General Discussion: The Coffee Thread!


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illmurray
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536 posts since 18/4/12

3 May 2014 21:17
carlos wrote: Malik, get yourself a Bialetti moka stove top espresso pot and a ceramic burr coffee grinder. Gotta be ceramic - makes for oh-so-smooth coffee that is perfect for that lazy Sunday morning vibe.

boys in life advice recommending the £20 blade grinder. really cheap and had great reviews on amazon, been looking at burrs though. how much was your ceramic?
swede
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9064 posts since 21/3/09

posted 3 May 2014 21:43, edited 3 May 2014 21:43
rural wrote: What grinder you using to grind your coffee beans swede?


na im just buying ground stuff right now. dont think ill make the step up to whole coffee beans for a while
carlos
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962 posts since 20/1/08

4 May 2014 06:22
I think I paid something like 25 quid, illmurray. I got a hand grinder as opposed to an electric one.
Something a bit more satisfying about grinding beans by hand.

You gotta get grinding fresh beans swede. Such a better taste.
Centurionone
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1454 posts since 30/3/11

4 May 2014 08:55
Ocin wrote: Post LA stash. I'm all about the Hazlenut Coffee mate when I use instant


Good selection there!
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

posted 4 May 2014 13:19, edited 4 May 2014 13:19

Lovely drop
padawan
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4350 posts since 27/6/03

4 May 2014 13:22
timmbo
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3440 posts since 9/2/10

4 May 2014 15:44
Got one of these from John Lewis, includes 5y warranty. Great purchase IMO.

Have been buying whole beans from Rave Coffee, decent prices. For supermarket stuff, Waitrose Monsooned Malabar is by far the best bean I've bought.
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

posted 4 May 2014 22:54, edited 4 May 2014 22:54
carlos wrote: Malik, get yourself a Bialetti moka stove top espresso pot and a ceramic burr coffee grinder. Gotta be ceramic - makes for oh-so-smooth coffee that is perfect for that lazy Sunday morning vibe.

My friend mentioned one of these not long ago too, these seem to be rated high amongst popular opinion by the looks, reckon ill grab one and give it a go. Thanks for the heads up
Les Unit
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231 posts since 26/11/08

5 May 2014 09:59
Looking for a coffee machine for new gaff … What does everyone have or rate? Or should I simply buy an aero press?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

5 May 2014 10:49
+1 on OCC.

Aero Press are decent for the money if you can be arsed with the faff. Bean to cup is where its at.

I got this last year, dogs bollocks:

http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Tech/Categories/Shop-Home/Kitchen-electrical/Coffee-machines/Magnifica-espresso-and-cappuccino-coffee-machine_311-87001691-ECAM22110SB/?cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-HomeTech-_-DELONGHI&ci;_src=18615224&ci;_sku=27757109&$$&$$ja=cgid:10381806454|tsid:35948|cid:189078574|lid:65835747094|nw:g|crid:37740041974|rnd:340731204468802595|dvc:c|adp:1o2&gclid;=CP-p6v3NlL4CFfDLtAodKE4Atw

Can be picked up for cheaper also.
Hanto
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2388 posts since 30/11/09

5 May 2014 11:12
I find they are a bit hit and miss. The one at my current job is not that great but cost five grand. The one before was about three but much better. It's a bit like nespresso bit real watery.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

posted 5 May 2014 11:26, edited 5 May 2014 11:26
The one above makes superb coffee for the money, I'd not normally recommend Delohghi, but I was impressed by this one, fair enough you can get better looking ones for the money.

My rents have got a Gaggia Classic, great machine for the money also, but you sort of have to know the machine to get the best out of it, seems so much hassle now after using mine where you simply press one button and get a perfect cup of coffee each time.

Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

5 May 2014 12:23
For the aeropress headz..

http://priceonomics.com/the-invention-of-the-aeropress/
rural
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17722 posts since 26/9/06

5 May 2014 12:43
coffee nerd in the article comments wrote: "Yep, because molecules with silicon in them are so superior to ones with carbon."
Laughing out loud
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

5 May 2014 12:51
Laughing out loud

I've been sucked in, just ordered one. Only drink 1 cup of rocket fuel a day but do miss a decent one. I drink bare amounts when I'm in Italy.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

5 May 2014 13:06
How does Pact work? Order for a nugget and then cancel? Don't want £7 of coffee err 2 weeks.
baggysmalls
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345 posts since 9/5/08

5 May 2014 13:15
Use a burr grinder if you can - blade grinders burn the coffee and change the flavour.
carlos
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962 posts since 20/1/08

5 May 2014 16:57
+1 baggs. Burr grinder is where it's at
doug.
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1684 posts since 12/6/10

5 May 2014 17:29
Ruben wrote: How does Pact work? Order for a nugget and then cancel?

yep
illmurray
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536 posts since 18/4/12

5 May 2014 17:35
timmbo wrote: Got one of these from John Lewis, includes 5y warranty. Great purchase IMO.

Have been buying whole beans from Rave Coffee, decent prices. For supermarket stuff, Waitrose Monsooned Malabar is by far the best bean I've bought.

Parents have this and its good but the button winds me up so much