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    My wife visited a DJs cafe while out shopping yesterday, the cafe was quite busy and after waiting a while the young coffee maker began to prepare her latte.
    Scooping up the discarded grinds at the base of the grinder from previous dosings she dumped it into the pf and gave it a quick tamp and into the machine to extract something akin the sump oil......being a trainee coffee snob and a fairly forgiving one at that Mrs Greenman walked out of the place in disgust promising never to return. > > >

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    Re: Horror story

    Originally posted by 041106060D0E020D630 link=1254431742/0#0 date=1254431742
    Scooping up the discarded grinds at the base of the grinder from previous dosings
    ewwwww .... but also ha ha! A couple of years back, while I was overseas, my brother and sister in law (Ms JM) came to stay with Ms Pyjamas. When I got home, Ms Pyjamas told me about one morning when Ms JM had gotten up earlier than everyone else and made herself a plunger. Ms Pyjamas noticed that the bag of fresh coffee hadnt moved and that there were no leftover beans in the grinder. Seems Ms JM has made herself a coffee from the bowl of leftover coffee that Ms Pyjamas had been accumulating from clearing the grinder each morning while Id been away. ;D

    As grotty as we all might find it, I suspect itd still be fresher than many packets of pre-ground you can buy in the supermarkets ...

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      Re: Horror story

      Originally posted by 2A2338212A272F420 link=1254431742/1#1 date=1254432446
      As grotty as we all might find it, I suspect itd still be fresher than many packets of pre-ground you can buy in the supermarkets ...
      Ha ha, should make this a sticky so everytime someone new says, "ive been using supermarket coffee, and i just cant get it to taste any good in my new 3k machine!"......... ;D

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        Re: Horror story

        Originally posted by 3F2A3D3D36353936580 link=1254431742/0#0 date=1254431742
        Scooping up the discarded grinds at the base of the grinder from previous dosings she dumped it into the group handle...
        Similar horror story - WARNING! Coffee Snobs of delicate disposition look away now!.

        A coupla years ago I went into a coffee shop that seemed to specialise in espresso coffee (oh, how looks can be deceiving - although I did note the lack of coffee aroma, and customers, on walking in). Asked for something simple, I think a double shot flat white. Blank look - a what?

        When it was understood what I wanted, the lady pulled out a tupperware container full of ground coffee and began to scoop it into a cold group handle.

        I mumbled something like "never mind" and backed out of the shop (probably with a look of absolute horror on my face). Ive been past the shop a few times since and it has obviously changed hands (I wonder why?), but I will never, ever step foot back inside the place.

        Ive been into some dodgy cafes in the past, but never one that bad. These days, I just drink coffee at home (unless on the off chance Im going near a known reputable purveyor of coffee beverage).

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          Re: Horror story

          Originally posted by 1B2E393B160B5C0 link=1254431742/3#3 date=1254450450
          When it was understood what I wanted, the lady pulled out a tupperware container full of ground coffee and began to scoop it into a cold group handle.Shocked
          That happened to me in Thredbo a couple of years ago. The only thing is that I couldnt tell you if the handle was in the machine or not. I think I was mesmerized (in a bad way) by seeing her scoop out the pre-ground from a tupperware container :-/.

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            Re: Horror story

            Originally posted by 7C5F465549300 link=1254431742/4#4 date=1254538962
            Originally posted by 1B2E393B160B5C0 link=1254431742/3#3 date=1254450450
            When it was understood what I wanted, the lady pulled out a tupperware container full of ground coffee and began to scoop it into a cold group handle.Shocked
            That happened to me in Thredbo a couple of years ago. The only thing is that I couldnt tell you if the handle was in the machine or not. I think I was mesmerized (in a bad way) by seeing her scoop out the pre-ground from a tupperware container  :-/.
            Having worked in kitchens, caffes and restaurants in my younger days, I believe that this is standard practice for when the grinder is in the dish machine. ;D

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