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    I had a few minutes to spare this afternoon so I decide to count how many coffee beans it took to make my doppio ristretto piccolo latté.

    Before I get to the actual number, I know that the Yemen beans are very small, and Ive made no adjustment for that. The Aceh Arabica Gr 1. beans on the other hand are quite large, and Ive made no adjustment for that either.

    My blend was 12 grams of Aceh and 9 grams of Yemen. The beans were ground in my M4D and the coffee espressed (all 25 ml of it) in my Diadema. Steamed milk was added to fill the Illy nude espresso cup right to the brim. And the result was truly delicious.

    It took 187 beans to make this coffee. Which leaves that popular instant blend (43 BEANS IN EVERY CUP) only 144 beans short of an excellent coffee.

    Greg
    (It was either that or write another case note.)

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    Re: 144 beans short

    Originally posted by 53667173437B6679757870140 link=1255419091/0#0 date=1255419091
    I decide to count how many coffee beans it took to make my doppio ristretto piccolo latté.
    Slow day Greg?? ;D

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    • #3
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      Wow. Go Greg, go!

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        Originally posted by 57627577477F627D717C74100 link=1255419091/0#0 date=1255419091
        144 beans short of an excellent coffee
        Greg can you think back to a being a teenager and remember how many tea leaves in a teaspoon and how many grains of sugar in a teaspoon? Betting you you did that too.

        And to be a fair comparison you have to use the amount of Nescafe to make two cups of coffee. Perhaps dissolve two teaspoons of Nescafe in a small amount of water, then pour half down the sink and dilute the remaining conc up to a full (small) cup. Im sure it would taste so much better.

        So really they are only 101 beans short.

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          **cack**

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by 60626565666C6F030 link=1255419091/3#3 date=1255421131
            Greg can you think back to a being a teenager and remember how many tea leaves in a teaspoon and how many grains of sugar in a teaspoon?  Betting you you did that too.
            Nope, not a chance.

            And to be a fair comparison you have to use the amount of Nescafe to make two cups of coffee.   Perhaps dissolve two teaspoons of Nescafe in a small amount of water, then pour half down the sink and dilute the remaining conc up to a full (small) cup.   Im sure it would taste so much better.

            So really they are only 101 beans short.  
            Mea Culpa ;D

            Greg

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            • #7
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              I seem to remember counting how many beans in a 7g shot.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by 665A475C565740555D56320 link=1255419091/6#6 date=1255430480
                I seem to remember counting how many beans in a 7g shot.
                Yep, almost...here

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                • #9
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                  I have always wanted to know how many coffee beans it takes to make a double shot and now i know thank you very much

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                  • #10
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                    ;D is this the madness I have to look forward to?? At what stage of my journey can I expect these behaviours to set in?!

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                    • #11
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                      very soon....................... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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                      • #12
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                        Well just to throw everyone out NesCafe doesnt have 43 beans in every cup it was the 43 blend they designed and tested that came back with the most positives, as a instand its not bad, but for coffee far from good

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                          Originally posted by 7B6E7E636D6864696D680C0 link=1255419091/11#11 date=1255929420
                          Well just to throw everyone out NesCafe doesnt have 43 beans in every cup it was the 43 blend they designed and tested that came back with the most positives, as a instand its not bad, but for coffee far from good  
                          Hmmm.. I beg to differ.
                          The ad campaign from years gone by specifically said:
                          "43 beans in every cup"

                          It used to be Nescafe 43 and a number of years ago was re-badged "Blend 43". Same sh!t, different label.

                          Now, whether it was true or not that there were 43 beans in every cup, who knows, but that was the impression they were trying to put across. 43 beans of your finest, cheapest robusta, liquified and re-dried into soluble yumminess. Matter of fact, I want one.... NEVER!



                          fat "Not really sure why Im getting involved in a discussion involving Nescafe" boy

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                          • #14
                            Re: 144 beans short

                            Slogans
                            43 beans in every cup. (1960)
                            Hummm, Wonderful, Nescafé. (1961)
                            Nescafé - the coffee, which the world drinks. (1976)
                            Nescafé. The coffee for our world from today. (1977)
                            Open Up. (1998 – em comemoração aos 50 anos do produto)
                            My coffee is Nescafé. (2004)
                            Bons momentos pedem um bom café. (Brasil)
                            Uma coisa leva a outra. (2002, Brasil)
                            More beans, more taste. (2009, Reino Unido)
                            Gourmet in an instant. (2009, NescafÉ Tasters Choice)

                            http://mundodasmarcas.blogspot.com/2006/05/nescaf-open-up.html

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