The Coffee Thread

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Goobers, May 9, 2011.

  1. wraith666

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    Just picked up a DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3500 in mint condition for $150. Have had a few cups out of it and they have been good. Will be sussing this thread out for tips for sure.
     
  2. supasaiyan

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    if anybody in Melbourne is after a cheap pod machine, they're $10 at the green grocer next to Aldi. They're "Capino Coffee Pod Machines"
     
  3. .Anon.

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    Heading back to perth's northern suburbs next week from melbourne to see family and friends.

    Will be bringing my aeropress and beans with me, to ensure my transition to an inner city wanker is complete, and to avoid having to go to Dome, GJ's or Muzz Buzz.

    Much the chagrin of my folks. :D
     
  4. broccoli

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    Went up to buy my coffee today, they are giving away an aeropress if you subscribe to buy coffee from them (not sure of all of the conditions, I wasn't interested so didn't look closely). It's at Yahava, if anyone's interested.
     
  5. Dynamik

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    Coffee is an IT Guys fuel......... I never drink homemade coffee unless I'm a guest but I'll always buy it.
     
  6. p3t0r

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    wow - I picked up an aeropress this week and this thing makes a great cup! If you enjoy a long black or with a bit of milk, this is the way to go!

    My wife wasn't all that impressed when I came home with "another" device that makes coffee :O I have a Rancilio Silvia + Rocky grinder, Brewover, AeroPress, Stove-top 5 cup, Stove-top 2 cup, French press and the MAP pod machine (wifes)
     
  7. hsvguy

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    anyone into cold drip?

    Had it a couple of times at my local barista and found it to be awesome.

    I see you can get cheap kits for around $60 from ebay (essentially 3x glass beakers on top of each other.
     
  8. Revenge

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    Does a passable short black too...

    Love it... best summer refresher ever (next to beer of course).
     
  9. miicah

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    I haven't tried cold drip, I have done cold brew and it's quite nice, easy. I do a cup of course ground to 1 litre of water for 12-24 hours in the fridge then filter through my aeropress.
     
  11. Andrew357

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    Toddy coldbrew for me.

    https://toddycafe.com/


    a Yama cold drip tower can give you a cleaner tasting brew due to the ceramic filter but it's susceptible to too many variables to get consistent brews (unless you have a walk in fridge you can do it in).
     
  12. p3t0r

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    Recently bought an aeropress kit, rhinoware ceramic cone manual grinder, ten mile SS filter for the aeropress, and 250g of killer coffee.

    First brew was damn fine, although the grinder took a lil longer than i expected to grind the coffee down :(
     
  15. holdennutta

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    http://www.portaspresso.com/page1004.html

    I have one of these. Grinds waaaaay faster than any ceramic burr hand grinder.
     
  16. broccoli

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    My coffee machine chucked a bit of a wobbly, and I fixed it without having to open it up or anything. I'm so chuffed. :lol:
     
  17. supasaiyan

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    is it wrong to use something like a nutribullet to grind coffee??
     
  18. broccoli

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    I don't think it could crush it up properly. If you look at the grinder in the coffee grinder, they squash it between the rolling crusher do-dad with all little spikes on it. Nutribullet would just chop it up, not grind it. IMO.
     
  19. holdennutta

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    Yeah, you definitely want some kind of burr grinder not a blade.
     
  20. Eclipsor

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    I used a Porlex hand grinder for probably over a year then got a Rok benchtop hand grinder. If you don't actually need it to be portable it is much quicker and has a way better mechanical advantage. Been using it for about 18 months now probably 3-4 times a day between my wife and I and it hasn't skipped a beat. I've often thought of getting an electric one, but I think I'd miss doing it like this.
     

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