I ordered one from Amazon today for 26 bucks. I'll see how it works this weekend.
I use my Aeropress every morning for a nice, dark cuppa French Roast. Follow the directions to experiment as to what works best, as this is key, just like any good coffee prep. I experimented with my microwave and heat my water to near boiling with 2 min 30 seconds on high. While this is heating I put two scoops into the AP then pour in a small amount of the water, stir the grounds and kinda "chop" the grounds, then fill it up to the very top with the heated water and squeeze it into a large cup. Then enjoy. Love it and since it uses small paper filters, you don't get the oils like a French Press, or any powdery grounds in your Joe. I'm planning to get a Jetboil for tent camping and backcountry trips to use with the Aeropress.
Just remember not to throw out the little filter basket. It is easy to lose.
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Another satisfied Aeropress user. Great on our sailboat when in the North Channel.
you don't get the oils like a French Press
What no oils!?
all kidding aside,, Thanks for the help.
I probably will be ordering the press in the morning, but I was unsuccessful in finding a discounted jet boil. Will poke around some, but might cheap out and buy a Coleman Propane Stove Single Burner for $30 but then I still need a neato-nifty pot (never end$)
btw.....the Kelty Tarp arrived.
Just about all set for the rally.
OK, I'm going to get shouted down here I think but . . .
I like a classic french press, no filters thank you.
With a french press you should grind your beans coarsely, much less fine than say if you are going to brew in a drip maker with paper filter. I can remember the first time I used a French press and ground the beans really fine.
Now that was chewy!
Yes, I do get a little more sediment in the cup but it's not like I am chewing grounds.
It gives the coffee a little "mouth feel". I prefer it to the heavily filtered drip variety.
I think REI has a single travel French press cup, $14 iirc. No filters required.
I ordered my Aeropress from Amazon Monday night and it arrived today.
I just finished my first cup and it really tasted great!
Can't wait to use it while camping next month!
Ride Hard, go far, and keep smilin...
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2008/2014 BMW MOA Rally Chair
Registered last night.
Picked up a stove, fuel, perculator, tent fan, stakes, tarp/tent line, tent fan, and a couple compression bags....today
I'm Ready to goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
welllll maybe not; I could use a new set of tires, and should have my 12,000 check done before I adventure out.
I encourage everyone to get the tarps. It is a great piece of equipment to have. I don't have one but if I see one of yours, I will come by and test it out and give you a full report on the shade factor. In addition, I will need a beer in my hand to fully appreciate your setup.
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