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rjrumfel
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I used 8 clicks on the javapresse. And way too much water. Also, it probably didn't steep long enough.

I can't believe the message boards and discussions people have around an aeropress. Kinda cool.

3/22/2018 4:56:49 PM

Jeepin4x4
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how did you use too much water with an aeropress? Fill it up to line 4, stir, wait, stir, plunge. how much coffee are you using? I tend to go with 18-19 grams for the aeropress.

3/22/2018 7:30:32 PM

rjrumfel
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grams? What's up with all these grams. Why don't people use ounces? You Euro or somethin?

3/22/2018 8:57:46 PM

theDuke866
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he's saying that he made his coffee with the Aeropress, and then poured more water into the coffee after it was brewed, diluting it. Then it tasted watery.

3/22/2018 10:15:53 PM

Byrn Stuff
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I, too, had trouble when I first brewing with my Aeropress. When I first started using it, the instructions that came with it showed how to do the right-side-up way. You get a much better cup if you steep upside down and then invert to press into the cup.

^^I think people use grams to get a more consistent ratio of grounds to water. It's sort of like baking by weight vs baking by volume

[Edited on March 23, 2018 at 10:33 AM. Reason : .]

3/23/2018 10:32:25 AM

FroshKiller
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More like Byrr Stuff, huh?

3/23/2018 10:39:24 AM

rjrumfel
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So I was dumping the used grounds from my aeropress tonight, and noticed a lot of variance in the ground size from that conical burr grinder I got. So I'm wondering if maybe something is wrong with it, or if this is normal?



The image in my gallery is much larger.

[Edited on April 6, 2018 at 8:39 PM. Reason : dsfa]

4/6/2018 8:38:26 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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clickable thumbnail. how do folks still not know how to link pics on tww?

4/6/2018 8:42:09 PM

rjrumfel
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Because I don't post pictures that often?

4/6/2018 8:49:36 PM

richthofen
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We have an old Cuisinart burr grinder, I think the DBM-8 or whatever the predecessor of that model was (it's 6+ years old). Seems to do a good job and you can get it on amazon for $40.

4/7/2018 11:53:45 AM

StTexan
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Gonna try grinding beans in the vitamix tomorrow and see how it goes. Have the dry goods container so figure why not. Have a refillable k cup to test it in. As for beans, either getting lavazzza espresso or kirkland colombian

4/18/2021 11:38:33 PM

StTexan
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Yeah no on the vitamix. Coffee tasted good though. Have a javapresse being delivered today, picked up a cheapo 4.96 cordless drill at walmart. Can’t wait to give it a try. Got some kcup paper filters just in case it comes out super silty

4/19/2021 2:34:23 PM

justinh524
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Have you tried smashing the beans with a rock

4/19/2021 3:00:36 PM

BIGcementpon
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Old thread alert.

I picked up a Baratza Encore a few months ago after being frustrated by how terribly inconsistent the Oxo burr grinder was. I also picked up the M2 Burr upgrade, so it's effectively a Virtuoso without the "fancy" timer. Works great!

4/19/2021 4:37:00 PM

StTexan
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love the javapresse. can't believe how fine the grounds are

4/19/2021 8:17:09 PM

theDuke866
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finer isn't always better

and a vitamix sounds like a terrible solution for grinding coffee.

You want a burr grinder that doesn't generate much heat and grinds the beans to a consistent size.

4/30/2021 8:43:53 PM

StTexan
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Def can see myself getting a better option down the road, took all of one try with vitamix dry goods container, and although its kind of neat to use a drill and manual burr grinder, would rather just pour beans in and press a button. I have to fill javapresse completely full twice to get 1 cup of ground coffee for my 64oz thermos(or growler as costco calls it, which i haven’t been too thrilled with…coffee not hot enough after like 3 hours, label said keeps warm for 12)

4/30/2021 8:58:28 PM

StTexan
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^^^^what model? This model can be had for 61.xx plus tax https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/14991250

4/30/2021 9:35:05 PM

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