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    Another Aeropress/Hario question...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Just ordered this set up from Gregs site to help me in my new job as a psychiatric case manager.
    Anyone notice on the Aeropress instructions that the use of the scoop to measure out coffee pretends that using it for beans or ground coffee is interchangeable?
    Im imagining that there would be a significant increase in coffee grounds if used after grinding rather than using it for measuring the amount of beans used.
    I know these things are trial and error and finding out what works for you - but does anyone feel like sharing how much beans they are using per cup - assuming your filling to the lower end of the 2 or 3 cup measurement (for what Aeropress claims is an espresso)?

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    Re: Another Aeropress/Hario question...

    I measure my beans into a spare double basket and then grind them into the double basket in the group handle.
    Its close enough to the same for me.

    Try it and see.

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    Re: Another Aeropress/Hario question...

    As a general guide a scoop will be reasonably repeatable within a small range, if you want to be very consistent for these types of brewing methods then grinding onto electronic scales is the best way, but I dont have any.

    My initial use of Aeropress was using the supplied scoop and the Aeropress suggested short brew time.
    Subsequently I tried some longer brew times with the Aeropress inverted, and have now gone back to a standard ~10g scoop for one serve, and almost twice as much water, which makes about half a cup with some milk, or about 1/3 cup if black. (There is some good info on brewing methods, and links to videos, etc, in the manual Brewing section).

    Despite their claim, the Aeropress does not make espresso, it does make a good filter style coffee, which can be quite strong if you use the supplied scoop and a longer brew time.

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    Re: Another Aeropress/Hario question...

    Thanks both for the advice. Should arrive tomorrow from Greg so I can start experimenting.

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    Re: Another Aeropress/Hario question...

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Ive only used the Aeropress scoop full of beans when making two coffees. On measuring it, I found the Aeropress scoop holds about 14g of whole beans which explains why.

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