I'm not disagreeing with you, in terms of flavor.FP>aeropress, in my opinion.
I was intrigued by the Aeropress at first, but now I have reservations.I have one and use it occasionally, very good coffee, but it doesn't deliver the full, rich flavor of a French Press--and the reason is fairly obvious: bottom line, it's still filtered coffee. True, there's no sediment, less mess, etc., but it's still filtered coffee.
After a decade of french pressing and a three-year dabble with a Bialletti, the Aeropress has revolutionized my enjoyment of coffee.FP>aeropress, in my opinion.
Several reasons. All subjective.
If you just want a cleaner cup from your press, there are alternative options available.
Rather than putting the lid on top, stick a plate on top to trap the heat.
Once the time is up, gently stir the floating grounds with a soup spoon so the heavier particles sink. Skim the floaters out with the same spoon until there are none left.
Then stick the lid on and press. You should feel little to no resistance.
Enjoy your clean yet full-flavored cup. (it's known as the "cupping method", and it happens to be my favorite)
You can get a double-walled Bodum that will keep the coffee heat in.I prefer the unfiltered french press, and in fact have a 32 oz thermos to store the pressing of my 32 oz Bodum
Getting off topic, but I like my coffee to steep in the French Press for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes. The Aeropress is much less. Left to sit and steep much longer than 5 minutes, many unsavory, bitter flavors will get extracted from the grounds.
Aaaaah, I never even considered that.Getting off topic, but I like my coffee to steep in the French Press for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes. The Aeropress is much less. Left to sit and steep much longer than 5 minutes, many unsavory, bitter flavors will get extracted from the grounds.
I never let coffee sit in the FP longer than the original steep and allways store the excess in a thermos - works great.
Well, I've never tried that, but I would guess that you'd end up with all of those grounds in your cup.Aaaaah, I never even considered that.
But how about this? Suppose you were to get a double-walled FP, pour in the hot water, put the plunger in about half-way, then put the grounds ON TOP of the plunger, push the plunger to the bottom, let it steep, then extract the grounds by lifting the plunger up.
Would that work, or am I missing something?