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medicineman  said about 7 years ago  or at  4:03PM on Tuesday, June 20 2006 in stupidity

There needs to be a coffee thread for us addicts...

though i've been off the coffee since the beginning of may - i relented on the weekend and had one saturday afternoon and it was the greatest thing i've ever had in my life.

wow.


charlesincharge  said about 7 years ago:

how did you fill the void?

i drink about two litres of pepsi max everyday to keep me on top form.


angelic_layer  said about 7 years ago:

I actually got riva the other day..usually its international roast. I don't know..I'm sick of it..I need to start drinking earl grey again.


brown maca  said about 7 years ago:

ice coffee maate the one with the cow on the carton tastes best cheaper too no lattes for me poofta drink maate


dudewolf  said about 7 years ago:

when i grow up, i'm going to marry coffee


holyrattlesnakes  said about 7 years ago:

I just made my own. strong enough to shoot your eyeballs into Iraq and kill civilians. it's fucking fantastic.


littlearch  said about 7 years ago:

i had organic coffee with organic milk at the market this morning

mmmmmmmm


medicineman  said about 7 years ago:

i have no idea how i've survived no coffee - um danedlion tea and ECCO (ceral beverage)

but yeah that taste of coffee after a long absence.... mmmm

yo HRS - you are making me jealous - that's my kinda coffee!


svelteslacks  said about 7 years ago:

sounds like you might be sick of it cause you're choosing shit coffee a_l.


the power of 666  said about 7 years ago:

I only drink coffee from Courtney Love's tittiebags.


the power of 666  said about 7 years ago:

dandelion tea in that brown plastic jar is pretty boss.


elmacho  said about 7 years ago:

I wish i could buy jugs of latte...


freaksandgeeks  said about 7 years ago:

i much prefer tea, i dont like the taste of coffee that much. Great for a kick though!


angelic_layer  said about 7 years ago:

your right svelteslacks..its shit..

i need to get the good stuff. but I feel guilty if I spend money on it.

any suggestions??


Benji  said about 7 years ago:

I have all the coffee-addict paraphernalia, the good machine, the good blend, the latte cups from france, and the thermometer used to ensure my micro-foam is just so.

Does this make me a bad person?


medicineman  said about 7 years ago:

that's the one 6er - it has helped me with my coffee exile.... and it tastes pretty great too. especially with a little bit of honey.


svelteslacks  said about 7 years ago:

i don't have a machine, i am a plunger girl.
you can get them real cheap.

and then try some out... depends what you like. there are stacks of decent organic coffee's you can get for about $12.

that will last ages.


medicineman  said about 7 years ago:

no benji - it makes you my coffee hero.. you should talk to Sheik - he is the same coffee fanantic


Benji  said about 7 years ago:

I'm using genovese or the Atomica coffees, always with organic milk though (tends to froth better), but some of the org coffees tend to be 'soft' and don't grind so well.

Anyone found any other ripper blends?


angelic_layer  said about 7 years ago:

what about those little steel perculators? are they any good? Cos I got one of them..


Benji  said about 7 years ago:

whohoo, we share the same axe too medicineman makes medicineman a m&n friend


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carwashhair  said about 8 months ago:

Newstart?


flukazoid  said about 7 months ago:

New toy


rawr  said about 7 months ago:

Ooooooooh.


tugboat  said about 7 months ago:

Super Hario Brothers!!!
Cold drip is the best way to enjoy old coffee.


funtimes  said about 7 months ago:

Going up to my parents today, They just won a $3000 expresso machine. Ill send some Padre seasonal expresso through that baby, see how it handles it.


rawr  said about 6 months ago:

instead of getting on my bike to get the the only decent espresso in town i'm sitting in this thread dreaming of coffee. coooffeeeeeee.


rawr  said about 6 months ago:

you can relax now guys, i got my coffee.


carwashhair  said about 4 months ago:

If people want a top notch manual espresso kit for cheep (and drinks mainly straight double espressos/ristrettos) I do recommend this pack. Use COFFEESNOB code for a 25% disc

You can take this thing camping, fuck the morning lines at Meredith/GP right off. Team it up with a good grinder at home for even better results. Takes a month's practise to really master it, but so worthwhile.


woolfat  said about 4 months ago:

paging tugboat! and anyone else who can help.

