RadishingInGray wrote:First off, thank you all for the helpful replies. And now to business:
The Espro Press looks really, really cool. I'd like to try a brewing method that gets a lot of body out of the coffee -- something I haven't managed to do with my AeroPress. It looks pretty bullet-proof, too. If I go the press pot route, I think I'd prefer the cleaner cup of the Espro to a French press. Or maybe try a Coava Disk. (But that would be less fun than trying something new!)
The Eva Solo looks kind of expensive, and I don't love the glass. I'll consider it, though.
A full-blown espresso machine is out of the question at the moment. I'll wait till I'm rich and famous.
As for the Clever and drip methods: what flavors do they extract? They do look dorm-friendly, so I may want to look into them.
The myPressi Twist looks interesting, and I've heard a lot of good things about it. Unfortunately, there's nowhere I can get the pressure cartridges around here, and shipping them regularly would get expensive, and fast.
Body-wise, thick and syrupy, is espresso territory. Vac pots and incarnations of French presses might be acceptable, no doubt from a Western perspective of "thicker" coffees belying Mideastern roots, in a latter tradition as well including grinds served within Syrian and Turkish coffees, I've been presented, which aren't simply going to be suitable to all in "dorm-friendly" terms of sharing. Another alternative is the Moka Pot, inexpensive and in wide use across a greater European commonwealth;- coupled with some sort of milk-frothing whirler and you'll be at risk of being patronised for the Cappuccino Dervish of night-before exams.