How to get the best cup of coffee

electrajohnt

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Torn I am, Currently using the continental style aluminium perculator, the one every self respecting French, Spanish and Italian uses, it's ok but....

Chap at work lent me an espresso type machine, this worked ok but I still cannot get that really good cup you get in restaurants here and abroad.

Been looking at Tassimo thingy's that you buy sachets for, not convinced this is the answer.

Anyone got any good suggestions other than drink tea, beer, wine or just shut up instead.
 

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We use a Gaggia Cubika at home and a Sensio in the van. I like my coffee strong and have found the pods from Mercadona Hacendado Intenso suit my taste best.

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I have had a Gaggia Baby for about ten years and recently bought a cheap espresso machine(€40) in Portugal both work well but I doubt the cheap one will last ten years.
For me it is important to grind the beans fresh each time and use a good grinder though i have had good results from a blade type grinder but it takes time to get the grains fine enough for espresso and the all important crema.

I used Lavazza beans for a long time but now I try various beans and blend, the only thing I can suggest is persevere and experiment and make sure the grains are well compacted.If you are in a hard water area try using bottled water, strip the metal grille off(usually just a screw) and give a good clean it's amazing how much gunk builds up behind.

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Lidl's "First Class" in a Cafeteria, It would be nice to have coarser grind, but I like the taste of the Lidl's coffee.
In the MoHo I use the travel kettle run on the Inverter to use up the excess solar power from the panels, and to add a little extra smugness to the drink.
The real issue is what to do with the used coffee grinds, At home they any flushed down the sink, but I don't like putting them in the grey waste tank so on the road I just throw them on the local greenery, should be ok they are bio-degradable.

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We use a Morthy Richard Coffee Perculator @ Home & a Tesco Cafe Press in the Motorhome
The Coffee of choice is Taylors of Harogate Hot Java strength no 5 as we cant buy higher in the stores

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Torn I am, Currently using the continental style aluminium perculator, the one every self respecting French, Spanish and Italian uses, it's ok but....

Chap at work lent me an espresso type machine, this worked ok but I still cannot get that really good cup you get in restaurants here and abroad.

Been looking at Tassimo thingy's that you buy sachets for, not convinced this is the answer.

Anyone got any good suggestions other than drink tea, beer, wine or just shut up instead.

In the van or at home ?

Nespresso is super consistent although it's no barista gourmet cuppa, for that you can't beat a Bialetti with good FRESH beans that are properly ground, more work and time but worth it.
 
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Posh girl...........Aldi for us! ;)
There's a hint of reverse .......... here. A bit like the Monty Python sketch where they try to out do one another with how poor they are, remember the one where they end up claiming they lived in a cardboard box at the side of the motorway ----- Brilliant, who's going to go less than Aldi for their coffee of choice.

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In the van or at home ?

Nespresso is super consistent although it's no barista gourmet cuppa, for that you can't beat a Bialetti with good FRESH beans that are properly ground, more work and time but worth it.
Home or MH, whats barista? or come to that whats a Bialetti?
 
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You have to look at the continental style aluminium perculator and ask why it has stood the test of time.
As already stated above it is the coffee you use in it that makes it perfect. We have been using the continental aluminium perculator for years, and some coffees we buy taste horrid and others really nice. The main thing about it is simple to use on the gas ring, but you can "over boil" the coffe and that spoils the taste.

Stick with it
 

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There's a hint of reverse .......... here. A bit like the Monty Python sketch where they try to out do one another with how poor they are, remember the one where they end up claiming they lived in a cardboard box at the side of the motorway ----- Brilliant, who's going to go less than Aldi for their coffee of choice.

Macdonalds.

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There's a hint of reverse .......... here. A bit like the Monty Python sketch where they try to out do one another with how poor they are, remember the one where they end up claiming they lived in a cardboard box at the side of the motorway ----- Brilliant, who's going to go less than Aldi for their coffee of choice.

Have you been to Aldi?

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You have to look at the continental style aluminium perculator and ask why it has stood the test of time.
As already stated above it is the coffee you use in it that makes it perfect. We have been using the continental aluminium perculator for years, and some coffees we buy taste horrid and others really nice. The main thing about it is simple to use on the gas ring, but you can "over boil" the coffe and that spoils the taste.

Stick with it
Over boil the coffee?
 

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I've just started making decent is coffee and wondered what Aldi coffee is like.

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You have to look at the continental style aluminium perculator and ask why it has stood the test of time.
As already stated above it is the coffee you use in it that makes it perfect. We have been using the continental aluminium perculator for years, and some coffees we buy taste horrid and others really nice. The main thing about it is simple to use on the gas ring, but you can "over boil" the coffe and that spoils the taste.

Stick with it

Definitely the best! Agree with everything! ::bigsmile:
 
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Use lazy Sunday at home in coffee machine and Tassimo in van through inverter NOTE you need a pure sine wave or the machine will not run properly
(Ask me how I know)


Oh for gods sake I go through all of this thread waiting for someone to ask and in the end I've gotta do it:X3:

ok how do you know?:rolleyes:
 
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