I think I posted it in the wrong thread
Another amazing kickstarter project!
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I think it looks lovely.
if money was no object, and more importantly , if bech space wasn't confined to 3 dimensions, I'd back it.
So that's it. It's done.
I've just pre ordered a Trinity One!
it does cold brew, pour over and pressure filter(?)/ (aeropress).
im very excited because it's going to consolidate my gear a bit, (ive not really got into aeropress yet, so i consider this function a bit of a bonus) and it is very beautiful. Nice that its Australian designed/ produced too.
I won't have it for a while, (early next year) and I'll definitely post on it. But I just had to tell someone!!
anyone else having a dip on this?
Lever lover here also. This year I've been trying my hand at pourover and cold drip also. So this seemed like the natural progression!
Got one on order, but currently traveling/gap yearing until next June, will be a nice surprise when I get home because I would of probably forgotten about it. I like the design because it hosts another set of variables that can be controlled.
I spotted it on Instagram, was using my Aeropress at home daily at the time and nearly pulled the trigger... still on my wish-list! Such beautiful design... still like the AP visually but it's a bit ghetto when making cold drip with a plastic water bottle on top.
Haven't posted in forever but I ordered one of these when it was "kickstarted".
Picked it up yesterday afternoon at the Launch here in Brisbane during that @#$%^& thunderstorm.
Naturally Mark was there to field questions and run demos.
The unit is very well made and is certainly built to last. I'm going to enjoy using it I'm sure.
Hopefully i can report back soon with a taste test.
I love the design of the Trinity One and will happily support Mark - my QLD bias aside. :-)
If I didn't have those other devices already I would have happily jumped on the kickstarter project last year. Almost pushed the button a few times but always had other things to spend the money on at the time.
Certainly if I know of people wanting a great looking and practical multi-brewing device I'll happily point people in the Trinity One direction.
For speciality cafes I would think it would be an interesting and useful tool on bar ... a more automated and well presented aeropress or a visually appealing pour over style brew.
Definitely good to support a local AU creator.
I was also lucky enough to survive the rain yesterday and pick my unit up. It is a beautiful appliance, so much so that my Mrs is happy for me to take up more bench space. Great to see a kickstarter project be successful, especially a local project. Congrats again Mark. (Apologies, my Instabook photography skills don't do it justice).
Mark hand delivered my trinity one today! He's a mate of mine and he's invested alot into his passion. Amazing product by an amazing guy! Go Aussie!
Well I have it set up to try tomorrow.
Only one problem that I can see.....
It's beautiful...I don't want to get it dirty...
Nah bugger it I will.
I'm impressed with the size and weight of the Trinity. Got to see and touch it the other day at me local coffee shop. Can't hurt to drop hints for Christmas?
Well, I've used it as a press, which I'm a rank beginner at. Grind was obviously too coarse. More practise required. Cold brew: works easily with good results.
I've tasted a bottled cold brew before, & it tasted kind of fermented in a not nice way. My first taste of this brew reminded me of that, but I am not noticing it so much since then.
Plus I have only ever had cold drip before ( not immersion). Is this "fermented taste" a characteristic of cold brew?
Not that the batch I did had it to a strong/ offputting degree, but is it?
The Trinity One is beautiful, by the way. Looks great on the bench, and is a clever design.
No regrets (except that I haven't used it much yet.)
Yeah. Fermenting flavours from cold brew doesn't sound quite right.
Love a good brewed ginger beer and my wife brews water kefir.
Good reminder to put on a pot of cold brew for tomorrow though.
I'll go coarser with my next batch, going for a lighter body. I think that'll help to make it better. My first go was okay, & th the funny flavour only hit me a little bit & at the first couple of sips. Might have been imagining it.
and I wonder if my bought bottled brew had maybe sat in a warehouse for a few days/ weeks... Would that do it?
Can try playing around with the amount of time you go for drip or immersion.
Good luck with your brewing... happy to take a litre of the good stuff to work today.
What I love and hate about cold brew is that you end up drinking too much coffee 8-D
Agree. It's just too easy to drink it like water on a hot day.
yeah. I might try a shorter brew. Maybe 8 instead of 12 hours. But one variable at a time is the key, I guess. (Old CS wisdom)
The file names of the pictures are a big clue.
Java "Trinity what?!?" phile
Toys! I must have new toys!!!
