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  1. Haha! Yeah, I only looked in on the thread to say I got them ok, and then I saw your post, 5 min too late! I'll take one for the team. ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  2. 2 x 250g in a "letterbox-hostile" box safely left with neighbours. Contained an envelope which Muppet here went and opened, then realised. Should've had ***Spoiler Alert*** written on it but never mind, the coffee will be excellent and my guesses are generally only half right at best. Looking forward to it, have a full hopper to go first, so should work out bang on. ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  3. Flippin heck am I the only one who saw The Big Lebowski and the Motorcycle Diaries and didn't think, hmm I wonder if they are the same guy?! In the unlikely event that someone pees on my rug I guess Che might be hard to hunt down. Especially if he's hiding under the pseudonym of Guvarav! [emoji23] I can't wait for Joe to reappear as Pop Larkin! ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  4. LOL! I meant CC... the dude abides... sometimes I think everyone on here is called Dave apart from me, Rhys, Joey, Glenn and Mildred. You don't look anything like the front of your roaster you'll be glad to know. Just as well they don't come mirror polished though! (Unlike the top of my head, back on topic) ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  5. Dave if you looked a bit more like your avatar you could've been in. I was never in the running. Born too early, and although I might well pass for mid 40s (so they say) there's not much anyone can do to add style to a number 3 all over. Still, I've had my money's worth, bought a pair of Wahl clippers for £20 about 30 years ago and haven't paid for a haircut since. (Silence in the cheap seats please...) ___ Eat, drink and be merry
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    Espresso killer ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  7. Unsurprisingly I love this coffee already. Haven't quite figured out the sweet spot yet for straight espresso, although I'm around the usual 1:[email protected] Just had a cortado with it and my overwhelming impression was of liqueur chocolates, just from the way the funk and sweetness interacted with the milk. Not the usual strawberry milkshake, something a bit richer. Wish I was better at describing taste! ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  8. Bit early for espresso yet but needs must. Needs a somewhat finer grind than last month's if that helps anyone. 18>43 @30" was very promising but need to play a bit more. Funk says natural or honey to me... ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  9. Deinetwegen stelle ich mal eben kurz die Frage, denn kaum einer hat das mitgekriegt... aber vielleicht weiß jemand Bescheid. HAND GRINDER OWNERS: Anyone here have any experience of the Feld 47 yet? In particular a comparison with the Comandante Mk 3 or other hand grinders of similar calibre? New member looking for high quality hand grinder and hoping for genuine user reviews. ___ Eat, drink and be merry
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    O o h

    Strewth! I go off line for a couple of days and come back to this! (I bet that's what you said as well?!) Very pleased to hear you're in good spirits and back at home with your coffee and keyboard! I hope no lasting damage has been done - including to your posting style! Reckon if that were me I'd be all sweetness and light hereinafter, but then everyone would wonder who the impostor was. Take good care of yourself. ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  11. I managed a rudimentary 'swan' for the first time today. Except it looked more like a jester hat with a bell on the end! Needless to say I didn't bother taking a pic. ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  12. Yes, in theory it saves wastage and *can* lead to some cracking, if unrepeatable, shots. African roulette? ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  13. Mine are already in the hopper sat on top of the last shot of last month's. I realise this will probably get me put on the forum naughty step but otherwise the last shot will be a gusher. 2nd coffee of the day will be a blend... By midday I should be on pure Camper Van... In mitigation at least I'm not wasting Assembly's finest. Now, the question of dialing in. Higher or lower? Where's Brucie bonus when you need him? ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  14. Hallo und herzlich willkommen. Wir sind meistens begeisterte Kaffeetrinker, es gibt zwar einige Verkäufer von Bohnen, Maschine, Mühlen und Zubehör, allerdings haben die alle Genehmigung von unser Admin @Glenn bekommen, Werbung zu machen. Ich werde raten, ihm anzusprechen, denn Mitglieder die nur verkaufen wollen, ohne vernünftig Teil in den Diskussionen zu nehmen, zahlen eine kleine Prämie, um diese engagierte Gemeinschaft ansprechen zu dürfen. Es gibt einige Mitglieder die auch Deutsch können, die sind aber eine kleine Minderheit, also ein bisschen Englisch muss sein! :-) ___ Eat, drink and be merry
  15. I also only found out recently that tea bags are single use plastic! (Including the ones that look like paper, not just those silly 'tea temples' which are obviously not paper). I don't drink as much tea these days and I do have a pot for loose leaf teas BUT I totally agree about the awkwardness of getting the leaves out compared to the ease of emptying an aeropress. I had never thought of using the AP for tea though! Do you have a separate AP for tea to avoid flavour cross contamination, or isn't it an issue? I don't fancy a delicate tea with a hint of Rocko Mountain or vice versa! ___ Eat, drink and be merry
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