A nice cup of coffee!

For you I think ?

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-Which Arab countries grow coffee on a commercial scale ?
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Arab countries don't really grow coffee on a commercial scale any more - Arabica comes from Ethiopia mostly but...the aforementioned coffee geek did a show on Qima Coffee which is Yemeni and special genetically...

 

Sarastro

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Last year got a tour and dinner around a top-quality independent coffee roaster, saw the whole process, learned all the little variations that made a difference between a small artisan brand and a big company, tried the many specialist brews, prepared them in multiple different ways and with particular types water. It is definitely true that all these differences produce many different types and tastes of coffee.

Problem is, after above consideration, I still just prefer the taste/strength/ease of super-strength cafetiere Illy in the morning, for probably the same reasons I don't choose my cocaine for the subtle petrol aromas.

Sometimes it's not the quality of product that's the problem, it's the quality of customer.
 

RBMK

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It's a shame that Bugsy is still on ROPS otherwise he'd be able to tell us all about the Irish coffee growing industry and how it was ruined by perfidous Albion.
 

Goatman

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Might I suggest just a coffee mill? Don't cost much, don't take up much room and you grind just enough beans to fill up a cafetiere.
Did exactly that earlier today - physical energy involved. Depleted resources swiftly restored with a McVities Dark Chocolate Digestive...you can't be too careful....


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Well, interesting thread - we couldn't afford Kopi luwak any more so I've started mixing some Aldi beans in with the cat's wet food.

As I'm the go to guy to clean the litter tray as soon as there's been a delivery, I get to rummage through things and pick out the processed beans, well it's mostly beans...

Anyway, the wife does think the coffee now has a certain aftertaste that she can't quite pin down - haven't told her yet...
 
I enjoy a mocha. Takes all the dilemma out of it.
 
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We’ve tried every coffee that Costco has to offer, but this one is great in a French press.
 

Troy

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Tasting notes, pretentious bollocks, almost on a par with wine snobs.
Totally agree. I just buy the cheapest instant coffee from Tesco or lidl and I enjoy it just fine. Everyone I ever make coffee for compliments me and comments about how good their coffee tastes.

It's all about how I make it, and of course I put milk in first. It's the only way to make it properly.
 

RaiderBoat

War Hero
Bummed its too expensive to buy US coffee for you guys. There are some EXCELLENT coffee suppliers in the US.

Deathwish Coffee
Black Rifle Coffee
Dunkin Donuts for you “shudder” Starbucks fans.
 

Boxy

GCM
Bummed its too expensive to buy US coffee for you guys. There are some EXCELLENT coffee suppliers in the US.

Deathwish Coffee
Black Rifle Coffee
Dunkin Donuts for you “shudder” Starbucks fans.
Black rifle is available over here, just from the one place as I understand it, Contact Coffee has already bean mentioned but there are a fair few Veteran owned coffee sellers, Contact Left Coffee, Amara Blue Grass to name but two more
 
Black rifle is available over here, just from the one place as I understand it, Contact Coffee has already bean mentioned but there are a fair few Veteran owned coffee sellers, Contact Left Coffee, Amara Blue Grass to name but two more
You could ahem post links for those yet to purchase the above
 
Totally agree. I just buy the cheapest instant coffee from Tesco or lidl and I enjoy it just fine. Everyone I ever make coffee for compliments me and comments about how good their coffee tastes.

It's all about how I make it, and of course I put milk in first. It's the only way to make it properly.
Reading all the above posts with interest, it seems that the coffee aficionados on these threads take their coffee purchases, and the making preparing of it very seriously. I can respect that. But having grown up with the bog standard instant stuff, and having tried the properly made stuff, i just don't have the taste bud finesse to really appreciate it. Your post #49 will i fear leave you, and possibly me wide open to derision and censure.

Some its cars,some its wine, and some its coffee, me, i collect coins, horses for courses. What ever turns you on. :p
 

Boxy

GCM
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Seconded
I got a cheaper bean to cup machine six months ago, absolutely excellent thing. I won’t be going back to cafetière unless as a back up.
Fantastic piece of kit, great wAy to get your cup of coffee.
My BIL has a built in, bean-to-cup machine, it makes decent coffee, but getting one first time is a lottery. ‘Fill water’ ‘empty drip trays’ ‘run cleaning cycle’ ‘ beans are running low ‘ etc etc etc… the thing runs a cleaning cycle the first time you use it, and intermittently during the day, emptying the water tank and filling the drip trays. Complete PITA compared to my ‘desktop’ DeLonghi…
 

Jacl

War Hero
We ( the Boss and I) buy whatever is on special offer at whichever supermarket, we'll even buy the Aldi and lidl own brands. I can rarely tell the difference anyway. Recently on holiday we had a coffee capsule machine and a fair supply of capsules in the holiday flat, the brews were a bit on the strong side but good tasting. However I don't think that around treble the price of supermarket ground coffee is worth paying.
 
Reading all the above posts with interest, it seems that the coffee aficionados on these threads take their coffee purchases, and the making preparing of it very seriously. I can respect that. But having grown up with the bog standard instant stuff, and having tried the properly made stuff, i just don't have the taste bud finesse to really appreciate it. Your post #49 will i fear leave you, and possibly me wide open to derision and censure.

Some its cars,some its wine, and some its coffee, me, i collect coins, horses for courses. What ever turns you on. :p
For me it isn't just the taste, if I have more than one large mug of instant I get a severe headache.
"Real" coffee I can drink all day.
 

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