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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    My mate is a bit of a coffee snob and he won’t use boiled water as he says (I don’t know how true it is) it deoxygenates the water AND scorches the beans.
    If the kettle has completed its boil cycle he chucks it and starts over.
    True,
    I was lucky enough to be invited on a Barista Course that also included (what felt like) hours of history, origin, first routes, how the different countries still drink thier coffee etc.
    We tasted burnt coffee (with boilng water) as well as a coffee made with water not hot enough. Massive difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    That really isn't making it simple. Quite the opposite. The pump device I'm on about is completely portable
    maltloaf, not sure if this was a reply to my post.
    For the sake of a 4 euro peculator (over £20 here UK) and real coffee (not any capsule) ground or whole at £6 per 500grms, one twist open, coffee in, stove top and done. The machines are more expensive and restrict your range, experience. In terms of operation, a nespresso etc are more quicker, same amount of steps I'd say, but its not real coffee. Then, if trying a stove top you are properly into coffee, maybe invest in a more robust and decent machine, but not these capsule gadgets.

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
    i use a cracking 15 quid milk frother from Aldi, great bit of kit
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    Saw a very similar unit today in the range. Explain to me what it does please ? Does it warm and aerate the milk or blow air through it ? I don't quite understand what they do and if I need one. I tend to make an Espresso or Americano mostly at home but if I'm in a coffee house usually a cappuccino.
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by QfanatiQ View Post
    True,
    I was lucky enough to be invited on a Barista Course that also included (what felt like) hours of history, origin, first routes, how the different countries still drink thier coffee etc.
    We tasted burnt coffee (with boilng water) as well as a coffee made with water not hot enough. Massive difference.



    maltloaf, not sure if this was a reply to my post.
    For the sake of a 4 euro peculator (over £20 here UK) and real coffee (not any capsule) ground or whole at £6 per 500grms, one twist open, coffee in, stove top and done. The machines are more expensive and restrict your range, experience. In terms of operation, a nespresso etc are more quicker, same amount of steps I'd say, but its not real coffee. Then, if trying a stove top you are properly into coffee, maybe invest in a more robust and decent machine, but not these capsule gadgets.

    Cheers.....Q
    Kinda, I am very happy with the coffee that my aeropress turns out but quite often in the early morning I simply can't be arsed to take the 5-6 steps required or whatever it is and and end up not bothering and going without as time is tight. I would like something 1 click. I had a dolce gusto machine and was never happy with it but the pod idea sorta fits with when I really don't have the time. It's only a day old and time will tell but I think this pixie is going to be ok.

    As for whether it's "real" coffee or not that's a very subjective call. If it smells like coffee, looks like coffee and most importantly tastes like (good) coffee then that will do me fine!
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    Came across a kitchen outlet store in a local mall and they had various nespresso krups machines in. Picked up a Pixie for £70 and blagged a couple of boxes of free pods.

    What nespresso pods does everyone recommend ? Tried 3 of the official ones so far and my current favourite is Volluto which surprisingly is only 4/12 on the intensity scale.

    I've read about ones in B&M etc that are supposed to be nice but I would rather try recommendations than blindly buying random pods.
    I like the ristretto and indrya blends.. Strong but great first thing in the morning

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    I've enjoyed the volluto and cosi so far as espressos and the stronger ones as longer drinks. I did find the ristresso a smidge too strong/bitter for my tastes if I'm honest.
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    For nespresso clone pods, try the lidl ones. Soooooo cheap and as good as the originals imho

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Bought a milk frother today, a clone of the nespresso one for £20 from the range. Noticed they had a nespresso compatible machine for £20 !! Anyway, happy with the frother results so far.
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    As for whether it's "real" coffee or not that's a very subjective call. If it smells like coffee, looks like coffee and most importantly tastes like (good) coffee then that will do me fine!
    I can understand that, perfect outcome!
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    Bought a milk frother today, a clone of the nespresso one for £20 from the range. Noticed they had a nespresso compatible machine for £20 !! Anyway, happy with the frother results so far.
    As in a coffee machine that takes nespresso capsules for a score? Link please if that's what you mean!


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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    As in a coffee machine that takes nespresso capsules for a score? Link please if that's what you mean!


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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Lol. Thanks, my bad. Didn't realise the range was the fucking web shop!

    I'm fucking having one of them.

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Lol they had a shelf full of them in the shop. 19 bar pump and a slightly bigger reservoir than my official one. I wish I had seen it before! No clue if they are any good tho
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Well I bought one so will feed back next week (few days away).

    Anyone used the refillable nespresso capsules? There's steel ones that u can use indefinitely.

    Saw a comparison video on YouTube:


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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Really enjoying the L'Or strength 7 pods and some Asda own brand "extra special" ones rated a 4. Both really nice.
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    For those using actual ground coffee try Morrisons own top strength one called Magma.
    Nice and powerful

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Only ordered the machine last night and it's only gone and turned up at my work already!

    Didn't ask for next day delivery but seems I got it anyway.

    If I can get it home today I'll might have a play. But will need to get some pods, so will hit Asda and see.


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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Cold / Iced Coffee anyone?

    I do like a few of these over the summer months and have dabbling, The Mrs has a Ninja, so I can turn ice cubes into snow, or if lazy I just make the shot of coffee, add loads of milk, and a lot of ice.
    Anyone else enjoy these and got any tips for me on the best methods for cold or iced .
    Just enjoying a nice 2 shot iced pint right now in the home office.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    The nespresso pods are mostly great. The dolche gusto ones don't seem quite as good.
    I use the nespresso pods as well, can't beat it on a morning before starting the day


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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    Having used Nespresso machines for years, I've decided to be a bit more adventurous and go for a bean to cup machine. Since the missus and I both work and mornings are always hectic with the kids, time is of the essence so a machine that does all the legwork is most important.

    The only issue I can see is that gargantuan choice of machines, Just De'longhi have something like 70 models with weird combinations of letters and numbers and no clear indication of which is better than which (aside from using price as a guide). I'm looking to spend around £500 and don't care about milk frothing options, just a good espresso or lungo. I've narrowed it down to a Krups EA8150 or DeLonghi ECAM 23.420
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    Default Re: Hardcore Coffee Drinkers Please help.

    A quick word on the milk frother from The Range. It works great and the milk/froth it produces is good BUT if you operate it with the lid on (as per the instructions) most of the time the lid gets fired off as the pressure builds !!

    Mine has lost a chunk of it's plastic from hitting the underside of the cabinet above !

    I have been using it since without the lid on and it doesn't seem to make a difference other than you don't have to duck the flying disc.

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