Results 1 to 14 of 14
Like Tree6Likes
  • 3 Post By flynnaus
  • 1 Post By tropellor
  • 1 Post By GregWormald
  • 1 Post By Barry O'Speedwagon

Thread: CRISIS - need Aeropress filter paper.

  1. #1
    Member tropellor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    38

    CRISIS - need Aeropress filter paper.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi everyone, I've gone camping out in Nelson Bay, and have packed my Aeropress but in my haste, forgot my filter papers! I've called around and no cafes in the area have any filter coffee. Any ideas on a substitute? I'm thinking if worse comes to worse then I'll do a mission to a supermarket and get some Harris filter papers or something like that and cut them down. Get all Macgyver.

    Thoughts?!?

  2. #2
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,013
    As you suggested, go to a supermarket, buy some coffee filter cones and cut circles out of it. Buy some scissors if you don't already have a pair.

    When you get back, buy yourself a metal Aeropress filter disk (they're in Beanbay) and keep it with the Ap. You'll get better tasting coffee and never get caught out again.
    Andy, Dimal and diode123 like this.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Port Kennedy W.A
    Posts
    51
    yeah I must say first purchase I made after my aeropress was the able disk . So much more flavor to my coffee, as I work up north I am stuck on portable coffee devices and wouldn't be able to get filters in a pinch . Good luck with the Harris filters though

  4. #4
    Member tropellor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    38
    Thanks guys. I'm waiting to run out of the paper filters before getting the metal disc. I've managed to get some filter papers from the shops. This will hold out for the week!
    ImageUploadedByCoffeeSnobs1420254398.342793.jpg
    Dimal likes this.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    44
    Not wanting to threadjack, well just a little.

    Thoughts on the aeropress v ROK Presso?

    Looking to get a manual machine for work, narrowed it to these two. Would prefer the ability to do shots but understand that is a no go with the aero press

    And great job with the filters, criss averted

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Port Kennedy W.A
    Posts
    51
    hey giddyupgaz . I have an aeropress now I use it daily at work and it's great , I am looking at a rok at home in the next month , so why not just both ;-) people have said great things about the rok and there is a good forum on this manual machine section

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3
    You can re-use the paper filters. Just rinse and repeat. Should get you through your camping trip.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    44
    Cheers Padams84, appreciate the help - and yes both seems like the way to go so I know what works best for my needs.

    Will check out the other part of the forum, I'm using the app on iPad, bit clunky to move around and find what you need Ive found

  9. #9
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496
    I've found the Aeropress more convenient to use than the ROK.

  10. #10
    Senior Member GregWormald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,286
    ROK--close to real espresso.
    Aeropress--really good "filtered" coffee.

    Greg
    Andy likes this.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    44
    Cheers, then a ROK is what I'm after then

    Thanks for the advice

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    China
    Posts
    33
    In a pinch I've used serviettes (rinsed several times!) as substitute filter papers. So with Harris filters, you're doing well! Just don't press down too hard - I imagine they'd crumble more quickly. Definitely wouldn't be reusable.


    ---
    Last edited by Javaphile; 14th January 2015 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Dead link removed

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Puglia, Italy
    Posts
    2
    Mate I have just bought a metal filter for this reason but went with an Italian made one and the results have been mind blowing, probably along the lines of Able etc etc..

    cheers!
    Last edited by scoota_gal; 29th January 2015 at 08:04 AM. Reason: Commercial Link removed

  14. #14
    Senior Member Barry O'Speedwagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    PRL
    Posts
    2,575
    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    2 posts, two links to the same commercial site. Nice debut.
    Andy likes this.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •