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jpender
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013, 8:57am
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slickfast Said:

I've been Googling around for good ways to transport these brilliant little gadgets with their multiple pieces. Am I the only one that finds this a pain in the neck? What do you do about it?

Posted March 18, 2013 link

Did you find anything? I see that Able makes a cap that fits on the plunger, turning it into a small storage container.

The Aeropress is three main pieces -- cylinder, plunger and cap. Pretty small even fully disassembled. Throw the whole thing in a little bag? Pushing the plunger all the way through the cylinder (so that the rubber is not compressed) reduces the count to two pieces.

I carry AP, filters, pre-weighed doses of beans, a grinder, a porcelain cup, and a small towel in an foam-insulated one liter water bottle carrier for when I take my coffee equipment backpacking. The whole thing weighs around 2 lbs so it's kind of a luxury item. But it's compact enough.

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 4:20pm
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jpender Said:

Did you find anything? I see that Able makes a cap that fits on the plunger, turning it into a small storage container.

The Aeropress is three main pieces -- cylinder, plunger and cap. Pretty small even fully disassembled. Throw the whole thing in a little bag? Pushing the plunger all the way through the cylinder (so that the rubber is not compressed) reduces the count to two pieces.

I carry AP, filters, pre-weighed doses of beans, a grinder, a porcelain cup, and a small towel in an foam-insulated one liter water bottle carrier for when I take my coffee equipment backpacking. The whole thing weighs around 2 lbs so it's kind of a luxury item. But it's compact enough.

Posted March 19, 2013 link

Good to know, thanks for the feedback! I usually have the paddle and scooper in the plunger so if I cap it I would have to carry the paddle/scooper separately. Not digging that.

And how about the funnel, does you actually use that? I usually just leave it behind and scoop it directly into the AP.

I'm actually designing a little gadget to solve this problem. It will replace one of the components of the AP to make transporting it infinitely easier. Would anyone here be interested in such a product?
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:14am
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I too like the idea of a carrier for the Aeropress. The Able cap is a great idea, but doesnt work for me either.
I don't use the scoop, but I do carry the paddle & the handle for my Hario slim mill inside the plunger. (-just in case my cordless drill is not nearby at break time :-)
Presently, I carry everything in a small military-style cotton mechanic's tool bag.
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jpender
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Drip: Aeropress
Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 2:43pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

slickfast Said:

Good to know, thanks for the feedback! I usually have the paddle and scooper in the plunger so if I cap it I would have to carry the paddle/scooper separately. Not digging that.

And how about the funnel, does you actually use that? I usually just leave it behind and scoop it directly into the AP.

I'm actually designing a little gadget to solve this problem. It will replace one of the components of the AP to make transporting it infinitely easier. Would anyone here be interested in such a product?

Posted March 30, 2013 link

I don't use any of the Aeropress accessories so I'm not a potential customer of your gadget.

What I'd really like to see is a larger Aeropress, both taller and wider, preferably well insulated, and with a valve at the bottom to control flow. If it were also aerodynamic enough to be thrown as a frisbee I'd buy one for sure.
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 5:53pm
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jpender Said:

I don't use any of the Aeropress accessories so I'm not a potential customer of your gadget.

What I'd really like to see is a larger Aeropress, both taller and wider, preferably well insulated, and with a valve at the bottom to control flow. If it were also aerodynamic enough to be thrown as a frisbee I'd buy one for sure.

Posted March 31, 2013 link

Gotcha. Do you think people would buy something like this? Again, I'm honestly just solving my own frustration here, but if other people would be interested I'm happy to figure out a way to produce it.

I also would like to see a larger Aeropress, but I don't think I can do that without violating Mr. Adler's patent until it expires. However I'm a little curious about that since there appears to be another patent application that is very VERY similar to his and more recent (Filed in 2011), the only major difference being that it's already integrated into a cup of some sort:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages .storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US20120260806.pdf

It's not a patent though... does that mean it was denied and then published anyway?
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jamierayo
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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2013, 6:42pm
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The Cafejo My French Press looks similar to an Aeropress, but it can use K-Cups, pods, or ground coffee (I presume in a K-Cup like container).
I expect the press produces a very different cup, since it appears to simply press the hot water through the K-Cup with no immersion.

I would think a larger Aeropress would rather difficult to use. The current size is just right for me anyhow.
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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013, 6:08am
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slickfast Said:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages .storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US20120260806.pdf

It's not a patent though... does that mean it was denied and then published anyway?

Posted March 31, 2013 link

Slickfast - that publication is still pending.  It hasn't even been examined by the USPTO yet.
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jpender
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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013, 8:26am
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jamierayo Said:

The Cafejo My French Press looks similar to an Aeropress, but it can use K-Cups, pods, or ground coffee (I presume in a K-Cup like container).
I expect the press produces a very different cup, since it appears to simply press the hot water through the K-Cup with no immersion.

Posted March 31, 2013 link

The Cafejo looks exactly like that patent application (see attached photo of Cafejo next to patent application image), or is that what you were saying? The patent seems to revolve around the use of k-cups or the like, but it looks like the Cafejo also allows the use of coffee grounds.

It's interesting as this was an idea I have thought about for some time: an Aeropress for percolation as opposed to infusion. In my mind it's a way to disentangle the temperature/pressure that are linked together thermodynamically in a moka pot. So it appears somebody has already done this, more or less -- but what keeps the water from cooling during the pressing time?

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Drip: Aeropress
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013, 8:29am
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jamierayo Said:

I would think a larger Aeropress would rather difficult to use. The current size is just right for me anyhow.

Posted March 31, 2013 link

I don't mean twice as big, just somewhat larger. The current AP is a little too small for inverted brewing, which I need to do when using a metal filter because of the flow through, which is due to the lack of a valve at the bottom.

How come nobody is addressing my desire for a frisbee version of the AP?
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