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    How do you have your coffee?

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    What people drink has always been of great interest to me... Time for a poll!

    This is meant to cover the basics - not including your choice of single or double shots, and type of milk.

    Did I forget anything? Leave a message (and hopefully I can edit the poll)

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Doppio ristretto latte in a 200ml cup.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Espresso with cold milk on the side. Drink most of the espresso and then add the milk to the last bit.

    Its two drinks for the price of one.

    If you get a bad coffee, put the milk in at the start.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    double ristretto flat white

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E55575055545F493A0 link=1305870912/3#3 date=1305900127
    double ristretto flat white
    +1

    If only baristas knew what that was.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24252F3C22273D4E0 link=1305870912/4#4 date=1305929022
    If only baristas new what that was.
    I would have thought that most know what a strong flat white is though? Perhaps its easier to order that from this style of "barista". Alternately, play safe and leave em to press buttons ;)

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    I had a laugh even Adelaide baristas know what a FW is, its the ristretto part of the order that usually gets me blank looks.

    I did have one nice experience at Bracegirles when I asked for a FW with doppio ristretto base. The girl at the counter was like WTF? but the barista who was within earshot just gave me a knowing look and started making it. Even finished it with one of the nicest rosettas Ive ever seen. And no, it wasnt Fiefy behind the machine ;)

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Just wondering, do you ever get two separate drinks when you order the double ristretto, flat white?

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    "Pour diddums youll get your coffee how we like it" - article in SMH today

    This is timely but the concept is often discussed. I not sure who is right: the customer demanding their preferred beverage or the proprietor trying to preserve the integrity of their product.

    TO ADD sugar or not to add sugar, that is the question.

    A Lilyfield barista has left the inner-west latte set reeling by refusing to add sugar while hes making coffee.

    Yves Shepherd, owner of Catherine & Piper, erected a sign a few weeks ago announcing the unthinkable: DIY sugar.

    We found that in the colder months its creating a bottleneck in terms of the speed at which we could offer a really great coffee, Mr Shepherd said. If you get a large cappuccino with two sugars, youre only getting chocolate and sugar. The coffee is adjunct to that.

    Shepherd says some customers have repeated the directive back to him in disbelief.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C465344444B5F592A0 link=1305870912/8#8 date=1305940897
    A Lilyfield barista
    I see he had time to put extra froth in the cup. :P ;D

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0214111100020E07070404610 link=1305870912/9#9 date=1305943608
    I see he had time to put extra froth in the cup
    Hehe...good point. The time excuse is a bit flimsy

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Ask me 3 months ago and it would have only been lattes, but since I started tasting all my shots before adding the milk (mostly just to troubleshoot my technique, sourness/bitterness roast depths etc) I found myself enjoying my coffee more without the milk... Now its all double espressos with the occasional latte or macchiato thrown in

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Could have had Iced coffee on the list (I drink it but dont see it as being coffee if that makes any sense).

    I want to know who is on coffee snobs that dosnt drink coffee :D (a troll on the poll?).

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E64716666697D7B080 link=1305870912/10#10 date=1305959275
    Quote Originally Posted by 0214111100020E07070404610 link=1305870912/9#9 date=1305943608
    I see he had time to put extra froth in the cup
    Hehe...good point. The time excuse is a bit flimsy
    Ha! Sugar takes no time to put in, and the customer can walk straight out of the store - not cluttering up the shop trying to put sugar from a sachet (more waste) in the coffee. If he is trying to encourage his customers to ditch the sugar then this bloke is going about it the wrong way.....but he did just get alot of free publicity ;)

    Anyway - back on topic.* I drink all of the above (except instant) depending on my mood or what time of day, if Im working or not - or even what cafe Im in.



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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D6C66756B6E74070 link=1305870912/6#6 date=1305935877
    And no, it wasnt Fiefy behind the machine
    why not visit Fiefys on Pirie st.....you will get a fantastic double ristretto based coffee there......with a smile :)

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    Big Fan of Fiefys 8-)

    As for me I also enjoy the same style with dbl rist base....lattes,fw,cap....depends at the time. ;)

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    The ridiculous thing is that I work on Pirie St, although at the other end. Still, its criminal that I have not yet made the 6min walk to Fiefys cafe!

