My current Aeropress recipe


I just tried this with a lighter roast and it worked well.  Even after cooling to room temp, the coffee barely had any sourness.  Apparently it had the "appropriate" amount of sourness for a light roast.

  1. Heat water to boiling.
  2. Pass water through paper filter to get rid of paper taste
  3. Pour some water into cup to heat up cup.
  4. Invert Aeropress just below #4 circle.
  5. Pour 18 grams of grinds (fine) into Aeropress
  6. Forty five seconds after boil, pour as much water as you can into the Aeropress.
  7. Use stirrer to mix grinds for five seconds (so that you can make sure all grinds are wet.
  8. Rest cap (with paper filter) on top of Aeropress for (60 - dark, 80 - medium, 90 - light) seconds.
  9. After that, stir for 5 seconds again.
  10. Rest cap and paper filter back on top.
  11. After waiting for an equal amount of time as step 8, stir again for 5 seconds.
  12. Place cap and paper filter back on and tighten.
  13. Place over mug and apply pressure until hissing sound is heard (usually 20 to 30 seconds).

My current 'cord-cutter' setup

I don't have satellite/cable etc TV because I've found that I don't want enough of it to justify the cost.  And... since these content providers don't really offer channels a-la-carte, I've had to resort to cord-cutting.  Here's my current setup.

  • Hulu Plus
    • My plan $7.99/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
      • Web viewing
  • Netflix
    • My plan - 2 screens + HD $7.99/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
      • Web viewing
  • Google Music
    • My plan - $9.99/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Upload your library
      • Chromecasting
      • Web listening
      • Comes with Youtube Music Key service for music videos
  • Youtube
    • My plan - N/A
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Upload your videos
      • Chromecasting
      • Web viewing
  • Pocket Casts (podcasts)
    • My plan - N/A
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
    • Notes
      • Web listening can be purchased
  • NPR One
    • My plan - N/A
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
  • Google Movies
    • My plan - N/A
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
      • Buy/Rent movies/tv shows
  • DramaFever
    • My plan - $9.99/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
  • Crunchyroll (foreign anime/live action tv/movies)
    • My plan - $6.95/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
  • WatchESPN
    • My plan - N/A
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
    • Notes
      • Sling TV acts as a provider if you purchase the Sling TV sports package.
  • Sling TV
    • My plan - $25/month including sports package (this only includes one stream at a time)
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
    • Notes
      • Many devices supported
      • Chromecast support supposedly eventually coming.
  • Fandor (independent movies)
    • My plan - $10/month
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android
      • Chromecasting
  • Audible (audiobooks)
    • My Plan - $14.99/month (includes one audiobook purchase)
    • Features that pertain to me
      • Android

For $92.90/month I get 39 live TV channels (including multiple ESPN), day-old epsidoes through Hulu Plus, unlimited music, Anime/dramas, podcasts, NPR, and an audiobook.