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What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

Discussion in 'Mike Moffat (Baldr)' started by baldr, Oct 13, 2015.
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  1. bosiemoncrieff
    Travel grinder chronicles! Should I get the JX or the Pro?


    Reasons for the regular:
    - cheaper
    - lighter
    - faster

    Reasons for the pro:
    - I can use it for espresso
    - I can compare with EK43 and make observations
    - if it costs more, it must be better

    Edit: also looking at this guy: https://www.amazon.com/Gourmia-Travel-Foldable-Electric-Kettle/dp/B01MG89K5W/ - very practical, but no swan neck

    https://www.kurasu.kyoto/collection...drip-mahogany-white-birch?variant=28422791169 - and that guy! less practical, no circuitry, required stovetop, but very zen
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
  2. Operaphile-
    Coincidentally as I read this and write a response I’m sitting at The Steamie in Glasgow, my person favorite roaster.

    Given what I know of your preferences I’d say the regular would be a better fit, but I also suspect you’ll always think, “what if!” Your go-to in coffee is pour over and you likely travel <30 days per year for these two reasons the regular seems like a better fit. If you were an espressohead I’d say the pro really might be a better option despite the extra size and weight. If your travel was more like 100 days I’d suggest checking out the mini (although beware the small hopper size). Would you regret getting the pro? Never! Would you be more than happy and we’ll served by the regular? Probably *almost as much as the pro.
  3. SpeakerBox
    Wow so many coffee options out there! Most of my spare change is dedicated to building a diy pass f6 right now. But everyone keeps tempting me with the coffee paraphernalia. All good!
  4. bosiemoncrieff
    Update: the zen kettle doesn't actually boil water, you have to fill it from another 'wasser-kocher.' So not getting that.

    I bought the pro. should be here tonight or tomorrow. I spent 51 days abroad last summer, tend to spend 3 weeks a year in LA, and sundry weekends in Santa Cruz or elsewhere.

    I like the dual voltage kettle. Not great at pouring but good for traveling.

    I wonder if I should buy the arrow press. I am generally wary of buying products with plastic in the water path, but so many people whom I respect have spoken highly of it that I might spend the $30 to see if it works for me. Doing so would cancel the need for a goose neck kettle.
  5. Whazzzup
    Super auto but it’s not portable
  6. RickB
    Warning: the AeroPress is very fiddly and often feels like you're conducting a science experiment. (For some people, that's a plus, admittedly.)
  7. Zojokkeli
    Difficult to get consistent results with Aeropress, but still the best coffee I’ve ever had. Beats my Moccamaster any day.
  8. rkw
    I get consistent results with Aeropress, and not fiddly at all. Easier, faster, and more consistent than doing pourover. This is the procedure I use:
    1. Set up the filter without coffee grounds. Pour hot water and let it drain through the filter into the cup. This makes the filter stick to the holder, flushes paper taste from the filter, and warms the cup.
    2. Empty water from the cup and load grounds into the Aeropress.
    3. I do the next two steps quickly :
      1. Pour in hot water to the desired level and stir. I aim the stream at the side of the cylinder to promote swirling with the grounds.
      2. Immediately fit the plunger on top but don't press down. The vacuum prevents liquid from draining through the filter, for even brewing. This is an alternative to the Aeropress "inverted method".
    4. Let it sit for 60-90 seconds according to taste and beans, and press down.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
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  9. SpeakerBox
    Happy Thanks Giving to all of you on this thread. A great group here! And best wishes to Mike and prayers for his healing.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
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  10. Whazzzup
    What? We had ours :))
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  11. Timster
    I love my AeroPress, but do not take it too seriously. Great way of getting good coffee in hotel rooms. If I wanted to be more techincal, scientific, precise etc... I'm sure I could great coffee. But life's too short to take the time to worry :)
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  12. SpeakerBox
    Oh ya, good reminder of the international makeup of our members. Hope you enjoyed yours.
  13. G0rt
    I fitted my Aeropress with a Fellow Prismo last year, which replaced my usual inverted method, and never looked back.
  14. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    @Baldr , Hey Mike can you update us on the spinner and your health?
  15. ScubaMan2017
    Now now. Don't antagonize Uncle Sam. :ksc75smile::flag_ca::ksc75smile:
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