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emradguy
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 7:51am
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Well, I have both good and bad news regarding the saved post I mentioned earlier...

Good: I finally found it!
Bad: It's only his Aeropress technique! However, even the bad news has a silver lining. His Aeropress technique is for the inverted method, so it's essentially presspot. I'll send it to those who've requested it already, but if anyone else wants it, well, you'll have to pm me.

 
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 8:10am
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msboo Said:

Oh gosh, I know, can't wait til it arrives. Got the Large press, 32oz. Funny you mentioned using your Contigo top with your small press (hold in heat)---I noticed in a video how the top is made, I was thinking about doing something similar. Espro is a little $$ for a FP but you get what you pay for! Keeping heat in during brew time makes a BIG difference AND the way the filters are made--WOW! Like you, I preheat everything. My grinder is a Virtuoso.

Posted December 10, 2013 link

I bought that size for my Mom last year for XMAS. I've only used it myself a couple of times, but it's just as good as the small one from what I can tell.  Although technically a FP too, I agree with what Randy (frcn) said in his review on espressomyespresso...it makes a traditional FP obsolete.  My Mom has an old Solis Maestro (or maybe it's the Maestro Plus?).  Hmm, maybe that's what I should get her this year...a new grinder? I've used an old Solis 166 with it, but my "go-to" grinder for all non-espresso methods is my OE Lido. I'm sure the Virtuoso will do a great job with it though.

 
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 6:12pm
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Ron, thanks for the Aeropress info--appreciate it.

Gosh, it does sorta make traditional FP obsolete (for Espro users anyway)---I won't use my 17oz Bodom except for back-up, although I love the way it looks (Eileen model). I have a "back-up" for everything---I'm one of "those" people. Then again, most coffee people have multiple methods/appliances for pumpin' out their much loved cup of Joe. Next I need to look a good hand grinder, maybe a Lido? When bad weather hits & schools close I can grab the Espro, grinder and beans and out the door early to keep my grandson.
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Posted Sun Dec 22, 2013, 11:44am
Subject: Re: French press questions
 

The Espro arrived 12/14 but had minor damage---discoloration and a ding so had to return. PITA at first, my emails & phone calls were not acknowledged BUT so close to Christmas---I'm sure they were slammed with orders. Wish we could walk into retail stores for these things, actually SEE what we're buying---maybe someday soon?! The damage OBVIOUSLY was NOT DUE to packaging/shipping but the place I ordered from insisted they had to go thru who handled the shipping, their standard procedure. I sent pics of the press---it's box was torn up a bit but shipping box was in great shape. I'll attempt to get an Espro after Christmas BUT I did pick up an AeroPress locally.
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