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Topic: Espresso on the go -Aeropress (2 msgs / 60 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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...
Tom
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2) From: Scott Marquardt
Hi Tom.
There's one way to pull up on the plunger AND make somewhat tastier cofee
with an Aeropress -- more like classic French press coffee but without the
fines.http://scott.marquardt.googlepages.com/invertedaeropressingforbettercoffeeDo you have any references for pressures on an Aeropress scale actually
having fan effect on acidity in the cup? This is news to me.
I agree that the Aero is a great coffee maker. It's all I use, other than a
pourover for quantity (with a polyester cone ;-)
On 8/7/06, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
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