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Ben Higgins
post Dec 6 2012, 03:11 PM
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Hi Guys ! I'm wondering if you could help me.. I'm looking to buy some decent quality coffee for a Xmas present. I'm thinking more along the lines of Espresso or something full and dark, not cappucino's or latte's.. not beans but ground coffee that you can put in a coffee maker etc smile.gif

Ideally something I can buy online too smile.gif Any personal suggestions or ideas of where to look for stuff like this would be massively appreciated ! smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2012, 03:47 PM
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I'm not very experimented about this... but check out this link!

http://www.coffeereview.com/allreviews.cfm?search=1



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post Dec 6 2012, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 6 2012, 03:11 PM) *
Hi Guys ! I'm wondering if you could help me.. I'm looking to buy some decent quality coffee for a Xmas present. I'm thinking more along the lines of Espresso or something full and dark, not cappucino's or latte's.. not beans but ground coffee that you can put in a coffee maker etc smile.gif

Ideally something I can buy online too smile.gif Any personal suggestions or ideas of where to look for stuff like this would be massively appreciated ! smile.gif


Try some Starbucks wink.gif
http://www.starbucksstore.co.uk/espresso-r...rk-roast-coffee

^I love this one biggrin.gif
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post Dec 6 2012, 06:55 PM
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Cheers guys, I'll have a look smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2012, 07:28 PM
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Hey Ben,

There are several dark routes go to - generally, the darker and oilier the bean, the richer in flavor but lesser in caffeine (not really a big deal). Honestly, buying whole bean and grinding it just before making it is the best taste you'll get out of coffee.

If you really want to impress your friend, get him a pound of Expresso Bean (it's coffee), or the Christmans Blend from Starbucks, or the French Roast from Petes is really good too. And get him a coffee grinder to go with it! smile.gif

here's the espresso bean that I really like
http://www.starbucks.com/coffee/dark/espre...oast/whole-bean

If your friend is a coffee lover like I am, you won't go wrong with my advice above. Also tell your friend he needs to pour his first cup within 15 minutes of the brew. All coffee starts becoming bitter after that!

Here's a decent guide for starting that first good cup o Java!
http://www.traderjoes.com/how-to/coffee.asp


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P.S. There is also a really surprisingly good coffee that is fairly cheap at Trader Joe's (do you have those where you live?). If so, the French Roast whole bean comes in a large round canister (more than a pound?) - the beans are dark and oily, and surprisingly good for the money - it's a good savings to taste ratio IMO.

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post Dec 6 2012, 08:17 PM
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This is my favorite coffee to buy. You can't go wrong with them.

http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com

This Mystic Monk looks interesting. Smaller co. that makes small batches. I like the company logo and the way they describe their coffee. smile.gif
Never tried them personally but I think I might give them a try myself.

http://www.mysticmonkcoffee.com/store/storefront.php


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post Dec 6 2012, 08:30 PM
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Thanks guys, that's given me lots to consider. I might look at the grinder route. It's actually going to be for my Dad as he's really started to get into making real coffee. smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2012, 08:37 PM
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I had a grinder for a while. Coffee tastes even better that way in my opinion. That would make for great gift.


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post Dec 7 2012, 09:30 AM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Dec 6 2012, 07:37 PM) *
I had a grinder for a while. Coffee tastes even better that way in my opinion. That would make for great gift.


I better secretly check he doesn't have one and if not, that's the way to go wink.gif



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post Dec 7 2012, 09:55 AM
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see if you have the grinder and put whole beans in it, do you then need some sort of filter thing before drinking or do you just grind them and then chuck a spoonful in a cup and add water, like you would with instant?


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post Dec 7 2012, 10:11 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Dec 7 2012, 08:55 AM) *
see if you have the grinder and put whole beans in it, do you then need some sort of filter thing before drinking or do you just grind them and then chuck a spoonful in a cup and add water, like you would with instant?


Yeah, us British paupers need to know these things !! laugh.gif


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post Dec 7 2012, 10:37 AM
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A coffee guru at a place I once worked brought in a bean grinder. He would talk of the delicate oils and aromas that are trapped within the coffee bean (filteration recommended)

... or you can just eat the damn thing. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 7 2012, 01:57 PM
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Sometimes I look at all the cool coffee gadgets you can get, and wish I liked coffee


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post Dec 7 2012, 01:57 PM
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LOL! everyone outside the UK seems to be far more sophisticated biggrin.gif

I think its going to be, whole beans + grinder + mug top filter then drink.
something like this is needed?

Im totally going to get some fancy ass coffee smile.gif


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post Dec 7 2012, 02:49 PM
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Where's Coffeeman, our resident expert???
Anyway, if you have a Sainsburys or a Waitrose near you Ben go have a look for some called 'Hot Java Lave' it's in a bright orange packet:-


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post Dec 7 2012, 02:59 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Dec 7 2012, 01:49 PM) *
Where's Coffeeman, our resident expert???
Anyway, if you have a Sainsburys or a Waitrose near you Ben go have a look for some called 'Hot Java Lave' it's in a bright orange packet:-


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I'll definitely give that a look ! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 8 2012, 09:04 AM
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Wow! biggrin.gif SO much to read and learn from this thread!

My coffee tastes better all of a sudden! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 8 2012, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 8 2012, 08:04 AM) *
My coffee tastes better all of a sudden! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Haha.. is that just from a different mental perspective ?? biggrin.gif


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post Dec 8 2012, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 8 2012, 09:49 AM) *
Haha.. is that just from a different mental perspective ?? biggrin.gif


Most likely yes! biggrin.gif Not that it wasn't good before, but somehow it had a twist to it after reading all those interesting things about coffee biggrin.gif

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post Dec 8 2012, 02:06 PM
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I am a coffe drinker - i can just say , matter of taste .

Main point for me could be biological organic grown beans social aspects( about the country area and people who has to work for all those beans )

but then for me is important how to brew it to get a fine taste i like so i use a coffee machine from Jura Switzerland

each cup fresh grindet and -- then brewed with the pressure i like smile.gif .


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