Following Coffee drinkers appreciation thread! Page 20

  • Dirtbox 3 Jul 2018 05:12:17 91,020 posts
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    Anyone tried it yet or am I to be the only one with a thoroughly expunged colon?
  • Frogofdoom 3 Jul 2018 07:11:24 12,149 posts
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    Not yet, it's going to happen though.
  • richardiox 3 Jul 2018 07:28:54 7,572 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Anyone tried it yet or am I to be the only one with a thoroughly expunged colon?
    Funnily enough, I left my first (cold) brew steeping overnight in the fridge. Gonna strain it before I leave for work, grab some ice on my way home and enjoy a tall one when I get home.
  • ozthegweat 3 Jul 2018 07:44:39 2,157 posts
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    @Dirtbox Not yet, already squeaky-clean colon though.
  • Pipedream 3 Jul 2018 07:46:44 454 posts
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    I bought a steel Bialetti Moka pot and getting addicted to trying different coffees.

    At the moment Dorset No 1 blend is my favourite. Free delivery and well worth a try.
  • Dirtbox 3 Jul 2018 08:01:55 91,020 posts
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    richardiox wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Anyone tried it yet or am I to be the only one with a thoroughly expunged colon?
    Funnily enough, I left my first (cold) brew steeping overnight in the fridge. Gonna strain it before I leave for work, grab some ice on my way home and enjoy a tall one when I get home.
    Magic, looking forward to finding out if I'm right or very very wrong to extoll it's qualities. I'm preparing my goodbye note before vanishing from public view.
  • Frogofdoom 3 Jul 2018 08:05:33 12,149 posts
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    @Pipedream give hasbean a go, their coffee and service is excellent.
  • richardiox 3 Jul 2018 08:13:23 7,572 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    richardiox wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Anyone tried it yet or am I to be the only one with a thoroughly expunged colon?
    Funnily enough, I left my first (cold) brew steeping overnight in the fridge. Gonna strain it before I leave for work, grab some ice on my way home and enjoy a tall one when I get home.
    Magic, looking forward to finding out if I'm right or very very wrong to extoll it's qualities. I'm preparing my goodbye note before vanishing from public view.
    Re steeping. I did left a for 12 hours, didn't stir. I'm aware that obvs all the coffee had settled to the bottom this morning. Is that fine? Should I have been stirring at intervals?

    All strained and decanted now.
  • Dirtbox 3 Jul 2018 12:00:28 91,020 posts
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    If it has good colour it's ready. You're looking for filter dark, not espresso black, although I spose it's up to you. I give it a stir, but only because it makes it happen faster.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 12:03:34 03-07-2018
  • uiruki 3 Jul 2018 16:07:09 4,740 posts
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    Just bought a new mizudashi pot because of the hot weather. Fits in a fridge door, easy to clean, good quality glass (until someone decides to knock it off a shelf and smash it).
  • sport 1 Oct 2018 11:03:27 14,826 posts
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    Happy Coffee Day everyone!!
  • richardiox 1 Oct 2018 11:33:14 7,572 posts
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    Gonna have a Kenco to celebrate.
  • monkehhh 1 Oct 2018 11:43:24 5,053 posts
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    Not my thing on paper.. but Vietnamese iced coffee (strong and with condensed milk) is pretty awesome.
  • sport 1 Oct 2018 11:43:51 14,826 posts
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    richardiox wrote:
    Gonna have a Kenco to celebrate.
    Treat yourself to a Costa - the best high street coffee and an EG favourite!
  • Deleted user 2 November 2018 20:11:49
    Bump! I'm considering a grinder, possibly burr. Anyone got one and think it's better than ground coffee? Any recommendations?
  • Tonka 2 Nov 2018 20:23:25 29,235 posts
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    Even a cheap coffee blender is a big improvement over pre ground coffee.
  • tonyferrino 2 Nov 2018 20:30:20 311 posts
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    There's a cafe in Worcester (run by a Colombian family) that does an amazing drip coffee. They have their own drip blend which they serve in a hario type drip, with a honey syrup, cloves and a cinnamon stick to stir it all. You can have it black, with lemon or with milk but I've only tried it black so far. I don't think I can go back to regular drip now, it's never going to taste as good :-(
  • Tonka 2 Nov 2018 20:41:38 29,235 posts
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    That sounds absolutely horrible to my old fashioned ears. Honey and cloves... In COFFEE?

