The strength of coffee you enjoy most is personal so you should conduct some trials to determine your favorite way to brew using your AeroPress. The instructions that we provide with the AeroPress suggest using one rounded scoop (about 14 grams) of coffee for each shot of espresso style coffee desired and for each 8 oz serving of Americano style coffee. Try three rounded scoops and fill your 24 oz mug with Americano style coffee. That is a lot of coffee so you may need to use a slightly coarser grind and a little longer steep time. Experiment.
- previous post: The pattern of the holes of the filter cap seems wisely designed in function and esthetic manner. It is clear for me why there are (the round ones) holes on the top, flat side of the cap. The coffee needs some way out… 😃 But for what reason are also quadratic holes on the round, outer side of the cab inside the rabbets? Have these any special function? Or are they only for a nicer design and looks better? Well my suggestion at first was, it could be a kind of “Filter Bypass”. The filter paper itself will cover all round holes of the top flat side of the cap so no coffee can come out without filtration. But if the filter is in place, it is too thin to also cover the whole hole of the outer quadratic holes on the side of the cap. There is almost 1mm left so theoretically coffee and grinds could pass through it. Technically this gap is limited because the ring of the main tube will almost cover these gap completely if you screw up the cap on it. But I figured out, the gap will only nearly disappear if I give extreme force on the cap at screwing it up so I am at 100% close. On the normally day by day usage (ok I am lazy maybe) I only screw it up “hand tight”. Securely tighten it up, but not the whole way the thread can offer me. Maybe 80-90%. That’s makes me the usage easier and the reverse way to un screw is also easier. In this scenario I can still see a minimal gap in the backlit between Filter paper and the top of the tube ring. So because these cap is maybe 10-20 micron it is really really small, my “Bypass” theory maybe makes no more sense… But this observation was interesting enough to me for writing you to get a real definitive answer to it. Thanks to you! Many greetings from Weiterstadt in Germany. – From Dennis K.
- next post: Mr. Alan, I just discovered the aeropress a week ago after going through the Chemex, v360, and French press. I am amazed by the flavor of the aeropress, but can you invent a giant big Aeropress please? If you can, please let me know and I will buy 2 or 3 of them as soon as possible. – From Tomas L.