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

    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

      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

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

            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

              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 :
              Originally posted by 7B777E73737A160 link=1253849015/3#3 date=1253851071
              lol, 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

                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

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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

                    Originally posted by 26130406360E130C000D05610 link=1253849015/7#7 date=1253869501
                    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

                      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

                        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

                          Originally posted by 072524254A0 link=1253849015/10#10 date=1253877970
                          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

                            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

                              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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