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Topic: Revenge of the AeroPress: Sunday coffee (14 msgs / 231 lines)
1) From: Gary Foster
Wow... interesting sunday today with my wife who's finally starting to
appreciate my homeroast.  Today we've had SM's french roast blend with
breakfast, and then in the afternoon we had some Puerto Rican bean
that I roasted to about a FC and then an hour or two later some IMV,
also about FC.  She loved both of them.  I think she's coming away
from the dark side just a bit :)
Gotta say, I fully expected the AP to just be a gimmicky gadget but it
makes some mighty fine coffee and it's a snap to use and clean up...
-- Gary F.
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2) From: Barry Luterman
They are great for travelling. Are very convienient to use in hotel rooms.
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3) From: Bill
I use mine for travelling, but after reading the Coffee Geek thread (about
1600 posts!) I realize that it's a pretty legit everyday brewer, too.  I
really like the other methods of brewing like FP and am discovering vac
pots, but the AP is a nice brewer, too.  You might want to check the CG
thread for about a week's interesting reading...
bill in wyo
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4) From: John Grubbs
As a solo coffee drinker in my home, I do the majority of my brews in an AP.
I'll occasionally use a small French Press, just for a change, but prefer
the AP.
John
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5) From: Brian Kamnetz
Bill,
I'm still amazed that you read all those CG posts. Thanks again for
the summary of what you learned.
Brian
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6) From: MIKE GERVAIS
I'd never heard of the AP before reading Bills post here.   But after
discovering that this device is made by Aerobie I had to have one.  I
enjoyed their smaller orange throwing ring over endless hours with my
Wife and kids in the 90's and was always entranced by it's amazing
design.
Out of 'brand loyalty' I bought an AP yesterday locally and am
currently drinking my 5th or so cup from it.   The flavor is great and
I certainly don't miss the mud and viscosity that my Technivorm
yields.  My Wife liked the easy cleanup and may use it while I'm out
of town.
Cool device, Great Company!
Mike
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7) From: Seth Grandeau
I've been using my AP for a daily morning cup, while I work with my
off-shore team.  I've been very happy with it and it seems pretty forgiving
for variances in steep/stir times.
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8) From: Darliene Stanhope
I have been very pleased with my AP.  I use it 90% of the time, but will
occasionally use my FP, Mokapot, or a pour over.  I do have a pour over I
use at the office just because it is easier to carry to the kitchen when I
want a cup of coffee.
Darliene
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9) From: Seth Grandeau
Fun AP story.  I had gotten in the habit of carefully removing the "puck"
and tossing it out into the garden for lazy composting.  This morning, I
guess I squeezed too hard and it literally crumbled/exploded in my hand.
Luckily everything was cleaned up before the Mrs. could see the mess. :)
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10) From: John Grubbs
Seth,
Try this: After brewing, remove the filter holder and filter. Then, head to
the garden with the main AP body with plunger and puck still inside. You can
then just push the plunger a little farther to eject the puck directly onto
the soil.
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11) From: Dave
I put mine in the garden too. But I remove the grid, peel the filter
into the trash, and carry the whole AP out there,where I whack the
plunger to push the puck onto the dirt. No danger of of premature puck
disintegration this way.
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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12) From: Frank Awbrey
I do pretty much the same thing, except I shoot my puck into an empty coffee
cup. It will hold maybe four or five pucks, then go empty that cup onto my
lawn. I've actually been thinking about getting a little larger can/holder
so I can keep a week or so worth of coffee in it before throwing it onto the
lawn.
Also, I'm a little cheap, so I reuse my filter. Just rinse it off real good
and put it back onto the AP. I reuse it 2 or 3 days.
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Frank
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13) From: Dave
I tried saving the pucks. But I'm too lazy and let them sit and get
moldy. Works better for me to take each one out.
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Dave
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14) From: Dave
I remember the aerobie, we had one that lasted exactly 1 throw:-) I'd
gotten it to play with my kids at the beach when we went camping. We
walked down to the beach and were facing each other along the shore. I
have a conflicting memory of who tossed it. I remember tossing it, but
also remember standing with  my back to river that emptied into the
ocean there. Anyway, having read of its amazing aerodynamics we tried
a gentle toss at a  pretty low angle, and the ring soared and soared
and soared... right into the river 100 yards away. Never to be seen
again.
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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