SkippyleGrandGourou Senior Member Joined: 12 Apr 2014 Posts: 2 Location: France Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Apr 12, 2014, 12:28pm Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
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…
Posted Sat Apr 12, 2014, 7:31pm Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
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.
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.
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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