General Discussion: The Coffee Thread!


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deuce
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13880 posts since 21/1/08

9 May 2016 15:30
swede wrote: my boss wants to buy our lab a new coffee machine

so whats it got to do with you, you busy little cunt, keep your beak out
swede
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8994 posts since 21/3/09

9 May 2016 15:38
he assigned me the job of finding a good coffee machine, he suggested that one but wanted second opinion. the delonghi ones warranties are voided if used in a business environment Sad
DuffMan
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14386 posts since 21/2/07

9 May 2016 15:39
deuce wrote:
swede wrote: my boss wants to buy our lab a new coffee machine

so whats it got to do with you, you busy little cunt, keep your beak out

Laughing out loud
deuce
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13880 posts since 21/1/08

9 May 2016 15:40
bunsen burner and beaker. now fuck off
andymakesglasses
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20427 posts since 26/1/06

26 Nov 2016 08:56
I don't know much about coffee machines. Can someone in the know tell me if there's much difference between these two?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DeLonghi-Traditional-Espresso-Machine-ECC221-R/dp/B00COFUZSQ/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Delonghi-Icona-ECO311-R-Espresso-Coffee/dp/B00TDKM2XG/

They seem similarly-specced to me so the former wins on price. It'd mainly be used for espressos and cappuccinos from ground coffee not pods, maybe a couple of cups a day.
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

26 Nov 2016 09:11
Both seem pretty similar rally. They both have 15 bar pressure which is standard for home espresso makers. Most cafe machines will be a 9 bar so there is a difference. I imagine the price difference will be the size of water tank? And I suspect one heats the cup tray with a little steam before it makes your coffee.
andymakesglasses
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20427 posts since 26/1/06

27 Nov 2016 19:00
Cheers burny.
Mark
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1013 posts since 24/5/08

17 Mar 2017 17:18
Egan wrote: Has anyone been to the London Coffee Festival before? If so, is it worth the admission?
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

26 May 2017 14:45
any recommendations for a burr grinder around £50/£70?
Was looking at the Dualit, Bodum Bistro conical burr

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jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

2 Jun 2017 14:20
the fuk coffee aficionado guys not around?
swede
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8994 posts since 21/3/09

2 Jun 2017 15:06
might be worth pming snaye
broadcast
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185 posts since 10/5/09

2 Jun 2017 16:41
jeg wrote: any recommendations for a burr grinder around £50/£70?
Was looking at the Dualit, Bodum Bistro conical burr

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I found a graef cm702 for that much and pretty happy with it. Dualit and bodum ones get bad reviews
Nots1993
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3 posts since 5/4/17

1 Aug 2017 14:10
this is my second time wrting this and my post still disappears. why? i'm a true coffee lover Laughing out loud
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

7 Nov 2017 13:01
any decent 'home barista' day courses in london? Ideally filter based (Aero and stovetop)

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Ulster_Blue
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5372 posts since 16/7/06

7 Nov 2017 14:54
What is the aeropress best used for? Espresso? Americano?

Seems to make decent coffee but not an espresso, no crema.
Burt
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6060 posts since 3/1/10

7 Nov 2017 20:00
Use mine solely for black coffee - consistent taste, no messin'.
doug.
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1682 posts since 12/6/10

7 Nov 2017 23:01
jeg wrote: any recommendations for a burr grinder around £50/£70?
Was looking at the Dualit, Bodum Bistro conical burr

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j

Haven't had any issues to speak of with my Bodum Bistro. Mind you, I only use it for pour over grind. Not sure how good it is for espresso. They're good for the money IMO
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

8 Nov 2017 12:17
doug. wrote:
jeg wrote: any recommendations for a burr grinder around £50/£70?
Was looking at the Dualit, Bodum Bistro conical burr

ta
j

Haven't had any issues to speak of with my Bodum Bistro. Mind you, I only use it for pour over grind. Not sure how good it is for espresso. They're good for the money IMO

I bought a handgrinder - http://www.madebyknock.com/feldgrind.html
padawan
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4341 posts since 27/6/03

posted 11 Feb 2018 15:02, edited 11 Feb 2018 15:02
Sage Duo Temp. Still trying to get the Tamper right….
pentonville
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825 posts since 12/3/12

posted 11 Feb 2018 16:10, edited 11 Feb 2018 16:10
Burt wrote: Use mine solely for black coffee - consistent taste, no messin'.

Best for light roast fruity beans, makes a long drink that is close to speciality tea in mouthfeel and taste. The difference between that and espresso is that a larger amount of water is being forced through untamped grounds, so doesn’t extract the same oils and flavour as an espresso method. Although there is a way to make an espresso with an aero press, if you really need to, where you can tamp the grounds in the chamber, and place another filter on top of the grounds before forcing water through the lot. You can’t make quite as complex a cup as a traditional pour over, but it’s still a great way to drink coffee.

Edit: sorry, supposed to quote the post above that one..