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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2018, 07:08:38 AM »

Back on topic an Aeropress for day to day coffee and any decent simple expresso machine such as a modestly Gaggia (unless Nigella has her own brand).
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #101 on: June 11, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »

Back on topic an Aeropress for day to day coffee and any decent simple expresso machine such as a modestly Gaggia (unless Nigella has her own brand).
Thank you for moving this back to the original topic. Maybe the rest of the Off topic nonsense will cease. +1 on a Gaggia, have had one (Super Auto) since 2005, makes great coffee.
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #102 on: June 11, 2018, 11:33:32 AM »

Paradoxically, the thread, dormant since 2013, has been revived by that “off-topic nonsense.”

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« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2018, 11:35:35 AM »

Paradoxically, the thread, dormant since 2013, has been revived by that “off-topic nonsense.”
Need instructions on how to start a new topic? One that's totally different than this one which clearly is about recommendations for coffee pots? Or easier to just hijack them as we see so often?
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:35 AM »

At least our “off-topic nonsense” had something to do with photography, Photoshop, and lighting ;)

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« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2018, 11:58:09 AM »

At least our “off-topic nonsense” had something to do with photography, Photoshop, and lighting ;)
If a million posts are made off topic, they are still off topic! Have you no opinions and comments about coffee or is the agenda to Hijack another topic, demanding some unsubscribe thanks to such efforts? Answer the question by going back on topic or by moving on PLEASE.
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2018, 12:53:36 PM »

That is an unkind photo of MacKeith who suffered controversy when she came close to passing herself off as a doctor of medicine by buying a PhD in some other subject. She always struck me as a silly person out to make a quick buck on TV.

It is an unkind photograph and I think your assessment of her money-making ambitions is spot on. She affected the title "Dr" to bolster her rather curious penchant for analysis of faeces as supplying some form of insight, and disappeared almost immediately it was discovered that she had no right to it. She then became rather litigious, it seems: https://www.badscience.net/2010/07/and-then-i-was-incompetently-libelled-by-a-litigious-millionaire/#more-1724.

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As for Nigella, yes makeup but probably not photoshop and she does wonderful soft food porn in a very tongue in cheek way on UK TV. She fits the fantasy of UK men of a certain age (ie my age) very well indeed. I sometimes watch her programs and I think my wife uses a couple of her recipes. It helps that she is very wealthy and is pretty clever.

I saw her signing books at the Royal Northern College of Music when I was there for a concert last year, and watched for a short time. The queue moved slowly because she spent a significant time chatting to each person who asked for her signature. There's little PS in that photo, in my view: like you, I fall into the "men of a certain age" category. Hey ho.

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2018, 12:57:14 PM »

If a million posts are made off topic, they are still off topic! Have you no opinions and comments about coffee or is the agenda to Hijack another topic, demanding some unsubscribe thanks to such efforts? Answer the question by going back on topic or by moving on PLEASE.

Andrew, the question was answered in 2013. After nearly five years of hibernation, this thread was reactivated by Les with one of his many posts linking to the quack book he likes to plug. As far as I am concerned, it has long since lost its moorings and can drift in any direction anyone wants.

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2018, 12:58:37 PM »

Jeremy, I am going to report you to the moderator, for off-topic comments ;)

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« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2018, 01:03:52 PM »

Andrew, the question was answered in 2013.
It was?
OK, thanks for forcing me to unsubscribe, that being the case!
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #110 on: June 11, 2018, 01:04:27 PM »

Jeremy, I am going to report you to the moderator, for off-topic comments ;)

I have delivered a firm slap to my wrist.

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2018, 01:05:14 PM »

It was?
OK, thanks for forcing me to unsubscribe, that being the case!

I'm not forcing you to do anything at all. Read back through the thread.

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2018, 02:11:38 PM »

 Better fire up that Hot Cocoa machine again!!
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2018, 04:19:16 PM »

Andrew, the question was answered in 2013. After nearly five years of hibernation, this thread was reactivated by Les with one of his many posts linking to the quack book he likes to plug. As far as I am concerned, it has long since lost its moorings and can drift in any direction anyone wants.

