The Grand AeroPress Crema Experiment
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crema ratings (0-2):0 = noneEquipment: AeroPress, fine metal mesh filter
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or: my latest scheme to try and come up with a legitimate reason to expense my coffee habit1 = some
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or: what you will2 = as good as we'll get from an aeropress
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recipeattempt details & notes
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TimestampRecipe NameRecipe SourceMethodCoffeeGrindWaterTotal TimeAdjustmentsCrema Results?Crema Rating?Basic Tasting Notes?Other Notes?Try Again?
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3/3/2015 15:00:00The JayAeroPress appInverted17gFine250g85sCoffee measured 18g, ended up using more like 180g waterZERO, nada, no way, none at all0Tastes really good, but too watery/not strong enough of a taste (when filled up with water, Americano style)Very smooth and easy to pressY
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3/4/2015 8:00:00The ClassicAeroPress appTraditional30gMed. Fine120g60sMore like 250g water due to aggressive leakageNext to nothing0A little watery, medium-strong. Would not have been sad to be served this coffee at a diner.The non-inverted method is SO leaky! I don't get how people use it.N
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3/4/2015 11:00:00The Willy-NillyAbby's brainInverted25gMed. Fine100g80s10s pour, 10s stir, 60s brewHardly anything. A little around the edges.0A little bitter, a little watery, not as strong as I usually like itThis is derived from my normal method, but I was surprised by less crema than usual. More water, shorter brew next timeN
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3/5/2015 8:00:00The Willy-NillyAbby's brainInverted20gMed. Fine166g~60sDid not use a stopwatchGood around edges, a little across the top1Tasty. Shorter brew = less bitter.Hypothesis: more water = more crema? Y
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3/6/2015 8:15:00The Willy-NillyAbby's brainInverted20gFine140g~60sDid not use a stopwatchHardly anything. A little bit around the edges.0Many tasty. Very coffee. Wow.Crema formed really nicely inside the AeroPress chamber, but did not press through to the cupY
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3/7/2015 7:15:00The InvertedAeroPress appInverted17gMedium120g85sFollowed recipe more or less exactlyZERO, nada, no way, none at all0Pretty tasty, a little weak.I guess I should be making double-shot Aerocanos?N
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3/8/2015 12:00:00The BoldAeroPress appInverted15gMed. Fine200g80sPoured a little longer than directedGood around edges, a little across the top1YesY
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3/8/2015 12:30:00The WeaverAeroPress appInverted15gMed. Coarse220g115sImpossible to press that slowly!Hardly anything. A little bit around the edges.0Didn't water down; tastes okay.Y
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3/10/2015 6:45:00The Classic WillyAbby's brainInverted20gMed. Fine130g60sCoffee was ground in-store, over a week agoThick around the edges, covers the whole surface2Tastes like coffeeOlder coffee = more crema???????Y
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The IcedAeroPress appInverted17gMed. Fine175g130s-
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