I did compare against Chemex and cone filter pourover. They required 4 to 5 minutes drip time which resulted in more bitterness than AeroPress. The Clover was developed after the AeroPress but we had a "tasteoff" with judges against it at the Intelligentsia booth at the SCAA convention in Charlotte. The result was nearly a tie.
- previous post: Hi Alan, I’m buying an AeroPress ‘original’ as a gift for a friend who works on a cargo ship as an electrician. The UK AeroPress website sells a 26 oz Mizu A8 bottle and claim you can press directly into the 1.5” opening at the mouth of the bottle 1) This may or may not be meant exclusively for the GO version – I don’t know if there is a diameter difference at the filter cap between the versions 2) Next, I wonder (to simplify on the on-ship brewing temperature management) -could he brew 3 scoops with room temp water, fill to the level 3 mark and press the concentrate directly into the Mizu A8 thermos according to cold water brewing instructions. And then dilute with a boiling water dispenser in the galley? Given that the thermos has a 26oz capacity, he could fill it to approximately 24 oz and be good to go? 3) personally I weigh all my dosing but is it correct to say that for a manual grinder with minimal retention that 1 rounded scoop of roasted whole beans = 1 rounded scoop of ground coffee? – From Steve L.
- next post: Hi Alan, I've been using one Aeropress (and 2 seals) since 2014, and I've returned to it each time I've tested an alternative. Would you recommend wetting the grounds before adding the hot water? Have you performed blind tests on this particular aspect? – From Philippe L.