@gigdowns - I’m still experimenting. I haven’t made messes yet. Also, you’re the second person who has mentioned the muscle factor issue. I haven’t had that experience. It might be the grind being too fine. That’s a big factor as the instructions mention “fine drip” which I interpreted to be the same as what I use with my Chemex for pour over extractions. Apologies for the delayed reply.
just got one of these, too. what do you think? it’s made an awful mess a few times and requires a bit more muscle than I had anticipated. certainly a fast way to get a fix though.
The Grimpeur Bros. love home brewing coffee. An Aeropress can be intimidating but they can brew a brilliant cup of coffee…or a terrible cup of coffee. It’s all in the technique…and having great specialty coffee beans.
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DISCLOSURE #2: The first cup of coffee I brewed with an Aeropress was amazing. Then next one SUCKED. So did the one after that. And the next one, etc., etc.. I got really discouraged and stopped using it for a long while. Then I had a transformative cup of Aeropress coffee at Joe Pro Shop in NYC (Panamanian Geisha by Ceremony Coffee Roasters). I asked the barista a couple of questions and boom, I was inspired. Back in ATX, I combined the Joe Pro Shop tips with recipes from the Aeropress World Championships and I quickly stepped up my Aeropress game. If I can do it, so can you. Don’t waste your time being discouraged - USE THIS GUIDE AS A STARTING POINT AND BREW GREAT CUPS OF AEROPRESS COFFEE.