Coffee brewing

Oh blasphemy re Nescafe!! :laughing: In Australia it is the number one selling instant coffee which most people drink at home unless one can afford a proper coffee machine. Difference being though, it’s a completely different blend to what is sold in other countries. When I have to drink the Nescafe overseas it definitely is :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: Different beans, different blend altogether and I can’t drink it AT all. I’m in Vietnam at present and am shocked. Never had better coffee anywhere in the world, it is unbelievably good :person_shrugging:

Vietnamese coffee maker for us, we bring it with us on every sit. It’s very portable, no filters needed, you can make drip coffee or super concentrated espresso style coffee.

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Great topic @toml - I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s replies!

Coffee is more of an occasional treat for me due to health reasons, but when I do, I like to use a manual bean grinder for freshly ground coffee (it’s a great arm workout too!) and a Moka pot. My favourite type of coffee is a latte, so I usually heat up some milk and foam it, and add a little caramel syrup. I use beans from “girls who grind” that I buy from a small local bakery who sells their coffee beans and also uses them in their own coffee.

If I’m travelling I try to find a local coffee place to sample something a bit different. A lot of the time I have to choose decaf but I’ve learned to love it!

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@BunnyCat if my suitcase was big enough, that would definitely be me!

@Jenny, here in Vietnam they make egg coffee, yep, with egg yolk and condensed milk. My next “something different” :face_with_spiral_eyes:

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Oh @ziggy I’m not sure how I’d feel about that :rofl: please report back when you try it! The condensed milk sounds yummy but I’m very unsure of the egg yolk!

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I like freshly ground coffee too. It’s so much more flavorful (and smells amazing).

I buy my coffee from fellow Guatemalans who import their beans from their family’s farm (in Guatemala) - their coffee is the best and feels good to support small businesses.

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We make Vietnamese coffee at home sometimes. Yum. We used to drink it when I was a kid, when we’d have pho.

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@Maggie8K drinking it every day here and also having Pho EVERY day. It’s so great I can have both for the measley sum of $AUD4 which at home would be closer to $AUD25 :face_with_spiral_eyes: I want to be thin like all the women here :joy:

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I joke that terrific pho is the only dish where you get a facial and a great meal. The soup sinks into your pores and you can smell it for hours after.

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First use of my silicone cone today - need to use it with a larger paper filter rather than the ones it came with. Sitting in a home with absolutely no caffeine - so not even a tea kettle. I’m heating the water in the microwave using glass measuring cup. Maybe not boiling, but hot enough to brew good coffee!


Thanks for pointing me to this tool.

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Kettle? Microwave? Fancy machine? All fine and good, but there’s no brewing like Quooker instant brewing :wink:

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@RadarInc nothing wrong with that good old Nescafe Gold! Not a bad drop at all :yum:

@Jenny this is JUST for you :rofl::joy:

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I’m starting to come around to the idea @ziggy - I love custard and I love the taste of coffee… if I can just get past the idea of whisking egg into coffee! The condensed milk would certainly make it yummy!

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not necessarily, it all depends on your sweet tooth, condensed milk contains up to 45% sugar so for me … undrinkable. I have my coffee without sugar with a little bit milk (but not condensed) :wink:

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I shall let you know when I have one next week @Jenny. Don’t think you would actually taste the egg, we used to have what we call “egg flips” when we were young. Milk with egg whisked through and it was yummy :blush:

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@RadarInc in Vietnam the coffee is super strong with just a little condensed milk at the bottom. It’s to die for and I don’t normally take sugar. Gotta try these things occasionally but certainly wouldn’t have it as an every day thing ! :smile:

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Please do report back, I’d love to know your verdict @ziggy :slight_smile:

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Been there, done that. Already on my first or second day. Thus not a stranger to Vietnamese coffee :wink:
I’m all for trying ethnic cuisine and also do (most of it).

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Think I’ll get one of these. Will try out in our RV. And maybe take with me on sits.

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