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Recently,someone gave me a nescafe dolce gusto coffee machine,which takes pods of coffee,chocolate etc.Tried the cappuccino coffee pods,the other day,well it is quick to make hot drinks,and tastes brilliant,anyone else got these machines(Thumb)
 

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When I want coffee made to a predetermined strength decided in a factory, I will sack the servants.

Seriously, a level of technology too many.
 

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I have something similar Nespresso.

Makes the wiring shots well and I have it on the go for guests. Useless at getting it hot to china unless using paper 'shot' sized cups.

Servants not at risk.
 

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My own preferred method is a filter coffee machine which produces a 10-cup size potful in about ten minutes. If the potful produced is then too large for the number of guests, the remainder can be flashed up in the microwave (with complete satisfaction within, say, 24 hours, as might be required.

Single cup machines are fine for oneself - but surely hospitality calls for something different for guests? There are times when the servants need to be taught.
 

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Espresso is the only way to go, fresh roasted beans , blended or single source depending on you palate , then ground to the right sieve before forcing the water though the bucket to extract the ultimate nectar .
Short black, long black, flat white or Latte finalises your preference.
It is said that Australia's Italian immigrants and NZ's closeness have seen this espresso art perfected to its present forms .
Down under Baristas are now making their mark on the London scene.

Bob
 

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We have a coffee pod machine which does two cups at once. Mrs JJ prefers decaf as 'proper coffee' gives her indigestion, so I'm not keen on our machines product.
A couple of years ago, a previous SN member who was/is a coffee and tea importer, gave me some tips on getting a good brew at home. Always buy the beans and grind your own and get Kenyan or Jamaican beans preferably, was his advice. In his opinion, Blue Mountain from Jamaica are the best beans if expensive. I tried them and they were good but I found a better tasting coffee at an Antique Emporium in Oswestry in their café; called Tilly Green, it turned out to be blended about half a mile from where I live. They would not say the origins but I got some beans anyway and that is what I use via a cafétiere (sp) for one. Another good blend of beans (not ground) is called Shropshire Coffee which is mainly used locally in some cafés.
For years I put up with decaf coffee because, having tinnitus, the specialist advised against 'proper'. I now say "fcuk the tinnitus" and enjoy a good cup and have not noticed any ill effects.

Sorry.....what was the question?.........

JJ.
 

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I am a huge fan of McDonalds coffee with a quarter pounder and cheese. Good decent coffee and no need for a lank haired otherwise unemployable yobo to frig about with a Babcock Boiler hissing and gurgling for 10 minutes to produce a thimbleful of tar.
BTW I dictated this jem and my manservant typed it.
 

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I have used the machine for over two years, just love it. I make coffee, Hot Chicalote, and Hot Cider. My favorite coffee is Jamaican, they have a slogan (Jamaka me Crazy.)
 

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Tried umpteen pods - they all taste the same to me and when they don't I can never remember which ones were different. (Jester)

No, I can't understand it either.
 

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I am a huge fan of McDonalds coffee with a quarter pounder and cheese. Good decent coffee and no need for a lank haired otherwise unemployable yobo to frig about with a Babcock Boiler hissing and gurgling for 10 minutes to produce a thimbleful of tar.
BTW I dictated this jem and my manservant typed it.
Sounds good. I'll try their coffee ES but I usually have a milk shake and Big Mac!!
I always thought you had to have a degree to work in Maccas....perhaps that's just Burger King?

JJ.
 

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Three cheers for KR and Silloth!

Thoughout my coffee-drinking life until recently I had ordered "Plain black coffee, please". Times change and, seeking to impress my growing daughters, I learned to ask for "Americano, please". That was about five years ago.

Today, though (Holy gallopin' dustbins!), whenever I ask for Americano I am invariably asked "Black or white? Would you like it with milk?" This absurdity has crept in (in my own experience) only in the last year or so. Dear Mary Grant, what should I now do?
 

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Three cheers for KR and Silloth!

Thoughout my coffee-drinking life until recently I had ordered "Plain black coffee, please". Times change and, seeking to impress my growing daughters, I learned to ask for "Americano, please". That was about five years ago.

Today, though (Holy gallopin' dustbins!), whenever I ask for Americano I am invariably asked "Black or white? Would you like it with milk?" This absurdity has crept in (in my own experience) only in the last year or so. Dear Mary Grant, what should I now do?
Barrie. Also..."would you like hot or cold milk"?

JJ.
 

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Bought a Nespresso single cup machine made by Krupps. It came with a selection of 15 different coffee types in various strengths from one to ten.
It does what it says but am concerned at the cost to find my preferred blend.
Being just a tad lazy it makes the process of producing a cup very easy.
Davie
 
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