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It's true that I reactivated this thread as a response to milk intake, mentioned in some of the posts in the thread. What is problematic, is Jeremy's assessment of the Building Bone Vitality book.

Let me state first, that personally I don't have any problems with my bone density and never suffered a bone fracture, despite quite a few tumbles on downhill ski slopes and hitting some rocks in fast rapids in my younger days, so I don't have any dog in this fight. The subject was interesting for me because some of my friends were not so lucky and they experienced bone fractures - mainly in their wrists or arms. Furthermore, the negative effects of dairy intake can lead to multiple other problems and diseases, so I researched more than twenty books and various other articles on this subject. It may be a confusing subject with conflicting theories, and as it can be expected, some books are better than others. The above mentioned book by Amy Lanou seems one of the better ones, citing 1200 studies, and personal story of the author. Furthermore, the Foreword and endorsement was written by Dr. Dean Ornish, whose opinion and expertise when it comes to medical science, are highly professional and trustworthy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Ornish

 
   
 

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2018, 08:51:33 AM »


It comes back to this.  "Eat food, mostly plants, not too much".
'Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.' credit: Michael Pollan
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #115 on: June 17, 2018, 05:16:26 AM »

Simple:

You need a turkish cezve. A copper one is the good choice.
And you need a good Turkish grinder (you have to grind the beans in powder)
Go to a local coffee burner and buy 100% arabica beans, if possible and if you can find: Arabica of Yemen.

So: Take a spoon of grinded beans and do it in the gesvez, add a coffee-spoon of sugar (if desired) en put water.

Then hold the Gesvez above the fire and let it boil up to the top of the can for tree times. (Boil, take away, boil, take away and again. When is comes up the third time pour it in a small espresso cup. Wait a small time to get the powder grinded coffee to settle and enjoy.

(The topic opener probably doesn't give a shit anymore, but I found it fun to reply anyhow)
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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #116 on: June 17, 2018, 05:52:57 AM »

Been there done that and while it's quite fun and makes strong coffee it somehow doesn't seem quite right for me outside of the middle east. I've had delicious coffee in Turkey and Greece made this way but it seems like it's one of those things that doesn't travel well - like Ouzo, lovely in Greece but in the UK?

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #117 on: June 17, 2018, 06:00:26 AM »

Been there done that and while it's quite fun and makes strong coffee it somehow doesn't seem quite right for me outside of the middle east. I've had delicious coffee in Turkey and Greece made this way but it seems like it's one of those things that doesn't travel well - like Ouzo, lovely in Greece but in the UK?

Mike

Or French wine, tapped out those huge cittern directly in the bottle. Taste not the same under North Belgian clouds.

About the coffee, it’s all in the beans.
If you live in UK, I’m sure you can find the small pre grind packs of Memmet Effendi coffee. Try this and enjoy!

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Re: Coffee Pot Recommendations
« Reply #118 on: June 17, 2018, 06:09:51 AM »

I think I can grind it fine enough as I have a Krups burr grinder which seems to manage a very fine grind indeed. I suspect it's just my incompetence although I have tried the coffee in Middle Eastern restaurants in Birmingham and it's not as I recall it in Turkey.

Going completely off topic and onto another tangent I was amazed that I never once got a decent cup of tea in India. Sri Lanka yes I could get decent tea but India it was all Chai which I don't care for one bit, packet tea which is basically dust in tea bags or Twinings tea bags and I don't travel to India to have English made tea.

Maybe I was just unlucky but even in rather grand hotels the best I was offered was Twinings.

On my trip to California I was very impressed by the tea bag tea, the bags are massive and let the tea brew properly and as I recall the tea could therefore be loose leaf not dust which is what we get in the UK.

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« Reply #119 on: June 18, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »

Hot water kettle and an Aero Press. Small, cheap, simple and great coffee.

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