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They're great. More of an "entry-level" item for moving into good coffee. Like only $25, brews in about a minute, and makes one cup. I mainly use a French press, but I still use my old aeropress a few times a month.
I bought a $5 metal filter so i didn't have to keep buying the paper ones. Also, Google the "inverted method" for using an aeropress. The book doesn't tell you, but it's really the superior way to use the product.
Aerobie (the same company that made those hella-fun frisbees) is the only manufacturer that I know of.
Just made myself a nice cup. Out of all the cool little gadgets I've bought for the office, the Aeropress gets almost daily use for me.
Looks like it's $30 on Amazon right now, but it dips down to below $25.
May I introduce you to the Aeropress? Sure, you have to heat the water, yourself, and it's better to use fresh ground coffee (which would require a grinder, as well), but you could use preground coffee if you don't want to invest in a grinder. Either way, it will produce a damn good single cup of coffee.
And, yes, I understand that the benefit of the Keurig is for someone who is either too lazy or too pressed for time to make good coffee.
I had considered that, and a french press again to replace the one I broke... but I ended up getting an aeropress with stainless steel filters instead. Even buying filters seemed like a waste to me. Plus paper absorbs all those good oils. After having it for about a week, i'm happy with it.
Now I just need a grinder and a proper kettle and/or something to measure temperature to up my coffee game a bit more.
A good device for making great coffee is an Aeropress - it's really portable, doesn't need power and is about thirty bucks. If she doesn't have one, might be a good buy.
A nice desk lamp perhaps? You can get some cool, unique ones from Etsy, refurbished vintage and inventive ultra-modern ones. Something to write under into the wee small hours.
If it comes to esoteric ways to make coffee Aeropress is a wonderfull way to make coffee without much of the
you're welcome. But just remember my setup can make HORRIBLE coffee, too, if you use the wrong grind, old beans, wrong water temp, etc.
If you want an easier way to make pretty good coffee, swap out my v60 and filters for an aeropress. It's a bit more forgiving for poor technique. The gooseneck would be kind of overkill for the aeropress, if you already have a regular tea kettle.
Looks like I was off by $5. Still, everyone I know that has one loves it. Pick up some freshly roasted coffee and get it ground in the shop, and you'll be shooting just under the easy /r/coffee recommendations.
I did join the new sub!
Switching to a better brewing method can cut a lot of the bitterness and acidity and an aeropress is only $30 and a French press would be just as cheap (and let you make more than one cup at a time).
Grad school is very busy so far, but in a good way :)
The Aeropress is a single Brand -- Aerobie (makers of the famous flying disc, oddly enough). There's a few different packaging options, but anything like this will be perfect. If you've got any local coffee-focused cafes you might be able to buy one there.
French presses come in all sorts of different brands, and really it doesn't matter all that much. Ikea makes cheap ones that people seem fine with, but Bodum seems to be the "standard". I used to have the Bodum Brazil, I believe, and it served my needs perfectly.
The Aeropress is a single-cup coffee maker (as in 6-8oz), whereas a french press is capable of making a lot more depending on its size. They're both great, simple ways to make great coffee.
Drip coffee makers can be had pretty cheaply; you should get one. It will taste better than coffee warmed in the microwave.
Edit: if you want really good-tasting coffee and don't drink a ton of it, get an Aeropress.
I use an Aeropress ( [link] ) . I had it already for coffee, and it works well. I put a 7cm piece of 3 micron filter paper in it. The filters that come with it are fine really for first filter. With this you have a plunger you're pressing down on that squeezes it out pretty well. Then I use a funnel with a piece of 2 or 1.5 micron filter paper made into a cone for final filtering. The final filter takes a day or so just using gravity to pass the extract through the filter.
