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slickfast
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 11:51am
Subject: What's your greatest annoyance about making coffee?
 

Hey all,

Currently I'm designing something to contain all the many pieces of the Aeropress so you can throw it in your bag and go. What else is annoying to you?

Would really appreciate any and all feedback.

Thanks,
Colin
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 3:17pm
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My biggest annoyance right now is probably that all the good local roasters close before I get off work on the weekdays and have shoddy hours during the weekends.
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 4:23pm
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My greatest annoyance is that I don't have a simple gadget that allows me to easily carry all those Aeropress parts and accessories.
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 4:54pm
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Well my greatest annoyance for making coffee Is the fact that most coffee companies dont put roast dates on the bags. But I have a good coffee company that I like that does!

 
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 8:03pm
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My greatest annoyance is to make it right, it takes too long. I wish for a Star Trek replicator that really worked and actually replicated what you wanted so I could say, 'coffee my way' and get it perfect every time in an instant.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 8:39pm
Subject: Re: What's your greatest annoyance about making coffee?
 

My greatest annoyance is caffeine.
There's no such thing as too much espresso, but too much caffeine can be a problem ;-)

As for the Aeropress, I keep all the parts in a small, military style mechanics cotton tool bag, along with my slim grinder, some beans, & a cup.
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 7:18am
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cerridwyn Said:

My greatest annoyance is to make it right, it takes too long. I wish for a Star Trek replicator that really worked and actually replicated what you wanted so I could say, 'coffee my way' and get it perfect every time in an instant.

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Really? I love the whole time consuming aspect. For me, that's what makes it a hobby, not just routine...

Anyways, I hate dialing in the grinder and having to grind coffee for no use after having used grindz... It's the waste-of-good-coffee part that really gets me.
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 8:13am
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Greatest annoyance is cleanup.  Preparation is fun, but again cleanup ... thumbs down.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:24am
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PandaMatic Said:

My biggest annoyance right now is probably that all the good local roasters close before I get off work on the weekdays and have shoddy hours during the weekends.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

Agreed. Who decided good coffee makers should have like banker's hours?

jpender Said:

My greatest annoyance is that I don't have a simple gadget that allows me to easily carry all those Aeropress parts and accessories.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

I see what you did there ;). Stay tuned, your solution is on it's way!

cerridwyn Said:

My greatest annoyance is to make it right, it takes too long. I wish for a Star Trek replicator that really worked and actually replicated what you wanted so I could say, 'coffee my way' and get it perfect every time in an instant.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

This is SUPER interesting to me. So, what does it take to "make it right"? I'm not making fun of you, I just want to get my head around your process.

jamierayo Said:

My greatest annoyance is caffeine.
There's no such thing as too much espresso, but too much caffeine can be a problem ;-)

As for the Aeropress, I keep all the parts in a small, military style mechanics cotton tool bag, along with my slim grinder, some beans, & a cup.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

Haha well, unless you're into decaf I think you're SOL! And totally see where you're coming from with the slim grinder and beans... if there are enough people like you I might be able to actually design a solution.

EndTwo Said:

Really? I love the whole time consuming aspect. For me, that's what makes it a hobby, not just routine...

Anyways, I hate dialing in the grinder and having to grind coffee for no use after having used grindz... It's the waste-of-good-coffee part that really gets me.

Posted June 23, 2013 link

I can see where both of you are coming from. Yes, making it yourself and having a hand in the whole process is part of what makes a coffee great, but when you're late I can totally empathize with just wanting it done so I can get on with my life and not having to compromise on quality. If there was something affordable that got you VERY close to how you'd make it by hand... well that would be interesting.

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Greatest annoyance is cleanup.  Preparation is fun, but again cleanup ... thumbs down.

Len

Posted June 23, 2013 link

Couldn't agree more, man. Clean-up sucks.

Thanks for the replies guys. Keep em coming! I'll put a different spin on the question: what's your greatest annoyance about coffee makers?
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013, 8:47am
Subject: Re: What's your greatest annoyance about making coffee?
 

cerridwyn Said:

My greatest annoyance is to make it right, it takes too long. I wish for a Star Trek replicator that really worked and actually replicated what you wanted so I could say, 'coffee my way' and get it perfect every time in an instant.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

Maybe you wouldn't like my coffee, but since getting a better grinder and modifying my Aeropress so that it holds more liquid inverted (no more stirring down the bloom in order to finish pouring) I have been able to increase the speed of making a single cup considerably. Including time to assemble the Aeropress, weigh and grind the beans, heat the water, brew and press out the coffee, and then clean the Aeropress afterwards, my current speed record is 4:05 3:53 (LOL) (edit: and like calblacksmith notes the total time is mostly limited by how long it takes to get the water to the right temperature). More typically it takes me a little over 5 minutes per cup. Not as fast as a replicator would be, but... what would you tell the replicator exactly? How do you describe the perfect cup in words alone? That conversation by itself could take a long time.
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