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#483

TBH I’m still just sloshing water into a caffetiere and then stirring with a spoon to make the plunger go down more easily! (And using vacuum packed pre-ground coffee from the supermarket)


#484

Christ, all that faff just for a cup ? Can’t you just go round Jim’s for an hour or two and let him take the strain?


#485

Fuck me, …and I thought I was a fussy coffee cunt! :stuck_out_tongue:


#486

Good job you’re in France, not Italy - you’d be lynched :open_mouth:


#487

Espresso is a different thing entirely and I really like the faff/learning. I love espresso too but my machine at home is even more difficult to get a good cup out of than pour over or Aero!


#488

At least I am not using instant coffee :stuck_out_tongue:

Interestingly, my brother-in-law, who is at the home roasting level of coffee consumption, is adamant that the Italians are shit at coffee because it’s always over-roasted thus destroying the oils that make it interesting.


#489

me too - that is OCD


#490

Sweeping generalisation here but Italians have never got into The Third Wave. They are dinosaurs.


#491

that depends on what flavour profile you are after.


#492

They do roast dark.
Italians have the culture and the set up, but the coffee itself isn’t anything other than decent.
It’s a myth they have the best “coffee”. Maybe the best coffee culture?


#493

Oh yeah, and is therefore up my street! :blush:


#494

indeed at the volumes they consume, they couldn’t afford to buy anything other than her average been.


#495

Overhyped - like their rep as lovers :wink:


#496

Who’s she and where has she been? :thinking:


#497

Me too, even post my stomach reduction surgery. That’s why I’m mostly drinking bog standard Lavazza as it was on offer in the supermarket.

Pre surgery I was regularly drinking 8-10 pints of filter coffee each day…


#498

Fuck, 8-10 pints?!! If I drunk that much, I’d never sleep!


#499

Years of sleep apnoea meant that it had zero effect on my ability to sleep. Now I’ve been using a CPAP for 9 months it would be interesting to see how much of an effect it would have.


#500

Interesting that it is labelled from Uganda. Some friends of ours are involved in supporting an orphanage in SW Uganda who are growing coffee as a cash crop and apparently most of the stuff from there gets labelled as Kenyan.


#501

I suppose that the mass market is used to the idea of Kenyan coffee…


#502

Schumann’s sister?