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    pre ground coffee for my aeropress?

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    hi guys new to this site and im looking to buy some pre ground coffee for my aeropress,,thoughts anyone?

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    G'day galvinized, welcome!

    I really rate the Aeropress - capable of producing terrific coffee; I used one at home daily for about a year and a half while I was between machines, and still use it for cold drip and the occasional 'filter-esque' brew. Most of my use was as a substitute for espresso and I think this is where the AP shines most over other brew methods.

    My advice would be to spend another $50 or so on a decent hand grinder - pre-ground coffee will really let the AP down. I have used a Kyocera (plastic) and Porlex (metal), both with ceramic burrs; I'd choose the Kyocera if buying again despite the fact it doesn't fit into the AP handle, as the Porlex's friction fit components wore out pretty fast. Rhinowares seems to be the new kid on the block that all the cool kids want, and might offer the best of both worlds... alternatively if you want something really nice, splash out on a Lido.

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    Crazy to go preground when the Rhinowares Compact was designed specifically for the Aeropress: Rhinowares Compact Hand grinder for Aeropress | Talk Coffee

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    Thanks guys this has really helps. from the reviews the AP seems like the one form me as I don't want to spend $700 - $2000 on a machine and I don't like the taste of capsule machines, I jut had a look at h rhinoware and I think that's a winner.thanks

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    Lavazza goes OK in an Aeropress. I've used it when I've been away with a group of friends and got sick of hand grinding for that many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_m_h View Post
    Lavazza goes OK in an Aeropress. I've used it when I've been away with a group of friends and got sick of hand grinding for that many.
    Funny, funny.

    I'd think twice before adding it to my compost heap let alone attempting to drink it!

    Your friends want coffee, they grind!
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    I try to keep a bit of a check on my coffee snobness, but pre round Lavazza in my Aeropress is a bridge I'd never cross. I'd rather drink tea.
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    I use an Aeropress at work and find that taking with me a small airtight container of coffee which has been ground in the morning works well. At the time it goes into the Aeropress it is max 5 hours old. Any surplus goes in the bin before I head home and gets refilled fresh the next morning. My one second morning purge from the grinder goes in there as well (sacrilege I know but it's fine). I've been having great coffees at work using this routine. Needless to say my colleagues think I'm a tad loopy as they sip their six months old Nespresso from the top of the range Nespresso machine we have.

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    Sounds like you've got a routine that works for you Gav. Some people might poo-poo it, but I'm sure it's quite a bit better than supermarket coffee that was ground months ago.

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    Agreed. If I had the time I'd use the Lido at work, but I honestly found that 3 to 4 hour old grinds from the Nino is not substantially sub-standard to Lido ground on the spot, so Lido remains on standby for travelling duties.
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    What type of grind do you use? I do the same thing, just grind some coffee with the same settings as my espresso machine grind and take it to work in a sealed container. It's probably finer than I would normally grind for an AP but it still works ok if I keep the seep time fairly short (1 minute).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Crazy to go preground when the Rhinowares Compact was designed specifically for the Aeropress: Rhinowares Compact Hand grinder for Aeropress | Talk Coffee
    Thank you for suggesting this! I will be traveling a lot soon and this looks compact and will pack well, which will come in handy.



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