General Discussion: The Coffee Thread!


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Fuzzyduck121
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1623 posts since 14/12/12

29 Nov 2014 19:35
Bought online from workshop coffee in London
Incredible roast if any locals can go in there I would reccomend
No idea if they have a physical store though
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

29 Nov 2014 21:23
cheers - bought some from Monmouth - not the cheapest, but my bag smells amazing now
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

29 Nov 2014 21:30
Pact is worthy - tried it after a post on here
electrolux
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670 posts since 6/11/08

29 Nov 2014 23:57
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: Bought online from workshop coffee in London
Incredible roast if any locals can go in there I would reccomend
No idea if they have a physical store though

Workshop have 4 london shops now and are among the best roasters in London, buy beans almost exclusively from them. Their clerkenwell shop is one of the nicest spaces of any coffeeshop in London imo. Caravan and square mile are also great.

Pact is a great start up and i hope it does well, but tried a couple of coffees from them now and their roasts really aren't good.
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

30 Nov 2014 09:08
Will give the workshop a go, sounds good. Had a few really nice roasts from pact recently, Finca San Luis this mornings and the San Antonio recently was really nice, always seem to be spot on with the tasting notes and roasted within a few days, although the one his morning was roasted a week ago. Makes any difference?
electrolux
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670 posts since 6/11/08

30 Nov 2014 09:32
A week is about perfect really, wouldn't brew with beans that are only a few days fresh from roast. They're still releasing a lot of gas in the week after roasting which will impact upon flavour, so best to wait around a week if possible.
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

posted 30 Nov 2014 09:45, edited 30 Nov 2014 09:45
Does Workshop only sell unground beans online? Can't see an option for getting them to grind it.

I know it tastes better if you grind it yourself but everyone at work already thinks I'm a knob when I get my aeropress out.

EDIT: It says they only ship whole beans, never mind.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

30 Nov 2014 11:13
Try Square Mile. Some fantastic roasts
padawan
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4467 posts since 27/6/03

30 Nov 2014 12:18
brahms wrote: Does Workshop only sell unground beans online? Can't see an option for getting them to grind it.

I know it tastes better if you grind it yourself but everyone at work already thinks I'm a knob when I get my aeropress out.

EDIT: It says they only ship whole beans, never mind.

The "PENIS PUMP" is what my colleagues call it….

Grinding coffee beans is the way to go. Smell and Taste is next level. I get the bairns to do it on a morning.

http://www.ouseburncoffee.co.uk/

Local to Newcastle (dont let that put you off - the coffee aint got pease puddin initLaughing out loud ) some real nice beans…..TUNKI my favourite - well balanced not too acidic.
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

30 Nov 2014 12:30
Wish I could get proper pease pudding in the south
Arjun_
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24 posts since 15/7/10

4 Dec 2014 16:15
any recommendations for a cheap but decent coffee grinder?
Arjun_
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24 posts since 15/7/10

4 Dec 2014 16:17
I'm using a stove top, if that makes a difference?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

4 Dec 2014 16:17
Hario or Porlex
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

4 Dec 2014 16:36
Got my first pact for £1, pretty great but can't justify £6 a pack. Maybe in a few years.
electrolux
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670 posts since 6/11/08

4 Dec 2014 19:20
Arjun_ wrote: I'm using a stove top, if that makes a difference?
Rez wrote: Got my first pact for £1, pretty great but can't justify £6 a pack. Maybe in a few years.

Definitely porlex
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Porlex-Stainless-Ceramic-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B0002JZCF2
electrolux
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670 posts since 6/11/08

4 Dec 2014 19:21
Arjun_ wrote: any recommendations for a cheap but decent coffee grinder?

Definitely porlex
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Porlex-Stainless-Ceramic-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B0002JZCF2
YLAup
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5701 posts since 5/9/11

4 Jan 2015 22:03
So they're selling an aeropress in my local coffee shop for 25 quid. Is it worth it, do I need to buy special coffee?
Paco
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41 posts since 24/9/11

4 Jan 2015 23:34
Def worth it. The grind needs to be fine or you'll get a bitter end product.
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

posted 5 Jan 2015 00:09, edited 5 Jan 2015 00:09
YLAUP don't say it's the coffee shop your ex works at, the same place you had a job interview at and where you live at.
YLAup
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5701 posts since 5/9/11

posted 5 Jan 2015 02:07, edited 5 Jan 2015 02:07
Good memory Laughing out loud No I spend far too much on out and about coffee so looking at my options, other than cafetieres