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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/05 15:43:17 (permalink)
Get some beans from Monmouth near Borough market. They've always got some incredible stuff and the staff are pretty helpful.
 
I'm no expert - I use just a cafetiere + bean grinder, but that's about as fancy as I need to get really. If I want something fancier I'll go out and get it.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/05 18:21:40 (permalink)
DrKevorkian
Any of the heads inside use an aeropress? Is it that much better than using a cafetière?



 
It's great, less oily than a cafetiere  
 
I like both though


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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/21 11:12:45 (permalink)
To go alongside my french press I've just ordered a cheapo espresso machine off Amazon which had good reviews for the price. 
 
I currently use a Krups grinder but think I now need a burr grinder.  I don't want to spend a huge amount, and I don't want a manual one either.  Any recommendations for under 100 quid?
 
Also, I read earlier that they use Nespresso at the Fat Duck.  I couldn't believe that.  We have a big Nespresso machine at work with all the capsules, and I much, much prefer French press coffee made with decent beans, or, an espresso from a decent cafe.  I can't believe they would serve that at a top end restaurant!
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/21 11:18:07 (permalink)
Sponsorship probably. Never rated Nespresso tbh, overpriced, wasteful and generally just not that good.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/21 11:24:29 (permalink)
Shiverman
Sponsorship probably. Never rated Nespresso tbh, overpriced, wasteful and generally just not that good.




Arr.  I like the arpeggio one and that's it.  We also have a Jura bean to cup in the office and even with bog standard beans the coffee wipes the floor with the Nespresso.  
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/05/21 21:09:07 (permalink)
I'm a bit of a coffee head - the neeks on the espresso websites all seem to rave about hasbean for deliveries, although I found their beans rather bland.   Drury in London's 'Gran Riserva' espresso beans are consistently good if you want a really tasty strong espresso blend.  
 
The last month or so, I've been having a weekly 250g from beanandground.co.uk and they're sending some interesting blends out, much better than I had from hasbean.
 
Will
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/09 12:06:43 (permalink)
Went for beanandground in the end. Drinking the Rio Negro at the moment, its very easy going, I like it.

I notice Aldi now sell beans so bought a bag to test. No notification of what sort of beans or where they're from, though. Could be dirt
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/09 12:19:42 (permalink)
Lidl/Aldi make some ok pre-ground stuff so I imagine you'll be alright.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/09 12:26:58 (permalink)
Always tastes better when someone else makes it. 
Looking forward to /getting that first coffee is the only thing that gets me through Monday mornings sometimes


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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/10 12:10:10 (permalink)
Just ordered this bad boy:
 


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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/10 12:23:17 (permalink)
How much was that bad boy, £400?
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/10 12:26:27 (permalink)
Had a touch with the price on eBay. It said brand new and unopened in the box, as long as it is then I've had a result.
 
I'll report back next week on if it's brand new or going back 

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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/10 12:29:15 (permalink)
How long's summer going to last, I've ordered one of these
http://www.hario.co.uk/coffee/cold-brew/water-brew-coffee-pot-red.html 
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/26 13:54:53 (permalink)
simon.r
Lidl/Aldi make some ok pre-ground stuff so I imagine you'll be alright.


Just broken in to the Aldi stuff and it's actually quite nice.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/27 11:56:26 (permalink)
Joey Gunz
How long's summer going to last, I've ordered one of these
http://www.hario.co.uk/coffee/cold-brew/water-brew-coffee-pot-red.html 



Nice one for posting this, was looking for something to make iced-coffee in.


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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/27 12:36:42 (permalink)
Lrrr
Just ordered this bad boy:
 





I am envious.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/27 12:56:15 (permalink)
Cold brewing coffee is the future!
Did a pot of tea last night too.
You'll never have a smoother cup of coffee than 12hr cold brewed then warmed.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/27 22:28:25 (permalink)
Turns out that machine was brand new in the box. Paid £280 for it on eBay, lists at £550 in shops.
 
It is the absolute bollocks.

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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/07/28 17:46:46 (permalink)
Started up with Pact today as there's a code where you can get a bag for a quid using TUBE1.

Wasn't particularly enamoured with the choices of coffee tbh, but the proof will be in the pudding I guess.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/08/05 13:18:46 (permalink)
Not really feeling the coffee they sent me at Pact (Fazenda Chapada). Can anyone suggest a decent one they've had from there or a better subscription service?

I don't want an apricot/blackberry flavours, I just want a good quality strong coffee.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/08/05 16:08:03 (permalink)
They've all got weird note flavours on Pact

Whittards do a good range of great coffees. Not sure if they deliver though
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2015/08/05 17:01:55 (permalink)
Bun the flavour notes on Pact. More meaningless than the ones on bottles of wine.

Agua Clara is very enjoyable, and their decaf is splendid.
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2016/01/09 18:12:12 (permalink)
Can someone recommend me some niceness to go into this thing I've just bought. Ta
 

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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2016/08/10 20:57:06 (permalink)
Still going strong with beanandground coffee but my espresso machine is slowly dying. Makes all sorts of strange noises now and the coffee comes through to slowly and doesn't taste right.

Time for an upgrade I think. Any advances on some of the machines mentioned earlier in this thread?
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2016/08/11 16:31:50 (permalink)

 
This is nang.
 
I heard that using any coffee brewing method that involves a paper filter is bad as it filters something good out of the coffee, I can't remember what though. HTH
 
post edited by Rapt - 2016/08/11 16:34:27
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2018/05/15 13:24:04 (permalink)
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2018/05/15 16:26:02 (permalink)
willfunk
Can someone recommend me some niceness to go into this thing I've just bought. Ta
 








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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2018/05/22 05:17:31 (permalink)
Got an Aeropress. It makes pretty damn good coffee but it's a bit of a faff. I'm not sure about all these neeks who go on about the type of water and exact temperatures and all that stuff, but it's definitely better than a cafetiere .
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2018/05/22 06:03:12 (permalink)
I find it much less of a faff than a cafetière, especially to clean. Got one for Christmas and use it everyday at work (at the grave expense of looking like a frightful cunt and having to have a conversation about it at least 3 times a week). It saves me about £100 a month in takeaway coffees. Are the metal filters you can get noticeably better than the paper ones?
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Re: @ Coffee Heads 2018/05/22 06:07:13 (permalink)
Yeah true, and a cafetiere filter is usually a bit shit and ends up with bits in the coffee. I've no idea about the metal ones tho, I've only just got it so not really experimented. And yeah I need to stop spending $10 a day on coffee so it's handy
 
Also +1 on the crap convos about it
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