It wasn't long ago they spent a large amount of money on an advertising campaign showing off that they've trained their barista's to do latte art.
I can't imagine brewing that sort of thing in a shop, nor how frequently they'd be broken when being washed!
Regarding the cloth filters, I've been led to believe it's just a case of washing them after use and storing them in water. Is that basically bollocks and they actually need a fair bit more work to keep fresh?
Thanks for the info! I've ordered one with the paper filter attachment so at least have a backup if the cloth filter is a massive pain in the arse.
No it’s true, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Even with rigorous cleaning it’s likely that you will get mould it mildew. You have to use them regularly to avoid this.imo
You can easily re-use the paper filters if you don't mind rinsing them all the time, I find 2 paper filters make a nice clean cup of coffee, have been using the same 2 filters for a couple of weeks now
Hey, got my $400 moka pot today and it works!
Took two tries, apparently it needs super high heat to go.
Haven't tried the Hasbean yet, sticking to my preferred over-roasted Italian shit.
9Barista recommends 20 grams, I'll probably do less.
Used the same grind as regular moka, a little coarser than espresso.
Is it more espresso like than the mokka pot?
Much more, pretty much as advertised.
Cheap PACT coffee subscription deals
Probs reeee. but may be of interest:
If anyone wants some filter beans, Quarter Horse in Birmingham is doing a deal today 5 x 250g bags for 25 pounds. Pretty good value.
If you want paper, I have a pack I can post you for P&P.
I had a filter coffee from SCP in Bristol yesterday, they used the Clever Dripper. Such a nice cup from it.
From what she said, it’s much more easier to get a consistent brew than using a V60 and is cleaner than the Aeropress. I get that and am going to buy one.
Not sure I agree on the V60 point. Ifyou want cleaner, you can double up on your Aeropress filters (which can be washed and re-used if you wish), or go for an alternative method with thicker filters such as the Chemex.
I don't think there's a single 'best' filter brewing method.
I mean, aside from Siphon, obviously ;)
On a completely unrelated note, upgraded coffee station:
I've been using a clever dripper for a while. Way better than an aeropress.
Can also get a Hario v60 with a similar mechanism with the advantage being it takes v60 filters.
I never really got on with the Clever Dripper but it's the same as all things coffee, get the variables right and it'll taste good. Grind size, grind weight, water amount, water temperature and you'll get something decent. Personally I find a bit too easy to overbrew with.
I have a couple of codes from 9Barista if anyone is interested, £15 off for you at checkout and £15 for me.
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