richedie said:Hey everyone,
I am going to buy one of these Aerobie coffee presses. Has anyone tried one and found it as good or better than the more traditional methods?
richedie said:What is crema
Anyway, I may pass on the Aerobie. I have talked to quite a few top roasters in the country and they all recommend either French Press or another manual process such as a manual drip or even a vacuum. I have gotten away from all machines, etc. manual is the way for home coffee. I'd rather spend the money for a good grinder!
Now, I am a novice when it comes to espresso......so I need to learn.
richedie said:Sp fresh beans produce crema? Is this similar to how fresh beans seem to bloom when I use the manual drip........but some beans(usually stale) offer little bloom if any?
mrgnomer said:richedie said:Sp fresh beans produce crema? Is this similar to how fresh beans seem to bloom when I use the manual drip........but some beans(usually stale) offer little bloom if any?
Yes, fresh beans produce more crema since, I think, more of the oils that form crema are still present. Over time oxidization stales the beans and I guess robs them of oils and other elements that contribute to crema and good flavour.
Fresh beans also bloom during extraction. Stale beans hardly do if at all. You can see it when brewing with a french press. The coffee poofs up and a creamy foam settles out on the top. That's fresh beans.
richedie said:I have to get one of these new gadgets soon...the Aerobie or Tirra French Pull soon. Maybe I need a burr grinder before anything! Even with the blade grinder...I still make better coffee at home than most coffee shops in our area. :-D
richedie said:I am going to get a burr grinder soon! I have to say that manual drip also makes a GREAT cup as well.
Finally, that new Tirra French Pull looks great! I am getting one!
The Aerobie I guess is like a vacuum press?
The thing I look for in coffee is full, rich, nutty, and rich.........so would French Press, drip or Percolator be a better method? It seems anything using a filter can rob some oils and flavor....although Melitta is making a new Flavor Brew filter allowing more oil to pass.
The other thing is that I believe you want a fine grind for the best extraction. But this become a problem with French Press and Percs. I have been looking at the new Tirra coffee pull but this would require a more coarse grind as well.
Maybe I need to move onto espresso.......but I do not like the tiny servings you get with espresso.