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    After finally getting my home machine to brew a decent cup, im hooked (and tweeking) on lattes atm, Im about to make a bog standard Nescafe Instant........ (There needs to be a cries smiley)

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    Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

    Originally posted by 36203325242F410 link=1264627536/0#0 date=1264627536
    After finally getting my home machine to brew a decent cup, im hooked (and tweeking) on lattes atm, Im about to make a bog standard Nescafe Instant........    (There needs to be a cries smiley)

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      Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

      Oh man, I need to get glasses, or a bigger screen, I completely missed that...

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        Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

        Originally posted by 302635232229470 link=1264627536/0#0 date=1264627536
        After finally getting my home machine to brew a decent cup, im hooked (and tweeking) on lattes atm, Im about to make a bog standard Nescafe Instant........    (There needs to be a cries smiley)
        and thats why I have scales, Clever dripper & Skerton at work so I dont have to drink the dreck on offer. Pourover, or even cold process coffee taken to the office are great options to help you avoid that stuff!

        I feel for you though, that does suck!

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          Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

          Do what I (and others) have done and get an Aeropress and Kyocera hand grinder, might not be like your coffees at home but much nicer than instant.

          Mind you if you get a small frother you could do more...

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            Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...


            I like the Aeropress for long blacks, but for true espresso the MyPressi TWIST has quickly become my favourite away from home companion.

            http://www.coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1203772677

            Though I have a kyocera I like the idea of a skerton grinder.

            Den (cuppacoffee)

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              Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

              Just looking at the MyPressi TWIST, are they the same type of Nitrogen canisters you use to pump up your bike tyre/motorbike tyre?

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                Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                Originally posted by 312734222328460 link=1264627536/6#6 date=1264639803
                Just looking at the MyPressi TWIST, are they the same type of Nitrogen canisters you use to pump up your bike tyre/motorbike tyre?
                The MyPressi use NO2 bombs, - the same ones that are used to whip cream...and make you laugh. ;D

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                  Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                  How easy are the nitrogen bombs to purchase. I was looking at that and was concerned about locating a place to buy them. Are they only sold in catering cookware stores?

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                    Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                    Originally posted by 766F6A6F691A0 link=1264627536/8#8 date=1264644615
                    How easy are the nitrogen bombs to purchase. I was looking at that and was concerned about locating a place to buy them. Are they only sold in catering cookware stores?
                    Yes, you can buy them from catering suppliers. We (Cuppacoffee) also keep stocks and a pack of 10 will set you back $8.00. Once our website is updated youd also be able to purchase online.

                    Woolies and Coles used to sell them, but unfortunately too many people were buying and using them for medicinal effects, so they took them off the shelves - at least, that was what I was told.

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                      Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                      Originally posted by 302635232229470 link=1264627536/0#0 date=1264627536
                      After finally getting my home machine to brew a decent cup, im hooked (and tweeking) on lattes atm, Im about to make a bog standard Nescafe Instant........ Sad(There needs to be a cries smiley)
                      Thankfully ive got access to some wonderful cafes near work but my better half doesnt have that luxury so each morning i make her a big latte, put it in a good quality takeaway cup and away she goes.
                      Doesnt help in the middle of the day but it certainly beats having rubbish instant in the morning.

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                        Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                        Originally posted by 5C4A594F4E452B0 link=1264627536/0#0 date=1264627536
                        After finally getting my home machine to brew a decent cup, im hooked (and tweeking) on lattes atm, Im about to make a bog standard Nescafe Instant........    (There needs to be a cries )
                        Another option

                        Do you like or have tried Greek/Turkish coffee
                        All you need is small briki/ibrik for under $10
                        Ground coffee to talcum powder consistency and a heat source

                        I grew up with this style of coffee and still enjoy it on a regular basis

                        KK

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                          Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                          Be careful what you wish for. Some coffee-lovers where I work managed to convince the higher-ups that a coffee machine was entirely necessary for the office. Management very generously provided a $2500, fully-automatic espresso machine. It ground the beans coarsely, even at the finest setting, packed the grounds into a tiny basket and squirted a bit of hot water through them. For milk drinks it would automatically blow big soap-bubbles in the milk for you, leaving it lukewarm, then squirting it on top of the watery espresso it had just made.

                          Needless to say, the coffee-lovers werent very happy and continued to buy coffee elsewhere, management wasnt very happy because their investment wasnt being used by the very people they bought it for, and the machine wasnt very happy, because it was only used by people who didnt now much about coffee or coffee machines, and eventually it broke down. It went off for repair somewhere, and as-far as I know its still sitting there.

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                            Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                            Originally posted by 42637066756344070 link=1264627536/12#12 date=1264656004
                            Be careful what you wish for. Some coffee-lovers where I work managed to convince the higher-ups that a coffee machine was entirely necessary for the office. Management very generously provided a $2500, fully-automatic espresso machine. It ground the beans coarsely, even at the finest setting, packed the grounds into a tiny basket and squirted a bit of hot water through them. For milk drinks it would automatically blow big soap-bubbles in the milk for you, leaving it lukewarm, then squirting it on top of the watery espresso it had just made.

                            Needless to say, the coffee-lovers werent very happy and continued to buy coffee elsewhere, management wasnt very happy because their investment wasnt being used by the very people they bought it for, and the machine wasnt very happy, because it was only used by people who didnt now much about coffee or coffee machines, and eventually it broke down. It went off for repair somewhere, and as-far as I know its still sitting there.
                            Déjà vu

                            Same issue for some home users and their auto machines...

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                              Re: Sigh...Work doesnt have a coffee machine...

                              On the other hand, my previous employer couldnt be convinced to get an espresso machine until they ended up acquiring the assets of another company, including a Rancilio L7. They had it properly serviced and plumbed in, purchased a commercial grinder, and brought in a local roaster to supply beans and lessons.

                              Anyone who knew how could make excellent espresso with that machine, and anyone who didnt could learn from one of us who did, or just put their order in when someone else was using it. Because it was used daily by coffee-lovers it was always kept clean and in good working order.

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