The Coffee Thread

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  1. jsp1511

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    Ended up ordering myself an aeropress and stainless steel filter from alternative brewing earlier today.

    Ended up costing $60 delivered thanks to current sale
     
  2. Zee

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    Yeah, the Aeropress is pretty cool. We even have one in the cafe as an option. Just make sure you have a good grinder - my biggest mistake when I first bought one.

    Z...
     
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  3. Bold Eagle

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    I considered the obvious question - aeropress vs plunger?

    This seems to be a meaningful response;
    https://www.javapresse.com/blogs/aeropress/aeropress-vs-french-press
     
  4. broccoli

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    Does anyone know what it costs to buy coffee in Sydney? Just wondering whether it would be cheaper to take a "do-dad" to make my morning fix.
     
  5. tobes

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    Err $1 from 7-Eleven
    usually ~$4 or < elsewhere
     
  6. broccoli

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    Thanks, I guess I should have specified good coffee
     
  7. tobes

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    I find the 7-Eleven stuff unbeatable for that price. But a good coffee is aroun d $4
     
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  8. broccoli

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    They opened up 7-eleven up the road and I've had coffee from there and was able to drink it, it wasn't awful, but I don't think there'd be any in the middle of Sydney and I'm quite partial* to my good coffee at home.

    *completely addicted
     
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  9. tobes

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    Ha ha same here. But sometimes (e.g. Im about to hop on a train and I need my fix.) I'll grab a 7Eleven coffee
     
  10. Zee

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    Where in Sydney you gonna be? Highly suggest Gumption or Coffee Alchemy...

    Z...

     
  11. broccoli

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    Not sure yet, but possibly near Museum station which isn't that far to Gumption. I'll give it a whirl.
     
  12. Zee

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    Lots of excellent options nearby. Single O, Joe Black, and Mecca Espresso, are also some (of the many) good options...

    Hahahaha - my backyard, shame I'm in the Phils right now, I'd give you a quick coffee tour!

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  13. broccoli

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    Thanks, I'll add them to my list of info. A tour would be wasted on me, I've no clue, all I know is whether it tastes good or not. :D There's nothing worse than handing over a lot of money for a cup of revolting swill that you have to chuck out.
     
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  14. scrantic

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    So picked up an Breville Oracle BES980BSS last weekend after sampling a number of coffees from a friends. I was after something very easy to use in my morning rush to replace a POD machine. After a bit of tweaking with the grind I'm a very happy camper pulling some nice shots with decent crema.

    Do any other oracle owners have any tips or recomendations for their units?
     
  15. Revenge

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    I have exactly the same machine... love it.
    The only tip I can give you is to clean regularly.. especially the end of the steam wand. (not that I use it, but the missus likes her warm, coffee flavoured milkshakes)
     
  16. doug81

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    I can recommend Workshop Espresso as well for Sydney - excellent coffee, and a great bacon & egg roll to go with it doesn't hurt!
     
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  17. MonoJoker

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    We have one at work and it's been awesome, it makes as near to a good store-bought espresso as I've seen in a "home" machine. Mind you for more than $2k (RRP) it should!

    Clean it every time it says to, the amount of scale and oily sludge that comes out when you do (I think it triggers the clean me notification every 100 shots) will convince you it needed it :)

    Due to using old beans for an extended period ours had to have a pump replaced along with some grinder parts. The beans were so dry they were turning into powder from the grind process and thus even at coarsest grind settings it was too fine and put too much load on the pump. Probably goes without saying but always use fresh beans and clean your grinder as per the recommended intervals.

    What is your grind consistency value set to just out of interest?

    Also, if you bought new take advantage of the 2 year silver service they offer if you have any problems. The phone staff are very knowledgeable and will run you through factory reset, etc first and then refer you to an authorised repair centre if there's any issues. I was impressed they basically replaced everything pre-failure when they sorted ours out recently without hesitation or charge.
     
  18. Zee

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    Store bought espresso from old dry powdered beans? I need to learn this magic trick!!!

    Z...
     
  19. PsydFX

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    Has anyone else tried Pablo and Rusty’s subscription for beans? I’ve been using it for a while, but was wondering if there were any similar alternatives worth trying?
     
  20. broccoli

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    Not sure what's similar, but I get my coffee from Yahava and they do subscriptions or just one-offs.
     
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