The Coffee Thread

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  1. phrosty-boi

    phrosty-boi Member

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    used to get lebanese coffee from a local shop in port melb before it closed

    one of the guys at work made some a few weeks ago as well, was really good and I miss the turkish style coffee now :(
     
  2. shapeshifter

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    You could all come over to the Crema forum if you are looking for a group of like minded people :)

    We're all a little bit of a geek :cool:

    I also roast, grind and brew my own and guess what I'm a girl LMAO

    This is my latest from today :)
     
  3. lithos

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    How did you find this forum?
     
  4. Caffeine Dealer

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    Crema was the number 1 coffee magazine a few years back but that title now belongs to Beanscene Magazine as they have roughly half the amount of advertising.
    Maybe they need fresh meat over on their forums to satisfy the advertisers?
     
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  5. GreyWolfe01

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    Nothing wrong with Nespresso. It serves it's purpose and does it extremely well.
     
  6. broccoli

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    No, it was nice. It was a sample from a Nespresso consultant that got me drinking coffee for the first time in my life after thinking I still hated it.
     
  7. lithos

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    Nespresso's very limiting, and expensive.

    It's like saying "Well, I want to get into computers, so I'm gonna go buy an iPad."
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    i'm the biggest coffee snob going around and i hate nestle. but for 70 cents a pod... i use two 10s and make a decent coffee at work.

    would i use it at home? to show off? no certainly not.
     
  10. Caffeine Dealer

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    I have only tried the pods once and i will admit, it was not too bad. A step up from instant coffee.
    I also have had some decent coffee's from full auto machines. Like the pod machines though, cleanlyness is almost as important to the freshness of the coffee.
    I pulled apart one of those nespresso pods once and i could swear we identified instant coffee amongst real coffee grinds.
    Personally i could never own any of those machines though. I have spent a pretty penny on the stuff that currently takes up half my kitchen bench. I really have spoiled myself. But i had to really as perfecting my trade was in my best interest as a barista.

    I'll pop a photo or 2 of my setup tomorrow :thumbup:
     
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  11. gregpolk

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    My consultants nespresso machine does better coffees than the hospital's shitty cafe. So that's something.
     
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    That comes down to poorly trained staff.
    A few years back i was doing some training for TAFE NSW and i had a few people who claimed they were baristas. Bad habbits are really difficult to replace with good ones.

    I would take a challenge against a nespresso machine any day :thumbup:
     
  13. lithos

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    At work, I'd rather just take a $10 plunger with me.

    Certainly gonna be less of a heartbreak when some dickhead colleague inevitably breaks it.

    I'd rather mediocre plunger coffee than mediocre espresso any day of the week.
     
  14. Caffeine Dealer

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    Yeah. That way you can only blame yourself lol
     
  15. phrosty-boi

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    I used to take my cheapie plunger to work years ago, always good coffee to be had with it and some preground i'd make up n the morning

    have tried nespresso and other pod arrangements before at work and found them all to be pretty similar (and pretty ordinary)
     
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    Ok so maybe my back on topic post was a little bit off topic.
    Hopefully the following pics will redeem me and the thread :thumbup:

    My coffee corner of the kitchen...
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    A shot of espresso and the basket from which it came...
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    The coffee from which the shot was pulled...
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    An espresso blend of...
    Brazillian Datera Sweet collection
    Ethiopian Mt Gabbana Estate Limu naturals
    Indian Tiger Mountain Monsoon Mallabar
    Madagascan wet hulled robusta
     
  18. lithos

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    Starbucks mug! There goes every shred of your credibility, CD.

    (Actually, I don't mind Starbucks - because it's the last place in Aus you can get drip.)
     
  19. Caffeine Dealer

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    lol

    I happened to be poaching staff for a cafe a was working for at the time and went in to offer one of the girls there a job. It was the last day the Starbucks was to be trading in regional Australia and i though i should grab a cup. One day it will be a collectors item :thumbup:
     
  20. caspian

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    I recently "upgraded" from my little Breville espresso machine to a Saeco Syntia. it's not what I would have ideally had (Rancilio Silvia and a Rocky - or at least a Breville BES860), but the handbrake won't use anything that requires more effort than pushing a button, so here I am.

    despite being a full auto with little control other than the grind and volume, it produces a pretty fair sort of coffee. I am working my way through the Coffeesnobs catalogue, so far I am favouring the Tanzania Kyaurinde - it just needs the grind turned up to 3 instead of 2 or the extract takes too long.

    one day I will treat myself to a Giotto or something really decadent.
     

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