What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

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Post by GUS » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:56 pm

Lao is used throughout the country in local coffee though you are more likely to see Vietnamese or Cambodian beans. Not sure how much Illy goes for but i do know that they have patent on a packaging procedure that freezes the ageing of the bean which is irelavent as there blend is horrible IMAO.
The Lao you buy here for $7 is reasonable but it has a few things added to it when roasted locally, caramel colour, vanilla and chicory flavouring and inevitably some fat, oil or butter substitute. I have been into a few local roast houses and they all have their own batch of additives, some places cut the coffee as low as %30.
I like the guy in Russian market for a local ice black. there is a vietnamese lady in ourressey who makes a drip cup that tastes exatly as it would in Saigon. Brown does a decent espresso ( and have just opend a Roastery in town). If im going out for coffee in P.P i ussually choose 'Feel Good', one piccilo followed by how every many espressos i decide to stay for.
At home (kampot) I roast my own beans, the way i like them. I use a blend of Arabica and robusta; Viet, Laotion and Modulkiri. At the moment though i have an assortment of South American and African beans so have been spoiling myself.
I am a true coffee snob.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by picaroon » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:16 pm

one piccilo followed by how every many espressos i decide to stay for.
I'd love to know what exactly a 'piccilo' is. I've searched the net and see many references to 'piccilo coffee' and 'piccilo latte' (by which I think they mean a kind of coffee) but can't quite make sense of what it is.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by Joon » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:32 pm

I think you meant "Piccolo": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortado" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Basically, this is just an espresso shot to which a little warm/steamed milk is added.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:33 pm

picaroon wrote:
one piccilo followed by how every many espressos i decide to stay for.
I'd love to know what exactly a 'piccilo' is. I've searched the net and see many references to 'piccilo coffee' and 'piccilo latte' (by which I think they mean a kind of coffee) but can't quite make sense of what it is.
Piccolo Cafe Latte (Piccolo) (Australian) is a single espresso shot in a machiatto glass, which is then filled with steamed milk in the same way as a caffé latte to give a 3 oz drink, with a 1:2 ratio of coffee to steamed milk, and about 0.5 cm of foam on the top.

From the "know your coffee site" http://www.bestcuppaintown.com/blog/200 ... u-at-last/
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by picaroon » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Thanks for the clarification.

I did, however, get several google hits for 'piccilo coffee', although it did ask if I meant 'piccolo'.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=picci ... ee&start=0

I am no coffee snob and am bemused by the current terminologies.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by rick o'shea » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:47 pm

I use 3 Corner Kampuchea Double Roast at home, and it's opened my eyes to trying others. Samaky on the corner of 278 and 51 do lavazza for $1.75, which i like before I hit the gym. The Espresso cafe in Kampot is a little bit of Melbourne with good coffee too. I like the 'cafe experience' of taking a book or getting some work done over a couple of coffees at Brown if I feel like splashing out. I know very little about the bean (i'm really a tea drinking Brit!) but this thread is useful!
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by GUS » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:16 pm

yes piccolo- i spell like an autistic six yr old, I'm sorry.
which is a single shot served with a 50/50 espresso/milk ratio, usually served a ristretto (short shot).
Cheers Rick i am 'Espresso' in Kampot.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by potty » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:43 pm

i mix 3corners green + lavazza black package ($5.80). its ok.
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by rick o'shea » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:00 pm

GUS wrote:yes piccolo- i spell like an autistic six yr old, I'm sorry.
which is a single shot served with a 50/50 espresso/milk ratio, usually served a ristretto (short shot).
Cheers Rick i am 'Espresso' in Kampot.
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Cheers Gus! You were my 'go to' guy for good food and coffee when in Kampot. Hope you reopen soon! (Like tomorrow, as I'm heading that way!)
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Re: What do you pay for coffee and where to go?

Post by GUS » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:34 pm

we are about a week off. Our little one has taken precedence.
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