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    Hi, new here but love coffee. Every morning me and the wife go to Gloria Jeans in Oxenford homeworld and buy a triple shot late. The owner there is a bit slow but when the lady, Sam, makes it she does a very good job. The question i have is what is the best way to have it at home. Usually we only drink Nescafe short black at home but i need to get into this a bit more. I hear alot of you guys roast your own and i would like to get into it as well but a bit unsure what every body else finds the best. I usually find the plunger a bit bitter or, by the time i get to drink it , too cold. Do you guys usually have coffee machines or is the best way to coat them in chocolate and eat them all day I had a laugh.
    Just wondering how other people who love coffee drink there in the home.
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    where not called coffeesnobs because we like nescafe at home.....


    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1251468789
    www.supremeroasters.com.au

    you better give this bloke a call


    oh and welcome Fishstew


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    Re: What is the best way you drink your coffee

    Welcome FishStew, its a wonderful journey from instant to freshly roasted beans, enjoy the journey :) Instant will become a dirty word 8-)

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    Welcome FStew

    We have coffee in every way possible even if it is only an experiment

    There is a large home roaster contingent in Brisbane and surrounds

    Go and see Roger from Supreme Roasters for roasted coffee beans & machines & tell him Koffee Kosmo sent you ;)

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    Re: What is the best way you drink your coffee

    I really like double (doppio) ristrettos. This is a 20-25 ml shot from 19 grams of grounds, either straight, or with 45 ml of steamed milk and sugar to taste.

    Greg

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    Any way you like it!! :D

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    Americano (double shot with water and a dash of steamed milk in a mug) in the morning to get the heart started.

    Unless I can get to the coffee van that comes around at 10am I go without for the rest of the day. They use freshly roasted coffee and they make a great double shot latte - nearly as good as I make at home.

    Latte in the afternoon (double shot) to keep it going.

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    Drip style, usually through a paper filter, sometimes though flannel sock.

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    Hmmm.... ::)

    Would have to be through my much loved Bellina Syphon Brewer (Link here... http://tinyurl.com/3aeyebg ). twas a gift from a fellow CSer and no doubt that makes the brews even nicer.... 8-)

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    Long black x 2 in the morning,
    18 grams beans = approx 30ml on top of 125ml of hot water.

    Double shot in the late afternoon 18 grams beans for 25 to 30ml in about 30 seconds. :)

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    Any way I can get a good cup (naturally excludes instunt) Plunger, Pour Over Sock, Syphon, Espresso based and even Cold Press. good Beans with the correct process to suit them and me 8-)

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    Fishstew I have no idea, Ive only just started on this journey too, I will tell you though dont make any decisions straight away about which way to go, spend at least a week reading all of the sections in here and other places to try and figure out which way you want to go first.

    Ive changed my mind at least 4 times so far ;D

    Good luck and have fun.

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    English Breakfast Latte with double shot espresso, extra chocolate...

    Yes, Im weird and its an old habit of mine from Starbucks days....
    ... but seriously try it on a bad day and youll know how good it is! :D

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    Re: What is the best way you drink your coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by 3F3A3F3E363B530 link=1287743063/12#12 date=1288324466
    English Breakfast Latte with double shot espresso, extra chocolate...

    Yes, Im weird and its an old habit of mine from Starbucks days....
    ... but seriously try it on a bad day and youll know how good it is! *:D
    Tea, coffee, milk and chocolate, combined! yep, a bit weird. :-?

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    Re: What is the best way you drink your coffee

    Actually, tea + coffee + milk is very normal for asian tastes, I just like it with an extra sugar pick me up that happens to be chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 333633323A375F0 link=1287743063/14#14 date=1288326969
    Actually, tea + coffee + milk is very normal for asian tastes
    If you like that sort of flavour make sure you try a Geisha varietal coffee if you havnt already. Florals and tannins abound ;) Oh and generally not for espresso, drip, syphon etc. and preferably no milk.

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    Im still learning also...currently I am restricted to short blacks, (usually a double shot), as in the past few months I have become dairy intolerant :(
    Prior to that, I used to enjoy a good latte, or a short macchiato.

    I found out recently that my grandfather liked his coffee, and would either cold filter his coffee, or use the Indonesian style known as "kopi tubruk", (ground coffee and sugar to taste in a mug, followed by boiling water...wait till the grounds settle then drink). I am not so sure about the kopi tubruk, but am curious to try the cold filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3F383C333B312434333A5D0 link=1287743063/15#15 date=1288327220
    If you like that sort of flavour make sure you try a Geisha varietal coffee if you havnt already. Florals and tannins abound ;) Oh and generally not for espresso, drip, syphon etc. and preferably no milk.
    Where can I get it? and how to serve then?

