Coffee Machines

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Coffee Machines

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Have always drank instant coffee for quickness and ease of making it, but if one was to start making and drinking coffee using coffee beans and a machine , what are your recommendations, What brand of machine are you using ?
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Before you splash out on an all-singing-all-dancing machine, why not try a cheap coffee press 'machine'.

Just buy the ground coffee and see if you can be bothered with the hassle of waiting for it to brew, and buying fresh ground coffee all the time, the extra cost of it and whether it is all worth the effort.

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I use a Bialetti - put it on a burner - one and done.

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https://www.bialetti.com/it_en/moka-express-experience

For my Bean I use Lavazza

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It does not get better than this. Ever.

As for cost - my coffee costs me about 8% of coffee shop and that’s with real heavy cream - way better at home.
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Tootsfriend wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:01 pm Have always drank instant coffee for quickness and ease of making it, but if one was to start making and drinking coffee using coffee beans and a machine , what are your recommendations, What brand of machine are you using ?
I prefer bean to cup machines

Just fill the top with your favourite unground beans and select what sort of coffee you want at any given moment

While entry level is relatively expensive at around $350-400 it pays for itself by the time you have your 100th cup compared to medium level coffeeshop prices

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David Gordon wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:18 pm I use a Bialetti - put it on a burner - one and done.

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https://www.bialetti.com/it_en/moka-express-experience

For my Bean I use Lavazza

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It does not get better than this. Ever.

As for cost - my coffee costs me about 8% of coffee shop and that’s with real heavy cream - way better at home.
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Well, you lot are too posh for me.

Keep it simple. I use one of these.

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truffledog wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:43 pm
David Gordon wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:18 pm I use a Bialetti - put it on a burner - one and done.

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https://www.bialetti.com/it_en/moka-express-experience

For my Bean I use Lavazza

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It does not get better than this. Ever.

As for cost - my coffee costs me about 8% of coffee shop and that’s with real heavy cream - way better at home.
100% agreed
Me too, close enough to espresso without all the gear. And easy to use

Also use the sock one if making a bigger batch for ice coffee, Cambodian style (I find it often over extracts and goes more bitter, which is actually good with the sweet milk)
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Depends on your budget, and you’ll want a good burr grinder too
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I use local grinded beans out of Rattanakiri, and have to say the kick is just vicious.. at $4.50 for 500gr.

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