Now I'm no expert either, but I've heard pour-over coffee can be pretty hit or miss especially for beginners. Getting the pour just right and to have consistently good coffee can be tough. Of course, I haven't made my own pour over, but I've had it a few times at a local coffee shop and even there where they have scales and weigh out the beans and water to get it just right it still tastes differently each time. You can make a great cup with it if you know what you're doing, but you can also make a really crappy cup of coffee, haha. That said, I suggest a product called Aeropress, which was suggested to me and that I've been using and have been really happy with for about 6 months. Much harder to screw up and that way it's easier to get a consistently good cup of coffee from! (People make coffee in an Aeropress so many different ways, look up some videos for techniques just like the pour over option if you go for this!)
An Aeropress and a microwave, and you're good to go. I actually even kept a small fridge in my dorm room, because sometimes, you just can't handle another round of chicken parmesan and marinara pasta.
Oh, I forgot. Disclaimer: I was in Zinfandel in 2004. Things may have changed slightly in the past decade.
Oh dude. Just the cheapest, lightest, easiest to clean solution out there. Backpacking, or home. Same coffee. Zero mess. I've never cleaned mine in years.
Only downside is it doesn't make a REAL espresso (not enough pressure), but it is pretty close.
Aerobie also make wicked frisbees.
For sure. You don't even need fancy equipment like espresso machines or those Nespresso pods to make amazingly good coffee!
Get yourself an Aeropress for $30 and you can make espresso quality coffee for no more than the price of the coffee beans/grounds.
Add to that a small hand grinder for a similar price so you can freshly grind your own beans and you have all you need to make cheap amazing coffee!
I used to spend $4 every work day (AUD prices), on coffee, $8 if I felt like 2 of them. That is a minimum of $80 per month! I now pay $18 for a 500 gram bag of gourmet coffee beans that lasts about the same amount of time.
Instant Coffee is certainly a LOT cheaper again, but also tastes awful by comparison.
They are very affordable. I've used mine at least once a day for a year.
Buy a metal filter for even more delicious coffee.
I'll caveat that I drink coffee black, but with the sweet taste coming from the soylent the slight bitterness from the coffee and cocoa powder helps balance that out and makes it easier to drink. The Aeropress actually does a pretty balanced job of extracting the coffee flavor while avoiding overly obnoxious flavor.
Edit: Link to Aeropress, I was on my phone earlier.
Will 60(vg)/40(pg) and 50(vg)/50(pg) work in a pinch?
How much pressure builds up if you use a lid?
Is there a way to let it vent without losing moisture/juice?
Will this press I ordered off of amazon work fine?
If I'm using 0 nicotene ejuice that I bought from an ejuice store, will the heating process fuck everything up flavor wise? I assume the squeezed out thc and plant matter might do that anyway.
Do you like coffee? If you do, try an espresso every morning and it might help to get things moving on a more regular basis. :)
(You don't need a super expensive espresso machine - there are much cheaper hand presses.)
I actually bought an Aerobee Aeropress. I only asked about coffee because other people would appreciate the advice. The aeropress works really well. Just fill it up with hot water and coffee grounds and press the plunger. In the end, all I have to do to clean it is eject the completely dry puck of grounds. No additional cleaning necessary.Just like the reviews say, it makes really good coffee.
coffee! i bought one of these and i haven't drank soda for 8+ months. it really was the caffeine i was craving. that press makes really smooth non-bitter coffee that i can just drink black
My husband and I have been using the pour-over method for the past 15 years until we got an aerobie aeropress. (Yes, it's made by the company that makes the frisbee thing.) If you like americanos or espressos, and don't mind the extra effort, the aeropress makes unbelievably sweet coffee with tons of crema. Personally, I think it blows the pour-over method out of the water. We only make one cup at a time, and it uses a little more ground coffee, but the rich flavor is totally worth it.
In all honesty, if I was faced with a decision about what brand of instant coffee to buy, I'd drink tea.
That being said Tom Petty liked Maxwell House. Not instant, I know, but it's something.
I know you said you aren't looking to buy any coffee makers, but Aeropress is only $30 and I've used mine for going on 5 years now.
So many people say that coffee isn't good for you and other say it is. At this point, there's probably something wrong with everything in the world. ANYWAYS, I use a regular coffee dripper from time to time, but the Aeropress: [link]
Is a good quick way to brew quickly. Especially if you got to get to class. Key is using FRESH beans. Perhaps by a local coffee roasting company.