This thread just keeps getting better
By the way, how is everyone enjoying their Trinity brews? I use a mesh filter for press brewing because I like to use a very fine grind. I Guess you could say I enjoy 'over extracted' filter beans as I grind to a fineness that makes the press time 4:30 minutes. I love the taste of the brews, sometimes I let it extract over ice if I'm feeling warm.
I totally agree. I've actually gone even further b and haven't even been turning on the R58! Strictly trinity
The simplicity of it and the cleanup is excellent. Been brewing a really nice El Salvador lately on it and loving it. Looks so good as a showpiece too.
So while I love my espresso, I'm keen to expand and try other brew methods. My first taste of cold drip recently was the final nail in the coffin, and I instantly regretted not doing this sooner. Better late than never, I've been looking around at some different systems. The Trinity is a beautiful machine (which helps to get the wife's stamp of approval). Unfortunately, I don’t see anywhere that says it does cold drip (something I want to be able to try) but I wanted to confirm that. If not, what are my other options?
Gonzo, I think I read that you’re also a fan of the Brewover. How does it’s cold brewed coffee compare to the Trinity’s (in regards to taste, ease of use, repeatability etc)?
I also like the look of Goat Story’s GINA, another recent Kickstarter funded project.
Otherwise K-Bean, if all else fails and I want a single-purpose cold drip machine, what do you recommend?
I'm the happy new owner of a Trinity One courtesy of Pauly/@K_Bean_Coffee 😊
First impressions - clearly a quality unit. The main materials (timber, steel, plastic and a rubberised finish on the "portafilter") are well manufactured and fit nicely. The weighted plunger has a satisfying heft to it, and again fits the chamber snugly as it should.
A product like this is largely about aesthetics and ergonomics/elegance in use, and I think they've largely nailed both. It looks great sitting next to the espresso setup, and although it doesn't really do anything my Aeropress and V60 already can, I don't have an ounce of regret.
If I had to find a criticism, fitting the plastic cap to the weight feels a tiny bit clunky, while it and a couple of other components have a slightly cheaper feeling finish (matt black plastic with mould seams just visible), but this is picking nits...
I had expected the brew chamber to be glass for some reason, and was initially a tad disappointed to discover that it's an exceptionally clear and hard plastic. Hopefully it holds up to extended use without scratching; if so it's certainly the right material choice as glass would be a bugger to ship and handle. For the coin I think they could include some filter and Aeropress filters though - but as I already have both it's no biggie for me.
Finally made a brew today with some Pink Bourbon roasted for espresso, using the weighted method with a fine Able Aeropress disc.
Grind was a little on the course side, but my first impression was positive - much like an Aeropress brew; perhaps a little softer. And of course it looked the goods doing it. It also doesn't suffer from the leakage issues of the Aeropress, where the cap lets some coffee around the sides of the filter.
Looking forward to trying out the other methods. I'm also keen to get it working as a cold drip setup; I would guess if Trinity come out with an upgrade kit it would be a strong seller. Really only need a vessel with drip tap that sits in the pourover funnel and it's good to go!
Great review. Thanks Matt.
I'd like to see a cover for the cold brew situation. (I've been using a plate. Don't want a fly in there, & I can't fit the whole thing in the fridge!)
It certainly is elegant and functional.
Good call - the dosing cone lid from my ECM V-Titan fits quite nicely (I tend to leave it off the grinder...), but a wood/metal lid matching the piston would look the goods.
Now that Dan/Specht Design has one, I'm sure it won't be long until we see some pretty sweet add-ons/mods 😎
Sorry I didn't see your question sooner. I own both the Trinity One and the Brewover. I have done cold steep on the Trinity as K-Bean mentioned. The volume of brew is too small for my needs (particularly in QLD summer).
The Brewover does large batches. I keep it to about 700g at a time with 12hr drip times. I have to honestly admit that I don't enjoy immersion brews as much as drip. You don't get that clean 'spirit-like' smoothness and taste. For this reason I stick to the Brewover for my cold brew needs. My tip is not to use ice in the water for cold drip as it mucks up the consistency of the drip valve. Just add ice later My brews need a little dilution anyway.
But in saying all that, the Trinity One is beautiful piece of equipment and it's functionality and ease of use are excellent. I really do love all that it offers for press brewing and pour over.
Let us know how you go with your purchase.
