General Discussion: The Coffee Thread!


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pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

posted 9 May 2019 07:40, edited 9 May 2019 07:40
Just to add something positive to this discussion, the only cold-brewed coffee I ever got close to satisfactory results with was a natural process from Yirgicheffe. Brewed immersion at 7:1, with a hot bloom. Heavy blueberry notes hid most of the oxidised flavour but ultimately it was still detectable.
doug.
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1684 posts since 12/6/10

9 May 2019 10:28
themistake wrote: Anyone else noticed a sudden hike in coffee prices in London?

Have been used to paying £2.50 (+ 30p for soya) for flat white but recently been charged anywhere from 3.20 to 3.70.
Dunno if it’s a sustainability thing and people are charging extra for the cup now but paying 3.70 for a shit cup of coffee made with bog standard soya milk really isn’t cool.

I've only really noticed a bump up to around £2.80…that's in places like caravan, dept of coffee and social affairs, allpress etc

not sure where you're going where you have to cough up £3.20+?
Crackajack
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7663 posts since 21/4/05

9 May 2019 16:41
Next level places Cool
wembly
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525 posts since 15/1/13

25 May 2019 06:00
dropped my hario skerton this morning - any advice for a new one or should I just buy the same again? no need for an electric mill
electrolux
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668 posts since 6/11/08

25 May 2019 07:40
Not sure how much you're willing to spend and this is much more expensive but it's been a good investment for me. Grind is more consistent, easy to switch between and control grind profiles, plus it saves loads of effort hand grinding every morning. I think they released a newer version recently as well.

https://www.coffeecircle.com/de/p/wilfa-svart-aroma-kaffeemuehle?utm_source=google&utm;_medium=cpc&utm;_content=302689863547&utm;_term=&gclid;=Cj0KCQjwz6PnBRCPARIsANOtCw1XnzdOD-LjYWem3KggwhSyLckSU6vv_UvLQUI1VComs4STk_5Vvk0aAiXREALw_wcB
andrew_
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562 posts since 23/1/10

25 May 2019 09:54
I was doing manual with a skerton but recently upgraded to that electric grinder too.

It’s so good. Coffee ground in 15 secs rather than about 3 minutes of twirling the annoying handle.

Honestly just buy the electric one…but if you’re interested in buying my skerton (pro model) give me a PM.
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

17 Sep 2019 12:54
Been using PINK LANE coffee for my beans for a while now, Shops grinder has been bust for a while so searching for another supplier, Struck Gold! Wandering thru Grainger Market I stumbled upon Pumphreys Coffee Centre and Brewing Emporium!!! how have I missed this place!! been supplying coffee since 1750!

Woman behind counter must of thought I was a bit tapped as I enthused about the range of Coffee and Equipment. They do 100g bags ideal for testing blends etc

beardywierdy
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649 posts since 8/1/13

18 Sep 2019 18:34
What’s the blue mountain like?
Dee
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11767 posts since 22/11/07

18 Sep 2019 19:02
french vanilla and the choc orange are worth a try if your like lazy arsed instants..

https://www.wearelittles.com/product-category/infused-instant-coffees/
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

18 Sep 2019 19:23
Best of the 3. Bit more expensive but worth it!
jwool
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2703 posts since 16/2/10

18 Sep 2019 22:55
Dee wrote: french vanilla and the choc orange are worth a try if your like lazy arsed instants..

https://www.wearelittles.com/product-category/infused-instant-coffees/

Flavoured coffee is shit and you're a wanker for buying it, but the normal stuff is probably the best instant coffee around.
jwool
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2703 posts since 16/2/10

18 Sep 2019 22:56
jwool wrote:
Dee wrote: french vanilla and the choc orange are worth a try if your like lazy arsed instants..

https://www.wearelittles.com/product-category/infused-instant-coffees/

Flavoured coffee is shit and you're a wanker for buying it, but the normal stuff is probably the best instant coffee around.

No offence obvs
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

3 Oct 2019 15:26
https://coffeechronicler.com/ultimate-guide-to-the-aeropress/
good read for AeroP's
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

posted 3 Oct 2019 21:52, edited 3 Oct 2019 21:52
padawan wrote: Been using PINK LANE coffee for my beans for a while now, Shops grinder has been bust for a while so searching for another supplier,

Hi…are you saying you take home a bag of ground coffee from a shop? If so and looking at your consumption it’s definitely worth throwing £110 at a Wilda grinder
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

3 Oct 2019 22:00
Also watch out for roasters trying to push robusta/robusta arabica blends. The growing conditions for Arabica won’t be around forever. I cupped the Barn robusta arabica blend that they entered into the German Aeropress champs and the nicest thing I could say is that it had an umami quality like peanut butter. Also cupped a Eugionides recently.. 55 euros/100 gram and probably a once in a lifetime chance. Incredibly sweet with a taste like Agave syrup.
Burt
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6093 posts since 3/1/10

3 Oct 2019 22:04
Im all for a deece cup of coffee but 'Aeropress Championships' - Fuck off Laughing out loud
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

4 Oct 2019 07:04
Yeah it sounds more serious than it is… Laughing out loud

Basically a piss up for coffee nerds
joeyjojo
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4345 posts since 24/8/06

4 Oct 2019 07:06
Can’t beat the coconut flat white at pret and I swear by it
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

4 Oct 2019 07:16
pentonville wrote:
padawan wrote: Been using PINK LANE coffee for my beans for a while now, Shops grinder has been bust for a while so searching for another supplier,

Hi…are you saying you take home a bag of ground coffee from a shop? If so and looking at your consumption it’s definitely worth throwing £110 at a Wilda grinder

you mean WILFA?

https://www.opumo.com/wilfa-wilfa-coffee-grinder.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw29vsBRAuEiwA9s-0BzC4phTatTPF0Gj2wh0-MjH49yCafx-fX1nDVqxclmX5cEO4rua1TBoCQWsQAvD_BwE#fo_c=2728&fo;_k=ad69e10fd72a85f46a923bd90f3b3923&fo;_s=gplauk

been looking at a decent grinder but they look to big for our Kitchen.
Was back trying different beans yesterday, went for an Australian Skybury (medium) - Double the price of others so had to try….very nice, loads of flavour but just not strong enough as an espresso so gonna Delta Coffee Press it.
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

4 Oct 2019 08:07
Yeh sorry auto-corrected to wilda…. anyway that’s a great price