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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 09:02:08 49,320 posts
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    About the tea, absolutely.

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  • Pike 1 Dec 2009 09:44:20 13,447 posts
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    Well, now that we have exposed my hate crimes I'll get back to gadgets.

    I really would like one of these. It seems to be a brilliant little device.
  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 10:07:22 49,320 posts
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    Needs N2O cartridges! No, I'm happy with my Presso!

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  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 10:10:38 13,307 posts
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    For any woofters like me, Dowe Egberts make the best decaf by the way

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  • buggrit 1 Dec 2009 10:15:09 5,179 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    For any woofters like me, Dowe Egberts make the best decaf by the way
    /eyes suspiciously
    Looks like we got ourselves an instant drinker, boys....
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  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 10:34:58 13,307 posts
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    OK, this may sound stupid but can you get decaf ground?

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  • buggrit 1 Dec 2009 10:40:36 5,179 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    OK, this may sound stupid but can you get decaf ground?
    I think so - possibly by Douwe Egberts, actually!
  • Gland 1 Dec 2009 10:42:28 78,479 posts
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    Loads of people make it.

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  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 10:42:52 13,307 posts
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    /ponders whether to edit and spell Douwe properly.

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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 10:50:17 49,320 posts
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    I don't get it, first you said that Douwe Egbert makes the best decaf (I doubt it btw) and then you ask whether anyone makes decaf ground?

    So what are you talking about when you say that Douwe Egbert makes the best decaf?

    Please don't confirm all Pike's prejudices and say that you were talking about instant. :(

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  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 10:52:24 13,307 posts
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    Yes I was.

    astounding isn't it.

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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 10:56:24 49,320 posts
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    Right.

    Uh, well anyway, moving swiftly on, you can get decaf grounds or whole beans from all sorts of places, Illy do very good decaf but if you prefer to go organic then just visit the coffee aisle at Waitrose, there's plenty of choice.

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  • Spanky 1 Dec 2009 10:58:33 14,528 posts
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    Ha! Instant isn't coffee, it's coffee flavoured bisto!

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  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 11:00:57 13,307 posts
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    Right I'll spell it out.

    In my opinion Douwe Egbert's makes the bast instant decaf coffee (you know, when you need an instant drink sometimes, in between soiling yourself and fiddling with your genitalia in front of the orphanage).

    I am interested in ground decaf because I sometimes have the time to entertain a nice coffee at weekends.

    Do you know otto, sometimes you can come across ever so slightly as a patronising git.

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  • jellyhead 1 Dec 2009 11:04:07 24,350 posts
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    Yuchy insta coffee! Blech!
    Right then, this seems the thread to ask. Here at work we have a little filter holder funnel wedge-shaped doohicky that sits on top of the cup. You put a standard filter in there, pile it with ground coffee and pour water into it. Instant filter coffee straight to the cup \0/

    Thing is i want to get my own and i've no idea what/where/how. So lads, any ideas?

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  • montywithnail 1 Dec 2009 11:05:22 430 posts
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    Props for Illy decaff (if you're into that sort of thing, the crema's not as good as the full caffine version but it's still authentic looking/tasting), Dualit expressivo machines (I replaced a cheap krups with a moderately more expensive dualit) and tamping.

    I choose carluccio's milano ground coffee atm having moved on from illy tins a little while ago. It's very smooth and not too bitter and not too extotionate copnsdiering it's from a slightly poncey middle class chain deli/cafe.
  • Stickman 1 Dec 2009 11:06:07 29,666 posts
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    I'm drinking Kenko 3-in-1 coffee right now. In my opinion it's the best 3-in-1 coffee there is. It's much better than fresh because it's right there in the packet and I don't even need to add milk and sugar.

    But I do anyway. Lots and lots and lots of milk and lots and lots and lots of sugar.

    I love coffee.

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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:06:31 49,320 posts
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    I know I can, but that's because I am a patronising git.

    Anyway. It takes balls to post in a coffee appreciation thread when you don't know that decaf coffee (real coffee) exists, I'll give you that!

