. I hadn't thought of that before, but I had noticed the paper filters look like communion wafers. Since it was Sunday I offered him one.

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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014, 8:18pm
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I had no idea you needed filters for that private kind of pump.
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