I haven't used the Velox but a fellow coffee tradesperson brought one
on a trip we were on, and wasn't too happy with it. I think the
Aeropress is the best travel coffeemaker I have used but it does NOT
make an espresso despite what the packaging says. The results can be
inconsistent based on any small change in the variables of water
temp, grind etc, but it always makes a clean cup that represents the
coffee character fairly well.
By the way, anyone using one and finding that it drips a lot of water
before plunging? I found that if I put the plunger in just a half
inch or so into the opening, it will stop that premature drip. BUT
... the trick is this: on an Aeropress you can't pull the plunger
upwards once it is inserted in the base, or it will actually pull the
paper filter upward and allow grinds into the cup. So once you put it
in, you must eventually continue to plunge downwards.
Remember too that pressure effectively raises the brightness/acidity
sensations in the cup: one trick is to grind a little coarser if you
are going to make a Kenya in an Aeropress, so that plunging does not
involve a lot of downward pressure.
Anyway, with all its false claims and little inconsistencies, I use
it to make coffee when I want a single cup, rather than using the
little french press I used to use...
"Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria
http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com