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About to take the PLUNGE (arf).
Any advice? Good place to buy from? Essential kit?
+ the painful disassembling of the last coffee squad.
sorry guys. I just thought maybe one last hurrah for the bean lovers?
Did RW like coffee? His manic performances would suggest he was no stranger to caffeine (or other stimulents.)
Some people on here swear by the inverted method but I don't think it makes much difference considering the likelihood that you'll make a mess is higher.
TOP TIP: don't chuck the plastic filter cap in the bin. I did several times, resulting in looking through my bins and also having to buy a new one.
My pal brought me back a fuckload of beans from Costa Rica earlier this year so I'm slowly getting through them (yes, I use a grinder).
All coffee made with a cafetiere just takes absolutely vile to me now.
including being welcomed into the AP community are EXACTLY why I have avoided the aeropress.
Will I have to bang on about how superior it is at every given opportunity?
you do avoid all grit and sediment with the Aeropress though, which is good. I think it's just the enjoyable process which tricks your brain into thinking it's tastier.
Of course you do.
(NB. We recently acquired a fucking Nespresso machine so I really shouldn't be here... *gulp*)
but it's such a good, simple device. Would like an espresso machine, but that would mean an awful lot of coffee shit in the kitchen, which seems silly since I only have one cup a day.
(We properly got sold one by the dude in Selfridges, we didn't even go in there with the intention of buying one FFS).
We've been using Lidl's pods in it recently but they're nowhere near as good, so need to go the the bloody shop and get some really. We have hardly any counter space in the kitchen and we bought one of the tiny Inissia machines, it takes up hardly ANY room, takes about 30 seconds in all for it to warm up and make the espresso, plus, there's no mess (and yes, we're saving the used pods to recycle). I've used it pretty much every morning since getting it. Still use Aeropress on weekends when I have more time though.
My dad has a 'coffee corner' – including espresso machine, mat, knock box and tamper. My mum rolls her eyes (funny expression) when he mentions buying a grinder.
Plus, they're really difficult to service. Without a thorough clean, say once a week, the coffee is bitterly undrinkable.
I bet you own a microwave too
I like to think it compliments the Aeropress - I never had time to use it during the week anyway (and now I can have an espresso in the mornings!), and we don't have room for anything other than the SMALLEST of small espresso machines in the kitchen.
Our kitchen worktop is a battlefield. As with you, we are severely constrained by space.
There's currently a utensil pot, bicycle lubricant and a set of three herb plants. No microwave, kettle, toaster, biscuit jar, butter cloche or kitchen roll holder.
I am a veteran of many arguments about the placement of a knife block.
We had to move the knife block for the Nespresso.
Off the top of my head: Nespresso machine, utensil pot, [space where bananas sit], sink [END OF COUNTER], opposite: microwave, knife block, salt and pepper grinders, oil and vinegar dispensers, [oven hobs], 4 slice toaster, kettle. Too much clutter.
Luxury! We'ad'tuh lick t'road clean with our tongues
short time while you're letting it brew to stop excess drip through.
We've got a proper filter coffee machine at home now so rarely use the Areopress, get Pact coffee on subscription which has been pretty good on the whole.
I've just started getting some pact coffee. pretty good so far.
FUCK DA HATERZ
I'm not sure if it tastes any different really, it just makes me feel like I know what I'm doing. And if I'm going to look like a twat messing around with an aeropress in the work kitchen I figure I may as well go full arsehole with it.
So, to answer your question: I think so
tea's too easy to make I think.
with coffee there's a lot more scope for pissing about.
(apart from the japanese and maybe pockemouse I guess).
Surely scope for the next hipster trend explosion?
It's about inner calm.
normally only if i have something that needs putting in a tin, though
more into tea than coffee cause theres more flavours
not an official coffee snob but i do really like cold brew.
Still never found out if moker uses a moka.
So many missed opportunities.
wtf is going on here?
in our Porto apartment. Using it was a bit of hassle but it felt kind of nice.
I have 2! (two)
I haven't quite mastered the moka pot yet
- fill kettle only to req'd level for speed
- gas on under bottom part of pot, full heat
- when kettle boils, water into hot pot
- funnel thingy in, fill up with grinds, don't overdo it - don't tamp and a little space is ok
- spin the top on as far as you can without touching the hot bottom part
- grab a tea towel, grab the bottom part of the pot, shift it over a cold burner, screw the top tight, then put back over flame
- when you hear the gurgle, turn off the gas and give it a little time to finish percolating
I do this every morning and have got it down to 5 minutes tops - doesn't feel like more effort than instant now.
are you not covered in burns?
if it's superhot there's a bit of a steam explosion, so maybe leave it a *bit* after flipping the kettle on before you turn on the gas.
getting the top on is fine now I've started moving the pot to the cold burner to do the final tightening screw (CWBAFT). Used to just do it while the pot was still on the flame and, yes, that did get a bit burny.
full water into the base
place funnel in
pour our any water that goes above the filter piece
fill funnel with coffee, press with spoon and place some more in.
screw on top
place on lowest flame (or start on a high but then reduce if in a hurry) on the smallest ring
as soon as gurgling starts, turn off and leave it till it stops making a noise
It's not time efficient, like f_c, but it makes a beautifully tasting strong coffee. how I like my women?
hot or cold is best. might have to test it properly sometime.
until then I'll take my wo- coffee scalding, bitter and available at the shortest possible notice.
Do you add hot water like an americano?
