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« on: April 29, 2009, 00:15 »
A friend is bringing me some nice coffee from Campos in NSW
So anyone here knows where I can get a nice plunger thing for not too much, and any good coffee places locally and brands to try?

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 00:24 »
Got my Bodum from Taka. Been using it for years.
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 00:38 »
welcome to come and use my espresso machine to see how it really should taste

can get him to bring 250gms for me? hehehe just kidding ... well if he can I'll pay for it, and gladly let you try some. make sure its freshly roasted.. not more than a week old if you can...

after 3-4 weeks from roasting its well past the use by date...and dont what ever you do get it ground ... or you will be wasting your time

Yes I LOVE my coffee!!!

Try an Aeropress from www.highlandercoffee.com  oh but maybe out of stock http://www.highlandercoffee.com/accessories.html#Aeropress
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 17:27 »
Thanks for the Aeropress suggestion, will see it when stocks return. Unfortunately my friend is loaded with stuff, but I will see where else I can look to for a coffee press type thing option. Not ready for a coffee machine yet...
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 18:48 »
hi pete,

i second the bodum coffee maker.

i used to use a manual espresso maker that's heated on a stovetop during my school days ... like this ...



now i'm using bodum's electrical equivalent .. very fuss free, and it gives a great espresso without a full blown espresso machine!

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 20:29 »
once you go full espresso machine with fresh roast and grind on demand can never go back.

for anyone reading this thats never had a decent coffe or thinks they have - there are only a few places in singapore that I would say serve a coffee that is really memorable.

Highlander per above website
Oriole under Pan Pacific Suites
Sleek (near SG Pools in SLS food court area)
Peaberry and Pretzel in Sunset
Sooma behind Hans at China Sq

using a fully  automatic machine is well in my mind a joke. No control over anything at all.

You need to control grind , timing of shot and temperature not to mention tamp pressure and if possible water pressure.

Sorry getting carried away here, as you might have figured I'm a coffee slut  8)
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 00:55 »
Try Vietnam coffee at Trung Nguyen cafe. They have an outlet at Liang Court at 2nd floor. The thick strong coffee is shiok !!!

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 10:21 »
hi pete,

i second the bodum coffee maker.

now i'm using bodum's electrical equivalent .. very fuss free, and it gives a great espresso without a full blown espresso machine!



Hey, this looks simple & easy. Where to view it in SG?

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 10:39 »
Anyone tried Nespresso?

Seems very convenient. :P
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 10:51 »
Heh DH, interesting that you asked.

I have a Nespresso machine at home. Very convenient and easy to use / maintain - it's a matter of clearing the capsules from the catching tray after a few rounds of coffee. In my machine, it doesn't come with a milk dispenser, so that is purchased / added separately...

I'm no real coffee conneisseur, but must say the coffee taste / aroma is sufficiently authentic / decent. Ultimately, I use it more to serve guests in the house, as I still prefer the traditional "sock - kopi-tiam" kopi, which I have yet to come across any machine that can deliver as well....:-)

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 19:16 »
Try Vietnam coffee at Trung Nguyen cafe. They have an outlet at Liang Court at 2nd floor. The thick strong coffee is shiok !!!



Bro, the strongest brew they have there is only half-strength compared to what they have in Vietnam . . . . that's what they claimed :o

any one tried the coffee poop of the ceavat cat? :P

Black Hog at Central serves very good coffee  ;D

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 00:26 »
I find it dam difficult to find or make a good cup. I prefer the local kopi, though I have also a dm good coffee, but that was abroad.

I've tried the french press, expresso boiler type, nothing works. Once in a blue moon I get it right and  it was a fine cuppa. I was told, other than the type of bean, it is the finess of grind, how long you leave it in the french press before you press it etc etc.

One good kopi I recently discover is this one at Bukit Timah food centre. You can tell everthing the fella does is measured and he is always watching the darkness if he kopi.

Sorry OT, but nothing like a good cuppa.

Thanks for any tips !

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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 10:58 »
Edit:

Ok I just got the Bodum Kenya 17oz press:




My Campos has arrived :)
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Re: Coffee discussion
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 22:47 »
Hey, this looks simple & easy. Where to view it in SG?

try any of the places that sell bodum, the usual suspects perhaps, takashima household good section, tangs ?
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2010, 17:12 »
Well after the BR shootout, it seems we do have a few afficiandos here in the forum.

Wizardofoz's was quite nice indeed. And with the coffee maker on hand, it made the test even better.

A coffee drink-out some time soon?

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