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I found about about Death Wish coffee just before the Superbowl and ordered some. As promised , while the price is 2X regular stuff, the caffeine is 2-3X and like reviewed by many I found it very smooth and tasty. They are a small company of about a dozen people from around the Albany NY area and won a contest to get a free Superbowl ad (worth $5M for the 30 seconds). I also like their slightly less caffeine Valhalla blend.  Sure wish it cost less, but one cup seems to do me wheres I drank 2 cups in the morning before. (works out the same that way)

 

 

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Given my already excessive caffeine intake this stuff would probably kill me so aptly named :)

Wow, $5m for a 30 sec ad. Makes Trident look like an absolute steal!

Don't try to fathom how my brain made the leap from death wish coffee to intercontinental balistic missiles. It'll just make your head hurt too!

I came into this world screaming and covered in someone elses blood. I'll probably leave it in the same way. 

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

Wow, $5m for a 30 sec ad. Makes Trident look like an absolute steal!

Don't try to fathom how my brain made the leap from death wish coffee to intercontinental balistic missiles. It'll just make your head hurt too!

 

Oh THAT Trident !!!!  :lol:

 

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At last after a weeks wait my Tassimo coffee machine has arrived with a huge choice in various coffee's i also purchased. First one down the hatch, now to taste a few more. Mm on a high, not yet.

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Mark, first thing in the morning I have about 1Lt of strong coffee just to kick start the day. Now where did I put the sugar, coffee hot water, Oh sh+t must be affecting the brain cell.

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Currently brewing 3/4l of cold brew concentrate, using beans from a local roaster http://www.smokeybarn.co.uk/ , Mzuzu.I've had a coffee with them via Aeropress, and now trying the cold brew which should be ready in the morning.

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I think I've turned into a bit of a brew snob........I only drink propped ground coffee or leaf tea......

The coffee with a little sugar and the tea with lemon or milk........

I can't do instant coffee it's horrible

Must admit that I have recently found a really good strong morning coffee.....it's Sainsbury fair trade strong no5......it's in a purplish/pinkish and silver packet......

Works really well with either my stove percolator or the filter machine

Have a nespresso too but it doesn't get used that much......the wife likes them and often used when we have our friends round

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(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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Gareth, have a look at this guy's website- www.hasbean.co.uk , he's like a one man Fairtrade organisation. He does some brilliant blends and some wonderful single estate coffees. My current favourite espresso blends are Jailbreak and Jabberwoky

Normally Aspirated - and lovin' it!

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On 2/9/2012 at 10:02, Bibs said:

Currently enjoying the delights of Bolovia Finca Machacamarca de Berengula from hasbean.co.uk - finest coffee known to man I think :thumbsup:

Been using them for years, excellent coffee :D

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3 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

I was introduced to flat white the other day - very nice :stuart:

I think that is an Australian invention. Hard not to get a decent coffee in Aus now, but UK and USA are a different proposition! Found a great place in Bath, and we have just found a decent brew or two in Helensburgh, and best we found in US recently was in food area at Grand Central Station in New York, Irvings I think it was. So few places get the coffee right, or know how to foam the milk and not burn it either.

 

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24 minutes ago, USAndretti42 said:

Got one he other Christmas.  Very happy with it and the missus like the hot chocolate so that's a bonus.

Yep,Trevor, exactly the same as Wendy likes the chocolate. Additional bonus being, she can even push the buttons to make me a coffee. :sofa:

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When working overseas the best one I have found actually comes from Germany, it's a mix of Azeri and Brazilian ground beans. Cant remember the name but comes in a Green foil pack strength No4. Very rarely seen in the UK.

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Really got into cold brew coffee. The down side is that I thought about getting a better grinder (Mazzer or similar) but as I now want all 250g ground at the same rather than c30g at a time, it's more convenient to purchase it ground, and there's no time for deterioration of flavor.So, down side because it's one less toy. I don't use the Toddy system but it's pretty much that method, not the cold drip /dutch method.

I Cannot recall when I last had a hot-brewed coffee (Aeropress or other). I now have two decanters of coffee concentrate in the fridge, one normal one decaf. I limit myself to one normal coffee a day, so subsequent ones are decaf. I've been trying coffee from various supermarket and specialist coffee suppliers, although it's possible to differentiate when brewed hot, the difference in output is exacerbated by cold brewing. I stupidly tried some Taylors, and wondered who had removed all the taste. Couple of bags of stuff to use then I'll be trying Hasbeen, may also try their coffee flower tea.

 

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Have now tried the fist bag from Hasbean, Columbian (I mostly find it's the Columbian roasts that I prefer), Yellow Typica. A very nice coffee, there's nothing I could say that I disliked about it but equally nothing enamored me to it, it was slightly more acid than I prefer but only slightly and more than the description would have lead me to expect.

Next batch is the Red Typica, this one does make me expect more acidity, but that's the fun of trying so many different ones.

 

My batches prior to Hasbean were:

Smokeyarn, Guatemalan Baquelito. Perfectly decent except it was slightly lacking in flavour for the strength (I was going to be seriously wired to get a robust taste).

Smokeybarn, Columbian Cundinamarca. Decent coffee with decent taste etc, not very different from Hasbean Yellow Typica in that there was nothing to really dislike nor really like.

Lavazza and Costa, surprisingly, both pretty good, actually excellent for the cost, a coffee as good much to my taste as the above, but much cheaper, with Costa being the winner of the two. Perhaps some of the success of these mainstream products is that they are blends, so the taste can be maintained and blends adapted to cope with seasonal variations in results (beans of one year will taste different if the weather was different to the last), and quantities mean they can adjust roasts to alter batches.

 

I also have a batch of deaf (it used to be a swear term for me) on the go simultaneously, so that I can have one or maybe two regular coffees in a day then switch to decaf for any subsequent ones. The most recent was Paddy& Scottt's. This isn't a freshly-roasted to order, bagged and despatched retailer, they package into standard retail packs, and it may sit for a while before being purchased, but probably a lot less time than for a supermarket pack. I have to say, that decaf is really nice and I will probably try a few of their others as well. 

Definately suggest people give Paddy & Scott's a try.

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Ran out of (decent) decaf, and had tried supermarket stuff* I thought it's time to order some or drive into the city and get some from the local roaster. So, that's a <£10 purchase including delivery, right? NO. With a 20% discount and free shipping I've just ordered c £30 of coffee.

I thought I'd try Ravecoffee , they do a 20% introductory offer and free delivery over £25, so a trial/ sample pack (3x250g), plus 2 types of decaf then add another blend and a single origin roast and I'm at £24.96, it's silly to not qualify for free delivery, so add another single origin.

 

 

That Hasbean Red Typica, actually more to my taste than the Yellow, a very nice coffee which didn't have any strong alternative notes so was one that should offend nobody, a thoroughly decent coffee.

Mad batches with Starbucks and Costa blends, a good thing to do as having them reminded me why they are the bland inoffensive blends that they are. They'd not have anything distasteful and are better than the supermarket own stuff but given a choice of two options I'd probably end up driving to the local roaster every week if I had to, rather than rely on these.

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