I usually have two and a third to a housemate (there's always someone around in the monrning)
And no, espresso. Can't drink dilute coffee, I only drink espresso (not a hard man, it just tastes too bitter for me when it's dilutted, which is why I have it super strength)
aye we were talking about this last week I'm sure.
I mean I can get coffee out the thing, just haven't got it dialled in yet.
in our hearts and imaginations
I've just moved into a new flat and plan on making the transition from occasional coffee drinker to full-blown coffee wanker. I don't really know much about making coffee.
What do I need? (preferably without spending hundreds of pounds)
http://www.nextdaycoffee.co.uk/brands/brand-names/hario (I've got the plastic white one cup dripper for work and it works great)
+ buy fancy beans from yr nearest roastery / coffee shop / online, get a grinder.
1. Master your brewing method. Are you a Moka master, aeropress artist or cafetière virtuoso?
2. Experiment with different ground coffee. Continent, bean, roaster, roast and strength are all factors you NEED to consider.
3. Buy beans suitable for your taste. Paired with a grinder (again, many methods here too), it will be the single biggest factor in your coffee journey.
what the fuck is wrong with you. you need jesus
I have literally no conscience.
bose hi-fi owners
plus you can make hot chocolate too. I think that speaks for itself.
but you can make them by putting boiling water into a cup that already has powder in too
of all the people. I would never have believed it.
instant stuff most days and the occasional nespresso. To be honest I'm not sure why I'm in this thread.
not even once
standard cafetiere + small one of these http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/o/pot_2.jpg
half yr kitchen space with stupid equipment:
- fill tuppaware / locknlock up 1/3 with milk
- blast in microwave for a bit
- remove and shake like crazy
then let it trickle out onto the coffee
^owns a cow
shaking method gives BIG RESULTS, try it sometime
I've got one of ^those. it's fine. don't usually bother with it though.
which involves using the funnel to put the coffee into the inverted aeropress at the start and then putting the funnel on the bottom and plunging through it into a tiny espresso cup that's loads narrower than the aeropress.
I DO NOT recommend doing that until you have stopped making the coffee fly everywhere trying to get it into a normal cup. The smugness level is very high when you get there though
did a successful cold brew (as did drownedinsound's svenrokk WELL DONE MATE) by doing the inverted thing with 40g of coarse grind and leaving it for 15 hours in the fridge before plunging
SMUG SMUG SMUG
mind if you DARE try such a thing make sure your aeropress isn't going to flop over because mine almost did. Then the DELICIOUS SWEET cold brew would've been all over the fridge, ruining everything
the home version uses a shitload of coffee though
they do it with tonic water in a place up here, it is very nice. Miles sweeter than hot coff
You are such snivelling shit.
also why hasn't there been a craft hot chocolate revolution? thats the one thing in life i've never understood
i guess same reason there aren't board game cafes and cereal cafes
and also a place that does something along the lines of craft hot chocolate
your work has board games and lavender hot chocolate you ponce
Because its euro as fuuuuuuuuuck
probably for the best, they're really more of a 'cool person' toy
Really like it.
Use it most mornings (although I often cheat on it with my Moka).
Finding it a challenge to figure out the ideal coffee/grind to go in. Any suggestions? Tend to go for pre-ground as I make the dick move of getting an electric grinder that seems to ruin most beans but burning them a bit. Should probably get a new coffee wanker grinder.
I like the precise nature of it and find it's pretty consistent quality as long as I'm paying attention.
but I'm not going to be a dick when I get it.
don't expect miracles
why are people who don't have an aeropress jealous of people that mention they have one
Just black, one sugar.
It's fucking lush.
Seems ok. Had a bit of an audience at the kitchen though which I didn't like. Hope the novelty wears off.
Is there anything worse?
That would be awful.
Absolute silence and no eye contact.
still persevering with it?
Absolutely lovely. Piece of piss to do as well, the problem I had in the past was I thought you had to fill it with coffee granules and pack it down, leading to a fuckton of coffee wastage. Just 2-3 spoons, fill the water up to the line in the bottom bit, put on a hob until it gurgles then remove. Not that much longer than the time taken to boil a kettle really. I had a cup topped up with some boiling water, but I shall experiment. I am not ashamed to like Americanos, definitely no milk though, I don't do milk.
Just got meself an aeropress... looking forward to drinking a delicious cuppa!
I've gotten super into organic coffee recently. Not sure if it ACTUALLY tastes better though...? My fav: http://www.discountcoffee.co.uk/products/cafedirect-machu-picchu-roast-ground-coffee-227gm
and then he finally does and first post he's gone. Appalling.
Mr S has one of these now
he favours the 'upside down' method, I dunno - you tube it, I've only just learnt how to use the dolce gusto pod machine
I'm the only twat who makes real coffee and I dump the crap from my trusty 1 cup cafetiere in the sink every day. Is this a bad idea? Can't be arsed to spoon it into the bin. An aeropress would make that easier right?
Also, anyone got any recommends on half caff?
a sink clean. I think. May have misheard but it was enough for me.
It's all about this now:
you put the budge to shame
ha ha what
read it and weeps, dweebs
or at least we were ... sneaky Amazon fuckers... it was £400 then we put it on our wedding list (as the big top prize) and as soon as it dropped into the wedding list the price went up to £516!!
Anyone got any all-in-one espresso/cappuccino bean-to-cup machines recommendations please thankyou???
who knows what it will be tomorrow !
Easiest investment you'll ever make.