I just purchased an Aerobie Aeropress and a Bodum Bistro Electric Grinder. The latter I haven't used yet because I've been using a pre-ground coffee that I purchased in Barbados.
I'm new to the whole coffee scene and I would definitely like some pro-tips as to what kinds of blends I should get in to. I'm looking for a smooth tasting blend but I'm up for anything. Can anyone help with coffee brand selection?
Also, has anyone made espresso with the Aeropress before?
@RedParka: No coffee suggestions, but the Aeropress will not make Espresso, just really strong coffee.
@MAGZine: Is there any particular reason why it won't make espresso?
@RedParka: Yes, it just can't. (matter of pressure)
Although people have questioned the accuracy of the milk frothing in these videos, I think these may be of help for a quick Coffee and Espresso crash course:
For my personal Coffee tips:
I hope this post was somewhat helpful!
Great! Thanks for all of the tips everyone.
Just a tip since you just purchased an AeroPress.
Experiment with the brewing methods and see what you like. Change the factors (amount of coffee, amount of water, time).
This is my go to, but with ~16 g coffee and 225 g water: http://www.boldbeancoffee.com/learn/brewing-guide/aeropress/
Check out http://www.brewmethods.com/