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    Sorry Off Topic a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by 545154555D50380 link=1287743063/17#17 date=1288327969
    Where can I get it? and how to serve then?
    Mecca in Sydney have some Esmeralda Geisha at present. Might be worth a trip there and have one made for you and ask and watch. Failing that check out the manual brewing section here, Pour Over, Syphon, Clever Coffee dripper etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4768726952756476010 link=1287743063/0#0 date=1287743063
    Hi, new here but love coffee. Every morning me and the wife go to Gloria Jeans in Oxenford homeworld and buy a triple shot late. The owner there is a bit slow but when the lady, Sam, makes it she does a very good job. The question i have is what is the best way to have it at home. Usually we only drink Nescafe short black at home but i need to get into this a bit more. I hear alot of you guys roast your own and i would like to get into it as well but a bit unsure what every body else finds the best. I usually find the plunger a bit bitter or, by the time i get to drink it , too cold. Do you guys usually have coffee machines or is the best way to coat them in chocolate and eat them all day I had a laugh.
    Just wondering how other people who love coffee drink there in the home.
    Thanks *


    We are coffee tragics from Perth, just returned from Melbourne.
    At home, we have Gloria Jeans Dark Roast plunger (double insulated, keeps it hot) with a dash of milk, nice and strong. *Saturday Morning it’s a ‘double shot latte’ at the Coffee Club (haven’t tried a triple shot yet). We are thinking off a Coffee Machine. Our regular coffee shop owner uses a cheap machine at home and said an expensive option is not needed. Has anyone tried the Nespresso type of machine using capsules? We still love ‘sipping out’, and our usual is a ‘double shot latte’ or should I say ‘café latte’ or as the order is confirmed in Melbourne, a ‘strong latte’.
    Three places in the Melbourne CBD that suited us to a ‘T’ or should I say coffee.
    COFFEA COFFEE, Victoria Mkts, Elizabeth Street, who roast their own beans. On a very busy Friday, we had good service, an excellent latte, strong, hot and robust.
    KOKO BLACK, 167 Lygon Street, Carlton. Great chocolate and coffee, latte strong, hot and very smooth on the palette.
    GANACHE CHOCOLATE, 245 Collins Street. Strong, hot and smooth.
    There must be something in the coffee from the good chocolate shops.

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    Re: What is the best way you drink your coffee

    jafjon49... some here might say your coffee taste is indeed tragic ;)
    I think youll find there is far more to coffee that you could possibly imagine at this stage!
    Please have a look around the site, go to a local roastery (beanhunter might be a good site to help you out) and try some really good coffee.

    The general impression I get on places like gloria jeans and coffee club is that they really dont know how to make good coffee. I wouldnt go near the stuff as even cafes which use good quality locally roasted beans often screw it up.

    A nice cheap option for good coffee is the aeropress and a hand grinder :)

    Alternatively, I have found that a blade grinder did a fine job for a moka pot (if you grind enough beans to get a whirlpool effect) but then the caramelised flavour from this method hides the nuances anyway... but if you like strong coffee that might be a way to go.
    Tom Owens of Sweet Marias notes that a blade grinder is ok for pourovers and that is another way to have coffee but not to my taste... a bit too thin for my palette.

    Personally when Im out and about I like to order a double ristretto if its on the menu as its an easy way to tell if the cafe knows what theyre doing and when done right its really nice to be able to appreciate coffee without anything else added.

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    Welcome fishstew.
    Wondering why your name is fishstew? :o
    My mother makes a very nice fish head curry.

    For me, double shot flat white with latte art attempts ;D in the mornings, double shot espresso in afternoon or evenings. The flat white with two sugars, the espresso as is without sugar. Heavenly.

    Gary

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    jafjon,

    Welcome here.

    Put Nespresso into Quick Search above and you will find the CS discussions.

    I have had two demo’s and to my taste, as a home roaster, I find it stale.

    If you like it, drink it.

    Pods may be convenient for an office where you want something better than instant, however if you can do it, FRESH IS BEST. Freshly roasted and freshly ground.

    From my experience, the more good fresh coffee I drink, the less I liked old stale supermarket or instant coffee.

    Barry

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    Hi vyapada,
    Spot on and thanks for the advice. We usually drink locally, you guessed it because it is close but head to Fremantle, Subiaco or West Perth where we can pick up a good cup. Sometimes its pot luck, depends on the barisata. Its easy to disguise a Cappuccino, bit harder for a Latte, Macchiato or Ristretto.
    There were so many choices in Melbourne, especially during working hours in the towers of the CBD. Pellegrinis 66 Bourke St., Melbourne makes a mean cafe latte and great atmosphere. Thats important to us as its not just about good coffee but good company.

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    Thanks Barry,
    Think you are right, though my wife likes the small footprint. I am concerned what happens if they stop making pods. We just want a nice strong coffee, little or no milk and not bitter. Is that too much to ask??? I had a laugh [smiley=laugh.gif]

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    Well there are pod refillers... dont know about the quality of the devices or their product, though.

    Apologies if I said any stuff you were already familiar with... hard to guess the level where advice should be aimed sometimes :)

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    I like caps and lattes made with double ristretto shot or just a double ristretto, and every now and then a short mac. :)



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