Coffee drinkers appreciation thread! Page 9

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  • Dr.Haggard 19 Oct 2013 11:31:28 4,157 posts
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    @BravoGolf You'll need it finely ground for a moka pot. As it works by the steam pressure in the bottom chamber forcing the water through the grounds, if you had too coarse a grind it'd flow through too quickly and the coffee would be weak. Too fine (or too tightly packed) and it won't get through at all though.

    If you grind the beans yourself just experiment until you get the right strength for you, otherwise just buy espresso grind.

    Edited by Dr.Haggard at 11:33:09 19-10-2013
  • BravoGolf Moderator 15 Dec 2013 12:33:44 12,740 posts
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    Methinks I'll treat myself to a decent coffee machine. I've been thinking I might get a capsule one though, the problem with fresh espresso is it doesn't stay fresh long enough and I live in a rural area.

    Any recommendations - was thinking this: Francis Francis X1 capsule

    Check out this amazing look machine (way out of budget): Elektra microcasa semiautomatica

    Edited by BravoGolf at 12:34:38 15-12-2013
  • BravoGolf Moderator 15 Dec 2013 21:48:25 12,740 posts
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  • BravoGolf Moderator 28 Dec 2013 21:33:13 12,740 posts
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    I'm like a light switch, I'm either completely disinterested or utterly obsessed! I've spent two weeks almost every night researching and narrowed it down to, budget permitting, either of these. Both are by Breville who in the UK are marketed under the Sage brand name.

    Option 1: Breville BES870 (built in grinder)
    Option 2: Breville BES920 & separate Breville smart grinder

    Option 2 is expensive! So subject to somehow getting my missus to agree that's the one I want else it's option 1. Getting it from abroad is way cheaper, Australia for example have the same power supply requirements as UK and Ireland but finding an international distributor is problematic. Might just wait for one to go on eBay!
  • AaronTurner 28 Dec 2013 21:50:29 7,669 posts
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    I think all you coffee drinkers are tremendous dudes.
  • Frogofdoom 29 Dec 2013 12:42:32 879 posts
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    @BravoGolf saw this on hukd this morning

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/delonghi-perfecta-esam-5500b-espresso-half-price-hot-plus-free-pair-villeroy-boch-1768979

    not the one you wanted but a cracking price
  • BravoGolf Moderator 29 Dec 2013 13:07:38 12,740 posts
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    @Frogofdoom Thanks dude!
  • Maya2017 29 Dec 2013 13:27:40 4 posts
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    I take Prolab Caffeine instead of drinking coffee cause it's combination of calcium plus some green herbs which makes my day :)
  • askew 29 Dec 2013 13:42:14 12,149 posts
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    Kinda miss out on the best part of the whole experience though!
  • Mr-Brett 1 Jan 2014 11:36:46 12,746 posts
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    Yeah, I'd much rather have a nice cup of joe than supplements but fair play to you :)

    I got a nice Hario ceramic mill for christmas. It does a really nice fine grind but does take a while and no small amount of effort. Can't complain though, I could do with the exercise.

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  • Dr.Haggard 1 Jan 2014 12:49:31 4,157 posts
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    I haven't used an old fashioned grinder for years, I might dig one out!

    Got a nice new Dualit burr grinder myself, and a tonne of various green beans. Been roasting small batches almost every day over christmas, it's been really hard not to drink too much!
  • EVEGuy82 5 Jan 2014 02:00:20 1 posts
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    One of my favorite coffees at the moment is called Highlander Grog. It's a butterscotch and hazelnut coffee and is amazing at waking me up. I haven't had it in a while, but if I remember correctly, it's from a company called Cameron's.
  • mrharvest 5 Jan 2014 05:37:37 5,192 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    I got a nice Hario ceramic mill for christmas. It does a really nice fine grind but does take a while and no small amount of effort. Can't complain though, I could do with the exercise.
    A cordless drill would transform your manual grinder into a very good electric one...
  • Mr-Brett 5 Jan 2014 10:18:36 12,746 posts
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    Heh, it would but I quite like earning it, maybe the novelty will wear off though :)

