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    Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Received my AeroPress today Dennis :).So naturally, just had to try it out ::).....

    It really is a well designed, nicely manufactured bit of kit and simplicity itself to set up and use. Anyway, cutting to the chase..... The quality of the brews produced are simply superb. Great clarity and very nicely balanced, no bitterness at all, plenty of body and a beautiful lingering finish that is still there after nearly an hour since finishing the cup.

    I made two drinks, one as a Flat White and the other just as it came straight out of the AeroPress, no water and no milk. Both drinks were great and very more-ish with the straight brew being very reminiscent of an excellent espresso pour but without the crema and probably not as acidic either. In all respects though, I am very satisfied with the quality of the brew that this little gizmo produces. Whoda thought that a bloke who invented the Hobie Cat sail-boat could turn his hand to something like this, just goes to show.

    Very happy Dennis and especially so knowing that you are also supporting the CS "Fair Crack" with a percentage of the proceeds. Absolutely excellent mate.... 8-)

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Would the aeropress be good for cupping when trying new beans and roasts????

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman link=1204842205/0#2 date=1205304820
    Would the aeropress be good for cupping when trying new beans and roasts????
    I wouldnt recommend it for that purpose. There are far more simple, cheaper, and more meaningful ways of cupping.

    See here for a guide to cupping...

    http://www.coffeeresearch.org/coffee/cupping.htm

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Thanks for the link Dennis

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    I got my [s]Swedish Penis Expander[/s] Aeropress a couple of days ago. Coffee is better than I thought it would be ;)

    All I can say is thats not mine!!! *;D

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1204842205/0#5 date=1205308991
    I got my [s]Swedish Penis Expander[/s] Aeropress a couple of days ago. Coffee is better than I thought it would be ;)

    All I can say is thats not mine!!! *;D
    giggled like a schoolgirl ;D

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1204842205/0#5 date=1205308991
    I got my [s]Swedish Penis Expander[/s] Aeropress a couple of days ago. Coffee is better than I thought it would be ;)

    All I can say is thats not mine!!! ;D
    I had a laugh ;D ;D

    Trust you Chris ::) ;D

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1204842205/0#5 date=1205308991
    I got my [s]Swedish Penis Expander[/s] Aeropress a couple of days ago. Coffee is better than I thought it would be ;)

    All I can say is thats not mine!!! *;D

    :o ;D ::)


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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    picked up my Aeropress this morning from the Post Office and made a beautiful cup of coffee using the Toraja beans which came with it... 8-) sooo much nicer than a plunger!!

    Dennis, thank you for making the Aeropress available at that price, and with such lovely beans too! [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    after i finished my coffee, i took my 2 plungers and put them in the caravan-park laundry with a note on it: "free to good home"! *[smiley=evil.gif]

    if it is OK with you, Dennis, i will buy another 2 Aeropresses from you in September, one to take with me to Belgium as present for our daughter and the other one as a housewarming present for friends of ours... ;)

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1204842205/0#9 date=1206614510
    picked up my Aeropress this morning from the Post Office and made a beautiful cup of coffee using the Toraja beans which came with it... 8-) sooo much nicer than a plunger!!

    Dennis, thank you for making the Aeropress available at that price, and with such lovely beans too! [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    Yup!

    I second all of that.

    I took the aeropress & the cuppacoffee ST, *Yirg *& *Shire blend plus one of my own blends [40%Sulawesu Toraja *40% Ethiopian Gambales 20% Peru Villa Grace] away over easter and was really impressed.

    When travelling, *I use a Zassenhaus and compared to a commercial grinder it produces a *grind that is uneven and has a relatively large ammount of fines.
    I have never been able to get a satisfactory plunger coffee with it.

    I have had some great plunger coffees in the past, but these have always been made with a commercial grinder and Ill stick my neck out and say that plungers can make great coffee but *they are as fussy with grind quality as espresso machines.

    Not so with the Aeropress, it produced really great coffee without being affected by the limitations of the Zass.

    Initially I made brews with a relatively course grind and these produced a lovely clean cup with *great flavours. From memory [without direct AB comparison] I reckon a similar coffee style to that produced by the Clover I tried at CTB.
    Over the week I ground *steadilly finer, trying to emulate an espresso.
    It will never recreate true espresso, but you get a very rich full bodied approximation and with a very fine grind, the last few seconds of extraction *produce crema [albeit fast dissapating].

    Dennis roasts were all great and held up very well over a couple of weeks.

    The Yirg [my first experience of it] was awesome, I didnt seem to get the floral flavours others have mentioned, but got a really nice chewy cashew nut flavour and texture.
    The Shire blend was really nice and very well balanced, perhaps a smidge too polite for my tastes but a great coffee.
    Dennis ST was better than any of my ST roasts [which have always been fat and rich but a *little 1 dimensional]. The cuppacoffee ST had more flavour interest, some dark caramel and something akin to liquorice.

    All in All a great Easter.



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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Nice to receive the feedback on the AeroPress and the coffee.

