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Office Coffee - plunges to new heights,
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It's not Espresso, it's a shot of strong coffee.
The coffee is smooth but it is filtered.
Personally, I think I'd rather have a mug of coffee with a bit more oompph,
texture and bite from a cafetiere. The coffee from a moka pot is better too.
On the plus side it is a perfectly good shot of coffee, (though it lacks a little body).
Healthier - due to the paper filter - allegedly.
Easy and clean, fast and more suitable for the office as grounds can easily
be pushed into the kitchen waste.
(Rinsing you cafetiere grounds down the kitchen sink, will provoke the ire of the man from maintenance eventually.)
Cheap - pays for itself in a couple of weeks.
Given all the positive reviews I'm left feeling a bit under-whelmed, the coffee is good just not that good. The quotations on the packaging are almost embarrassing. Still, a lot better than the usual office swill and better than most bought filter-coffee, it also allows you to cater to your own preferences. Really it's a very positive experience for 30 quid. However, the best feature is clean-up it's amazingly easy and comparatively mess free. Ideal for the office.
Edit - I'm now using a moka-pot in the office, when I have the opportunity, I prefer the coffee. However, the Aeropress still gets some use as well, mostly as the clean-up is easier when I'm in a hurry.
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2010 21:32:45 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2011 17:22:21 BDT
No, to make espresso requires a machine that can generate about 9 bar of pressure, using water at the correct temperature, freshly ground coffee (correctly ground and properly tamped). There's no paper filter involved.
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 09:07:30 BDT
Have you tried the inversion method? There are several descriptions online, but basically you put the plunger a little way into the tube, 'invert' it to stand on the plunger and add coffee and water. You can then leave it to brew for as long as you like to get a stronger coffee, then screw on the filter paper and holder; turn over and press through as usual.
I tried this out of interest, but I am very happy with the 'normal' coffee.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2013 15:23:23 BDT
No I haven't tried that, I have seen it done. We've just moved offices thought and we are now considered incapable of handling hot water.
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