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Coffee

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yorkshiregoth, 4 Nov 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    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.
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    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*
     
  3. KitsuneAndy

    KitsuneAndy New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    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.
     
  4. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    I thought that tea was the drink of the day on this forum?
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    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! ;)
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    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.
     
  7. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral

    The best thing I have found that makes a difference to the taste of coffee is to use full fat milk ;).
     
  8. Fnaar

    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.
     
  9. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    Can't beat a nice cup of Löfbergs Lila IMHO.
     
  10. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    If I do drink Tea then it's usually the Green variety.
     
  11. Fab Foodie

    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.
     
  12. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
  13. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    * Tippex's every mention of co***e *

    * Snigger *
     
  14. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Wondered where you where !! ;)
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Putting Tippex on your screen is great LotT, but you do realise only you get the benefit don't you?