I want to buy my partner a good coffee set up for home. Our stovetop is second hand from my old housemate and I really want to get rid of it (it's awful, filthy, and just needs to go in the bin). I'm thinking perhaps a chemex and a good burr grinder (Hario slim hand grinder) but I need a little bit of assistance in regards to whether or not the chemex is good.

Long story short - we normally drink stove top, partner likes filter/plunger. syphon is out of the question, don't want to get another stove top really (unless something REALLY impressed me). Aeropress not ideal as he often makes 1+ cups (for the both of us, or when we have company).



woolfat  said about 4 months ago:

oh that looks AWESOME. bit out of my christmas budget but his birthday is in january...


tugboat  said about 4 months ago:

Hand Grinder:

Porlex FTW. It is much better than Hario. You can get it from Code Black, Duke and that place you don't like

Brewer:

Aeropress is the easiest.

I wouldn't recommend Chemex. I have a 6 Cups one and it is pretty tricky to get a consistent brew

I also have a 500ml Bodum Chambord French Press and a pourover cone from that place you don't like.
French Press is nice and easy.
Pourover cone is fun.

There is a coffee brewer thing called Clever Coffee Brewer. Lots of people like them.
It is a mix b/w French Press and pourover.

tl;dr: get a French Press and Porlex Grinder.


tugboat  said about 2 months ago:

I used to hate cold brew but I had a very good one at Little Bird Told Me on a 40c day.
I tried out a few recipe and this one gave me the best result.

Just get a jar or plunger, add coffee grind, slowly add water (100ml of water per 10g of coffee beans), stir it VERY gently and stop as soon as all the grind are wet, pop the lid/glad wrap on, filter it after 12-16 hours and enjoy!

http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/cooking-tips/article/ba-s-diy-cold-brew-coffee-recipe

It tastes very good as an iced coffee with soymilk. I hate soymilk with espresso based
drinks but it works out well with cold brew.

A good way to use up stale coffee (in my book, more than 14 days after roast day)

If you are game, try the New Orlean style too.
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/08/blue-bottles-new-orleans-style-iced-coffee.html


klaximopark  said about 2 months ago:

Sounds good, I've got a cold dripper, but I'll give it a go sometime


tugboat  said about 2 months ago:

Cold dripper!?
Hardcore!

The good thing about cold dripper is you can also use it to serve Absinthe :-D


flukazoid  said about 2 months ago:

NEED TO KNOW MORE ASAP PLS

And c'mon, ''only good thing'' about cold drip? Cold drip is great! I brought my tower into the office. It's time consuming but once you have a litre of the stuff in the fridge, life is very sweet indeed.


tugboat  said about 2 months ago:

Not the only good thing. I love cold drip.

''The **good thing about cold dripper is you can also **use it to serve Absinthe :-D


flukazoid  said about 2 months ago:

Ah, apologies. Read that way too hastily.


anorakhighst  said about 2 months ago:

I recently got one of these. It's a hand-operated espresso machine (which is to say, you pour boiling water into a chamber at the top and push down on the levers to force the water through the grounds). It's not exactly the same as a machine-made espresso, but is pretty close, and certainly good enough for use in an office where the alternative is bean-to-cup machine coffee that tastes vaguely of vacuum cleaner dust.


carwashhair  said about 2 months ago:

I'm on your team, anorak. Been using my presso (old name) for a double espresso each morning for near on 3 years now, and it delivers a shot as good or better than 95% of cafes around once you get to grips on how it works. It probably took me about 3 months of experimenting before I consistently produced an excellent espresso.

Grind fresh for each shot, warm the chamber and group handle before using and always overfill the chamber for extra pressure and you should be getting pretty decent crema. It's a great hands-on experience, plus you can take it camping!!

The only downside I'm finding is that in order to get the pressure needed for a good shot, it's a bit of a bean monster. I'd estimate maybe 20-22 grams per double shot.


anorakhighst  said about 2 months ago:

I think the ROK's portafilter is about the same capacity as my Gaggia Classic's (maybe even slightly smaller), and produces a double shot from this.


black wasp!  said about 1 month ago:

Asking for a friend – if anyone knows a superstar barista looking for full time work (at a unique organisation, excellent conditions, lots of perks), can they please PM me. Looking for someone with plenty of industry experience.


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