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Post by iano » Tue 29 May, 2012 2:40 pm

Now I've experienced fatherhood I have been hitting the daddy fuel big time....Also scored a nice machine upgrade for our wedding [/bliss]

Beans of choice at the moment:

Campos Kenyan medium dark roast

Fkn sublime. Expensive and parking is always a hassle in Wandoo St but worth every cent. Smooth as silk

Campos original

Pretty decent but beans seem to go stale very quickly. Fussy with the grind as well

DiBella Ali Reserve

Great value but a tad bright

DiBella Modena

Can't go wrong, not as full bodied as campos but heaps cheaper

Grinders

This shit is like tar. Will only buy if I'm absolutely desperate and no other option. Ditto goes for Vittoria (aka supermarket blends)

Belaroma

Decent, but not exceptional

Veneziano

Gorgeous, fairly rare, don't see many places stocking it

Toby's Estate

The full blown puncy yuppie bean of choice. :soft
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Re: Coffee thread

Post by SecaBoy » Tue 29 May, 2012 3:18 pm

we use modena at home and we love it.

trying to convince the parents to switch to Bellisimo's coffee though.
i'm usually there every sunday arvo having bulk coffee. lol
they're also on wandoo st.
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Post by Jonesy » Tue 29 May, 2012 3:45 pm

SecaBoy wrote:we use modena at home and we love it.

trying to convince the parents to switch to Bellisimo's coffee though.
i'm usually there every sunday arvo having bulk coffee. lol
they're also on wandoo st.
Bellisimo for me also, my daily coffee fix comes from there. Highly rated in my mind

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Post by spitex » Tue 29 May, 2012 10:48 pm

I love Merlo.

That and my Indria nespresso :P

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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 7:42 am

I had Indria this morning. I've always like Appregio the best but Indria and Ristretto are pretty good too.

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Post by iano » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:18 am

Anyone use moka / stove tops? I do on the odd occasion, especially when camping.

I have a vac sealed packet of German coffee (ja.....zey grow beans in zee Munich apparently) no idea what the tasting notes are, they're in German :p. Looks far keeng strong though
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:38 am

I can never get a good brew out of a Moka. I like the coffee out of a plunger better.

I've burned my hand on a Moka so many times because I open the lid to check and the steam gets me.
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Post by cGr » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:47 am

Moka takes too long IMHO, and like what boods said, the thing soaks up so much heat so there's no wonder the coffee isnt as good.

Samsung are building some nice machines these days.

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Post by SecaBoy » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:53 am

i bought my parents one of these:
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its not really good for everyday usage (ie, its a lot of work), but great for dinner parties/etc.
everyone goes OOOOoooOOOOOO, its so cool! lol
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Post by iano » Wed 30 May, 2012 9:14 am

Yeah moka isn't for your quick fix. I use a jetboil butane stove (micro hiking one) on the lowest flame it can go, then leave for 20 mins. Secret is constant heat, never use an electric element you ate wasting your time. Even gas hobs although constant are way too hot.

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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 9:32 am

I think boiling water then using a plunger would be easier while camping.

I have a theory that you don't want to add heat to the water when coffee is in it. Always start with hot water then add the coffee. Moka pots add heat to the coffee after its brewed.
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Post by SecaBoy » Wed 30 May, 2012 10:33 am

how does it add heat to the coffee after its brewed? :?
i thought the water heats up and passes through the coffee?
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 11:01 am

The pot is on the stove.
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Post by SecaBoy » Wed 30 May, 2012 2:31 pm

but the heat is going through the water. :?
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 2:41 pm

Heat will go through the water and to the coffee from below.

Thermodynamics, bitch.
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Re: Coffee thread

Post by SecaBoy » Wed 30 May, 2012 3:30 pm

lol. you didnt do enough dead lifts or something today boods? you're quite fiesty!!! :lol:


i was getting at the fact that its not DIRECT heat on the coffee.
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 3:56 pm

*face palm*

Do not add heat to already brewed coffee.

Direct/indirect heat is the same thing. It's heat!
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Post by iano » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:34 pm

Boods, I agree with Ash. If you yank the pot off the stove as soon as the coffee begins to extract into the upper chamber (which is what you're supposed to do), how is this adding additional heat? By that stage there's already sufficient heat and pressure to finish the pour.

It's the exact same principle as espresso, just a much more primitive way of doing it.
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 30 May, 2012 8:57 pm

Oh. My. God.
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Post by SecaBoy » Wed 30 May, 2012 10:33 pm

SecaBoy wrote:lol. you didnt do enough dead lifts or something today boods? you're quite fiesty!!! :lol:
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