Are there any Baristas here??

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Roland Deschain » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:24 pm

daftbeaker wrote:I don't like coffee. Can I have a choklit milkshake please? :idiot:


My friend used to work for Whittard's. Those were the days, lol. I drink all sorts of coffee, from [decent] freeze-dried granules to fresh, although I do not grind my own due to not owning a grinder. I generally use either a cafetière (French press) or a traditional drip coffee machine (with a removable, and hence washable, mesh filter). But I will not have decaffeinated or powdered coffee in the house. Such things are heresy!
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Edd » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:35 pm

daftbeaker wrote:I don't like coffee. Can I have a choklit milkshake please? :idiot:

I don't care for coffee but I'm sure it's an acquired taste and I just wasn't exposed to it early or often enough to acquire it.

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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:04 pm

So I've had a Chemex brewer for a few years now, but I've only ever used it to filter cold-brew coffee with it. Today, i figured now that I've got a proper burr grinder, I'd make a proper Chemex cup. I used the Stumptown guide, which is a nice one because it doesn't require you to have a scale. Did use a pyrex measuring cup to pour the water because I don't have a long-neck kettle, but it still worked.

I see why people say it produces a clean, bold cup but not much for body. The extra-thick Chemex filters probably explain that. Worlds different than a standard Mr. Coffee drip cup, but probably not something I'd make on a daily basis. More of a weekend thing when I'm not having to worry about getting ready for work.
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Re: Are there any Baristas here??

Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:26 am

As part of my personal development programme to become a more chilled and less stressed person, I thought I might start drinking White Russians, like Jeffrey Lebowski.

To this end, I am making my own Kahlua (at £17.50 per bottle, I think Tesco can :furious: off, I'll make my own). To start that process off, I just made a litre (about 1 3/4 pints) of espresso using 250g (1/2 lb) of coffee beans in my Gaggia Classic Coffee, ground in my Iberital IC2.

The house smells amazing...
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