- Cafetiere help please
Ok, I currently use a cafetiere on a gas hob. Everytime the coffee tastes slightly bitter, bland and sometimes I you can taste a hint of the ‘metal(allic?) itself?
I’ve used Lavaza, Starbucks etc and when making I boil the water first then gentle heat until it evaporates through. Tips etc greatfully received- recommend me a better cafetiere possibly as well?Posted 9 years ago
Slightly OT but I’m not sure from where the word cafetiere derives. France would seem the obvious choice but, I was once in a shop in the Charente area and asked the shopkeeper ( in my terrible French ) if the coffee I’d picked up was suitable for a cafetiere. She looked at me puzzled so I repeated myself but this time, mimed the plunging action.” Ahh Italienne ” was her response. So, it would seem that “cafetiere” is not a French word after all.Posted 9 years ago
TM – you sure she wasnt just being awkward. They do that you know ?
No, if she was being awkward, she would have let me struggle along in my schoolboy French for the first 10 days of my holiday before finally speaking to me in perfect English with a slightly clipped public school accent.
I’ve had the bleeders do that to me before now. 😡Posted 9 years ago
if youve been washing it Mark, its going to take a few goes to stop it tasting like domestos.
Waitrose beans are good if you cant find gucci ones else where. Im not a fan of hasbean.co.uk like many on here.
at Mr Nutts tip I am currently enjoying some Blue Mountain off mrs tuplips on ebay which is pretty good.
Hill and Valley was my favourtie but they blew it when they demanded you order half a tonne at a time.Posted 9 years agomatthewjbSubscriber
Despite Stoner’s comments I’d recommend Hasbean for coffee.
They have very extensive tasting notes for each blend so, if you know what sort of taste you’re going for, you should be able to find it.
For example I prefer a less bitter, more spicy taste so go for the Sumatran blends.
Delivery is fast as well. Usually within a day or two of roasting.Posted 9 years ago
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