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Thread: Ultimate Guide to Aeropress article

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    Ultimate Guide to Aeropress article

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    Heya guys, am reading an interesting article, thought I'd pass it on for those who use Aeropress. It's a big write up haha, but very informative! Even covers stuff like for those who never really have gotten a decent brew out the Aeropress, and tips to help with that. Lots of helpful hints, recipes, the history of it etc...

    Enjoy!

    https://coffeechronicler.com/ultimat...the-aeropress/
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    Wowza, this method in the article is utterly fascinating... never even thought to do that. Worth an experiment! Have pasted it below:


    THE AUBADE METHOD

    https://youtu.be/Kh5ldPdxbQA

    I recently encountered this brilliant technique which doesn’t really have a name yet.

    As far as I can tell, it was first invented and popularized by Eldric Stuart of the now-defunct*Aubade Coffee*in Vancouver, so maybe we should call it the ‘Aubade’ method?

    The same approach has since been used to win at least a couple of Aeropress competitions.

    This brewing style is unlike any other recipe out there.

    The idea is that you do several extractions, and then mix them afterward to create the perfect cup.

    The first extraction creates what Eldric Stuart calls ‘sour acids.’ The idea is that all the most potent, citric flavors are pulled out in this first extraction.

    After that, you remove your plunger, add water, and proceed to brew a second time. This time you add more water. This creates the bulk of the brew. Then you adjust the taste by adding the sour acids from the first extraction. Spoon by spoon. Like if you were to season a tasty stew.

    The result should be the most balanced Aero-Joe you can imagine.

    Eldric Stuart is also the guy behind the Aesir Aeropress filters (which I highly recommend). For the best results, you should use his filters.

    I have tried this method several times, and have been blown away by the flavor clarity.

    At first glance, it seems a bit weird and counterintuitive, but when you think about it, a guy like Tetsu Kasuya espouses some of the same principles in his 4/6 method. Sweetness and acidity are extracted at different times in the brew cycle and make it sense to balance them perfectly.

    Try this recipe below, or check out the video above, where the Canadian coffee-YouTuber*Brodie Vissers*shares his modified recipe, which also works like a charm.


    Normal position, use Aesir filter for the cleanest result

    21.5g coffee

    Add 60g water at 94°C/201°F

    20s plunge (without hiss) and set sour acids aside

    Add 140g water at 94°C/201°F

    Skim the scum off with a spoon

    Plunge 1:45 to 2:45, no hiss

    Add around 30g water at 70°C/158°F*

    Add ~11g sour acids, to taste

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    that is just taking the piss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodhouse View Post
    that is just taking the piss.
    Hahaha! I know, seems like fuffing about, but still intriguing hey . Give it a go!

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    Nah... I'll stick with the simple straight forward methods and recipes. Still makes great coffee.

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    Interesting article Simon and a great summary of the Aeropress world championships results and techniques . Interesting reading to get so much info on one place.

    Somewhat loses his credibility with his link to 'best espresso machines' - https://coffeechronicler.com/gear/espresso-machines/ - spoiler alert, Breville feature heavily and money is no object choice is Breville Oracle. Interesting choice for a 'coffee professional'!
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    It's basically a informercial by people trying to oust the ever popular French Press.
    Me, I find the 'Aeropress' to be a very overrated piece of equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    Me, I find it a very overrated piece of equipment.
    The Aeropress or the Oracle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    It's basically a informercial by people trying to oust the ever popular French Press.
    Me, I find the 'Aeropress' to be a very overrated piece of equipment.
    Or you haven't learned to use it properly. Some of the best coffees I've ever had were from the Ap.
    Have a good read of the article.
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    Hard to overate the Aeropress at it's modest price. I think it is great for travelling, my first choice.
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    The French Press is great for traveling too and makes better coffee...

    Each to their own though.

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    Like the french press also, just the glass doesn't get on too well with baggage handlers
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    Ermm, not sure if you are trying to bait people but French Press is in no way better than Aeropress flavour or extraction wise. The filtration is not as fine/effective and results in muddy fines which effect the coffee flavour. Not saying you can't make super tasty coffee from a French Press.

    Probably why there isn't a French Press world championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Interesting article Simon and a great summary of the Aeropress world championships results and techniques . Interesting reading to get so much info on one place.

    Somewhat loses his credibility with his link to 'best espresso machines' - https://coffeechronicler.com/gear/espresso-machines/ - spoiler alert, Breville feature heavily and money is no object choice is Breville Oracle. Interesting choice for a 'coffee professional'!
    Yeah I thought it was an exceptional article, covered a lot of different aspects, ways to brew, what each variable is etc.

