Coffee

yorkshiregoth

Master of all he surveys
Location
Heathrow
Do you think there is much difference between cheap & expensive cafeterie coffee. Just spent £20 on a packet of blue mountain coffee which I was told was one of the best. IMO it tastes pretty much like any other cafeterie coffee. Or maybe my taste buds are naff, or I am crap at making the stuff.
 

wafflycat

New Member
Blue mountain I've always found to be of hyped-up quality. I can take it or leave it - nothing special.

On the other hand, a lovely rich, dark, freshly roasted bean to make a good espresso... *lovely*
 

KitsuneAndy

New Member
Location
Norwich
yorkshiregoth said:
Do you think there is much difference between cheap & expensive cafeterie coffee. Just spent £20 on a packet of blue mountain coffee which I was told was one of the best. IMO it tastes pretty much like any other cafeterie coffee. Or maybe my taste buds are naff, or I am crap at making the stuff.
Local coffee shop does some fantastic coffee's, including Blue Mountain (although 500g of beans are only £3.60 for Blue Mountain). I can taste the difference, but I like a good strong coffee so always go for a nice continental blend from the same local shop.
 
yorkshiregoth said:
Do you think there is much difference between cheap & expensive cafeterie coffee. Just spent £20 on a packet of blue mountain coffee which I was told was one of the best. IMO it tastes pretty much like any other cafeterie coffee. Or maybe my taste buds are naff, or I am crap at making the stuff.
I bought several of these

http://www.trungnguyen.com.vn/english/coffee.asp?c=creation

(coffee I discovered in Vietnam and Cambodia in the winter).
It is without doubt the best coffee I have had had. Tried to get a similar blend here from a specialist coffee shop and what I got was expensive crap by comparison.
Could be that your taste buds are all clogged up with a load of gunk, or order some of this for a taste bud orgasm! ;)
 

Melvil

Guest
Some Kenyan coffee (don't know the bean) I get ground for me at the local deli is by far my favourite coffee. It's just so tangy and has a lovely aftertaste, not the usual 'Rocketfuel' taste.
 

Fnaar

Smutmaster General
Location
Thumberland
I love coffee (and tea, LotT if you read this thread) and love a nice strong espresso. A cooffee-loving mate was recently served (by moi) a cup made from stuff bought at IKEA (;) for a quid (mentioned on a recent coffee realted thread) amd was impressed (even when told it cost a quid a pack).
An Italian friend (again I mentoned this recently) says "Lavazza, Lavazza, e merda in tazza" (i.e sh!t in a cup). But he's wrong.
 

Carwash

Señor Member
Location
Visby
Can't beat a nice cup of Löfbergs Lila IMHO.
 

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
Beware, fresh ground coffee goes off very quickly in that it looses it's distinct character once opened, use it up quickly otherwise there will be little difference between it and Nescafe.
Best is grinding beans, otherwise if pre-ground, store in airtight box in the freezer.
Coffee contains over 700 flavour compounds, but you only need between 30 and 40 of them to give an acceptable coffee flavour.
 
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