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  • rockmercier 27 Jun 2013 15:52:03 9 posts
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    I love coffee... it allows me to work long hours on God Factory: Wingmen

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  • Mr_Sleep 27 Jun 2013 16:04:58 17,181 posts
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    I have recently been making Turkish coffee, I haven't got the proper pot but instead I have been using a saucepan. I love it, such a different flavour to normal instant or whatever with a nice bitter but sweet after taste.

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  • Mr-Brett 27 Jun 2013 16:49:26 12,822 posts
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    @pistol You can get some great grinds online, places like hasbean. If you're talking about ones you can get in a supermarket then I'm quite fond of Taylors.

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  • Tiger_Walts 27 Jun 2013 17:46:22 16,607 posts
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    I personally go for any medium to heavy roast, espresso grind.

    In Lancaster we have a coffee and tea merchant, Atkinsons. They roast and grind on-site and have a wide selection. They also opened a cafe next door where you'll get a damn good cup of coffee (and will brew it by one of many methods on request), by far better than your Costas and Starbucks, but pricier. I usually get a cappuccino.

    I brew primarily in an Aeropress, inverted with the plunger just beyond the 2-mark. 1 scoop of grinds (~20g), fill to 3 or 4 mm below the lip, fully agitate the mixture and leave for about a minute. Fill a cup to 1/3 full with milk and warm gently in the microwave, you want the milk to begin to froth but not too long that a skin will form. Press the coffee into the cup stopping before any air gets pushed through. You can add sugar but the milk is generally sweet enough.

    I've tried doubling the grounds and water, but it never seems to come out as well.

    I also found that the Aeropress paper filters are the perfect size to fit in my small Moka pot. I find the oils that come out in a Moka brew make me ill but the paper filter catches most of it. If I can be bothered with the pot then I can make an amazing mug of super-strong latte.

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  • DaM 27 Jun 2013 18:19:28 13,329 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    I have recently been making Turkish coffee, I haven't got the proper pot but instead I have been using a saucepan. I love it, such a different flavour to normal instant or whatever with a nice bitter but sweet after taste.
    Go on...
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Jun 2013 18:22:27 17,181 posts
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    Unfortunately I can't really recommend any blends as I get it from my local Turkish deli that do all kind of specialities, it seems to be imported.

    The process of making Turkish coffee, if you don't know, is to put a couple of spoons in, add one or two sugars and then heat it until near boiling, let it cool, repeat and then drink. It's this process that gives it the unique taste.

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  • DaM 27 Jun 2013 18:26:46 13,329 posts
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    Is it just coffee? Maybe I'm thinking of Greek coffee...sort of grainy stuff.
  • brokenkey 27 Jun 2013 18:30:22 7,086 posts
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    Due to a change of circumstance, I no longer can get hold of my favourite coffee, and need a replacement. Does anyone know of any coffee available in the UK who's most distinctive flavour characteristic is "liquorice"?

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  • chopsen 27 Jun 2013 18:41:00 16,125 posts
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    http://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-argentina-san-jorge-tablon-natural-bourbon
  • Deckard1 27 Jun 2013 19:00:52 28,704 posts
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    Nescafe Gold Creme is my instant coffee of choice at the minute
  • DaM 27 Jun 2013 19:03:48 13,329 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Nescafe Gold Creme is my instant coffee of choice at the minute
    I dislike the powder format, I find it hard to judge how much is in the bottom of the mug when I pour it in.
  • Deckard1 27 Jun 2013 19:10:42 28,704 posts
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    Do they have spoons where you come from?
  • zoranzelenika 27 Jun 2013 19:19:01 30 posts
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    Got hooked to starting my mornings with longer double espresso with some cold milk.
    It's a rocket.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Jun 2013 19:34:34 17,181 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Is it just coffee? Maybe I'm thinking of Greek coffee...sort of grainy stuff.
    It sounds similar, you don't strain out the grinds, it just stays in the bottom of your cup. Best place to experience it is obviously a Turkish restaurant.

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  • brokenkey 27 Jun 2013 20:06:51 7,086 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    http://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/el-salvador-finca-argentina-san-jorge-tablon-natural-bourbon
    I'll give that a go - thanks!

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  • pistol 1 Jul 2013 09:42:46 13,019 posts
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    @Mr-Brett

    thanks, will take a look today.

    Supposed to be off coffee this week as have an endurance event to do at the weekend, but it's my biggest weakness..;-)
  • Vortex808 1 Jul 2013 09:47:46 7,293 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    Unfortunately I can't really recommend any blends as I get it from my local Turkish deli that do all kind of specialities, it seems to be imported.

