What coffee/tea you drinking currently?

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by jamcc » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:57 pm

I do like filter coffee. :wub:

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by smurphy » Thu May 29, 2014 1:15 am

Can you buy pre-ground coffee for an espresso machine? Is there a name for it, or something to differentiate it from cafetiere coffee?

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by Stugene » Thu May 29, 2014 9:21 am

smurphy » Thu May 29, 2014 1:15 am wrote:Can you buy pre-ground coffee for an espresso machine? Is there a name for it, or something to differentiate it from cafetiere coffee?


Buy beans and a grinder.

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by Pedro » Thu May 29, 2014 9:33 am

A grinder does make the most difference to the espresso you can make. Still, you can make it work with caffetiere coffee (use more then 14g, tamp hard) or buy coffee from Whittards/a decent indie coffee shop and have them grind the beans to espresso grind (this is what I did before I had my grinder). If you do buy ground, keep it in the freezer - oxygen gets to it much quicker ground then in bean form.

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by Fatal Exception » Thu May 29, 2014 9:53 am

smurphy » Thu May 29, 2014 1:15 am wrote:Can you buy pre-ground coffee for an espresso machine? Is there a name for it, or something to differentiate it from cafetiere coffee?


Yeah you can. Just look for Illy or another good brand of coffee at the supermarket. Espresso coffee is ground finer, so you can't use it with a French Press or you'll end up with sludge. French Press coffee also can't be used with an espresso machine as it's too coarse.

Or buy beans and a grinder, you'll need a burr grinder though, not a rotary blender type. Cheap rotary grinders are good for nothing but grinding spices. You could probably do French Press coffee with one but espresso is too fine.

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by Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 11:19 am

I don't really like coffee all that much. I do love a mug of English Breakfast tea though. PG Tips :wub:

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by Skippy » Thu May 29, 2014 11:47 am

I don't like tea or coffee Image

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by Stugene » Thu May 29, 2014 2:15 pm

Skippy » Thu May 29, 2014 11:47 am wrote:I don't like tea or coffee Image


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by Fatal Exception » Thu May 29, 2014 3:57 pm

Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 11:19 am wrote:I don't really like coffee all that much. I do love a mug of English Breakfast tea though. PG Tips :wub:


PG Tips is gooseberry fool tier tea.

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by Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 4:01 pm

Fatal Exception » Thu May 29, 2014 3:57 pm wrote:
Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 11:19 am wrote:I don't really like coffee all that much. I do love a mug of English Breakfast tea though. PG Tips :wub:


PG Tips is gooseberry fool tier tea.

:shock: what's gold tier then?

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by Fatal Exception » Thu May 29, 2014 4:14 pm

Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 4:01 pm wrote:
Fatal Exception » Thu May 29, 2014 3:57 pm wrote:
Blue Eyes » Thu May 29, 2014 11:19 am wrote:I don't really like coffee all that much. I do love a mug of English Breakfast tea though. PG Tips :wub:


PG Tips is gooseberry fool tier tea.

:shock: what's gold tier then?

In terms of actual tea a good quality Assam or Oolong. If you're talking about supermarket quality:
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by Lotus » Fri May 30, 2014 4:27 pm

Anyone know of any good places in London to buy coffee beans? I'm thinking something a bit unique/speciality, like a coffee roaster's shop or something, not just a supermarket or Starbucks, etc.

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by SandyCoin » Fri May 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Workshop Cafe on Clerkenwell Rd sells their beans. They roast them on the premises too.

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by Rhubarb » Fri May 30, 2014 4:48 pm

Lotus » Fri May 30, 2014 3:27 pm wrote:Anyone know of any good places in London to buy coffee beans? I'm thinking something a bit unique/speciality, like a coffee roaster's shop or something, not just a supermarket or Starbucks, etc.


http://www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk/ the coffee in here is really really tasty, I've only been in their shop at Borough Market - but I think the beans they sell have been roasted at their other shop in Bermondsey.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri May 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Addicted to Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. The Costa one is ok but not as strong.
The Nero one is awful and weak. Literally had to throw it away lol.

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by Cyburn2 » Fri May 30, 2014 5:40 pm

Drinking this at the moment:

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by KK » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:16 pm

Tried www.pactcoffee.com for the first time (£1 with the code: EMPIRE). Coffee tastes great. In fact it tastes excellent. Can't fault the delivery speed either as it arrived the next day. The regular £7 asking price for 250g however works out very expensive when compared to the supermarket premium (454g at Sainsbury's for £6).

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by Denster » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:39 pm

Lotus » Fri May 30, 2014 4:27 pm wrote:Anyone know of any good places in London to buy coffee beans? I'm thinking something a bit unique/speciality, like a coffee roaster's shop or something, not just a supermarket or Starbucks, etc.

Square mile roasters. They'll deliver to you - it's as fresh as it gets. Or check their website for a local shop near you that they supply.

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by Pedro » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:58 am

KKLEIN » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:16 pm wrote:Tried http://www.pactcoffee.com for the first time (£1 with the code: EMPIRE). Coffee tastes great. In fact it tastes excellent. Can't fault the delivery speed either as it arrived the next day. The regular £7 asking price for 250g however works out very expensive when compared to the supermarket premium (454g at Sainsbury's for £6).


Cheers for this, just ordered my trial bag.

Compared to other brewers that deliver to the door the price isn't too expensive, especially with free shipping. I'm currently buying Square Mile coffee from a local shop and that's £9/£10 a bag (350g) and my local indie shops roast is £7 for 250g - but obviously you have to go collect it from the city centre.

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by Pan » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:03 pm

Ordered and then cancelled the day it was delivered. Nice coffee but I couldn't justify spending £7 on a bag every two weeks. I just don't drink it that often.

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