If your really, and i mean really worried about the health risks here is a link/ pro/cons/ [link]
Everything on the cons list, like sleep pattern changes/hallucinations etc does not happen to me lol those are just possibilities. Matter of fact none of the cons affect me.
TLDR: Drink it and see how it effects you. Don't stop drinking water no matter what. Kudos for not drinking Starbucks Coffee.
I know there's the sidebar, but...
1) AeroPress - $30
2) Hario Mini Mill - $23
3) Digital scale - $17
4) 1 pint mason jars for storage - $10-$15 for 6-12 jars, depending on where you buy.
Total = $80
As far as I'm concerned, this is the cheapest method of entry for higher quality coffee with high levels of forgiveness and plenty of room to play, tinker, and learn.
An Aeropress or a Hario Woodneck or a hand grinder would be nice.
I purchased an aero press for making coffee and realized very quickly that’s it’s an excellent tool for pressing my oil.
makes a good cup of coffee too
you could maybe buy an Aeropress, which could work cause they have the same prefix
Looks a lot like the one for an AeroPress.
If you want to give her better coffee you will want to focus on the freshness of the beans and the quality of the grind as those two factors are arguably the most important to taste.
If you would like to make her coffee more convenient you could get her a keurig or the starbucks machine that uses cups. She probably doesn't want a drip coffee maker if she doesn't have one already.
The only coffee maker that fits your criteria is the aeropress which makes an espresso-like brew and is well loved and highly regarded.
Otherwise you are probably best off getting some coffee accessories like
a milk steamer
a nice electric kettle
a good manual grinder (handground)
or perhaps best
can I buy one like this or are there $200 ones I need to know about?
Check this out if you want to up your coffee game. Makes one cup at a time Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker [link]
Well, unlike pc gaming (all aiming towards max fps) coffee is and always will be preference
For example, do you want a machine that does everything? Or are you interested in aeropress / French press?
And after you decide HOW you want to make the coffee you then decide WHAT coffee you like. And now this is the hard part because every coffee tastes different.
And that means order different types and brands till you find one you like.
Just remember you will also need to decide how you like your coffee. Cream / sugar / etx.
Here's what I have:
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder:[link]
i'd buy from them directly cause they will roast before shipping but they don't deliver to me. so I just buy from amazon. here is my favorite flavor (current, it changes from time to time) [link]
also, for cream i don't use milk i use powdered cream (nestle coffee mate). I find it waters down the coffee (and reduces heat because it's cold) I love hot coffee.
and for sugar I use Brown sugar. Adds a much better flavor then white sugar. but it's all preference
Use this [link]
with this [link]
Here's a link on Amazon. [link]
Use the inverted method to make your coffee. Here's a video showing you how to do it. [link]
I mean, you save 8 bucks over Amazon but Ali is kind of hit-or-miss with sketchy sellers.
The paper filters are about $10 for 700 on Amazon, which is close to 2 years if you do one press a day -- you can even reuse filters a few times and really extend the life. Or you can buy this set of metal filters which is $13, lasts longer than the paper filters, and that pack is the best deal on metal filters I found since others go for $10 PER FILTER so if you want different levels of mesh/fine/ultra-fine you'd pay $30.
well tea is a totally different thing than coffee and some teas you can only steep once.
for office use I use an areopress with a hand grinder and a metal strainer
uses a lot less coffee than a pour over
warning your colleagues wont shut the fuck up about how interesting your coffee maker is
Honestly I wouldn't bother.
Get an Aeropress and a milk frother and you will be able to make just as good or better drinks. If you spend $100-200 on a crappy espresso machine you will just be out $100-200.
The Gaggia Classic is widely considered the bare minimum in espresso machines. And if your grinder is questionable then you will just be making it that much more difficult.
"Tough to dial in" doesn't mean you need to spend an extra 10 minutes to set it up. It means that one setting is too coarse and one setting is too fine and you pull your hair out trying to get a shot that isn't spraying watery espresso everywhere.
(1) Check out the weekly brew thread. It posts on Fridays.