    The process of making Turkish coffee, if you don't know, is to put a couple of spoons in, add one or two sugars and then heat it until near boiling, let it cool, repeat and then drink. It's this process that gives it the unique taste.
    Ooh, sounds easier than I expected. I always assumed it needed some specialised equipment for some reason, but if you can use any old pan I'm very tempted to give that a go.

    I likes me some greek/turkish coffee.
  • Mr_Sleep 1 Jul 2013 10:45:17 17,181 posts
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    I think you generally get a better version with the right equipment but it's still bloody lovely with the saucepan method.

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  • BravoGolf Moderator 18 Oct 2013 21:11:15 12,746 posts
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    Do any of you use or have tried the stove top espresso things? They look nice!
  • BravoGolf Moderator 18 Oct 2013 21:12:48 12,746 posts
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    Like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00CI3SS10
  • Gland 18 Oct 2013 22:04:22 78,440 posts
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    Yeah. They're a complete faff and you have to keep your eye on them constantly because you can boil it dry and have super heated coffee spray all over your hob if you turn your back for 5 seconds.

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  • BravoGolf Moderator 18 Oct 2013 23:10:04 12,746 posts
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    lol, will stick to the machine then. I had a pictured a nice rainy winter morning, the smell of fresh espresso wafting throughout the house as it boils gently on the stove or gas.

    Probably it would too-dry grains, burning, dribbling and staining the hob.
  • faux-C 18 Oct 2013 23:15:05 9,441 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Yeah. They're a complete faff and you have to keep your eye on them constantly because you can boil it dry and have super heated coffee spray all over your hob if you turn your back for 5 seconds.
    I've switched from drip filters to a percolator recently and I wouldn't go back. It's true that you have to keep an eye on it, but once you've done it a few times it's easy to judge when to turn off the gas to avoid the overspray.
  • Gland 19 Oct 2013 02:21:38 78,440 posts
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    Arseing about unscrewing it, filling a pittance of water up to the hole, scraping out granules from the filter funnel thing, and guestimating when it's done just means it's a shitty time for very little coffee, there are far better contraptions around that do a way better job, like this for example.

    Fuck percolators.

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  • BeardedGamerUK 19 Oct 2013 05:49:25 1,567 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:


    Fuck percolators.
    That's fighting talk in these parts :) I must have a better percolator than most people then, as it makes a lot of coffee each time. Am going to make one a bit later when I'm finished on here.
  • faux-C 19 Oct 2013 08:20:14 9,441 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Arseing about unscrewing it, filling a pittance of water up to the hole, scraping out granules from the filter funnel thing, and guestimating when it's done just means it's a shitty time for very little coffee, there are far better contraptions around that do a way better job, like this for example.

    Fuck percolators.
    I want a Chemex tbh.
  • askew 19 Oct 2013 08:30:14 12,414 posts
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    Depends on the mood: either an Aeropress or my cone filter.

    Agree with the comments re the stove-top espresso device. Overly fidly, and as the metal tarnishes it starts to leave a taint. Not sure how to remove it from the insides of the bottom.
  • TarickStonefire 19 Oct 2013 09:38:41 3,240 posts
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    Aeropress all the way. Since we got one four yearsa go we haven't ever looked back. No mess, no fuss, delicious easy coffee.

    But I just buy whatever nice sounding ground coffee is on special in the supermarket. Never the cheapest though, it tastes like shit.

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  • Dr.Haggard 19 Oct 2013 10:31:00 4,225 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Arseing about unscrewing it, filling a pittance of water up to the hole, scraping out granules from the filter funnel thing, and guestimating when it's done just means it's a shitty time for very little coffee, there are far better contraptions around that do a way better job, like this for example.

    Fuck percolators.
    Love vacuum brewers, I usually use my old 60s Cona siphon set. Makes nicer coffee than a press or filter and has the bonus of being cool to watch. If I had more space I'd probably struggle to resist having a collection of the things.

    Stove top percolators are fine if you can be bothered, which I only can once in a while. Agree it can be a faff but the results are nice enough. I find everything gives such diverse results that I don't really have a routine, it just depends what I fancy, all the little devices get a look in sometimes.

    Still don't have an Aeropress, been meaning to try one of those.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 19 Oct 2013 10:57:36 12,746 posts
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    Do the stove tops use espresso grind or normal coffee grind? Also considering this machine: http://shop.illy.com/online/store/product_iperespresso-machines_francis-francis-x7.1-iperespresso-machine_us
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