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    Aeropress inverted press technique

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    I recently got an aeropress and have been obsessively researching recipes, filters and techniques. I found one particularly interesting technique that isn't mentioned elsewhere that I've seen. It's an inverted technique in which you carefully start the press with the aeropress still inverted so the bloom is forced through the filter. Then you carefully tilt in to direct it into the cup and then flip it fully for the rest of the push. The article claims that a lot of the oils are present in the bloom and this technique is necessary to get them into the cup. I tried it today and it's surprisingly not that hard to do this without spilling it, I got it first go no problem and the cup definitely seemed to have more oils present.

    Anyway, the article is here: https://sites.google.com/site/scottm...orbettercoffee
    It is mostly advocating the polyester filter that is talked about elsewhere. I just used an Able disk which seemed to work fine. I was wondering whether others here have tried and/or discussed this technique and what people thought of it.

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    I've been doing it this way for years

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    I use the inverted method with a Kaffeologie filter that I got here on BeanBay. I have a vague recollection that I had a good reason for going inverted when I first tried it, (or maybe I was just curious), but now I just do it that way from habit.

    I do prefer the coffee I get with the stainless mesh filter, it is definitely a tastier drop than with the paper ones,and more convenient too.

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    The technique redrich refers to is a bit different to the usual inverted technique in that you start extracting it while still inverted to allow some of the 'crema' to come out and then turn it right way and plunge as usual. I might give it a try.

    Fresh coffee grind generally exhibits a "bloom" in the brewing device. The grinds roil and fulminate, exuding CO2 and creating a foam that makes us all WISH it were crema. It's not. It's full of oils, but it's also mucked up with grounds. The oils naturally rise to the surface of a brew slurry, so they get sucked into the foaming bloom and there they stay......When you press an Aero normally, the flow and pressure work together to form a puck at the bottom of the extraction column. This puck passes all the filtrate through it, but the last thing to pass through is the bloom.


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    That's the way I've been doing it Flynn.
    I'm sure that I read about it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod View Post
    That's the way I've been doing it Flynn. I'm sure that I read about it here.
    I think you're right come to think of it TG.

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    Once i changed my technique to the inverted method, i never changed back.



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