(2) Here's some general advice for making good coffee:
-Fresh roasted whole beans, ground just before brewing using a "burr" grinder.
-Good water. Not distilled, not reverse osmosis, not "mineral" waters. Britta filtered tap water or store-bought spring water is usually fine.
-Getting the water hot enough. Coffee should be brewed between 195-205 degrees for most methods of brewing. Many machines don't get water this hot consistently.
-Get the right ratio of coffee to water, by weight. 1g coffee:16g of water is a good place to start for most methods of making coffee.
-Place your filter and rinse it before use.
-Prewarm your mugs and carafes.
(3) Popular devices recommended for beginners are the aeropress and the [clever dripper]([link].
(4) If I had to pick one thing, I myself have lately been drinking light-medium roast ethiopian single origin coffee brewed using my v60. I've also been starting to appreciate some latin american beans as well, usually a medium roast for those. But honestly, I change up what beans I'm using quite frequently to help me learn more about the different flavors/styles.
Hario Skerton Hand-Burr Grinder
Proctor Silex Water Heater
This was (mostly) my freshman setup. I forked out the dough for an electric burr grinder instead. But if you don't mind the hand grind, this grinder works really well.
Not a real latte but pretty close:
- Aeropress ([link])
- Milk frother ([link])
- Dark coffee (so you'll still taste the coffee flavour after adding milk; [link])
1) Invert Aeropress. Add 1 scoop of ground coffee. Fill 200F water to 1 mark.
2) Heat 250mL of milk in microwave for 45s.
3) Froth milk if desired.
4) Plunge coffee. Add milk. Scoop in foam.
Pretty good latte. Tastes similar to shop-made ones.
College student here, this is my cheap yet effective setup that I just got for Christmas
Hario Slim grinder $23
Basic electric kettle $15
American Weigh scale $9
Basic thermometer $9
Grand total: $78, still less than a Keurig!
Happy Mug sells beans for $14/pound shipped. At 17g of beans a cup, you can make almost 27 cups of coffee with a pound of beans. This comes to about 52 cents for a cup of coffee, which is comparable to cheaper K cups.
Also, as a former dark roast addict I suggest you start a little more towards a medium roast. I got a lighter roast with my first bag of beans after walking into a local roaster and grabbing what was available. The sweetness took a little while to get used to (I didn't know coffee could actually be so sweet!) but it really accentuates the differences between great coffee and "common" coffee.
Coffee is best if you grind and brew it fresh. An Aeropress, a burr grinder, and a decent bean will make an amazing cup of coffee. You won't even want to put sugared shit in it because it tastes so good. Go to Starbucks and get a reserve coffee on the Clover machine if you want to try this brewing method.
Tea is best if you use loose leaf tea. Buy a single-cup, basket-style, tea strainer and some tea. I'd suggest Gunpowder Green Tea to start.
Hey I've only had mine a week! Don't make fun of us! It's not pride. For me, I prefer the understated B&W screen. I like B&W photos and movies too. I like a watch first, which again B&W seems better suited to me. I hate animations too, hate 'em. Silly, juvenile they are.
I have one analog watch face (OK two but one is a secret), Timer+ which I use to make three or four cups of coffee a day in my Aeropress, the Today date app, Battery Lifetime, and Just Weather.
Pebblebits gives me Just Weather (with the town I'm driving through) with two presses of the back button, press and hold on top button gives me Timer+, same on bottom gives me Notifications. All I want! I would like the Hèrmes AW face...
It's not clunky, it's badass tough.
I recommend going with an aeropress. You can use your current grinder and get a quasi espresso shot. for about $10
An Aeropress, ground coffee, hot water, and something to drink from. Good to go!
>bitterness of the coffee,
Doin it wrong. Join the club, never look back.
Get an Aeropress. It makes one damn fine cup of coffee, vastly superior to drip, french press, or pour over. It's /r/coffee approved! All you need is an electric kettle. Both still are much cheaper and take up less room than a keurig. Plus, the new keurigs actually have DRM to keep you from using off brand cups, and while it's easily subverted (tape a barcode to the sensor), I think it creates a slippery slope, appliances should never have DRM, it's ridiculous!
