The Coffee thread

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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Denzil on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:05 pm

Don't mind a bit of Colombian myself
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:09 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:I much prefer Coffee #1 if there's one around, or failing that a flat white from Costa.

If it's coffee shops then generally it goes:

Caffe Nero > AMT coffee > Costa > Pret/Eat/Valerie etc > random wheelbarrow type places > a backstreet cafe with a machine > a vending machine > Starbucks.

My pet hate is when the "barrista" doesn't froth the milk properly and my cappucino ends up as a slightly frothy latte.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:24 pm

My pet hate is when you order a latte/cappuccino, leave the shop and find out it's only warm, not piping hot...
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:29 pm

Point of order there sir - a cappuccino is not meant to be served piping hot. It's traditionally a breakfast drink, and is supposed to be luke warm so that it can be drank quickly.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:31 pm

sendô wrote:Point of order there sir - a cappuccino is not meant to be served piping hot. It's traditionally a breakfast drink, and is supposed to be luke warm so that it can be drank quickly.


I doubt the staff in my local Costa know that, it's just them rushing to get the order done!!

You are right technically, but if I buy a drink for my commute to work I want it hot the whole journey...
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby sendô on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:03 pm

They were probably Italian.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby chigwells finest on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:08 pm

i like my nespresso machine , i usually go for the very strong strengths , Aldi do a very decent ristretto pod

when we were in italy , we bought some bialetti pods and they were fantastic
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Coops on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:10 pm

I like my coffee black, strong and bitter (I have a mate who married a girl who fits that description).
I use an Aeropress at home and buy the strongest beans I can.
I use these people a lot: http://jaccsgourmetcoffee.co.uk/ delivered to my door in a couple of days.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Patito on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:24 pm

I have a mokka pot for my strong and bitter coffees. A Lavazza coffee pod machine for longer coffees (and for when I'm being lazy).
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Patito on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Oh and I use a cafetiere if I want to get absolutely wired!
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby jevs on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:10 pm

I have a Tassimo coffee make which I use occasionally but I just adore good old Nescafe original instant coffee...strong with one small sugar.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:51 pm

Coffee from Loja, Ecuador right up the road from here. about 80 miles or so.

Either medium roast or dark roast (so dark the beans stick to your hands and leave them with a caramel type thing on them).

Grind my own beans, which means I hardly EVER get the same cup from day to day. So I enjoy the surprise !!

Working on trying to get it right, but I also think the beans get roasted slightly different too and they "deteriorate" maybe over a short time ?

Use a French press, but I find the paper filter is better as it keeps the "dust" from getting into my cup.

Maybe I should find a Starbucks !!!!!!

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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Mega Ron wrote:Tesco finest Colombian is my favourite


Great stuff - use it on weekdays for the morning filter brew
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Hammers Dad on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:50 pm

I have a kettle and a box of Nescafe Original Granules.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby FreeWheeling on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:59 pm

I got a Delonghi Dedica , cracking little machine that makes pretty much anything coffee based, only 200 sovs too, good pressure , a proper crema , and the milk frother is top notch , totally programmable to, even tells me when to descale it
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Monkeybubbles on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:31 pm

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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Coops on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm

My mate makes the best Irish coffees. Big shot of whisky, strong coffee, and a generous helping of cream on the top, which he always manages to float with out seeming to really try (mind you he did grow up living in a pub).
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:18 pm

had to double check but it's sugar that makes the cream float..no sugar and the cream sinks...

working in a pub sure does help.........over a spoon (upside down) or along the side of the cup...slowly is also a key...

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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby WHU Independent on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:45 pm

Turkish Coffee FTW IMHO. I could drink pints of the stuff, but unfortunately can't any more as my insomnia is bad and I don't want to make it any worse.
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Re: The Coffee thread

Postby Coops on Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:58 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:had to double check but it's sugar that makes the cream float..no sugar and the cream sinks...

working in a pub sure does help.........over a spoon (upside down) or along the side of the cup...slowly is also a key...

:thup:


That is what he told me but I still can't seem to get it right.
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