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rural
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8 Nov 2018 00:00
lool
andymakesglasses
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8 Nov 2018 09:31
Sholto wrote: Bird is also after some simple silver hoops (earrings) for Xmas, can anyone recommend anything decent - already got a couple of other things so don't want to break the bank

Etsy.
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

9 Nov 2018 08:36
Great shout, thanks
darko
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961 posts since 4/10/12

9 Nov 2018 10:38
what are the fuk hype presents this year if any? (no hoverboard)

gf is really into coffee so thinking of getting an aeropress set, nice mug and a pact subscription/coffee advent calendar. is that lame? im so shite at xmas presents Laughing out loud
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9 Nov 2018 10:49
darko wrote: what are the fuk hype presents this year if any? (no hoverboard)

gf is really into coffee so thinking of getting an aeropress set, nice mug and a pact subscription/coffee advent calendar. is that lame? im so shite at xmas presents Laughing out loud

I got the pact advent last year, thumbs up from me.
Rez
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posted 9 Nov 2018 12:46, edited 9 Nov 2018 12:46
darko wrote: what are the fuk hype presents this year if any? (no hoverboard)

gf is really into coffee so thinking of getting an aeropress set, nice mug and a pact subscription/coffee advent calendar. is that lame? im so shite at xmas presents Laughing out loud

Bean grinder (krups are good)
Plus V60 pourover set or something like that https://www.hario.co.uk/v60-ceramic-dripper-and-pot-set-white-322.html

Aeropress is good but honestly the packaging is so fucking bad it might be a bit underwhelming.


Also recommend le creuset mugs (extra points if you colour coordinate with the V60)
YLAup
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5345 posts since 5/9/11

9 Nov 2018 12:56
Le Creuset mugs are all made in China and sold in Debenhams. Don't understand the recent hype with them now being sold in places like Coggles and Liberty.
Rez
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8253 posts since 5/4/09

9 Nov 2018 12:57
Dunno mate sorry sure they'll come to TKMaxx soon
darko
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9 Nov 2018 13:19
Good shout rez, thanks. Didn’t even consider a V60 and aesthetically it does look a lot better and still good coffee.

She likes le creuset too so +1
wembly
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439 posts since 15/1/13

9 Nov 2018 14:47
get the Hario ceramic grinder instead of the Krups and of course a fresh bag of beans so she can strt right away
Burt
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9 Nov 2018 14:50
darko wrote: …(no hoverboard)
Made me laugh in reals Laughing out loud
Rez
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9 Nov 2018 14:59
wembly wrote: get the Hario ceramic grinder instead of the Krups and of course a fresh bag of beans so she can strt right away

True, imagine what working that hand grinder will do for her grip strength.

Also love how whenever anyone asks for a recommendation on here, they end up spending at least twice what they were going to previously Laughing out loud
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posted 9 Nov 2018 16:18, edited 9 Nov 2018 16:18
Rez wrote: Dunno mate sorry sure they'll come to TKMaxx soon

Laughing out loud

they actually do sell them quite often in homesense (tk maxx homeware store). mrs bought some as a housewarming gift for some friends of ours. smart girl
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8703 posts since 21/3/09

9 Nov 2018 16:18
wembly wrote: get the Hario ceramic grinder instead of the Krups and of course a fresh bag of beans so she can strt right away

do not do this. I bought it and realised how much of a mission it is to use. it takes FOREVER
rural
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17680 posts since 26/9/06

9 Nov 2018 17:20
Agree swede, ain’t worth the effort.
darko
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9 Nov 2018 17:31
Rez wrote: Also love how whenever anyone asks for a recommendation on here, they end up spending at least twice what they were going to previously Laughing out loud

I think I can splurge to £70 Cool

Probably just going to either go for the Pact calendar for quirky points or get her some bags of freshly ground stuff from local roasters. Is it honestly worth the effort grinding your own beans?
rural
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9 Nov 2018 18:54
^Not by hand operated grinders I don't think it is, IMO.
doug.
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posted 9 Nov 2018 23:56, edited 9 Nov 2018 23:56
darko wrote: Is it honestly worth the effort grinding your own beans?

yes for sure

V60 only way to go at home. Pouring kettle and scales also pretty much essential for this brew method.


this kettle good value for money (cheaper than a hario and has a thermometer)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coffee-Panda-Stainless-Thermometer-Protectant/dp/B074GZSHBM

these scales are good. think the coffee specific scales are a bit more accurate than ones you can buy in the supermarket
https://www.coffeehit.co.uk/coffee-gear-digital-bench-scale-2kg-0-1g.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA_ZTfBRBjEiwAN6YG4R_F4Y8BoDFZe6ogOy_csq0zcgtBbt921XRUqK_12Mng8RkXBSfM9hoCZrsQAvD_BwE#fo_c=1166&fo;_k=dee3c472266ae469b696f84579d58751&fo;_s=gplauk
shego
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1576 posts since 11/12/07

12 Nov 2018 11:46
Which Krups is recommended? Looking for a not too expensive grinder..

Rez wrote: Bean grinder (krups are good)
illwill
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4017 posts since 17/5/04

posted 12 Nov 2018 12:00, edited 12 Nov 2018 12:00
This one is rated: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002OHDBQC

Like the idea of a pour-over setup but don't think I could be arsed with the faff when I'm getting ready in the morning.