The purpose of Coffee Forums U.K. is to provide a platform for the discussion and exchange of information relating to all aspects of the world of coffee. It is a place to ask questions, share knowledge, develop new skills and sell equipment. We have members with a fantastic knowledge of 'everything coffee' who generously share their expertise and time to help and advise others. From coffee farms to roasting, from machines to brewing equipment, from which is the best water to milk alternatives, from cafes to baristas, from restoration threads to coffee history - there will be someone with insight into all these topics plus many, many more.
Varied interests and hobbies of members can be shared too. We value and actively encourage a spirit of community - this is the overriding ethos behind CFUK. An inclusive forum to bring together people from around the world, of all ethnicities and age groups in the spirit of shared community.
Your contributions help make the Forum what it is and set the tone for every new member. We have moderators to help keep the Forum on track, but you are responsible for what you post, and it is better for everyone if moderation is kept to a minimum. To this end, discussions on politics, religion, and other threads (you wouldn't bring to the pub) leading to unpleasant behaviour and insults are banned. Threads inciting argument for argument's sake will be removed without notice as will individual posts following similar lines. Such threads and posts will be deleted without discussion. We will not enter into debate either here or via private message and neither will my mods.
Conduct yourself in the Forum as you would in a face to face conversation. Show the same respect you would expect from friends and neighbours when discussing your hobbies and interests. Be respectful of fellow members, their views and the topics being discussed. You may not always agree, and it is, of course, fine to hold differing views but do not criticise the member in an abusive or aggressive way. Discuss your ideas in an open and constructive manner. The equipment you own may be the best ever to YOU, but other members are likely to feel the same way regarding their equipment too! There is room for all!
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