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  • Cara
    Message 1 of 16 , Dec 1, 2011
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      <But while visiting a coffee specialist store, the guy told me a big mistake people make is they let the coffee 'boil' until the reservoir is empty. He says that as soon as it starts to get 'sucked' up, to turn off the gas and allow it to continue to fill on its own.>

      I have never managed to convince the hubby of this, and it messes up the gasket. Which is a pity, especially since we have the largest size, and gaskets are hard to find :-/
      Cara

      --- In israel-food@yahoogroups.com, Shira Cheryl <shiracheryl@...> wrote:
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      > I jumped on the Aeropress bandwagon and used it for 2 months.  I've since gone back to using my Bialetti Stovetop espresso.  But while visiting a coffee specialist store, the guy told me a big mistake people make is they let the coffee 'boil' until the reservoir is empty. He says that as soon as it starts to get 'sucked' up, to turn off the gas and allow it to continue to fill on its own.  Voila, it really works and my coffee is great...
      > -Shira Miller
      >
      >
    • Cara
      I have a paper filter at work. To improve flavor with the filter coffee, try letting the coffee bloom - put a little water in, swirl it, and wait a little.
      Message 2 of 16 , Dec 1, 2011
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        I have a paper filter at work.
        To improve flavor with the filter coffee, try letting the coffee 'bloom'- put a little water in, swirl it, and wait a little. Even half a minute makes a difference. Then pour in the rest of the water. You can google 'bloom coffee' for an exhaustive description of the process.

        BTW, I use Illy pre-ground Arabica espresso almost exclusively. It is much cheaper in Yan Beitan for some reason, usually 42-43 NIS a can. I've seen it for as much as 56 in the Mega in Mevasseret.
        Cara

        --- In israel-food@yahoogroups.com, Pearl <pgroupmail@...> wrote:
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        > Yes, I think preheating the french press really helps a lot in keeping the
        > coffee warm but I never got into the habit of doing this cos it was a
        > hassle to have to boil 2 batches of water.
        >
        > I thought the Melita was a godsend when I used it. Unfortunately I do find
        > that the filter paper filters away most of the coffee oils.
        > I really do feel it makes a difference.
        >
        > Melitta is definitely easy to clean up but comparing the Aeropress (press
        > once) to the Melitta (slowly pour over), the Aeropress is less hassle to
        > operate.
        >
        > Re the bitterness, I'm comparing using the same type of coffee for both the
        > Melitta and the Aeropress. I'm not using top grade coffee but I do think it
        > is a fair comparison in this case.
        >
        > I think if you're used to the full flavor of the french press, you will
        > probably feel that the Aeropress is lacking in body. And in that respect,
        > you might want to stick to what you're doing. But if you do have a chance
        > to try it out, please let taste be your guide.
        >
        > Pearl
        >
        > ps. oh my goodness, isn't Starbucks coffee the worst? :)
        >
        >
      • Shira Cheryl
        Hi Cara Try looking for the gaskets on Ebay.  I have yet not found what I was looking for there. To be truthful, I was not convinced that turning off the heat
        Message 3 of 16 , Dec 2, 2011
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          Hi Cara
          Try looking for the gaskets on Ebay.  I have yet not found what I was looking for there.
          To be truthful, I was not convinced that turning off the heat would work, but it does.
          Shabbat Shalom
          -Shira


          From: Cara <cara_bereck@...>
          To: israel-food@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:03:08 PM
          Subject: [israel-food] Re: areopress report?

           
          <But while visiting a coffee specialist store, the guy told me a big mistake people make is they let the coffee 'boil' until the reservoir is empty. He says that as soon as it starts to get 'sucked' up, to turn off the gas and allow it to continue to fill on its own.>

          I have never managed to convince the hubby of this, and it messes up the gasket. Which is a pity, especially since we have the largest size, and gaskets are hard to find :-/
          Cara

          --- In israel-food@yahoogroups.com, Shira Cheryl <shiracheryl@...> wrote:
          >
          > I jumped on the Aeropress bandwagon and used it for 2 months.  I've since gone back to using my Bialetti Stovetop espresso.  But while visiting a coffee specialist store, the guy told me a big mistake people make is they let the coffee 'boil' until the reservoir is empty. He says that as soon as it starts to get 'sucked' up, to turn off the gas and allow it to continue to fill on its own.  Voila, it really works and my coffee is great...
          > -Shira Miller
          >
          >


        • Shira Cheryl
          Shavua Tov Does anyone have knowledge of a microwave oven that has the operations panel on the door, and not to the side? Thank you -Shira Miler
          Message 4 of 16 , Dec 3, 2011
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            Shavua Tov
            Does anyone have knowledge of a microwave oven that has the operations panel on the door, and not to the side?
            Thank you
            -Shira Miler
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