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    When ordering preground beans from coffee snobs I was wondering if I should choose espresso or plunger grind for the aeropress.

    I will note that the grind that Lavazza use on their coffees are perfect for the aeropress, very fine but not so fine as to be hard to press.

    Id particularly like to hear from anyone with experience of using a CS espresso grind in an aeropress.


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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Hi yummy

    Long time user and seller of the aeropress here. *Espresso is too fine and plunger is too coarse. *If I had to choose between one or the other Id choose espresso and underdose a little. *It will still be hard to plunge though!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A263E3E2A352621530 link=1260056626/0#0 date=1260056626
    the grind that Lavazza use on their coffees are perfect for the aeropress
    Pity the coffee itself is pretty woeful. ;D

    Have a think about investing in a kyocera hand grinder (you can search this site for references). Cant beat freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee!



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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    I use the same setting for the Aeropress as I do for my espresso machine (just lazy).
    I am very strong so it isnt too difficult for me to press.

    However, for the average person Id go along with Dennis recommendation and underdose a little if you find the pressing difficult otherwise.

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 5468756E646572676F64000 link=1260056626/2#2 date=1260060712
    I am very strong so it isnt too difficult for me to press.
    Im very strong too, but Id rather not smash the cup or have the contents fly across the room! ;D


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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    OK I will try the espresso grind and underdose. While not pretending to be a fully fledged coffee afficionado, I nevertheless know what I like (relatively of course) and I regrettably do note that the Lavazza "Crema e Aroma", is far better than any of the more commercially available coffees like the Byron Bay, and the various organic grinds one finds in so called health food shops, as well as the Tobys Estate coffee.

    However I am looking forward to trying some of the coffees available on this site and Id be happy for any favourite recommendations that anyone would like to suggest. I prefer a full bodied coffee that is not too bitter or acidic. I will purshase a kocera in due course.

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Im quite strong (not very strong) and I can lift heavy things, would this qualify me to operate an Aeropress :D

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 26070C0C0B11620 link=1260056626/3#3 date=1260062569
    Quote Originally Posted by 5468756E646572676F64000 link=1260056626/2#2 date=1260060712
    I am very strong so it isnt too difficult for me to press.
    Im very strong too, but Id rather not smash the cup or have the contents fly across the room! *;D
    Ahhh but Dennis, are you trained by Mr Miyagi like TG?
    That may be all the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by 38040D1500610 link=1260056626/5#5 date=1260063547
    Im quite strong (not very strong) and I can lift heavy things, would this qualify me to operate an Aeropress :D
    NO - Brute force = Breakage ;) :D ;D >:( :o



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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 74585B5E596860370 link=1260056626/6#6 date=1260063638
    Quote Originally Posted by 26070C0C0B11620 link=1260056626/3#3 date=1260062569
    Quote Originally Posted by 5468756E646572676F64000 link=1260056626/2#2 date=1260060712
    I am very strong so it isnt too difficult for me to press.
    Im very strong too, but Id rather not smash the cup or have the contents fly across the room! *;D
    Ahhh but Dennis, are you trained by Mr Miyagi like TG?
    That may be all the difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76595052457A56595650525A525943370 link=1260056626/7#7 date=1260063654
    NO - Brute force = Breakage
    I think the term is really about finesse with attitude ;)

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Use the force, Luke!

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 78575E5C4B745857585E5C545C574D390 link=1260056626/8#8 date=1260063810
    finesse with attitude
    I like that one AM.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C2023262110184F0 link=1260056626/6#6 date=1260063638
    Ahhh but Dennis, are you trained by Mr Miyagi like TG?
    Ronin you should be able to pick me in the picture.
    http://miyagikan.com.au/

    Dennis its all about control.

    I learned many years ago how to control my physical strength.

    Uncontrolled strength does not achieve certain goals in karate and I agree it could cause a disaster when very hot water is involved.

    You should have noticed though that I recommended your less forceful way. *;)

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 7549544F454453464E45210 link=1260056626/10#10 date=1260102357
    Ronin you should be able to pick me in the picture.

    Third from right, back row *;D

    No photos of me on this site, sorry, but here is where I train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7549544F454453464E45210 link=1260056626/10#10 date=1260102357
    I learned many years ago how to control my physical strength.
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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    so does anyone want to recommend one or two types to try? Or have somehow disqualified myself for mentioning lavazza? :( ;)

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

    Quote Originally Posted by 68647C7C68776463110 link=1260056626/12#12 date=1260166164
    so does anyone want to recommend one or two types to try? Or have *somehow disqualified myself for mentioning lavazza? :( ;)
    It did kinda get off track didnt it? sorry I cant help, never used an Aeropress. :)

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    Re: recommended grind for aeropress

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1A160E0E1A051611630 link=1260056626/12#12 date=1260166164
    so does anyone want to recommend one or two types to try? Or have *somehow disqualified myself for mentioning lavazza? :( ;)
    Hi yummy, I thought Id let the others waffle on for a while and glad to see you back!

    There are a whole group of Sponsors on the left who are coffee roasters (including myself, cuppacoffee). My personal preference when using the Aeropress is for single origins that may be roasted before 2nd crack. Start with one Sponsor, and work your way through the list - youll have plenty to choose from!

    Cheers!






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