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Old 28th July 2009   #1251
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I've been drinking your stuff Smithy and I'm the same re: lack of side-to-side comparisons. I've almost used it all so won't get to compare with another directly. It has been nice but I _think_ I prefer the blend still. The grind you did works really well with my machine though.. better than the Buzz stuff I was using which blasts through too fast and has to be ground a couple of steps finer than Monmouth's. I've also started drinking more espresso which may go some way to explain my thinking that the blend is sweeter.. I might've just had more 'cinos with it! :)

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Old 28th July 2009   #1252
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So what are people using to brew their coffee on here? I've been using a Rancilio Silvia in conjunction with an Aerobie for a couple of years, but I was just thinking about getting something different just for a change!
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Old 28th July 2009   #1253
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bombcup.. it might be eye candy without the probe attached to it :P

I've got a bag of Waitrose Monsoon Malabar and some Coffee Buzz from the little Broadgate cafe to tide me over until I get to Monmouth or order some Square Mile.
Haven't you still got those weird Kenyan Pea Berry beans, or whatever they're called, that I gave you months ago?
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Old 28th July 2009   #1254
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Haven't you still got those weird Kenyan Pea Berry beans, or whatever they're called, that I gave you months ago?
Nope. I used those up as soon as I could (ages ago). I try not to hang onto beans too long, hence not having any Monmouth at the moment. I only buy if i will use 'em.
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Old 28th July 2009   #1255
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Not my cup of, er, coffee. What did you think?
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Old 28th July 2009   #1256
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i didn't grind the beans it was done at monmouth roasters . seemed consistent with the grind from the shop (in bourough)
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Old 28th July 2009   #1257
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@bmmf: To be honest.. I can't remember if I like them or not. Apparently caffeine effects memory but I don't agree with something.. I don't remember what I don't agree with but it's something.

I'd want to try them again in a side-by-side with Monmouth or SM.
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Old 28th July 2009   #1258
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I've been enjoying some very chocolatey high roasted Mexican beans this month. That is all.
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Old 28th July 2009   #1259
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I ran out of coffee this weekend and had to buy some Illy expresso from Sainos - it's no way as bad as I'd remembered, but cost a fricken fortune - 5.30 for 250g. Still, gonna hot foot it to Monmouth when I get a moment. That is all from me. Thanksgoodbye.
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Old 29th July 2009   #1260
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Macap MC4 commercial espresso grinder for sale from very conscientious owner. 250. Lots of good reviews around, think it's the doserless one.

The ad is in the members section of toomuchcoffee.co.uk, I'll try to get it moved so folks here can see it. Meanwhile contact me and I'll pass messages on if anyoune's interested. I'm getting married on Saturday so may be a bit slow responding.

Example pic:

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Old 31st July 2009   #1261
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time out's selection of the best coffee shops in london:

climpson & sons
dose espresso
fernandez & wells
milk bar
nude espresso
taste of bitter love
tayler street baristas
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Old 31st July 2009   #1262
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Wow never been to any of these. Some are a bit too far east london but will deffo give the central ones a go.
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Old 1st August 2009   #1263
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time out's selection of the best coffee shops in london:

climpson & sons
dose espresso
fernandez & wells
milk bar
nude espresso
taste of bitter love
tayler street baristas
suprised monmouth didn't make it. that has always been my go-to place for a decent cup.
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Old 1st August 2009   #1264
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i think it's just because monmoth is the only decent coffee that most people know nowadays. plus two of those people are monmoth customers anyway.

