Following Coffee drinkers appreciation thread! Page 21

  • Syrette 3 Nov 2018 23:39:10 50,106 posts
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    Treated myself to a caramelised orange and cream latte at Costa earlier.

    /tin hat

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  • erasr 4 Nov 2018 00:29:12 275 posts
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    Guys, good independent coffee shops beat the chains for taste and quality 100000x over. In my town thereís two or three seriously high end coffee shops and you can simply taste the vast difference if you try a flat white for example.

    I canít believe youíre talking about Costa, Nero... once you go independent (a good one) you wonít even think about those chains again!

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  • elstoof 4 Nov 2018 09:14:49 22,632 posts
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    Obviously. Independents making better espresso doesnít mean a black filter from Starbucks is bad, because itís not. One of their lattes is objectively awful by any measure though
  • Pipedream 4 Nov 2018 09:34:18 454 posts
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    Coffee Saloon has the best long black I've ever had in a cafe.

    Their long black makes me dribble.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Nov 2018 09:34:53 5,001 posts
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    How much butter is in it
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Nov 2018 09:38:13 18,498 posts
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    I've started grinding coffee onto my toast. Take that hipsters.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Nov 2018 09:39:02 5,001 posts
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    Coffee infused avocado
  • mangojoe 4 Nov 2018 09:55:27 2,257 posts
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    Juan Valdez! 👍
  • Deleted user 4 November 2018 09:58:46
    Erasr must have been buzzed with his 12:30AM coffee editing. Wonder if he'll ever sleep again.

    I'm definitely going to look at grinding my own beans.

    Is innuendo bot still functioning?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Nov 2018 10:12:30 18,498 posts
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    I assume you're referring to "pipedreams" loving the long black so much it makes him dribble?
  • BravoGolf Moderator 31 Dec 2018 20:55:23 12,775 posts
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    erasr wrote:
    Guys, good independent coffee shops beat the chains for taste and quality 100000x over. In my town thereís two or three seriously high end coffee shops and you can simply taste the vast difference if you try a flat white for example.

    I canít believe youíre talking about Costa, Nero... once you go independent (a good one) you wonít even think about those chains again!

    Edited by erasr at 00:29:27 04-11-2018
    True but it's hard to find the proper coffee shops, given the proliferation of coffee/sandwich shops. But you're right, nothing beats it.
  • fontgeeksogood 31 Dec 2018 23:40:17 5,001 posts
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    Legalized weed has made a lot of the coffee houses here better; the shit ones went wholeheartedly into the gap year trustafarian market whilst the really good ones stayed loyal to us hipsters
  • SambaApe 1 Jan 2019 07:42:47 1,296 posts
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    Worst thing about New Yearís Day is that Starbucks will soon be abandoning Egg Nog Latte for the best part of 11 months.

    How will I cope. 😔
  • elstoof 1 Jan 2019 08:14:57 22,632 posts
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    Buy your own cartons of egg nog?
  • SambaApe 1 Jan 2019 08:35:44 1,296 posts
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    @elstoof Iíve tried to make it myself in each of the last two years and without a professional grade latte function, it tastes awful.

    Any tips would be appreciated if ITK.
  • elstoof 1 Jan 2019 08:58:02 22,632 posts
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    Isnít it supposed to taste awful?
  • ghuk 2 Jan 2019 22:28:42 6 posts
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    Thought I'd add to this thread......

    If anyone is looking for a coffee barista style machine which wont break the bank then I can definitely recommend this set up. I've used Amazon links simply for ease of use

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/DeLonghi-EC685M-Traditional-Espresso-Machine/dp/B06WGTZ874/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467661&sr=8-1&keywords=delonghi+ec685

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/DLAND-Diameter-Stainless-Espresso-Accessories-51mm-Sliver/dp/B017VH9HEY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467685&sr=8-3&keywords=51mm+tamper

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lavazza-Ground-Coffee-Packs-250g/dp/B004VRB232/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1546467758&sr=8-3&keywords=lavazza+oro

    I wont lie, it takes a bit of practice initially but once you get your head around how the machine works then you'll be making some pretty amazing coffees in no time, be it Lattes, Cappuccinos, Americanos etc.

    As for the coffee, well for the money I've yet to find a better blend than Lavazza Oro. It's worth every penny imho.

    Lastly, a quality tamper makes the world of difference as well. The plastic one which comes bundled with these machines is crap

    Cheers

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  • elstoof 2 Jan 2019 22:46:49 22,632 posts
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    Get yourself a grinder and stop buying preground, youíll be amazed at the difference fresh beans will make. Then if you want to go up another notch, a machine that doesnít rely on pressurised portafilters
  • elstoof 2 Jan 2019 22:47:36 22,632 posts
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    But grinding your own is the single most important step you can take whatever brewing method you use
  • Frogofdoom 2 Jan 2019 22:48:01 12,149 posts
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    Not a fan of lavazza coffee, bought a massive bag of the lavazza gold beans a while back and ended up giving them away.

    Yeah as elstoof said, beans are the best. I think I have recommended them in here before but hasbean do some lovely coffee.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 22:49:20 02-01-2019
  • elstoof 2 Jan 2019 22:52:03 22,632 posts
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    Hasbean do some good stuff, quite a light roast generally. I get mine from Square Mile who go a little darker, but thereís loads of mail order roasters whoíll do a fresher product than the supermarket shelf stuff
  • monkehhh 2 Jan 2019 22:54:57 5,053 posts
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    I always get beans from a local roasting place - pretty much everything in the supermarket is over-roasted for me and loses what makes that particular bean good.
  • ghuk 3 Jan 2019 18:38:12 6 posts
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    @elstoof Hi fella

    Yeah you can tell the difference with beans, tbh ground coffee out of a foil packet is past its best after a couple of days. However I'm of the opinion its not night & day difference compared to say instant vs ground coffee.

    Actually just spent a week in Dubai over Xmas & the hotel we stayed in was kitted out with Jura machines. Boy did the cappuccinos out of those bad boys taste goooooood lol

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  • Thiery_Salem 14 Mar 2019 18:05:30 15 posts
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    I dislike coffee, like a lot. I'm more of a tea person. But I really want to like coffee like other cool kinds. Any suggestions on what can I do to my coffee to make it more likeable?
  • elstoof 14 Mar 2019 19:08:44 22,632 posts
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    Why bother?
  • Dirtbox 14 Mar 2019 19:24:48 91,020 posts
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    Go back in time and give your pregnant mother a caffeine womb enema.
  • AddyJB 14 Mar 2019 19:38:13 1,172 posts
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    I dislike getting kicked in the balls, like a lot. I'm more of a kicked in the anus person. But I really want to like a good kick in the stones like other cool methods.
    Any suggestions to make a kick in the nutsack more bearable?

    Edited by AddyJB at 20:22:42 14-03-2019
  • Vortex808 14 Mar 2019 20:21:06 13,069 posts
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    Bareable?

    A kick in the plums will surely be worse with them exposed.

    :-P
  • AddyJB 14 Mar 2019 20:23:27 1,172 posts
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    @Vortex808

    Lol brain fart. Fixed.
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