SHABAM and SHABOOZLE. So Aeropress is actually the brand and the device. Basically, it a giant syringe that allows you to steep your coffee (just like your French Press) and then filter it using the pressure generated by the plunger. It's remarkably simple and there are a ton of guides out there from various well known shops/roasters like Blue Bottle to Stumptown.
The device is simple to use but also allows for a good amount of flexibility and control. Grind size, water temp, steep time, turbulence can all be modified to help you play with your coffee. My routine is fairly simple. I use two scoops (roughly 34g) of coffee, invert the aeropress and fill with about 200 ml of water,gentle stir, 1 min steep, 30s plunge, dilute 1:1. It takes me roughly 6 minutes to get that all done. I'm not super exact, I'm basically eyeballing it all and my coffee turns out great.
Something like this might work.
If coffee is important to you (and if it isn't yet it surely will be soon) I'd recommend an Aeropress, or at least a french press and whatever the cheapest kettle at Walmart is.
Edit: those are Canadian prices btw, it's probably even cheaper if you're in the us
I have an Aeropress ($30), and grind the beans with a Hario Skerton ($30) with a mod ($15) to improve the grind consistenty.
Makes fantastic coffee, and was a $75 setup.
Use an Aeropress. Does the same job, but better. Faster to clean also.
.... this looks like regular coffee to me
Sold by aeropress:
Sold by Aerobie:
Are they actually the same product by the same company?
ditch the moka, get an aeropress!
Oh no not at all.
The Aeropress itself is about $25 and it comes with something like 200 filters. Then a pack of 350 filters costs about $4. Alternatively, you can spend a bit more on a reusable, washable metal filter.
The directions on the box say to pour in water and stir for 10 seconds then press. Don't do that, as I feel you don't get the same flavor. I use the inverted method (watch a few videos). I pour in water to about the 2 line, stir for 15 seconds, then pour in to just above the 4 line (basically the whole container) and let it brew for about a minute. Then I cap it, flip, and press over about 20 - 30 seconds.
>new French Press
Make sure it's an Aeropress!
Hey there - I'm a regular at /r/coffee--definitely join our sub. There are quite a few ways you can modify and up your coffee game.
In regards to your post--there could be a few things:
1) Get better coffee. Do you use instant? Whole bean? Try a few beans and find something you like (and even stick to it!)
2) Modify your brewing method. Getting a cheap Aeropress coffee maker and hand grinder could make you rethink coffee altogether. It doesn't take long to make a cup (actually JUST made one before writing this reply), and your coffee comes out pretty damn good.
3) If you're using whole bean, change up your beans. Try new ones out.
Also - maybe you can add a sweetener to help with the bitterness.
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>Trying to get into coffee at home, looking for shops that offer gear, like a grinder, French press, and kettles, stuff like that.
You're better off ordering online. Get a burr hand grinder. Electric grinders can burn the beans and you can control how course the grinds are with the hand grinder.
Get an Aeropress for espresso. Or can also be used to make regular coffee. This is better than a french press, imo.
By hand grinding fresh beans and perfecting using the aeropress, you can't achieve a better cup of coffee at home.
Cleanup is easy and the coffee to great.
An Aeropress also lasts forever and is cheaper. Filters are low-cost too.
I've had bodum glass break repeatedly on me... cheap fix, but annoying.
Perhaps one of the ones intended for camping, GSI makes a few nice ones.
But! I'd recommend skipping the french press and getting either an Aeropress or a handled Chemex.
The chemex is glass, but well made... the aeropress is plastic, but also well made. I have a chemex from the 60s, so they're lifetime items if handled well. Plus it makes better coffee, imho.
I don't know your situation so I am wary of contradicting your medical professionals, but you could check out the aeropress, it is supposed to make less acidic coffee that bothers your stomach less. Coffee doesn't bother my stomach anyway, so I can't say if the aeropress is actually better in that regard, but it makes a great cup of coffee that might be easier on your stomach.