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    Hi everyone - first post here.

    What do Aeropress lovers use as the receptacle into which they press their Aeropress coffee?


    If I'm just brewing for me I put the device directly over my mug, but if I'm brewing for 2-4 people I need to press into something else first before transferring to the other cups/mugs.


    Ideally it would:



    1. fit (mouth not too wide, not too small)
    2. be strong and stable
    3. be a little bigger than just the minimum size required to hold a full chamber of liquid (I like to add a bit of hot water to the concentrate before transferring to cups)
    4. have a pouring lip


    Also wouldn't hurt if it was a little stylish, though not essential.

    Would like to hear what fellow Austrlaian Aeropress-lovers are using. I'm currently using a pyrex drip coffee jug but think I can probably do a little better (also always worried about breaking it though so far so good). Maybe something like a stainless steel milk jug but would prefer to hear from someone who is actually using something first.

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Cups. I would usually do two cups at a time and just express evenly directly into the two cups.
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    Hi flynnaus - thanks for the quick response.

    I'm thinking about your reply and actually I can't fault it, except that it will take a bit of practice to get right. We also all have our own favourite mugs, so I usually add hot water to the pressed coffee in order to try and get even amounts of coffee concentrate into everyone's mug, but I'm sure I can get around this.

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    A stainless steel milk jug is perfect. This is what we used in the local Aeropress comp last year rather than press straight into the W.A.C. cups. If you donít already have one get yourself a nice looking, good quality one. Something from Tiamo would work, or even the new Breville ones. You need a 600ml jug as the 350ml ones are sometimes too narrow at the top.

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    Thanks LeroyC. I've actually got one but it's a little narrow around the top as you mention (and a bit stained from living at the coast). Will take a drive into town on Monday and check out what's available locally, otherwise will take a look online. Good to hear from someone who has used the milk jug before, thanks.

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    Rhinowares 600ml jug is perfect (and cheap). I use it for that very purpose.

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    Thanks woodhouse. I can't see from the pictures online but I assume the rim is level ie not at an angle? And you just got the stainless steel "Pro Pitcher"?

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    Second that. Rhinowares probably make the nicest budget milk jug. I think Cafelat have a new style as well that might work.

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    Have a look in an Op shop. You never know what you'll find ... and you'll save a lot of dosh.

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    I bought a Kinto Coffee Jug for this very purpose. Works well; very stable and pours cleanly - though whether it would suit your needs would depend on how much water you add. There's also a 600ml version but I'm not sure whether it's the same diameter.

    I don't really use the Aeropress any more, so if you like the look of it let me know...
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    I'm just curious that so many people think the Aeropress can make more than 1 cup of coffee.

    It's awesome for a single long black and I've never used it to make more than one coffee at a time.
    (regardless of the description on the packaging, it really doesn't make espresso!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm just curious that so many people think the Aeropress can make more than 1 cup of coffee.

    It's awesome for a single long black and I've never used it to make more than one coffee at a time.
    (regardless of the description on the packaging, it really doesn't make espresso!)
    Iíve started brewing a Ďconcentrateí that I then dilute to the strength I want. Iíve had some of the best Aeropress brews using this method and although Iím only ever making coffee for myself it can be easily adapted to make 2 drinks. If you check out the World Aeropress Champs website they have the recipes used by the winners each year and the concentrate has been popular and successful the last couple of years. I havenít done my own tests or anything but I think youíd still be limited to 2, maybe 3 drinks in one go depending on the size of the drink. Iíve heard that the max dose the Aeropress can handle is 40g. At a brew ratio of 1:5 that makes for a very full Aeropress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm just curious that so many people think the Aeropress can make more than 1 cup of coffee.

    It's awesome for a single long black and I've never used it to make more than one coffee at a time.
    (regardless of the description on the packaging, it really doesn't make espresso!)

    Well, you can rig it up to make a cold brew

    When I use mine (usually when overseas for an extended period) I tend to make a drink that is maybe 60% 'very strong' long black and 40% steamed milk, and I guess I could do it for 2 coffees rather than 1. That's about it though.

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    I only use mine for traveling now .... which has been the past two weeks.

    Iím in Andyís camp. Typically it is all poured into a single cup for consumption or occasionally half the capacity of the aero press then topped up with hot water. The half strength is often at breakfast as itís possible to get two cups without the trouble of having to brew again.

    Occasionally if the second cup isnít used it is left in the aero press and then in the afternoon it works well as a hot left to go cold brew with some milk!

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    Hi - just an update, I got the Rhinowares one and it works a dream. Thanks again everyone for your suggestions.
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