Moka Pot Vs Aeropress - Which Coffee Is Best
I recently bought a Bialetti Venus Moka Pot (a non-aluminium stainless steel version that can work on an induction plate) and was eager to compare it to the Aeropress I usually used. Both use light pressure but the inner workings are different.
For me, the AeroPress still makes a stronger richer coffee (I freshly grind a 50/50 mix of French Roast and Hazelnut coffee beans). What I don't get with any of these comparison articles, is they complain about the AeroPress not letting all the oils etc through because of the paper filter. I've long since been using the permanent stainless steel filter that you can get for the AeroPress which sorts this out (and you never run out of paper filters that have to be bought).
The method I use for my AeroPress is the upside-down method where I first stir the coffee in the hot water for about 40 to 60 secs or so, then I invert the AeroPress and apply pressure for about 30 to 40 secs pushing the water through the coffee and the filter.
I get it that everyone's coffee preferences (strength, taste, aroma, speed, mess, etc) are different. So this may not be everyone's "cup of tea".
So why did I buy a Moka pot? Well it was a recommended method for being a healthy way to extract more of the antioxidants etc from coffee (because many stated the paper filter in the AeroPress filtered out some of the goodness). I just hope reviewers in future remember there is a stainless filter for the AeroPress!
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