Hi Amy, Thank you for your kind words. There are many different makes and models of grinders and they use different numbers. So rather than numbers, we recommend espresso grind for one scoop per pressing and midway between espresso and drip grind for two scoops per pressing, and standard drip grind for three or more scoops per pressing. Please remember to press gently because pressing hard compacts the puck and blocks the flow.
- previous post: I love the aeropress! It makes the BEST coffee! Any chance you'll invent a milk frother made in the USA? Any suggestions for frothing milk? – From Kate C.
- next post: I just bought an Aeropress and have used it several times; still experimenting with what works best. I've used two spoonfuls from the plastic spoon that came with a 4-cup drip coffeemaker I used previously. I use a fine to medium grind, and notice that after pouring in the hot water in the cylinder, I can leave it alone and do my other breakfast preparation (about 3-4 minutes), and when I come back to the Aeropress, the water has completely drained into the coffee mug below, so I don't need to use the plunger. However, I notice the coffee is weaker. I think the water is seeping through too quickly. If there was more dwell time like in the drip coffee maker cup filter, it might make for a richer coffee. I wonder if you can make the plastic filter with smaller or fewer holes, so the coffee grind can interact with the water a little longer. – From Leslie O.