General Discussion: The Coffee Thread!


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fouineoursb
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1558 posts since 12/11/06

23 Oct 2020 11:51
Terres de café makes good nespresso capsule too (you can buy on maxicoffee.co.uk)
I have a Rocket R58 machine and I often use their beans.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

26 Oct 2020 21:01
Need to pick up and grind some beans for an Aeropress in Manchester.
Anyone got any recommendations?
Old Trafford/media city location.
ginner
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295 posts since 15/4/14

27 Oct 2020 11:07
Try Grapefruit in Sale, big range of different beans and will grind for you. Great cakes too.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

28 Oct 2020 06:54
Got recommended Grindsmith.

The beans are so terribly fucking bland.
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

29 Oct 2020 08:50
What did you buy? Just had a quick glance over their insta and they don’t talk about their range.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

29 Oct 2020 09:46
I did notice that, should have been a warning.

No word of a lie, I thought for a second I might have caught covid due to it’s complete absence of taste.

Umm the blend had a stupid hippie name, so shit that I left it in my hotel room.
Copper
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2745 posts since 29/11/11

9 Nov 2020 09:52
Stopped ordering from dark arts becuase it's $$$ and I got a bit tired of the inconsistency and sheer amount of different roasts/ blends. Started to feel like they were just renaming the same coffee some edgy name to make it sell out.

Been drinking https://jamesgourmetcoffee.com/ for a minute now and it's amazing.Would recommend.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

9 Nov 2020 19:16
Copper wrote: Stopped ordering from dark arts becuase it's $$$ and I got a bit tired of the inconsistency and sheer amount of different roasts/ blends. Started to feel like they were just renaming the same coffee some edgy name to make it sell out.

Sell outs
Copper
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2745 posts since 29/11/11

9 Nov 2020 19:47
Laughing out loud
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

9 Nov 2020 19:50
Copper wrote: Stopped ordering from dark arts becuase it's $$$ and I got a bit tired of the inconsistency and sheer amount of different roasts/ blends.

Can you clarify what you mean by inconsistency? And are you saying variety of choice is a bad thing?

I´d say that considering that they buy premium coffee and have high QC standards the prices aren´t to be winced at. My only criticism would be their digital tone of voice (can´t stand it) but their product is a very high standard.
Copper
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2745 posts since 29/11/11

9 Nov 2020 19:59
So, although the variety is good, a nice house roast to return to or a regular roast/line would keep me coming back. I know they do Lost Highway and Apocalypse now fairly often but like you said, I just get a bit turned off when their new products are more based on the edgy, digital marketing. You get an email and it's just bright colors, a new hoody with satan on it, and the new coffee is like "FUCK DONALD TRUMP BRO". Just got a bit sickly.
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

9 Nov 2020 20:21
Fair enough. Aussies innit.
Copper
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2745 posts since 29/11/11

9 Nov 2020 21:12
pentonville wrote: Fair enough. Aussies innit.
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Laughing out loud
pentonville
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843 posts since 12/3/12

9 Nov 2020 21:40
But that aside the consistency aspect is just down to coffee being a seasonal crop that is subject to climatic conditions, disease, pests etc - some years will be good and some bad, this is reflected in the prices and also what is available to the customer. At the end of the day a good roaster will want to supply the best quality product they can at a margin that keeps their business alive.
Birdman
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1456 posts since 10/3/10

10 Nov 2020 12:54
Best Nespresso machine? Not sure I want something as fancy as the Creatista as looks a bit fiddly/too many things could go wrong.

I’ve had the Pixie for the last 5 years in the US and it worked well, so might just go for one of them, but wondering if there is something better out there? Cheers.
Mark
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1016 posts since 24/5/08

10 Nov 2020 16:38
stoney wrote: Just inherited a machine that takes the nespresso capsules. Any decent alternative capsules that will fit out there to try?

Bit late to the party but these guys are great for beans. i'm sure their capsules are up to par too.
https://colonnacoffee.com/

Mark
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1016 posts since 24/5/08

posted 10 Nov 2020 16:40, edited 10 Nov 2020 16:40
Birdman wrote: Best Nespresso machine? Not sure I want something as fancy as the Creatista as looks a bit fiddly/too many things could go wrong.

I’ve had the Pixie for the last 5 years in the US and it worked well, so might just go for one of them, but wondering if there is something better out there? Cheers.
and to answer your question, they also sell this:
https://colonnacoffee.com/pages/opal

(no shill)
Rirawin
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9406 posts since 17/7/05

posted 10 Nov 2020 17:41, edited 10 Nov 2020 17:41
Mark wrote:
stoney wrote: Just inherited a machine that takes the nespresso capsules. Any decent alternative capsules that will fit out there to try?

Bit late to the party but these guys are great for beans. i'm sure their capsules are up to par too.
https://colonnacoffee.com/

Can confirm they are proper coffee snobs, having been their cafe in Bath a few times myself. Tend not to go that often as I feel intimidated every time I go in asking for a simple expresso Laughing out loud
baggysmalls
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345 posts since 9/5/08

11 Nov 2020 09:21
Espresso
swede
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9073 posts since 21/3/09

11 Nov 2020 09:45
baggysmalls wrote: Espresso