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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Oh and the stove top is best for one person and 1.5 cups. At a stretch 2 people. Hopeless for groups. But then coffee is like single malts really best savoured quietly, slowly alone.
     
  2. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Dunno about the brikka. Seems a bit fancy and modern to me.

    If you muck around with water volume and grind volume a bit and turn it off at the right time you can get crema OK with practice with the old school stove top little Italian with moustache. Clean it regularly with ajax and steel wool inside and out and replace rubber ring every n ow and then
     
  3. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    I am so glad I don't drink coffee right now.
     
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    x2. As if this hobby wasn't expensive enough...
     
  5. fxh

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    So what's the haps upon the Murray region, or are you on hols in the big smoke.

    Me ---- I'm doodling on the tablet while ms. Fxh watches t de f. (Sigh) last night she watched Geelong v hawks.( big sigh)
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Currently I have a Breville BES860 which in my opinion does a very good cup of coffee.Had it three years and no complaints. Previously we had a Sunbeam which lasted four years then the steam arm clapped out.

    Prior to that for over twenty years used a succession of Bialetti stove top pots.

    As for coffee if your in Sydney I would recommend Cafe Hernandez in Potts Point.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. Informative and helpful. Cheers.

    In other news, kudos to Andy Murray.
     
  8. Gerry Nelson

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    I can't believe the Brits finally have a new Wimbledon champion. Fantastic!
     
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    Yes, stress on Finally!
     
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    Good weekend for the British: the Lions win, they win Wimbledon and they lead the TdF.
     
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    And now we wait for the next Aussie to win Australian Open ...
     
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    I've got some friends who use Aeropress and (despite its resemblance to a large penis pump), it makes a decent cup of coffee but, as has been said, it's definitely more of a filter coffee than an espresso. Makes a very nice iced coffee in summer.


    I don't know about Bialetti stove-top makers specifically but, given that they appear pretty much identical to other stove-top espresso makers, they should produce crema. An old, Sicilian friend of mine used to make a great espresso using his stove-top espresso pot.

    Then, of course, there's the Greek "briki" (also used by Turks, but probably called something different there), which is a small pot which makes very thick, syrupy, murky, tasty coffee, but you've got to be careful to avoid making it too sludgy.
     
  13. Prince of Paisley

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    Is that the same Cafe Hernandez that used to be off Oxford St Darlo? The coffee was good there but I'd rather be at Grind.
     
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    +100 for the stove-top. I've moved to a stainless steel in the last few years. After you see the inside of the aluminium ones fur up you do rather wonder what extras you might be getting.

    I have a six cup pot that will see me through the morning, or make a nice cup of joe for 2 or 3 people. It's not an expresso and nor am I expecting one. If I wanted one of those I would walk to the cafe.
     
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    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Do NOT, repeat DO NOT put your Al stove pot in the dishwasher! Do NOT ask me how I know this...:embar:
     
  16. Dusty Brogues

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    More importantly..... The Ashes [​IMG]

    Coffee will be needed on the late telecasts.... Stovetop will be the go to, otherwise l risk the danger of waking up the natives...
     
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    Yes, go the triple! What a great set of results over the weekend for us Brits. I had a call from Dad this morning at 1.30am. He said that the last time a Brit got this far he was 4 months old and switch on the bloody TV :D
     
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    I.. I.. don't know/don't want to know how you know this..
     
  19. Gerry Nelson

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    Must be from watching Austin Powers.
     
  20. fxh

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    J man

    Is that a large, penis pump
    Or
    A large penis, pump

    I know which one I'd need.
     
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