I have blogged in the past about my experience with the Hario Mini Mill grinder but never took any video of it before. So this week, since I'm off from school and have a lot of free time, I decide to film myself making coffee with the Hario grinder and the Aeropress, which is my favorite coffee making device. I'm thinking that this combination of Hario grinder/Aeropress is a perfect Christmas gift for someone like a student who need to have coffee at school or someone who want coffee at their office (although for someone who work at an office, there are more flexible options). 

The time it take for grinding about 12 gram of coffee in the Hario is actually very fast (faster than you would think for a hand grinder actually) and takes only a little more than a minute, during which time the water would be heating up in the microwave. I did not edit out the time it take for grinding for acurate representation of the actual grinding time so I hope I don't bore anyone with it.

Here is a brief run through of what I'm doing during the video:

- Engage the pluger into the main aeropress unit so that the rubber is up to number 4 mark. Actually you can put the rubber higher if you want to brew less coffee or stronger coffee.

- Make sure that the whole platform is stable so you don't end up with hot liquid spilled everywhere or worse on yourself.

- Heat water (I'm using a glass bodum french press to do this in the microwave)

- Put the paper filter into the black cap and put it over your cup

- Rinse the paper filter with hot water; this step is crucial and accomplish 2 goals: wash the paper taste out of the filter and warming the receiving cup.

- add some hot water into the aeropress assemly to preheat it.

- Add coursely ground coffee (or finer grind you want shorter brewing time; a good starting point is ground that is finer than french press)

- Add hot water to the aeropress up to the top to saturate the coffee ground; start timer

- Stir using the included paddle for 10-15 seconds make sure all the ground are saturated

- press gently; ideally should last for about 20-30 seconds.

- clean-up the Aeropress and enjoy!

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Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>This is a great way to make coffee without breaking the bank - I use a hand grinder for my traveling Aeropress too.

Submitted by jbviau on
Aside: I think someone needs to get you a kettle for Christmas!

yeah, I think so too. Right now I'm using the glass french press to heat water, not the most convenient or stylist but it works.

Submitted by yeahyeah on
The Mini Mill plus Aeropress is the best cheap coffee setup out there imo. Nice demonstration..

Hario+aeropress is not only the cheapest but could be one of the best way to make coffee. I'm going to modify my Hario and compare how it does.

I agree the Hario is one of of the cheapest grinder you can get that actually work. Although it is made in China, it is a quality product capable of lasting many years of daily usage.

As usual, great video! However, it does seem a little long to grind just 12g of coffee. I guess you get what you paid for. The grind quality alone probably makes up for the effort too.

Submitted by wakeknot on
you keep pulling me closer to picking up these two products. I keep trying to resist, but it is getting harder.

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I have blogged in the past about my experience with the Hario Mini Mill grinder but never took any video of it before. So this week, since I'm off from school and have a lot of free time, I decide to film myself making coffee with the Hario grinder and the Aeropress, which is my favorite coffee making device. I'm thinking that this combination of Hario grinder/Aeropress is a perfect Christmas gift for someone like a student who need to have coffee at school or someone who want coffee at their office (although for someone who work at an office, there are more flexible options). 

The time it take for grinding about 12 gram of coffee in the Hario is actually very fast (faster than you would think for a hand grinder actually) and takes only a little more than a minute, during which time the water would be heating up in the microwave. I did not edit out the time it take for grinding for acurate representation of the actual grinding time so I hope I don't bore anyone with it.

Here is a brief run through of what I'm doing during the video:

- Engage the pluger into the main aeropress unit so that the rubber is up to number 4 mark. Actually you can put the rubber higher if you want to brew less coffee or stronger coffee.

- Make sure that the whole platform is stable so you don't end up with hot liquid spilled everywhere or worse on yourself.

- Heat water (I'm using a glass bodum french press to do this in the microwave)

- Put the paper filter into the black cap and put it over your cup

- Rinse the paper filter with hot water; this step is crucial and accomplish 2 goals: wash the paper taste out of the filter and warming the receiving cup.

- add some hot water into the aeropress assemly to preheat it.

- Add coursely ground coffee (or finer grind you want shorter brewing time; a good starting point is ground that is finer than french press)

- Add hot water to the aeropress up to the top to saturate the coffee ground; start timer

- Stir using the included paddle for 10-15 seconds make sure all the ground are saturated

- press gently; ideally should last for about 20-30 seconds.

- clean-up the Aeropress and enjoy!

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certainly lots of ways to

April 12, 2012 | by donnedonne

certainly lots of ways to use the aeropress, i typically do a variation of the wendleboe method

cool

January 6, 2012 | by wakeknot

you keep pulling me closer to picking up these two products. I keep trying to resist, but it is getting harder.

Great video

December 18, 2011 | by samuellaw178

As usual, great video! However, it does seem a little long to grind just 12g of coffee. I guess you get what you paid for. The grind quality alone probably makes up for the effort too.

Have you ever thought of an

December 17, 2011 | by intrepid510

Have you ever thought of an electric kettle so much easier than a microwave.

@EricBNC

December 17, 2011 | by sontondaman

I agree the Hario is one of of the cheapest grinder you can get that actually work. Although it is made in China, it is a quality product capable of lasting many years of daily usage.

@yeahyeah

December 17, 2011 | by sontondaman

Hario+aeropress is not only the cheapest but could be one of the best way to make coffee. I'm going to modify my Hario and compare how it does.

Good video

December 17, 2011 | by yeahyeah

The Mini Mill plus Aeropress is the best cheap coffee setup out there imo. Nice demonstration..

@jbviau

December 17, 2011 | by sontondaman

yeah, I think so too. Right now I'm using the glass french press to heat water, not the most convenient or stylist but it works.

Thanks

December 17, 2011 | by jbviau

Aside: I think someone needs to get you a kettle for Christmas!

Neat

December 16, 2011 | by EricBNC


This is a great way to make coffee without breaking the bank - I use a hand grinder for my traveling Aeropress too.

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