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  • Deleted user 5 January 2014 10:37:12
    i'm drinking a coffee right now, while loafing on EG - pondering what film to watch on a Sunday morning. Nothing longer than 130mins as around 12:30 i have a bacon sandwich logged for then..
  • warlockuk 5 Jan 2014 10:37:50 19,142 posts
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    Jurassic Park.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Deleted user 5 January 2014 10:44:41
    warlockuk wrote:
    Jurassic Park.
    Funny enough i've never owned a copy of Jurrasic Park.. it's just one of those films i catch every once in a while when on TV.
  • mrharvest 5 Jan 2014 10:49:35 5,192 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    Heh, it would but I quite like earning it, maybe the novelty will wear off though :)
    Well, if you are determined there's no need why you couldn't keep doing it hand crank. I kept at it four years with my Zassenhaus grinder until I moved and couldn't pack it with me. These days I just buy small bags and have the roaster grind it for me.
  • Mr-Brett 5 Jan 2014 11:03:48 12,746 posts
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    Nice, I haven't progressed to roasting yet. It's probably about time I looked into it. I hear popcorn makers are a surprisingly decent and cheap method.

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  • askew 5 Jan 2014 12:00:52 12,149 posts
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    blacksea wrote:
    warlockuk wrote:
    Jurassic Park.
    Funny enough i've never owned a copy of Jurrasic Park.. it's just one of those films i catch every once in a while when on TV.
    It's on Now TV/Sky Movies at the moment if you can access either :)
  • Tiger_Walts 5 Jan 2014 12:24:23 16,586 posts
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    mrharvest wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    I got a nice Hario ceramic mill for christmas. It does a really nice fine grind but does take a while and no small amount of effort. Can't complain though, I could do with the exercise.
    A cordless drill would transform your manual grinder into a very good electric one...
    I may have done this on an occasion or two.

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jul 2014 14:29:13 77,650 posts
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    I'm going to have to backpeddle a bit on my fuck percolator stance earlier in the thread. I dug out my battered and burned espresso kettle because I learned how to make killer cappuccino with it.

    I don't have a steamer so I'm microwaving the milk and battering it with an electric whisk, but the results and much the same. Italian frothy coffee win.

    They're still a faff, but sod it, I seem to make a habit of falling in and out of love with coffee paraphernalia.

    I just wish coffee didn't make me shit like a Mr Whippy machine 20 minutes after downing a cup.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:37:50 13-07-2014

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  • Bowzer43 13 Jul 2014 15:57:07 158 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:

    I just wish coffee didn't make me shit like a Mr Whippy machine 20 minutes after downing a cup.
    Is it the coffee or the milk? Try using lactose free milk it may help. Unless you know for sure it's coffee that turns you out.
  • PES_Fanboy 13 Jul 2014 16:25:51 14,585 posts
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    Coffee is pretty good for clearing you out, I get the same if I have more than a couple of cups a day.
  • SeeNoWeevil 23 Jul 2014 11:22:06 54 posts
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    Inverted Aeropress is where it's at.

  • elstoof 23 Jul 2014 11:46:11 6,947 posts
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    I've seen tons of instructions on how to brew with an inverted aeropress, but none of them say what's different about the taste to make it worth bothering. Care to enlighten me?
  • SeeNoWeevil 23 Jul 2014 11:49:46 54 posts
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    @elstoof It doesn't start dripping through the filter before you apply pressure. It also allows you to push some of the oils/crema out the top prior to flipping it and pressing. Which would otherwise just get pushed into the grounds if done right-way-up.

    One of the most important things with the aeropress imo is getting the water temperature right. Just boiled water handily gets to about the right temperature just by putting it into a cold cup prior to sloshing it into the press.

    Edited by SeeNoWeevil at 11:51:28 23-07-2014
  • fiery_jackass 23 Jul 2014 11:51:15 465 posts
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    inverted logic: the coffee isn't dripping through the filter paper whilst you're stirring, hence more drink gets "pushed through" in the approved fashion when you've finished the prep.

    I'm an inverted man.
  • elstoof 23 Jul 2014 11:53:20 6,947 posts
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    I see now, cheers.

    Not that I've ever used an aeropress, it's all espresso over here. Curious to try one though, might pick one up.
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