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Thread: Fellow Prismo for Aeropress

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    Fellow Prismo for Aeropress

    How have I not heard of this yet? I have a feeling it may have only just gotten into Australia as its been around since midyear last year, but really cool, a relatively inexpensive attachment to the Aeropress to make 'espresso-style' beverages. Would be a good option for many.

    https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/fellow-prismo

    The Anatomy of an “Espresso-style” shot – Fellow

    Has anyone gotten in early and tried it or will be buying? (bizarre name for the product though I know hehe...)
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    Oh look, it's a double walled basket for the Aeropress.


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    looks like a pressurised basket equivalent to maximise the crema...and restricts flow so you need to use more pressure to force it through. but let me get my refractometer..
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    Haha okay fair enough I get the point :P. Just thought I'd mention. Wasn't sure of the mechanics of it exactly, but if it's just something that increases crema but doesn't improve the beverage or give it a decent enough distinction to others, fair enough. The writeup in the blog they liked what it produced compared to the normal means, but of course they designed the product..

    Just wondering if anyone's going to try it at all, and of course whether it's worth looking into

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    I tried the Aeropress for a while, well over it.

    These magical devices appear with monotonous regularity making all sorts of promises, it all smacks of alchemy to me.
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    I wouldn't waste my money on it. If you want fake espresso go to someone who has one of the appliance espresso machines and brew up a cup with the double-walled basket that they all seem to come with.


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    Right fair enough. Appreciate the thoughts. It is still cool that people are trying to improve coffee brewing methods, and I think it's nice that people are trying to make things more widely available, as not everyone can afford espresso machines and grinders. Of course it's not espresso, they state that on the article, and it doesn't make any promises, but state what they feel it delivers.

    And I'm for sure not being naive about it. I know there are a crapload of brewing devices out there, but I couldn't say that all of them are out there developing them just to purely to make money. A lot are actual coffee enthusiasts, exploring the boundaries and taking a risk to further brewing methods and education about coffee.

    I'm a big fan of the Aeropress and it has gained quite a following for a reason, would be interested if anyone does decide to get this new contraption and reports back how they found it.

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    i found that the best brew my aeropress produces is when i use it inverted, and like a french press. immersion grind, pour all the water in, stir, leave for 4 mins, flip onto cup and press. a cleaner cup than french press, maybe similar to the espro (which i haven't tried). it's still a pretty nifty device that's portable. though it's been a while since i've tried to make shots that stand out in milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post

    I'm a big fan of the Aeropress and it has gained quite a following for a reason, would be interested if anyone does decide to get this new contraption and reports back how they found it.
    G'Day Simon, perhaps a project for you, buy one, give it a work out then write a report.

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    We have just picked up a sample.

    Yes it looks like a double pressurised system. If it improves the Aeropress then we will stock it.

    Smoke and mirrors? Maybe... A little bit of science ? Maybe....

    Nothing wrong with trying to improve the mechanics of the Aeropress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    G'Day Simon, perhaps a project for you, buy one, give it a work out then write a report.
    Ah tis on the list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    I tried the Aeropress for a while, well over it.

    These magical devices appear with monotonous regularity making all sorts of promises, it all smacks of alchemy to me.
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    I bought an Aeropress when I was back in The UK for a few months and while it does make a satisfactory drink. I find it a bit of a fanny about, especially the inverted method, also for what it does I think it uses an excessive amount of coffee. I much prefer the taste given from a French Press which I use for holidays.
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    Hmmm ... I have one of these and have been testing it out for just over a week now. Does it produce a better shot than the standard attachment, maybe. Does it produce a shot like an espresso imho absolutely not. I have tried different grinds, different temperatures, inverted etc etc and to be fair it kind of works but not really. The extra pressure required is marginal but I wouldn't want to go too hard on a double walled glass.

    Do I think it is worth the expense. Absolutely not.

    If anyone would like to try it out by all means contact me as I am considering making it a community tool .... if that is okay by Andy that is. Postage is on you and must be returned after 1 week ..... sounds fair ....

    If anyone would like further info by all means let me know. I will get around to some pics if people are interested.
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    I used my Aeropress daily for about 18 months between machines, prepares a great brew with the right technique.

    Would I buy this? Probably not; I have a range of filters that already allow modifying the flow rate and resistance (along with grind - if brewing inverted you'll get a fairly solid "puck" that combined with a fine filter can create as much pressure as I would consider safe already).

    I tend to use the Trinity One when brewing manually at home and pourover when hiking these days, so the Aeropress mainly gets used for making perfect guacamole (seriously, try it!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    ...so the Aeropress mainly gets used for making perfect guacamole (seriously, try it!)
    HAHAHAHAHAHA You *need* to make a video of that!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHA You *need* to make a video of that!!!


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    This is one I prepared earlier, I really should do a slow-motion version.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUdbQ7xhvyZ/

    The vessel is a Kinto coffee server, just for extra hipster points

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    What? You didn't use the metal screen?!? *smirk*


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    hmm, I luv all things that accessorise my existing brew equipment .. but just wonder if CS has bought and used it yet, whether it adds to already amazing aeropress or is it just another gimmick? because what they portray as 'crema' might just be foam and bubbles created from the liquid moving through the valve.