    I actually tried to go last week, as soon as I took a step out the door my mobile rang and I had to go back to the office.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 383933203E3B21520 link=1305870912/15#15 date=1306397188
    Still, its criminal that I have not yet made the 6min walk to Fiefys cafe!
    yes it is!

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 74757F6C72776D1E0 link=1305870912/15#15 date=1306397188
    I actually tried to go last week, as soon as I took a step out the door my mobile rang and I had to go back to the office.
    "Accidently" leave the mobile on your desk. Works a treat.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Hello All,

    not at all wishing to offend, but I think the list above doesnt really account for enough different legitimate methods of brewing fresh roast coffee beans that would be of interest to those that are truly interested in coffee as a"hobby". Espresso does not have the monopoly on what constitutes quality coffee.

    Also there are too many variants on the espresso theme (by the way, cappuccino = 2 ps and 2 cs), and instant coffee is included. There is nothing wrong with instant coffee if that is what people like (as long as it too is brewed properly), but it is not strictly a brew made with fresh roast coffee beans/grounds and perhaps therefore should not be in with the rest?

    Just an observation and again, not wishing to offend....

    Rgdz to all,
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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Maybe instant is in as a joke.
    Having said that I drink it occaissionally when it is all that is available.
    If you dont think of it as coffee and smother it with milk it is drinkable as a "coffee flavoured beverage".

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Understood, and I wanted to provide an honest / serious reply instead of jumping on the " instant coffee is crap" bandwagon.

    I have no problem with it at all...it is just another form of coffee but not fresh roast beans, and like you I will also have it depending on the situation and if it is appropriate :)

    Rgdz,
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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    The posts above about instant set me thinking. Did anyone else try the new Di Bella instant at cafe biz?

    Seemed quite good to me, not as good as mine, but Ive been wondering for a while when someone was going to sell it commercially.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Yeah I had a taste.

    Thought it was pretty good, hard to tell from one taste though.

    Interested to hear what your recipe is 8-)

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2224333822253D3F560 link=1305870912/22#22 date=1306497370

    Interested to hear what your recipe is 8-)
    150g coarse ground coffee (malawi nyika roasted to cs8 works really well),* put in french press/plunger (approx 750ml size) and top up with water. Leave 10 hours, then filter through a paper filter and store in a bottle for use at 1:3 to 1:4 ratio with hot water, or iced depending on season.

    Apparently the Di Bella coffee uses a patented brewing process, but I havent found the patent yet. The fact they describe it as espresso suggests pressure is involved. Im not too sure about the 12 month claimed shelf life for their product.
    Edit:Only use cold water for brewing, in case anyone was in any doubt.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Ill have a ristretto and a cappuccino. Most times in coffee shops i order this.

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    Let me say something further to my comment above. Since my blog has me doing a coffee a week, ill mostly order a Riz and a Cap for the reason of a writeup. However, if im out and a bout not needing to do this and depending on which coffee shop im at, i wont always order a ristretto as most places give crap ristrettos so ill just have a cap.


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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

    triple ristretto on well known cafes, short machiato for not so well known ones :D

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    Re: How do you have your coffee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6F74767174757E681B0 link=1305870912/3#3 date=1305900127
    double ristretto flat white
    Quote Originally Posted by 7E7678707268687478701B0 link=1305870912/7#7 date=1305938684
    Just wondering, do you ever get two separate drinks when you order the double ristretto, flat white?
    Its one of my favourite coffee choices too, and i find that as long as youre placing your order with a barista you tend to always get the right coffee.

    However when its floor staff youre ordering with, its far more dicey, as it was this morning when i ended up with a doppio ristretto.

    It was easily rectified but from now i think when im ordering from floor staff i might have to say flat white with a doppio/double ristretto base to avoid confusion.



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