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  • Retroid Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:06:52 45,025 posts
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    instant coffee
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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:08:18 49,320 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    Yuchy insta coffee! Blech!
    Right then, this seems the thread to ask. Here at work we have a little filter holder funnel wedge-shaped doohicky that sits on top of the cup. You put a standard filter in there, pile it with ground coffee and pour water into it. Instant filter coffee straight to the cup \0/

    Thing is i want to get my own and i've no idea what/where/how. So lads, any ideas?
    Pound Store?

    That's not a put down by the way, those things are very practical. But you can get them everywhere surely?

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  • twelveways 1 Dec 2009 11:09:10 4,068 posts
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    Ive just bought a big bag of yunnan coffee. very bitter and strong with a chocolatey undertaste.

    /vibrates
  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:09:58 49,320 posts
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    montywithnail wrote:
    Props for Illy decaff (if you're into that sort of thing, the crema's not as good as the full caffien version but it's still authentic looking/tasting), Dualit expressivo machines (I replaced a cheap krups with a moderately more expensive dualit) and tamping.

    I choose carluccio's milano ground coffee atm having moved on from illy tins a little while ago. It's very smooth and not too bitter and not too extotionate copnsdiering it's from a slightly poncey middle class chain deli/cafe.
    If you're not grinding your own then there really is no point.

    I did toy for a while with roasting my own too but then it just gets silly. Best to grind your own from beans that are no older than two weeks.

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  • mrpon 1 Dec 2009 11:14:11 29,202 posts
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    I presume CoffeeMate® isn't welcome in this thread?

    /runs

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  • Retroid Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:14:51 45,025 posts
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    Grinding your own beans is an EG passtime.
  • Jeepers 1 Dec 2009 11:15:35 13,183 posts
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    Making your own coffee seems to have very strong parallels with hi-fi audio - the law of diminishing returns kicks in pretty fast, I think.

    I use a FrancisFrancis machine and have a mechanical grinder (which I use infrequently); the coffee machine could do with a little more pressure, and I'd like a proper burr grinder, but you're talking a fair few hundred quid to achieve a coffee that would probably be somewhat better than I'm drinking now.

    And I reckon instant coffee is drinkable as long as you don't think of it as 'coffee' - more as a hot energy drink.
  • jellyhead 1 Dec 2009 11:15:46 24,350 posts
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    otto wrote:
    jellyhead wrote:
    Yuchy insta coffee! Blech!
    Right then, this seems the thread to ask. Here at work we have a little filter holder funnel wedge-shaped doohicky that sits on top of the cup. You put a standard filter in there, pile it with ground coffee and pour water into it. Instant filter coffee straight to the cup \0/

    Thing is i want to get my own and i've no idea what/where/how. So lads, any ideas?
    Pound Store?

    That's not a put down by the way, those things are very practical. But you can get them everywhere surely?
    Maybe around by you but here in pikey Bournemouth i've not seen them :(
    It's just a wedge with a lip/rim and a handle that you put filters into. Simple as you say but i can't bloody find one.

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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:17:54 49,320 posts
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    Do you have an IKEA nearby? Or one of those Lakeland kitchen equipment places?

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  • otto Moderator 1 Dec 2009 11:19:33 49,320 posts
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    Instant coffee's quite nice, it is what it is. I wouldn't not drink it just because it's not real coffee. But I don't see it as a replacement for real coffee either.

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  • montywithnail 1 Dec 2009 11:23:22 430 posts
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    otto wrote:

    If you're not grinding your own then there really is no point.

    I did toy for a while with roasting my own too but then it just gets silly. Best to grind your own from beans that are no older than two weeks.

    (Yeah I know how this looks)

    I've roasted my own with variable results, apparently a popcorn maker (the pan type with the big handle) is the best piece of home appartus for this but I don't think it's really a practical way to get good results more of a DIY hobbyist option.

    I've experimented with grinding and it's fine for a weekend coffee where you have some time to take care but at 6:30 on a weekeday morning while my son throws cheerios at me pre-ground gives me better results than instant/nero or the filter tar they have at work.
  • speedofthepuma 1 Dec 2009 11:23:23 13,307 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Instant coffee's quite nice, it is what it is. I wouldn't not drink it just because it's not real coffee. But I don't see it as a replacement for real coffee either.

    It is a hot drink that prevents me from getting a headache at the end of a working day.

    But, you know, obviously still very scummy to even talk about it.

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