Where to, after the Aeropress? - Page 2

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
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yakster
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Postby yakster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:27 pm

If you live in a college town and have an, um, "head shop" they will often carry the N2O cartridges at a good price. I bulk ordered mine and have a supply that should last for quite a while, but stopped in at a shop near my favorite Mongolian BBQ restaurants and saw that they carried them. Sadly, they don't carry the CO2 cartridges for making seltzer water which I was looking for.

They had some cases I was interested in for building my coffee kit, but didn't sell them separately from the Hookah setups they carried.

I heard quite a while ago that Mypressi is working on an electronically rechargeable power plant for the Twist, but I'm not sure where they are in that product development cycle.

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Postby Flasherly » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:55 pm

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.