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Topic: Aeropress Settings (33 lines)
1) From: Michael McTryk
Jon was asking about other peoples Aeropress settings with help in
finding the sweet spot.
I have 2-300 hundred pressings under my belt with the Aeropress and it
has become my preferred method of brewing ... even for company. What I
have found is that in general you will use a lower water temperature
but it is bean specific. I use 170 - 180 for some coffees and around
190 for most city+ beans but there are exceptions.
I love the current "Ethiopian FTO Yirgacheffe -Oromia Coop" and it can
be elusive  finding the tastes that Tom describes in his tasting notes
but when you do WOW what a cup. This coffee demands a hot water temp
(around 200) otherwise the subtle flavors are lost ... Roasting it is
another story.
I suppose what I am leading up to is that once you dial in your grind
don't ignore the variability of your water temperature.
In case you are wondering how important I think water temperature is
... I use a thermometer to measure my temp for every pressing, even on
camping trips.
Michael
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McTryk
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