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Offline Bigray

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2016, 09:12:14 AM »
Seattle in Cresta are great and whole lot better than the Starbucks that I had today. Motherland in Rosebank are also consistanly good.

Seattle in Menlyn also offers a decent cup and service. Unfortunately not enough seating during busy periods.

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2016, 06:53:05 PM »
Ordered the air press and manual ceramic burr grinder this morning. Hopefully enjoying great coffee by Wednesday.

Can anyone recommend some great beans/ roasts.  Like my coffee strong but not at all burnt.
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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2016, 09:02:19 PM »
Can anyone recommend some great beans/ roasts.  Like my coffee strong but not at all burnt.

Not sure where you are situated, but try www.heavenlycoffees.com in Centurion. They deliver freshly roasted beans nationwide.

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2016, 09:44:56 AM »
Ordered the air press and manual ceramic burr grinder this morning. Hopefully enjoying great coffee by Wednesday.

Can anyone recommend some great beans/ roasts.  Like my coffee strong but not at all burnt.

My favorites so far:
- Urban Grind Parkhurst (especially their blend "The Judge")
- 4th Avenue Roasters, Parkhurst
- Bean There, 44 Stanley
- Coffee Exchange, Kyalami
- Peacock Tea and Coffee, Rosebank

In all cases I only buy when there is a roasting date and it wasn't more than 2 weeks ago (500g lasts me about 2 weeks and coffee should be used max a month after roasting).

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2016, 07:01:30 PM »
Ordered the air press and manual ceramic burr grinder this morning. Hopefully enjoying great coffee by Wednesday.

Can anyone recommend some great beans/ roasts.  Like my coffee strong but not at all burnt.

Great news, you are going to love it.

Urban grind is pretty good, they also sell Delux coffee from Cape Town which is good value.
Bean There is good if you but it from their HQ on 44 Stantley. Quite pricey though. Avoid it in PicknPay or Spar. It's usually quite old.

Try Ethiopian bean, they are fairly light and fruity. If you prefer more of a coffee punch go for Malawian or Gwatamala.


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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2016, 10:16:36 PM »
Ordered the air press and manual ceramic burr grinder this morning. Hopefully enjoying great coffee by Wednesday.

Can anyone recommend some great beans/ roasts.  Like my coffee strong but not at all burnt.
Did you add an Able brewing Fine Ss filter with your Aeropress order?

Winner, let's through more crema and lasts forever, also easier cleanup. Just make sure you clean/rinse directly after use, I blocked mine completely by often leaving it to stand with the grinds impregnated, was quite a process getting all the tiny holes unblocked.
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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2016, 11:11:06 PM »
Only discovered this thread now!
I love coffee and to some extent it prompted me to open up a eatery, as I was tired of lifeless watery, overly milky coffee drinks.
I have been roasting coffee at home for a while (with fire, stovetop and electronic machine) to get to know the actual product and much like the Audio bug, the Coffee bug bit me, badly. :-)
Coffee is wonderful when made well with good beans and attention to detail. You do not need fancy anything to make good coffee, I hope coffee making with it's associated goodness becomes something people love and embrace widely, it seems so.
My coffee is roasted in the good cape and trucked up every three weeks (2 if possible) at the moment these days. Fresher is better imo.

I also think this thread needs some pics of coffee making rigs, coffee creations, etc

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2016, 11:13:49 PM »
My coffee rig at the moment:



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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2016, 07:24:53 AM »
My coffee rig at the moment:





You do not need fancy anything to make good coffee,


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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2016, 08:00:31 AM »
Tried my hand at roasting.
Green beans from RYO.
Great way to learn about different beans; effect of roasting different lengths at different temperatures using different methods.

I've fried them in a pan.
Used a popcorn machine.
Great fun!

Bought that 500 ront ceramic burr hand grinder.
Used it a few times only.
Major hard work!

Used an Italian style percolator.

Acquired a whole new respect for proper barista's!

Making good coffee is hard !!!

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2016, 08:06:25 AM »
Did you add an Able brewing Fine Ss filter with your Aeropress order?
:wallbreak: have now, but the regular one. You'd recommend the finer one?
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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2016, 08:38:59 AM »
Got my Jura E8 last week.
Love the thing.
Only complaint I have is that the coffee is not hot enough.
Thumbs up to heavenly coffees for excellent service on this purchase.

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2016, 08:52:20 AM »
Got my Jura E8 last week.
Love the thing.
Only complaint I have is that the coffee is not hot enough.
Thumbs up to heavenly coffees for excellent service on this purchase.

That's my one gripe with my Jura - even with the temp set to hot on the machine. What I have found works a treat (since we have mainly flat white and caps) is I preheat the milk in the microwave for a minute (together with the cups) and the resultant coffee is the perfect temp. Also remember that coffee should be extracted at 92-95 degrees Celcius; higher temps start to destroy the oils and taste of the coffee.

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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2016, 09:23:12 AM »
How does one get the best crema?
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Re: The Coffee Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2016, 10:37:37 AM »
How does one get the best crema?

Correct grind, pressure and temperature
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