From the same place as the espresso video I posted the other day.
(via Dooby Brain)
Let me guess: This cuppa joe is going to set me back eight or nine dollars.
As a true coffee junkie I can tell you that this guy is only trying to extract bucks from people rather than from the beans.
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Whatever the pricing may be at Intelligentsia’s retail shops, if you’re a “true coffee junkie,” then you’ve had coffee made like this, and you know it’s the best way to do it.
Any coffee made with anal beds has got to be a gimmick.
I take it that I’m at the bottom of the coffee making ladder as I only ever use instant. I just want my coffee now, can’t be assed to stuff around like he did !
If the “coffee junkies” say that this is “the best way to do it”, then stirring coffee in water just-off-the-boil, and then pulling it through a filter paper makes the best coffee.
Which is exactly how the Aeropress makes coffee, except that with the Aeropress you push the coffee through the filter (at whatever rate you like) with the plunger, rather than it being pulled through by the partial vacuum in the lower vessel as the water vapour condenses.
Full disclosure: I have an Aeropress! And after watching the video I’m even happier with my £20 purchase!
I’ve always had a liking for scientific glassware so this has a certain appeal to me. Add to that the “Mr. Wizard” like process and I’m almost hooked. But then my rational mind kicks in and I realize that using the heating and cooling cycle to move water around to make coffee is just a gimmick. Using a hand on a plunger would have the same effect without any difference to the coffee. Yes it’s beautiful, novel, a spectacle you might want to pay to enjoy, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it makes some magical difference to the taste of the coffee.
Rich, you’re absolutely right! I’ve always been a fan of the French Press method, but for one, utterly perfect, cup of coffee, the Aeropress is untouchable!
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