cool list, my three favourite shops on it. always so excited to see taste of bitter love get some good press, probably one of my favourite coffee hang outs in the world.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1265
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Guys, do you know of any stores selling Calcinet or Puly Baby sachets? My machine is taking 2min to pour a shot! I'm hoping it's just limescale buildup. I'll use some of those descaler sachets from Waitrose initially (citric acid, I think) but I'd prefer a bulk tub of Puly stuff.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1266
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My impression of the coffee here has been pretty weak... We've got coffee chains in adelaide that do an amazing standard of coffee and I suppose I never knew how lucky I was...
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1267
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read the thread
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1268
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time out's selection of the best coffee shops in london:

climpson & sons
dose espresso
fernandez & wells
milk bar
nude espresso
taste of bitter love
tayler street baristas
Checked out F&W last week. Good! (But pricey).
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1269
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I prefer tea ;)
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1270
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I prefer tea ;)
Fuck off over here then ;P
http://www.londonfgss.com/thread10050.html
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1271
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My impression of the coffee here has been pretty weak... We've got coffee chains in adelaide that do an amazing standard of coffee and I suppose I never knew how lucky I was...
You're probably going to the chains. Most of them seem to have scary staff turnover rates and the coffee is always pissweak or destroyed by being blindingly hot. Seek out the 'better' places though (there's a map) and you'll find stuff to match Melbourne coffee.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1272
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I prefer men ;)
That's nice, but not really what the thread's about.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1273
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Just used Waitrose descaler (the bottled stuff, not the packets) and it took AGES to get it flushing clear. I must have run 5-10L through the bloody thing. Good news is the "Beelzebubzara" is pumping the H2O through like it used to. Job done.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1274
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I broke the valve off that mukka i got from you - might be in the market for a new machine. got owt you can spare not €$
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1275
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How did you break it?

I've only got two machines now - one at work and one at home.

You should get yourself a Gaggia Classic or Silvia or something. Or you could buy my Bezzera and I'll upgrade :)
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1276
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dropped it on the floor innit. sure i can get a replacement off teh interwebz.

can't believe you have youe own machine at work!

anyways i'm skint. haven't you heard the arse has fallen out of advertising and i have a sprog?
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1277
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Ah right. Well, that'll teach you for breeding! :P

Um.. only thing I can think of is waiting for a cheapo to appear on ebay. Or join TMC forum and wait for a use machine to appear.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1282
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Excellent last posts!



The beans at my work kick like a mule. Pacing is required to make it through the day without a big crash.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1283
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You stand about as much chance of winning an argument with me as I do of beating Usain Bolt in the 100m.

Caffeine is in tea, muppet.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1284
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Yes but not in huge amounts like strong coffee. +1 win.
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Old 22nd August 2009   #1285
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Maybe you should read the articles you post..

"You probably don't drink as much coffee as I drank, but just one caffeinated drink – whether it's a soft drink, caffeinated tea or coffee – will put your body on the caffeine rollercoaster."

Besides which, I like coffee. I'm not going to stop drinking it because some princess has a cry about the effects of caffeine. If I was bothered I'd drink decaf. I'm not bothered.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1286
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Yes but not in huge amounts like strong coffee. +1 win.
Most of us uses all arabica blends which only have a small amount of caffeine compared to regular coffee which usually contains allot of robusta beans ;-)


Last edited by Jacob; 23rd August 2009 at 07:30.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1289
MrSmyth
riding brakless has more lethality factor than coffee.
being fixie-prick doesn't help either.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1290
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hippy do you want DESCALER or do you just want a powder like pulycaf etc to clean yr machine?
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1291
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I have Puly caff already. I need(ed) descaler. This stuff from Waitrose worked ok so I'll continue to use that unless there's a reason not to?

Shots went from 2:15 to 25s.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1292
max21
getting transferd to costa in houndsditch
time to make 200 coffees an hour
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1293
MrSmyth
try not to make them taste bitter and burnt.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1294
max21
i make amazing coffee
need to get my own shop. discount for people who dont drive. or somthing
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1295
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Amazing coffee eh?
When do you start..
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1296
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descaler = powdered vinegar, btw
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1297
max21
4 weeks i think
need to find a flat
haha
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1298
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descaler = powdered vinegar, btw
Most things I've read say NO to vinegar for descaling coffee machines.
The ones that are suggested tend to be citric acid based which doesn't taint the machine with vinegar.
Puly stuff isn't supposed to be citric acid either so they've got something funkier.
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1299
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4 weeks i think
need to find a flat
haha
I don't care about your housing. I want to test your coffee. :P
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Old 23rd August 2009   #1300
max21
well ill let you no hippy.
or come to worthing and ill make you one there
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