Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.
Oh that's true. It just drips until you plunge. So I guess not so similar
Yeah, I gave up on the inverted method when I realized you could just insert the plunger (but not press) after stirring and let it sit.
Generates enough vacuum that very little coffee drips out... the rest gets plenty of steeping time.
Yes, it is.
I've posted about the Steampunk a while ago, definitely looking forward to seeing one live in action someday.
So, my Espro Press arrived. Looks very sturdy. Removing the "plunger" in a dry run proves very difficutl. Is this due to the fact that it's a dry run or that the plastic is still brand new?
Either way, which ratios do you use for your french press (grind size/grounds in grams/water/duration(/temp))?
FP grind size is traditionally coarser than filter, because the filter mesh in most FPs have pretty big holes. The Espro has a much finer filter, and I'd try perhaps a bit-bigger-than-filter grind, and adjust to taste.
The standard brew ratio is 6%, but that's mostly based on some averages of some survey taken a long time ago of many different people's recipes. It's not a magical ratio. I use 7.5%, and find 6% too weak. That's about 25 g grounds to 330 g of water. With the Espro, the filter design will trap quite a bit of liquid, so make more than usual to get your usual cup yield. The silicone ring on the Espro plunger is directional: it's harder to pull out than to push in.
4 minutes is standard, and that may vary if you use a finer grind size. Don't forget to warm up the Espro --- I use hot tap water (about 50C) and let it sit in there for a few minutes.
I'm currently brewing in an Espro body, and then filtering it after 3 minutes through a paper filter in a cone (CCD, but with the valve open). I use a finer-than-filter grind, and water as close to boiling as possible.
My wife's cousin bought me my first aeropress for Christmas. Really digging it so far, especially the ease of use and the end result.
Got a Baratza Encore for Christmas from the parents! Still yet to use it, but I'm excited to get some coffee all dialed in on it.
Now I can leave my Skerton and V-60 at work permanently.
Had the new Starbucks Reserve of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe on the Clover. Pretty damn fantastic actually. It was very strange to me to taste a classic Yirg profile out of a Starbucks cup.
business partner not has head screwed on. buying coffee machine and opening in august sf members get free coffee. on check of handle.
So, the 100% robusta was interesting but my stomach wasn't overly happy with it, plus the flavour is too extreme.
I'm quite happy with the Espro Press (medium).
However, when brewing in the Espro Press for 2.5-3 minutes, then filtering it with the CCD, the time it takes to filter the liquid is much longer (1.5-2 minutes instead of 1, if it filters all of it at all). I suppose this is due to the fact the if I brew in the CCD, the grounds--despite stirring--have more time to "settle" to the bottom of the filter. When I pour it out of the espro press, all "particles" are stirred up and have to settle again. Not sure if this explanation is correct.
I've also tried to prepare it in the Espro Press, plunge it down, then filter the pressed coffee. Doesn't work either. Some coffee drips through, then it stagnates. Probably some physical explanation.
So, AY, how do you do it?
sorry, hard to type when i'm drunk. but if any sf member can prove they are a member from their handle? = free coffee. buying a machine and opening by myself. other guy wants old customers...... i want future customers. opening august.
^Is that your best effort when drunk? Uh-oh.
you expect worse?
I have no idea what you are asking.
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