    Yes very weird about that haha, dunno what that's about, but the article I hope stands on it's own merit hey . He a licensed Q grader too, unless his recommendation was for people at home with limited funds.. dunno I'd have to read the article. Or he's a Breville rep, meh hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus View Post
    It's basically a informercial by people trying to oust the ever popular French Press.
    Me, I find the 'Aeropress' to be a very overrated piece of equipment.
    Hehe.. not everything is a conspiracy or plot to undermine other brewing methods. I'm not saying Aeropress is the greatest thing on earth, but yeah some of my best ever coffees I've had have been through Aeropress too. Of course to each their own!

    But it's nice to talk about things that produce nice coffee .
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Yeah I thought it was an exceptional article, covered a lot of different aspects, ways to brew, what each variable is etc.

    Yes very weird about that haha, dunno what that's about, but the article I hope stands on it's own merit hey . He a licensed Q grader too, unless his recommendation was for people at home with limited funds.. dunno I'd have to read the article. Or he's a Breville rep, meh hehe
    I think he is probably on a commission from Amazon, I am assuming that is how he makes his money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    But it's nice to talk about things that produce nice coffee .
    Exactly...

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    I think he is probably on a commission from Amazon, I am assuming that is how he makes his money.

    I suspect this may well be the case.

    These people abound on social media nowadays, we even have our own resident influencer who relentlessly promotes a number of espresso related products, if its not one of the brands he favours it's simply no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    These people abound on social media nowadays, we even have our own resident influencer who relentlessly promotes a number of espresso related products, if its not one of the brands he favours it's simply no good.
    Still a lot less than the relentless Mr Bean! 'Hi my names X, and I sell that model' I was going through my PMs a few days back and read a few emails from one of his banned alter egos. Amusing reading, the altered ego had PMed me after I commented on a machine , suggesting I should purchase from Mr Bean who had really looked after them. Said I wasn't in the market, but anyway was 5km from the importer in Sydney who I had already dealt with. Altered ego then suggested Mr Bean would give the best price and do wondrous things. Seemed weird at the time, now knowing it was Mr Bean himself makes sense. Now how would I describe that behaviour......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Still a lot less than the relentless Mr Bean! 'Hi my names X, and I sell that model' I was going through my PMs a few days back and read a few emails from one of his banned alter egos. Amusing reading, the altered ego had PMed me after I commented on a machine , suggesting I should purchase from Mr Bean who had really looked after them. Said I wasn't in the market, but anyway was 5km from the importer in Sydney who I had already dealt with. Altered ego then suggested Mr Bean would give the best price and do wondrous things. Seemed weird at the time, now knowing it was Mr Bean himself makes sense. Now how would I describe that behaviour......
    Have to say, he added a bit of colour to the place, it's all a little subdued now.

    For some reason I was on his favoured persons list at one stage as well, he used to pepper me with PM's asking advice.

    I imagine interesting times will come again.

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    But, but he's got one squillion 5 star reviews- for jugs, group seals and all manner of meaningless stuff. I call BS on much of that .

    For mine, he only ever subtracted rather than added. Given more opportunity, he probably would have driven us all away.

    I think they call it dissociative identity disorder?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZRe1kPWZw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeinator View Post
    But, but he's got one squillion 5 star reviews- for jugs, group seals and all manner of meaningless stuff. I call BS on much of that .

    For mine, he only ever subtracted rather than added. Given more opportunity, he probably would have driven us all away.

    I think they call it dissociative identity disorder?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZRe1kPWZw

    Yes! he certainly was a very naughty boy, and no! he was most certainly was not the messiah.

    Guess he added something, most of the older hands know exactly who we're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    For some reason I was on his favoured persons list at one stage as well, he used to pepper me with PM's asking advice.

    I imagine interesting times will come again.
    Yelta if he PMed you for advice I am surprised he didn't become the most successful Bezzara retailer in Australian history!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Yelta if he PMed you for advice I am surprised he didn't become the most successful Bezzara retailer in Australian history!
    Yep, guilty, I am somewhat biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Still a lot less than the relentless Mr Bean! 'Hi my names X, and I sell that model'
    Good thing he didn't sell the Vario.... Just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Have to say, he added a bit of colour to the place, it's all a little subdued now.

    For some reason I was on his favoured persons list at one stage as well, he used to pepper me with PM's asking advice.

    I imagine interesting times will come again.
    I really miss TC....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caps View Post
    I really miss TC....
    Ah, he still pops in now and again...

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Ah, he still pops in now and again...

    Mal.

    So I've heard.
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