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Should have posted this earlier. Found this book at Pinto Coffee Janda Baik. Salgado is pretty much the no. 1 landscape photographer of our times. What a treat the book was. 

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I have to endure some air travel during this pandemic nonsense; and weeks in quarantine. 

So I started looking for a way to bring coffee along with me. Most roads led to the aeropress as the ultimate ‘on the go’ solution for camping and such.

So far I’ve brewed maybe 5-6 cups using the aeropress. Results have varied from average to passable but probably due to technique. My last two cups were quite enjoyable. 

I find the caffeine content to be lower than stovetop and even frenchpress, probably due to the fast brew times. So I can easily have two cups made from about 30g of beans (when I use my usual Bialetti; 30 grams is more than enough caffeine for the whole day). 

Quite impressed with the press given its such a simple and portable device. Although I find it abit finicky now, it should go away I use it more and hone the variables. 
 

Cup and teaspoon are the hotel’s. The porlex grinder fits nicely into the cavity of the aeropress for easy transport. 
 

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The Aeropress is one of the most versatile coffee brewers around, in my opinion. You probably just need to get used to it, as you surmised. 

I kind of follow the Blue Bottle method for brewing with the Aeropress. Minimal fuss, though I attribute that to using the Fellows Prismo with my Aeropress (very worthwhile addition to your brewing arsenal). 

Eight clicks on the Porlex should be a good grind size setting for the Aeropress in most cases. Water temperature: off the boil. 

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I bring my own mug when in hotels. Makes a world of difference. I use a titanium Snow Peak mug. Titanium because light and undentable. 

I find a low brewing temperature to be very advantageous. Say 80 degrees Celcius for say 3 minutes. Gives the coffee that liquor taste. 

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On 2/21/2021 at 5:01 PM, kenterong said:

The Aeropress is one of the most versatile coffee brewers around, in my opinion. You probably just need to get used to it, as you surmised. 

I kind of follow the Blue Bottle method for brewing with the Aeropress. Minimal fuss, though I attribute that to using the Fellows Prismo with my Aeropress (very worthwhile addition to your brewing arsenal). 

Eight clicks on the Porlex should be a good grind size setting for the Aeropress in most cases. Water temperature: off the boil. 

The rabbithole of aeropress begins; with add on kit :) 
 

Coincidentally I did 7 clicks on the porlex; just by approximation. 

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On 2/22/2021 at 1:46 AM, kotmj said:

I bring my own mug when in hotels. Makes a world of difference. I use a titanium Snow Peak mug. Titanium because light and undentable. 

I find a low brewing temperature to be very advantageous. Say 80 degrees Celcius for say 3 minutes. Gives the coffee that liquor taste. 

Tried this morning, pretty good results! Definitely makes a stronger brew, which I like. And very aromatic. 

No kettle with variable temp so just left boiling water in a mug to sit for about 6 mins. 

Used about 30g of beans. Grounds filled up to one numbered notch of the aeropress to 1.5 numbered notches. 3 minute brew time. 

Need to invest in travel scales and a camping mug. 

 

 

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My camping mug has the function of a mug, a bowl, and a saucepan. Mine is 500ml capacity. 

I can eat cornflakes+soy milk out of it. I can make oatmeal porridge in it. One could cook softboiled eggs in it.

But, I no longer spend any time in hotels (used to be in one every weekend). 

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