1. OnlyOneKenobi

    Do fingerless gloves keep your hands warm enough?

    I don't generally struggle with cold temperatures and used to actually prefer winter to summer and spring, but these days, my hands are suffering through the winter season. I suppose it has to do with poor blood circulation, which I haven't had issues with until a year or two ago. It's tricky to...
  2. jibo82

    Moka pot or espresso machine?

    Which do you prefer? I have both and I am leaning towards the Moka pot when it comes to a delicious cup of coffee. The fast extraction of the espresso machine doesn't do just to lighter roasts and extraction of subtle flavors.
  3. Jan

    Arabica and robusta coffee prices surge as global shortage looms

    Global coffee shortage looms Price swings for arabica coffee are the biggest in nearly two decades with traders nervously tracking the approach of a cold wave that’s threatening global supplies. Futures for the high-end beans have surged 56% this year, making it one of the best performers...
  4. jibo82

    Rank your preferred franchise coffee from best to worst

    This is my ranking based mostly on cappuccino purchases from the below franchises: 1. Seattle (sample size = 50+, rating = 6) - smooth rounded satisfying medium roast. I find them to be the most consistent in their coffee preparation. 2. Woolworths (sample size = 30+, rating = 6) - tasty smooth...
  5. jibo82

    Recommendations - Wimpy coffee beans or something that tastes similar?

    Still a noob at making my own coffee using an expresso machine (basic delonghi dedica 685 + extra non-pressurized filter). I started off getting Illy expresso preground, it was ok but a bit expensive and obviously no fresh. I have since got a hario skerton plus manual bhur grinder and graduated...
  6. RedViking

    Breville Barista Express BES870 (Viking's Review) [Coffee Machine]

    Coffee Machine: Bought here: walk-in-store. Waited 2-3 Weeks. Price: R10,000 Other Goodies: 53mm Coffee Distributor: Amazon Digital 500G/0.05G Pocket Scale: Takealot Caffenu Cleaning Tablets: Takealot Microfibre Drying Mat: mr price home Microfibre Swabs: mr price home Regent...
  7. RedViking

    [S] Severin Coffee Bean Grinder

    Item: Severin Coffee Grinder Price : R1200 Location: Postnet R100 Shipping: Postnet R100 Condition: 13 months old. 12 months used. Great condition. Warranty: Nope. No warranty. Reason: Upgraded to Barista Express with build in grinder. Specs/Notes: Entry level home use grinder. Great for...
  8. RedViking

    Food or chews that killed your dog?

    Google: [add keyword here] is dangerous for your dog. List products, treats or food that landed your dog at the vet or in the grave. Apparently everything I feed my dog will kill it. :ROFL:
  9. genetic

    What coffee machine? R10k budget

    I want to buy a semi decent coffee machine. Budget around R10k. I currently use a stove top Moka pot which cost me R700. Im happy with it, but the issue is that when I wake up I don't want to faff around for 10min trying to make a cup of coffee, so would like to automate this process. I'm...
  10. squirrel

    Best Coffee Beans?

    Hi everyone. What are your thoughts on the best coffee beans to buy in bulk (1kg)? I've tried a variety of brands but none of them give a good kick. So far, the best coffee I've gotten my hands on is my neighbours, who roasts them himself and delivers fresh, but I'm a bit bored of the taste...
  11. J

    How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?

    How many cups of coffee do you drink in an average day?
  12. B

    Nespresso Lattissima Plus Espresso Machine with Integrated Milk Frother [S]

    Item name (be very descriptive): Nespresso Lattissima Plus Espresso Machine with Integrated Milk Frother (made by De'Longhi) Includes the original manual, and some free pods. The pods' "Use By" date are all 30/11/2016, but I'm sure they are still fine! Age and condition: 4.5 years, good Do...
  13. W

    Best Espresso machine?

    Looking at taking my coffee to the next level and investing in a decent semi-automatic espresso machine. Not interested in fully automatic or capsule machines. Any recommendations from coffee connoisseurs out there? My budget is around R10k excl burr grinder Really interested in the...
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Coffee does not cause cancer

    Coffee does not cause cancer The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen.
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    The science of a great cup of coffee

    The science of a great cup of coffee Ars Technica has summarised data from research regarding the healthiest, most flavourful cup of coffee.
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    Drink more coffee to avoid dying young

    Drink more coffee to avoid dying young A new study of 200,000 people has linked coffee drinking to a lower risk of premature death.
  17. A

    Coffee does it again! New Harvard study confirms full of benefits!

    brb drinking morning coffee Drink To Your Health: Study Links Daily Coffee Habit To Longevity People who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had a lower risk of premature death than those who didn't drink, a new study finds.i...
  18. Espee

    Coffee Machines

    Hi guys, I'm looking at getting a coffee machine for the home. We have a automatic Bean-To-Coffee machine at work and the convenience is so nice. I now got a deal on a second hand Sprada Future Coffee machine for R3000. Does anyone own such a machine or have owned one? I don't want those...
  19. mercurial

    Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

    Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer
  20. S


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