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    Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

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    I have a 6910 and 0480 and have previously been converted to Espresso Wow beans. But the other week I was lured in by Safeways offer of 2kg of Vittoria for the price of one ($27.95). The resulting coffee was so awful that I took the beans back for a refund and promptly bought 1.5kg of Espresso Wow and will never stray again. I have friends with machines most of whom buy supermarket beans or supposedly gourmet beans from cafes. I try to get them to see the light and buy through Bean Bay but some just wont be swayed sadly - they are the ones who havent been to my place for coffee though!
    I really urge anyone who has payed the $$$ to have a coffee machine at home to invest in the better beans, it really does make all the difference even though it costs more it is worth it.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Ah yes, sometimes we all need a little reminding. I still have 3/4 of a kg of the same said beans. Once they are gone I will be into the 7 kg of greens I have ready to roast.Yep, maybe Im being a bit anal about this ::)

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 537170711E0 link=1253849015/1#1 date=1253850480
    Ah yes, sometimes we all need a little reminding. I still have 3/4 of a kg of the same said beans. Once they are gone I will be into the 7 kg of greens I have ready to roast.Yep, maybe Im being a bit anal about this ::)
    hurry up and roast. then the vittoria can go in the bin :P

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    I had a laugh, now you will asking for "tea" when you are at a mates place that only have instant even when you are hanging for caffeine fix.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Yes, that terrible moment when you go to someones house and you dont see a coffee machine on the bench and they offer you a coffee and you have to say no thanks! I cant stand tea so am often left saying "Im so thirsty, just a water would be great thanks". I cant believe people dont have at least a plunger for guests. Oh dear, I think I have officially become a coffee snob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 243F24313C323537393E3E3522500 link=1253849015/4#4 date=1253851602
    Yes, that terrible moment when you go to someones house and you dont see a coffee machine on the bench and they offer you a coffee and you have to say no thanks! I cant stand tea so am often left saying "Im so thirsty, just a water would be great thanks". I cant believe people dont have at least a plunger for guests. Oh dear, I think I have officially become a coffee snob!

    Unfortunately my reputation preceeds me, so people apologetically say they cant offer me coffee.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B6366667362497B77782021160 link=1253849015/2#2 date=1253850990
    hurry up and roast. then the vittoria can go in the bin Tongue
    Yeah, that thought has certainly crossed my mind...........maybe I can give the c##p away..........just dont like wasting stuff ::)
    Quote Originally Posted by 7B777E73737A160 link=1253849015/3#3 date=1253851071
    I had a laugh, now you will asking for "tea" when you are at a mates place that only have instant even when you are hanging for caffeine fix.
    Caffine comes in Coke..............so Jack and Coke is good :P

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 55777677180 link=1253849015/6#6 date=1253853025
    maybe I can give the c##p away..........just dont like wasting stuff ::)
    Hey, its not "wasting" it when youre putting it where it belongs. ;D

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    I bought a 1kg bag of Cibo beans from one of their outlets last week and they tasted horrible. To save wasting more money i decided to stick with Lazumba (latino) beans as they taste terrific.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 26130406360E130C000D05610 link=1253849015/7#7 date=1253869501
    Quote Originally Posted by 55777677180 link=1253849015/6#6 date=1253853025
    maybe I can give the c##p away..........just dont like wasting stuff ::)
    Hey, its not "wasting" it when youre putting it where it belongs. ;D

    Greg
    Its good for keeping snails off your garden!! ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 746176767D7E727D130 link=1253849015/9#9 date=1253870667
    Its good for keeping snails off your garden!!
    Hmmm........gives me an idea, do you think it will keep the damn cats from p###in on my bar-b-que >:( *>:( Sorry to offend any cat lovers here but I detest the creatures

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 564D56434E4047454B4C4C4750220 link=1253849015/4#4 date=1253851602
    I cant believe people dont have at least a plunger for guests.
    Ive loaned a colleague at work my EM0450 to grind some whole beans he bought from Max Brenner.
    Hed asked me if Id grind them for him and I said I might do half at a time.
    Then I decided that Id lend him the grinder.
    He used a plunger with instructions Id given him and reports back that "it was the best coffee hes ever made at home".
    I cant vouch for the freshness of the beans as there were no dates on the packet.
    However, they had to be better than the pre-ground hes used to.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 072524254A0 link=1253849015/10#10 date=1253877970
    Quote Originally Posted by 746176767D7E727D130 link=1253849015/9#9 date=1253870667
    Its good for keeping snails off your garden!!
    Hmmm........gives me an idea, do you think it will keep the damn cats from p###in on my bar-b-que >:( *>:( Sorry to offend any cat lovers here but I detest the creatures
    By the sound of it, the feeling may be mutual! ;)

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 5974340 link=1253849015/12#12 date=1254100663

    By the sound of it, the feeling may be mutual! Wink
    Certainly hope so........... ;D

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C7E7F7E110 link=1253849015/1#1 date=1253850480
    Ah yes, sometimes we all need a little reminding. I still have 3/4 of a kg of the same said beans. Once they are gone I will be into the 7 kg of greens I have ready to roast.Yep, maybe Im being a bit anal about this ::)
    Once you have tried the good coffee you will be wondering why you didnt just grind the other stuff up for fertilizer earlier...I am a total noob at coffee-making and have had a huge improvement in my coffee since tossing out the old stuff.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 616463617D74110 link=1253849015/14#14 date=1254135645
    Once you have tried the good coffee you will be wondering why you didnt just grind the other stuff up for fertilizer earlier...I am a total noob at coffee-making and have had a huge improvement in my coffee since tossing out the old stuff.
    Going to ask the sister-in-law if she wants it otherwise, garden here it comes. ;D

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 517372731C0 link=1253849015/15#15 date=1254193329
    Going to ask the sister-in-law if she wants it
    If youre going to poison anybody...start with the mother-in-law! ;)

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 65677673656E6F68060 link=1253849015/16#16 date=1254195244
    If youre going to poison anybody...start with the mother-in-law! Wink
    Now thats a thought :o

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    I was at someones house the other day and saw they had a Silvia. I asked them what beans they used and (horror!) they said they dont have a grinder and they use pre-ground beans from Aldi! I told them they should get a grinder and fresh beans but they looked sceptical...I left their house feeling like I should take my grinder and beans around and let them taste the difference. On a positive note they have had their Silvia for 8 years and have never had a single problem with it.

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    Re: Youd think Id learnt my lesson about supermarket beans for my 6190

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B302B3E333D3A383631313A2D5F0 link=1253849015/18#18 date=1255399996
    I was at someones house the other day and saw they had a Silvia. I asked them what beans they used and (horror!) they said they dont have a grinder and they use pre-ground beans from Aldi! ....
    A quote I coined: "I liked it better when computers were expensive and only literate people bought them."

    You really should give it a go and bring your grinder over there, but after that many years brewing an espresso-like beverage with pre-ground, do not be at all surprised if they prefer their espresso to that made using fresh ground.

    I have read that the instant coffee craze took off in the USA just after WWII when the soldiers came back home. They had been given instant coffee in their rations and for many it was their first exposure to coffee. They learned to prefer that taste and brought their preferences back home with theme.



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