Following Coffee drinkers appreciation thread! Page 19

  • Frogofdoom 15 Aug 2017 13:53:23 12,149 posts
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    Www.beaniesflavourco.co.uk/product/mocha-orange/

    Their French Vanilla is nice, i havent tried that one though as im not a savage.
  • RawShark 15 Aug 2017 14:03:14 521 posts
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    Not a fan of flavoured coffee. My girlfriend has some salted caramel stuff, but it's just wrong. Just keep mine strong and smoky, and I'm all like...

  • Dirtbox 15 Aug 2017 14:10:23 91,020 posts
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    I bought a bag of hazelnut flavoured coffee beans in NYC because they smelled incredible, ground them up, shoved them in the espresso machine and they were out fucking standing. Only problem is I forgot where I bought them from and I want more.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Aug 2017 14:15:55 18,498 posts
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    I like this stuff.

    You put crisp fresh water in relatively clean kettle and heat it until it boiling. Most kettles will turn off automatically at this point. Now take a medium sized cup or mug and put around 1 heaped teaspoon of the coffee into it. Now fill the cup with water. At this point I like to give it a little stir but it's not essential. Next add sugar if required. I usually go for about 1 to 1 and a half heaped teaspoons of silver spoon granulated sugar. Now it's vital that you stir the coffee now before adding the milk as the sugar will dissolve much better at the higher temperature. Next comes the milk. I tend to use semi skimmed cows milk, or if I'm feeling frisky whole cows milk. I'm fairly liberal with the amount I put in but however much you want to put in is fine. I do occasionally use double cream if there's any in the fridge but apparently too much of it makes you grow breasts.



    On special at Morrisons at the moment. Any questions just let me know.
  • challenge_hanukkah 15 Aug 2017 14:32:51 9,974 posts
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    Thanks for that. It was both informative and entertaining.

    Any chance you could let us all know how to cook soup?

    Cheers in advance.
  • brokenkey 15 Aug 2017 15:01:22 10,183 posts
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    Why would you make it with boiling water when coffee is best made with water at 96 degrees?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Aug 2017 15:07:52 18,498 posts
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    Getting the cup and putting the coffee in the cup usually gives more than enough time for the water to drop the required 4 degrees.
  • DaM 15 Aug 2017 15:10:17 17,269 posts
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    Sorry Decks, I missed the method and equipment you used. French press? Vacuum siphon? Cold brew drip?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Aug 2017 15:11:31 18,498 posts
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    Its a kettle.
  • AaronTurner 15 Aug 2017 15:16:57 10,455 posts
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    I prefer nescafe gold blend.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Aug 2017 15:18:44 18,498 posts
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    All joking aside that stuff is the shiznit instant coffee.
  • Dirtbox 15 Aug 2017 15:27:28 91,020 posts
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    I've definitely had worse. I don't mind Douwe Egberts either, push comes to shove.
  • foster2007 15 Aug 2017 15:46:09 326 posts
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    i like that aldi shit
  • solidsneek 15 Aug 2017 16:39:57 763 posts
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    I agree the silver nescafe is pretty good for instant!
  • Dirtbox 28 Jun 2018 02:15:57 91,020 posts
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    So, cold brew.

    It takes about 5 times as much coffee as it does with regular hot water and the stuff is basically a liquid laxative, but my god, it's worth it.
  • brokenkey 28 Jun 2018 10:52:00 10,183 posts
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    How's it better than normal coffee that's gone cold?
  • billythekid 28 Jun 2018 10:57:03 12,321 posts
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    Dolce Gusto machine with Espresso Intenso capsules on my desk at work.
    Both very good and very bad.
  • SnackPlissken 28 Jun 2018 11:00:21 740 posts
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    I really like ground coffee, but it gives me the shits.
  • Dirtbox 28 Jun 2018 11:08:58 91,020 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    How's it better than normal coffee that's gone cold?
    There's no bitterness. Heat's quite stringent when it comes to removing flavour from coffee grounds, but cold water is, as it turns out, much gentler.
  • uiruki 28 Jun 2018 11:25:41 4,740 posts
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    You can warm it up to an extent with hot water once itís brewed but be prepared to drink it quick as otherwise itíll get tepid really fast. Good if youíre in a hurry in a morning though - brew up a load and drink it over the next couple of days. It can be really strong in caffeine, though youíll not taste it as it makes really mild tasting coffee.
  • Dirtbox 29 Jun 2018 08:13:47 91,020 posts
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    Tbh I put it in the microwave once I've sieved out the grounds. It's fucking amazing.
  • Frogofdoom 29 Jun 2018 09:20:01 12,149 posts
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    Holy shit is uses a lot of coffee though, 1:1 ratio of coffee to water and then you can dilute the concentrate to double again. Would cost a fortune to keep me in coffee.
  • fontgeeksogood 30 Jun 2018 13:48:34 5,001 posts
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    Maybe you just love sugar
  • ozthegweat 30 Jun 2018 13:48:48 2,157 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Tbh I put it in the microwave once I've sieved out the grounds. It's fucking amazing.
    How finely ground should the coffee be? And would a french press suffice for removing the grounds or is a paper filter noticeably better?

    Edited by ozthegweat at 13:50:35 30-06-2018
  • Dirtbox 30 Jun 2018 16:14:44 91,020 posts
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    I use espresso and the plastic mesh filter from a coffee machine like a tea strainer. Also 1:1 is a bit overstated, half to 3/4 is plenty. The finer the grind the less you need so if you have a grinder, give the espresso an extra whizz and you'll need even less. Talc consistency would probably be as ideal as it is carcinogenic.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 16:54:22 30-06-2018
  • Frogofdoom 30 Jun 2018 17:07:08 12,149 posts
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    @ozthegweat there is a video on YouTube that shows you how to French press it, he recommends putting it through a paper filter after just to clean it up.

    I will give it a go, I have some really nice coffee at the moment to try it with. I will be heating it after though because I can't do cold coffee.
  • Dirtbox 30 Jun 2018 17:09:12 91,020 posts
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    I wasn't enamoured with cold coffee either, but this is not bad. Also you don't really need to use great coffee, this seems to make almost any old bean sing a song of extremely caffeinated love.

    You will shit though, it's double strength ex-lax plus until you get used to it.

    And the jitters. And I legitimately got The Fear after necking my first cup of this.

    But don't let that put you off.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 17:12:50 30-06-2018
  • ozthegweat 30 Jun 2018 17:18:33 2,157 posts
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    @Dirtbox & @Frogofdoom Thanks!
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