    Ive been having fun with the Aero too, and compared to plunger, I think it produces a much cleaner taste, probably due to the filters (which are re-usable btw) and quicker extraction.

    As for the coffee, Im happy with the single origins and world blend, though the shire blend has had mixed reviews, ranging from "great" to "almost unpalatable". Thats just not good enough. With the shire I was trying to create a softer blend with wide appeal, though when I asked over 200 people at a recent shopping centre gig what they liked, the overwhelming majority simply said, "strong coffee". Obviously our AU tastes have changed and I was surprised, as most cafes serve dishwater. All said and done, I was way off the mark with the shire. Hence, Ive withdrawn it from sale and its back to the cupping area with that one. :-[

    Back to the Aero - we just have a few more of these left from our first consignment and have another arriving early next week. So, I hope interest continues and Faircrack prospers! :)

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    Dennis - for what its worth - I think the shire blend is fantastic.

    Dont forget that you cant please all of the people all of the time and there will be followers of that lovely smooth and soft b lend. I found it quite sweet too - and I have drunk a lot. I think people need to give it a chance.

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by lucinda link=1204842205/0#12 date=1206681721
    Dennis - for what its worth - I think the shire blend is fantastic.

    Dont forget that you cant please all of the people all of the time and there will be followers of that lovely smooth and soft b lend. I found it quite sweet too - and I have drunk a lot. I think people need to give it a chance.

    Ill second that view. I only had that nub that you sent out to me, but I enjoyed it fo sho!

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    Picked up our AeroPress yesterday and made a great Mocha Java decaff last night- very smooth with no bitterness- much better than a Moka pot. Compared to a plunger brew there was a smooth taste of delicious velvetty coffee. Today tried some sumptious Ethiopian Gambella that came from Dennis (Cupacoffee) with the AeroPress. Off to Targa in Tassie next week with the AeroPress in the luggage.
    Thanks Dennis for your great service and extras.
    Once again a CoffeeSnobs sponsor has looked after us above and beyond the call of duty.
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    Just as a matter of interest, have discovered that I prefer a brew water temperature closer to 90C rather than the recommended 80C. For my palate at least, seems to produce a more balanced cup :),

    Mal.

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    ok so i have it, and at first rushed attempt at dinner time in the shop I got face curling bitter!
    What The!

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal coffee link=1204842205/15#16 date=1207910988
    ok so i have it, and at first rushed attempt at dinner time in the shop I got face curling bitter!
    What The!

    Craig.
    The most obvious ones I can think of off hand are: Water too hot. Grind too fine. Too long of a soak/extraction time.


    Java "Still likes his Aeropress." phile

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    i have not had a chance to play any further with it still but will let you know,

    My comments btw are about technique not the Aeropress.

    Craig.


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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    If all else fails Craig - read the instructions! ;)

    IMO, definitely works better with:
    Coarser than espresso grind
    A cooler temp - I like it around the 85* mark...you can always add more hot water if serving a long one
    Gentle pressure - dont rush the plunge!

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    I have had my aeropress for a fortnight and love it as much as i did the day it arrived. I loved the coffee that came Dennis sent with it. In fact, i think it was the best coffee i have made for myself. yes, i am new to this coffee discovery, and loving it!!!
    In fact, i ordered a 2nd aeropress as a gift for a friend. i recommend this product and the service was great as well.
    thanks to CS and Dennis!!

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    "Gentle pressure - dont rush the plunge!"

    I found this to be a key point in eliminating a
    touch of bitterness that I was getting for a
    while when first using the Aeropress.

    It can take a while to push down -- I just keep
    pushing gently until it gets there. Also, make
    sure to push all the way down.

    "Coarser than espresso grind"

    Ill try with a coarser grind, Ive always used
    a fairly fine grind so far. I use it when travelling,
    with a hand grinder -- coarser would save save
    time :)

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    Quote Originally Posted by hazbean link=1204842205/15#21 date=1208007088
    "Coarser than espresso grind"

    Ill try with a coarser grind, Ive always used
    a fairly fine grind so far. I use it when travelling,
    with a hand grinder -- coarser would save save
    time :)
    The Users Manual recommends a "Fine Filter Coffee" setting :-?.... Experimented a bit with the LSM and settled on a grind that was around the same texture as River Sand when rubbed between the fingers. This seems to provide a nice, rich and sweet brew so might be worth a try. All the best :),

    Cheers,
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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

    i would love to purchase an Aeropress. i have tried the website, but having problems paying.
    any suggestions. is Dennis out there? thanks. we love the idea as we are on the road a bit.
    thanks for any suggestions everyone.
    penny

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    Re: Buy an Aeropress and support Faircrack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phudson link=1204842205/15#23 date=1208155566
    i would love to purchase an Aeropress. i have tried the website, but having problems paying.
    any suggestions. is Dennis out there? thanks. we love the idea as we are on the road a bit.
    thanks for any suggestions everyone.
    penny
    Have sent you an email Penny. ;)



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