    Would definitely keep an eye out on it as it does look interesting.

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    I hope it is "smashed"!

    Cool vid.

    Cheers
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    I have one. For $35 or so on my Aeropress at work I’m very happy, lovely coffee. Certainly not espresso but probably prefer it to the original aeropress. Also I use less coffee now.
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    There is also a mention in one of the thousand pieces of information available re the use of this that if you put a paper filter in with the prismo you get better results. Tried it last night .... ummm .... yeah no. Whilst I applaud the idea the execution fails. Don't get me wrong it is kind of cool but in reality as I have previously mentioned if you want a espresso get an espresso machine. It is better than a French press in my opinion and can produce a semi similar result to a moka pot - tested back to back on that as well BUT I think it is important to remember that the aeropress has a specific market in mind and for that market I think it works really well. I take mine to work most days and for that purpose it is awesome. ..... if you would like to try the prismo out refer to my previous post. Removes all doubt and speculation if you can actually use one for a while ..... if you like it buy one if you don't just saved yourself some green bean money .....
    1.5 cents worth
    and devaluing by the second .....
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    There's a new kid on the block. I must've missed the launch of this baby. The American Press, a combination of the Aeropress and French Press All in one neat package. Just what we all needed.


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    Crikey...They're expensive...Erimus,

    Being the gadget man I am, I'd be interested in buying this...If the price was right...

    Check out ebay...I think I might wait for a while...

    Cheers.

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    The prices are ridiculous. They also advertise you can make tea with it. Don't think that's a good idea, but what do Americans know about making tea, proper tea in a teapot. We've been making tea wrong for all these years, who'd have thunk it
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    Okeydokey, I got a Prismo attachment a few weeks ago, and I've finally had a chance to give it a little bit of testing, not as much as I'd like to, but I'll report any updates as I go.

    Here is my report!

    It came in a cool box and wrapping, very swish . There's a separate metal filter that sits inside the plastic piece, and when locking it in it stays very firm in the Aeropress.

    They recommend using about 20g of finely ground coffee, just off-boil water, and 50ml water, and to do it non-inverted/standard method, as the attachment prevents water from dripping through.

    Stir vigorously for 20s, and at the minute mark start pressing.

    I actually quite liked the beverage it made. Of course it's not espresso, and they never claim that, but it allows people who don't have nor can afford an espresso machine to get something close enough to espresso for them to enjoy, and I reckon that's a nice thing.

    Upon drinking, the body was improved and similar to espresso, the flavour was fairly concentrated. One thing it did which I didn't have a chance in trying to eliminate, was that it was a bit gritty, and a fair few fines/grounds got through, which just made it a bit murky and yeah, gritty.

    I chatted to some folks from the Coffee Tools stand at MICE who had the Prismo there, and told them that it was a bit gritty, but they asked what grinder I was using, and seemed to allude that it shouldn't have much fines, and then said it's nothing more than you'd get with a normal espresso that's pulled. However I never get any fines or grittiness coming through in my espresso shots at home so ah well.

    I haven't had a chance to test out a coarser grind to see if that helps, but I'll give that a go.

    I even tried using some preground coffee (I've started the practice of whenever I purge a bit of coffee before pulling a shot, instead of ditching the grounds, putting it in a ziplock bag for those situations where out of coffee and desperate, and for some fun experimenting hehe), and I was actually quite impressed with what the Prismo produced (from what I could with 2 day old preground).

    I also was never able to get any crema produced when I pressed it out, which I thought was something it did (it was very good quality and freshly roasted beans too). Again, may need to change some variables. But not a deal breaker anyway.

    So my summary: is it necessary for your Aeropress? Not necessarily, I have managed to use some recipes for Aeropress that produced espresso-like beverages that were beautiful. But this did the trick too, and I did enjoy what it produced. I will definitely play around be with it more, especially grind fineness, brew time and temperature. I've never been a fan of using off boil water for any beverage, and obviously it cools down during the 1m brew, but that being said it was still nice.

    I was impressed, and I will use it from time to time when I don't have the luxury of time for the whole espresso machine process early early in the morning. This seems very quick, convenient, and was still yummy.

    Would like to thank TalkCoffee too for all their generous help with the Prismo, incredibly fast shipping, and fantastic customer service .

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    I want to bring back Aeropress since the company Fellow has a pressurized filter attachment (called the Pismo) that they claim makes espresso like coffee. I bought it and it does have that result. You have to use fresh coffee, grind fine and push hard, but it does work. So if you have an aeropress you can try Fellows attachment.

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    No thanks.
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    Leroy Leroy Leroy .... obviously a wise man ..... in as few words as possible ...... :-)

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    The Only portable Espresso maker I have ever seen that actually makes what I would call espresso is the Mypressi (that is why I own one for travel). Lately I have started to be a bit impressed with the Flair espresso maker though.

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