Talk:AeroPress

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Hacks[edit]

I appreciate the addition, I'm just on the fence about the encyclopedic worthiness of the link. Is it notable enough to leave in? Usually on WP you shouldn't be linking to message boards as a 'source'. LilDice 14:13, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Too much like an ad[edit]

This page is a bit too much like an ad and probably misrepresents the product. The required paper filters are not shown in the picture, nor is their any discussion if they are proprietary, or different from any other paper filter. The use of the term espresso is also in dispute. Geo8rge (talk) 20:40, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Looks all right to me, tone-wise. I do wonder, however, how it can be both "similar to" and "quite different" from the French Press method. Powers T 21:10, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
I was responsible for the French Press bit. It is similar in they are both brewing methods that are technically "presses" that brew by steeping of coffee in hot water, however the final product and brewing method are quite different :) As for the missing part of the paper filter, Geo8rge's additions are fine. They are proprietary filters and the Aeropress comes with a year supply, however there are people that use other materials for filtration with the AP. I think the tone is fine, but then again I wrote most of the article so who knows. I'm not sure how the article mis-represents the product,some elaboration there would be good. Lil' Dice (yeah, I said it!) - talk 23:15, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
It looks like a French Press in operation, and has been subjected to the usual "not an invention at all" namecalling, to which the author no doubt responds. However it is not a french press functionally, though one could argue that it's a (vast) improvement on french press technology. The similarity is that it forces hot water through grounds to make coffee quickly. The dissimilarity is that it uses air-pressure and uses (allows!) a fine filter, so what you get in your cup is coffee and not french sludge.
However this is mostly an ad until the various product claims can be evaluated. How does this stuff compare to actual espresso? I don't want to hear any manufacturer's allegations, or even third-party parroting of manufacturer's allegations. This is a measurable assertion (mg caffeine / ml for the same beans), it should be measured. Hasn't been, near as I can tell, because the product is too new. 76.126.215.43 (talk) 14:24, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

See [1] for a possible reference concerning the "espresso strength" claim, especially the statement "Yes, it makes a beverage as 'thick' as espresso. Alan used a digital device known as a Brix refractometer to measure the amount of suspended solids in the brew. Yes, the brew was as concentrated as the espresso from the Synesso. But it is not espresso..." Logan1337 (talk) 23:46, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Regarding the comment that "others consider it more like strong coffee [2]."... I went to the link at [2] and they don't say anything about that, on the contrary, the link seems to be to someone who is not looking for an espresso-like drink, and who waters it down significantly in order to make a regular coffee. Bad citation. 204.50.131.50 (talk) 13:20, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Polycarbonate risks[edit]

There is some reference to health dangers of bisphenol-A leaching from polycarbonate plastic on Wikipedia [1] particularly when the plastic is exposed to sodium hypochlorite bleach. I note in the Aerobie FAQ [2] that washing the Aeropress in the dishwasher is not recommended, presumably for the reason that most dishwasher detergents contain hypochlorite bleach, although it is not explicitly stated in the FAQ. It is reported elsewhere [3] that the Aeropress uses a new grade of polycarbonate, but it is unclear what this is:

"We then learned about a new grade of polycarbonate that is specifically designed to withstand extended exposures to high temperature water. We put AeroPress coffee makers made with this new grade of polycarbonate through our tests and they too withstood the tests as well as hundreds of uses with no detectable degradation, just like AeroPresses made of the regular grade of polycarbonate. The new grade of polycarbonate is over twice as expensive as the conventional grade. We could have used conventional grade polycarbonate but as is our way, we decided to err on the side of extra durability and quality and made our production AeroPresses of the new high temperature water resistant polycarbonate that is slightly blue-ish milky in appearance."

It might be worth reporting to what extent these issues are of any concern (if any), and if the milky blue polycarbonate formulation is designed to reduce any possible health risks due to bisphenol-A leaching. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrHonzik (talkcontribs) 18:11, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

If you can find an interview specifically about polycarbonates and the Aeropress in the media then go for it, but I don't think it's worth mentioning on this article, since it's one of many food related products that use polycarbonates. Lil' Dice (yeah, I said it!) - talk 20:31, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Barring any substantiative data, this is more than likely a non-issue. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DrHonzik (talkcontribs) 21:40, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd have said, "Obviously a very important issue, but wikipedia is not a research site."76.126.215.43 (talk) 14:25, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

"Notation for discussing brewing method"[edit]

Does such a section really belong in the article? 99.238.205.56 (talk) 02:05, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Acidity[edit]

Under coffee properties the page says that being less acidic makes the coffee less bitter. Neither of the sources draw a link between the pH of the coffee and it's bitterness, and I'm fairly certain that a higher pH would make it less sour not less bitter. 121.217.142.163 (talk) 09:47, 19 August 2012 (UTC)