I love my Aeropress, and I do prefer to use the inverted method. I also roast my own coffee for maximum freshness and flavor. It's a sickness, but it tastes so good.
Never thought to try the inverted method myself. Can't really see what it adds as most of the water doesn't seep through until you start plunging, but definitely worth a shot.
I also roast coffee. Been using one of those Korean Cafe Gene hybrid convection/conduction roasters for the better part of the last decade. It is a bit of a sickness. Do you have any recommendations for green coffee sources? I normally try and order from Sweet Marias..
I think that fans of the inverted method mostly do it to gain greater control over immersion and extraction, since a constant volume of water and grounds remain in contact for the entire steep time, as they would in a French press. The non-inverted method works fine too, but the coffee immediately starts dripping once water is added, so it's harder to maintain control of the brew. Does it matter? Probably not, but when we're obsessing about everything else, a few grams of water are important.
I'm envious of your roaster—I just use a wide, flat-bottomed dog dish and a heat gun.
I've looked at a couple of other green coffee suppliers, but Sweet Maria's has been my go-to so far. Nobody else provides quite as much detail and transparency about the coffees they sell.
I follow goings-on in Apple and mobile news as well
Cool. Hopefully "mobile news" part doesn't apply exclusively to iOS and you also read sites like AndroidCentral and WPCentral as often as the iOS-related ones
We all have our favorites, obviously, but I'm committed to impartiality when it comes to reporting. I try to stay up on developments in Android and Windows Phone as much as I can.