Nespresso Machine
  1. You can buy refillable pods on ebay, good for 30 shots is claimed.

I use a Bialetti stainless steel stovetop pot, and totally agree with Midge on the slow process. I do mine on the glass electric stovetop, full pelt until the coffee just starts to dribble out, then turn it off and the residual heat is enough to slowly finish the job with a “whoosh” right at the end.
Takes a while to learn the pot, the grind has to be right and the amount has to be spot on otherwise it either chokes and spits out a bitter brew or weak underbrewed slop.

92°C is meant to be optimum but that is for expresso, in a plunger, the water loses temp very quickly as it is poured in.
If I started with 85°C water I’d get a cold coffee, I like my coffee hot.

Not a coffee drinker myself but the darling wife is. She always goes for the expensive machines. The latest one is a Nespresso.$599 from $799. She said it was a good deal and I believed her.

Jura impressa C5 , Beans one side , water the other less than a minute to make and a fresh grind for every cup of coffee, taste depends on the grind setting and the quality of the beans.
Beans from Bibina ( bulk buy ) at $17 a kilo.
Bring the beans home and Vac seal them , machine holds about 200g at a time.

Very rarely buy or drink coffee when i’m out.

I never buy coffee out as there is no consistency, once I find one I like I strick with it, generally a strong rip your head off style with no rough edges.

@cliff-rogers said in Nespresso Machine:

, I like my coffee hot.

Ahh… I like mine hot to begin with, but after twenty minutes of gentle sipping it doesn’t matter how hot it started out.

@bitingmidge said in Nespresso Machine:

@cliff-rogers said in Nespresso Machine:

, I like my coffee hot.

Ahh… I like mine hot to begin with, but after twenty minutes of gentle sipping it doesn’t matter how hot it started out.

You sit on a coffee for 20 minutes?! Cripes! Just as well you’re not a drinker, you’d never buy a round :)

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Espressos last about 2 minutes.

How do you make a coffee last 20 minutes? :open_mouth:

leave it behind the laptop screen and get involve in arguments online! :D

Right… mine sits right next to the mouse.

@cliff-rogers said in Nespresso Machine:

Right… mine sits right next to the mouse.

I’ve seen too many laptops destroyed to let that happen!

@cliff-rogers said in Nespresso Machine:

Right… mine sits right next to the mouse.

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Just discovered L’Or Ristretto, lot better than some of the other offerings and about the same price, aluminium pods which go to the recycle centre.
I also see that Coles have their own pods, yet to try one but about half the price of the others.
L’Or has a shorter use by date too.

Ristretto is just an espresso shot but you use really fine ground beans, and a very slow flow of water which is why it’s hard to get a good one when your out as most can’t change their grind for one shot and push the water through too fast. The french call it serre

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