I've now tried just about every possible brew method the T1 allows, which is quite a few more than I anticipated! Pourover has been great - I've had a V90 for ages but never bothered to use it - but I've also made cold drip (with a ghetto dripper), batch brew pressurised and unpressurised and of course used the weighted plunger to make an areopress-style brew. Without going into detail, I think it's a terrific piece of equipment to explore a bean and bring out nuances of flavour and other characteristics by playing with different methods.
My earlier questions have answered themselves; with use it becomes clear that the design is very well thought through. The removable end section on the weighted plunger allows for super-easy cleanup (pop off the end and rinse along with the filter holder).
I haven't used the aeropress since buying the T1; in fact I've been using the Synchronika a lot less as well!
I actually like the T1 so much I'm building it a station of its own to free up bench space and show it off
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This in the Australian this AM, too rich for my blood.
"Brisbane inventor" more like Brisbane modifier of a concept.
You need to be a subscriber to read this article. Could you paste it up? Cheers.
From The Australian
"What is it? An unusual coffee machine. It doesn’t use electricity; instead, gravity does all the work.
How? You fill the brew chamber with ground coffee and hot water, then slot the heavy (2.25kg) press cylinder in the top; it slowly descends under its own weight, pushing the brew through a 180-micron steel filter.
So no espressos or lattes? No; it makes the sort of coffee you get from a French press, only nicer.
Looks good, though. Yes, it’s “designed to be on display”, says the Brisbane inventor. It’s 35cm tall and made of steel and bamboo, with a clear polymer brew chamber.
Who will it appeal to? Designer types, coffee snobs and people who enjoy meticulous rituals.
Eh? See the instructions: add 17g of specialty coffee then pour over 300ml of 92ºC water, using a gooseneck kettle for best results... Like, anyone fancy a nice cup of Nescafé instead?
Good grief! You've got to love them...
You could buy a half decent grinder for that price.
Ah wow, yeah I'm confused! It does seem just like an Aeropress which you don't have to push down, I wonder how else it actually differs..? (I do like the group handle attachment to it though ;D )
Suffice it to say I will not be purchasing to test it out
Do try to keep up @Yelta, the Trinity One has been discussed here at length many times, going back to more than two years ago!
It's far from a "$295 Aeropress" but obviously won't appeal to everyone, particularly if cost is a major factor.
Looks good...But not good enough to cause me to shell out a touch under $300.00 though...Bit rich for me...I think I'll keep my hands firmly in my hip pocket and I'll stick to my $70.00 or whatever manual Aeropress for now
Yeah have you guys been living under a rock or something? The Trinity One is into its second iteration now and has even won awards. I haven’t had a chance to try one, but they’ve received fairly universal praise so if you like this style of coffee they should be worth considering. I have seen one in the flesh and can confirm that the build quality and finish is superb.
I don’t think The Australian is the best place for coffee industry news. Let’s be honest main stream media is years behind with this sort of stuff. Online publications like Perfect Daily Grind or Sprudge are great for the latest news from the world of coffee. If you like hard copy then Beanscene Mag (sold on Beanbay) is actually a pretty good industry journal.
Keep a cool head.
Yelta and I must now crawl back under our rocks
Yeah I live under a rock mate...Just crawl out occasionally to scare somebody (It's a hobby of mine)......Ummm It looks very nice, It'd look very cool set up in a coffee corner...Now I haven't tried one, but if it makes similar coffee, to spend that much on a device seems over the top to me...Maybe I'm missing something and I'm happy to be put right, but's that's how I see it.
Yes they have been around a few years now.
A beautiful bit of engineering and lovely wood finish. Its certainly a talking piece in the showroom.
It is though a slow mover and that's understandable at $300.
An impressive product for a select market
Have you tried, or had customers give you feed back on how the hot coffees taste in it? Just wondering the points of difference in taste for both the press type and pour over types of coffees.
Living under a rock! perhaps, regardless, it's obvious that someone with something to do with the marketing of this device decided it needed a bump, hence the blurb in the Australian over the weekend (if you care to look you will still find it front and centre)
Perfect Daily Grind, Sprudge and Beanscene Mag may well be the perfect medium for preaching to the converted, however they have little or no interest to the average latte sipper, in fact I would venture to say 99% of em would give you a blank look if asked about any of these specialist publications, they, like me prefer to drink coffee than read about it
With a weekend print run of around 200,000 I suspect an article in the Australian may well have a slightly greater chance of being read by the average person than a specialty magazine like Beanscene with a circulation of around 10,000.