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  • eckinspain
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    I have one with Pact coffee. They had an introductory offer of your first bag for a pound (after that it’s 6.95 a bag). I’ve tried a few of their coffees now and I’m not particularly impressed with them so I’m about to cancel.

    sharkbait
    Member

    Obviously you should ditch niche artisan coffee machine and get a Nespresso.
    For £9 you could try a different coffee every day of the month without repetition (maybe).
    Obviously.

    Actually how many coffees does 250gm make?

    rjj
    Member

    I subscribe to Hasbean’s In My Mug weekly coffee (you get 250g a week for £6.50). Coffee is excellent, you get a different single origin each week and taste varies week on week so some weeks I get one that I really like whilst others I get some that are not to my taste but still quality coffee. 250g usually lasts me a week (2 cups a day during week 3 cups a day w/e) Overall I love it.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Nespresso

    you corporate slut, sharkbait. Away with you and your Mellow Birds.
    This thread is for serious snobs.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    As an aspiring hipster, coiffured, artisanal douchebag I like the idea of a similarly coiffured, hipsterish douchebag posting artisanal coffee to me every month.

    I could post you a jar of Nescafe every month? Only £69.99 + VAT and delivery.

    mtbmatt
    Member

    I’d recommend Small Batch Coffee.

    Deliveries every 2 weeks (250g), always something nice and well presented.
    It is a great way to try lots of new coffee.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Occasionally tempted but it would be a pain to tune my setup to different beans all the time. Sticking to the same one usually just means a bit of tweaking from bag to bag.

    thomthumb
    Member

    i like oiseaux moelleux comes from a small deli in paris.

    £15/ month not the cheapest but well worth it.

    chambord
    Member

    Is £6-9 for 250g not rather expensive?

    Isn’t it more like £3.50 in shops?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I’ve tried most of them but i still return to my Local deli who get a fresh supply of Beans from Brodies in Edinburgh each week, i prefer a dark, chocolaty roast so i go for their Mount Etna variety of beans.

    At £1.80 for 100g of nice oily beans it’s a damn site cheaper than paying some of the subscription rates as i usually get through 350-400g of beans a week.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    £2 in Aldi. Wot’s not to like?

    😉

    jaymoid
    Member

    Any other clubs?

    http://www.beanify.com/

    (Disclosure) My friends runs this – I’ve had a few bags off them and they were pretty damn lovely, especially if they’re brewing up (my cheapo french press doesn’t really do it justice – or maybe I’m not doing it right?!) Anyway I don’t drink enough coffee to justify a fancy gaggia or a subscription though.

    Monmouth coffee sell online/over the phone I think. Definitely some of the best coffee available in London so high scoring on the hipster scale – though square mile or all press might be trendier. No subscription but v.high quality.

    ChrisS
    Member

    I’m getting my beans from A Fresh Bag Of Coffee at the moment, chap who runs it is very helpful and as I’m in Nottingham delivery is free…. and by bike 😆 Last lot of beans I had was ordered at 2pm, then roast and delivered by the time I got home from work the same day 😯 Hard to get fresher than that!

    sharkbait
    Member

    but it would be a pain to tune my setup to different beans all the time.

    O….M….G

    😯

    MrBlobby you really need to play outside more 😉

    sharkbait
    Member

    £2 in Aldi. Wot’s not to like?

    Aldi’s version of cream crackers….. that’s wot – blurgh 😡

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    As an aspiring hipster, coiffured, artisanal douchebag I like the idea of a similarly coiffured, hipsterish douchebag posting artisanal coffee to me every month.

    Anyone tried one?

    Just had an invite from Naked Wines to join Kopi. Seems a bit pricey. So far I have found:

    Kopi: £8.95 per month for 250g
    Has Bean: £6.50 per month for 250g
    James Gourmet Coffee: £90pa, £7.50pm for 250g or £70 for 6m for 500g (£5.80/250g)

    Anyone got a subscription? Any other clubs? Is it worth it? It comes out about twice the price of Morrisons beans which I’d still buy, but enjoy “treat” coffee now and then.

    emsz
    Member

    Stoner, you do know you can get this stuff in supermarkets, right?

    Actually you could combine the Manly thread and the prejudice thread by driving to the rainforest in that jeep you built making your own beans and bringing them home while hating people who don’t do the same

    so,

    Is coffee the new HiFi?

    IHN
    Member

    Is coffee the new HiFi?