    LEMON!?
  • tonyferrino 3 Nov 2018 07:50:49 311 posts
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    @Tonka I know. How can something so wrong be so right?
  • RichDC 3 Nov 2018 09:04:23 8,142 posts
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    Couldn't find a Nero so had to dive into a Pret to grab a coffee before my train. Wish I hadn't bothered. Turns out Pret coffee is fucking rank.
  • thedaveeyres 3 Nov 2018 09:35:59 13,806 posts
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    Nero cortado is my favorite high street chain coffee to grab on the go.

    Probably a bit lowbrow for this thread but Morrisons Ethiopian ground is brilliant for an everyday cup. Or arse funnel.
  • elstoof 3 Nov 2018 11:01:30 22,630 posts
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    JanetSnakehole wrote:
    Bump! I'm considering a grinder, possibly burr. Anyone got one and think it's better than ground coffee? Any recommendations?
    Eureka Mignon is very good and relatively cheap for a stepless machine. Any machine will be better than preground though

    Edited by elstoof at 11:01:59 03-11-2018
  • Pipedream 3 Nov 2018 16:04:18 454 posts
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    Is this due to the how fresh the grind is?

    I've recently got into coffee and enjoying a couple every weekend. I'm only using a moka pot but even that makes high street brands taste awful.

    I've tried cold brew. First attempt it tasted wonderful but now it's like brown water. Really can't figure why.
  • elstoof 3 Nov 2018 17:22:22 22,630 posts
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    There’s a rule for coffee beans; green beans stay fresh for 18 months, roasted beans stay fresh for 18 weeks, ground beans stay fresh for 18 minutes. The stuff at the supermarket is typically much older than is ideal, both the beans and ground

    Edited by elstoof at 17:23:18 03-11-2018
  • b-rk 3 Nov 2018 17:38:53 886 posts
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    i buy this

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxwell-House-Cappuccino-750-g/dp/B00447QUQS/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1541266610&sr=8-2&keywords=maxwell+house+cappuccino+750g

    truly the connoisseurs choice
  • Pierre2k 3 Nov 2018 19:50:18 1,087 posts
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    I see a few comments above about the high street coffee chains. Personal view:

    - Starbucks: Brown water. Their latte's taste like coffee milkshakes. Awful.

    - Nero: Really nice, but for my tastes just too strong. I have a latte or a flat white from there and I feel like a space cadet all afternoon.

    - Costa: The perfect balance. Not as strong as Nero, but actually tastes of coffee and has the desired effect. My favourite.

    I'd rather get a coffee out of McDonalds or Greggs than go to Starbucks to be honest.

    Not coffee related, but when I go for the occasional hot chocolate though, definitely Nero. Great stuff.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 3 Nov 2018 20:25:21 18,495 posts
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    This guy gets it. Nero and Costa are both pretty good. I wouldn't wash my balls with Starbucks. I've never had a Greggs coffee but McDonald's coffee isn't actually that bad.
  • Tomo 3 Nov 2018 20:39:25 16,436 posts
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    I also concur. Costa is my favourite of the big names. Starbucks only if you're desperate.

    I've had Greggs coffee. It's not great as you might expect. But it's £2.25 or something including a doughnut or similar and that's hard to argue with.
  • monkehhh 3 Nov 2018 21:40:51 5,053 posts
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    2 quid for a Gregg's coffee and a bacon sandwich round these parts.. not bad.
  • elstoof 3 Nov 2018 21:56:20 22,630 posts
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    Not often that I get anything from any high street chain, but Starbucks filter is the best thing they do. I’d always take Nero over Costa because they serve oat milk. McDonald’s also do a decent filter. Avoid Espresso from all of them, I don’t drink milk and soy, almond etc makes a terrible drink, so Nero’s the only place I’ll get a latte or whatever from oat
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