    I wouldn’t say new; there’ve been coffee ‘afficionados’ on here for years. In fact this very chat forum used to be hidden and used only by those afficionados*.

    *generally the same people who prefer to shave with instruments popular in 1873, and ride bikes with only one gear. And generally a fixed one at that. I think we all know the type…

    kevin1911
    Member

    We’ve recently gone down the coffee club route too. So far we’ve only tried Pact. Agree it’s expensive though. Although I definitely notice a difference in taste and quality of fresh whole beans compared to the pre-packed stuff in supermarkets.

    Can anyone remember the name of the coffee they used to use in the Hub at Glentress? They used to sell the beans in big bags too, but we weren’t (wannabe) snobs back then. I really miss their coffee!

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Actually you could combine the Manly thread and the prejudice thread by driving to the rainforest in that jeep you built making your own beans and bringing them home while hating people who don’t do the same

    jeep? JEEP? JEEP ??

    Go and think about what you’ve just said! 😈

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    MrBlobby you really need to play outside more

    Well if I kept changing my beans I’d never have time to play outside 🙂

    Also it can easily take half a bag of beans to get the grind right, probably not a great thing if you are getting lots of different beans in small quantities.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    right, so it’s 50:50 stick to morrisons anytime beans (which I do rather like) and go for the full bearded postal delivery.

    might try a starter set to see what the fuss is about, but dont think Im ready to commit to a 12m sub.

    IHN
    Member

    stick to morrisons

    Good lord man, don’t they have a Waitrose in Malvern? Or is the spreadsheet jockeying business not what it once was? 😉

    IA
    Member

    I got my dad a hasbean sub one year for his birthday, he loved it, but mainly as he likes nice coffee and this took the thinking about it out the question, it just ensured there was always nice coffee in the house and it changed occasionally.

    Whatever the coffee of the month is from brian wogan is normally pretty good:

    http://www.wogancoffee.co.uk/

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I tried Pact but gave up. Coffee was ok but exploring deals on different stuff in supermarkets is soooo much cheaper

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Timely thread, we were only discussing doing something similar a few days ago.

    We’ve been placing random orders with http://exchangecoffee.co.uk/ – they’re a local company and their coffee is bloody good. Nice to have other recommendations though.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Good lord man, don’t they have a Waitrose in Malvern? Or is the spreadsheet jockeying business not what it once was?

    I’ve heard he’s been seen in Aldi of all places, so the bottom must have fallen out of the VLOOKUP industry….

    qwerty
    Member

    Non local coffee, for non local people

    http://ravecoffee.co.uk/shop/subscription-coffee

    but local to me.

    I use Hasbean for my filter coffee (they don’t do an Espresso sub) and either Squaremile Roast or Climpson & Sons for Espresso subscription.
    All of them are excellent.

    lemonysam
    Member

    Filter? Espresso? Aren’t we snobs all supposed to be drinking cold brew this year?

    Eddie Fiola
    Member

    Am i missing somthing here. I go to my local coffe shop (Farrers, Kendal) and say 250 grams of …..( whatever i feel like), they say do i want it ground, i say no. Thats £3 please.
    Why would i pay £8 for a subscription???

    Could ou explain please?

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Stoner- get yourself down to James Gourmet Coffee in Ross and go speak to the man. He’s a top fella and they do all their roasting on site in a tiny industrial unit. You wander in and it smells as I expect Heaven does 😉

    He’ll make you loads of coffee with the different beans they use and then pretty much roast them while you wait. I ring in the morning and have fresh beans in the afternoon. Obviously they’ll grind then but as a man clearly au fair with the hepster’s dictionary (http://www.dinosaurgardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hepsters.html – go on have a read, it’s gold) you’ll be hand grinding them on the thighs of a local sheep.

    it’s also not £9 a throw 😉

    Premier Icon stuartlangwilson
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    Kevin1911, I think the hub used to sell packs of miscela d’oro coffee.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Could ou explain please?

    If you can find animal to eat the beans and shit them back out they’ll happily pay at least 3x the price.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Cougar Coffee?

    Eddie Fiola
    Member

    So its basically….. ‘i can afford it, so i will’ mentality?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Cougar Coffee?

    Got to be worth marketing.

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    I just go down the local coffee roaster and see if his ‘coffee of the month’ tickles my fancy…

    He had a lovely Columbian 3x combo deal that was rather splendid before xmas.

    But then, I do frequent the oil capital of europe (well, scotland at any rate…)

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