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COFFEE - YOUR VIEWS PLEASE

Postby MoodyBluebird » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:20 pm

After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!
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Postby CaerphillyBluebird15 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm

Drink more beer
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Postby Deano1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:48 pm

Try Douwe Egberts Gold, very similar
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Postby RICK+CCFC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:58 pm

I drink three or four cups in the morning like clockwork,,, I moved away from instant coffee years ago.

I'd invest in a Tassimo machine & get there Costa Americano pods for a great cup of coffee. They have a good range of other coffee & tea pods too. Easy to use, & you have a cup of decent tasting coffee in a matter of seconds.

Nespresso machines are also good, you can pick any one of them relatively cheap if you look around. Honestly, try any of them out, & you wont go back to instant again.
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Postby Carlossus » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm

MoodyBluebird wrote:After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!

Kenco for me but if you really want the best a friend brought me some back from North Africa, try one of the overseas shops, you need a perculator though.
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Postby City Slicker » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:18 pm

Carlossus wrote:
MoodyBluebird wrote:After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!

Kenco for me but if you really want the best a friend brought me some back from North Africa, try one of the overseas shops, you need a perculator though.


You bugger, you've never offered me a cup :lol:
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Postby MoodyBluebird » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:57 pm

The top rated was Lavazza VIA but the price is way out of my league.

Douwe Egbert's I found to be a bit lacking in bite, so failing all else I'll probably give Kenco a go.

The one thing I know is that Gold Blend will be given the boot.
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Postby dogfound » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:02 pm

MoodyBluebird wrote:After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!



im on Nescafe, moved from gold blend to gold black a few years back {they have now changed the name to gold intense }..
the price.? seems to bounce between 7.48 and 4.50 in most of the big supermarkets so I stock up when its 4.50
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Postby Plymuff Bloobird » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Alta Rica been drinking it for 30 years,excellent for an instant coffee.
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Postby SirJimmySchoular » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:48 am

Depends what you're looking for .
The new Nespresso machine is good because you can actually get an actual cup sized cup of coffee instead of a sample and the quality isn't bad.
If you're going to make real coffee the best easily available ground coffee is Illy or Lavazza , but much better if you grind the beans fresh each time and the very best coffee beans will come from specialist suppliers . Most seem to agree that Blue Mountain beans are the best.

Now, if like me you're not inclined to bugger about too much and just want a decent coffee quickly you have to accept a bit of a drop in quality but I find Millicano or Lavazza whole ground very reasonable and quick.

I did used to drink alta Rica when it was about the best around but these days none of the mass market granule type instant coffees are worth drinking.
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Postby AfricanBluebird » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:02 am

I live and work currently in a country that produces some of the most magnificent coffee.

I would advise Gorilla Conservation Coffee (http://gorillaconservationcoffee.org/) - stunning and you can get it in some supermarkets in the UK and you get to save gorillas. I have seen the work first hand and its very impressive and gorgeous coffee.
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Postby Sneggyblubird » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:02 am

Camp coffee straight out of the tube. :lol:
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Postby T1JMO » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:42 pm

I used to drink Nescafe Gold the same as yourself - until I discovered Aldi Gold Roast. I think the brand name is something like "Alcafe" lovely smooth coffee, it's in a big gold 100g jar and its only £1.99 - you'll never go back to Nescafe!
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Postby oohahhPaulMillar » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:09 pm

Sneggyblubird wrote:Camp coffee straight out of the tube. :lol:


Now we are talking..proper coffee puts hair on your chest!! None of this namby pamby, wishy washy, arty farty overpriced Nescafé super blend , kenco cappuccino, Costa packet nonsense
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Postby Gaynor Straight » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm

RICK+CCFC wrote:I drink three or four cups in the morning like clockwork,,, I moved away from instant coffee years ago.

I'd invest in a Tassimo machine & get there Costa Americano pods for a great cup of coffee. They have a good range of other coffee & tea pods too. Easy to use, & you have a cup of decent tasting coffee in a matter of seconds.

Nespresso machines are also good, you can pick any one of them relatively cheap if you look around. Honestly, try any of them out, & you wont go back to instant again.


I prefer the Colombian coffee to the Americano but both are pretty good.
Also the Lor branded pods are worth a try- I prefer them to the Costa stuff.
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Postby ealing_ayatollah » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:13 pm

And they say us City fans have gone soft... :D

Tassimo Costa is my poison!
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Postby Bananas » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:43 pm

MoodyBluebird wrote:After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!

Stop drinking it. Green tea is much better and has many many health benefits both mental and physical. Break the coffee habit now :thumbup:
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Postby Gaynor Straight » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Bananas wrote:
MoodyBluebird wrote:After umpteen years of enjoying Nescafe Gold Blend, Nescafe changed the product last year and I've finally decided enough is enough. It's now overpriced muck, undrinkable and I'm in the market for a replacement instant coffee.

So fellow coffee drinkers I would very much like your recommendations as I feel it's time to move on to pastures new. Nescafe, what have you done ?!

Stop drinking it. Green tea is much better and has many many health benefits both mental and physical. Break the coffee habit now :thumbup:


But green tea isn't coffee is it?
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Postby bluebird04 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Been drinking lavazza now for about a year absolutely lovely stuff....
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Postby TopCat CCFC » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:31 pm

T1JMO wrote:I used to drink Nescafe Gold the same as yourself - until I discovered Aldi Gold Roast. I think the brand name is something like "Alcafe" lovely smooth coffee, it's in a big gold 100g jar and its only £1.99 - you'll never go back to Nescafe!


Your spot on with the above T1JMO .
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Postby nubbsy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Coffee is for mugs.
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Postby Bluebirdforlife77 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:32 pm

Carte noire Classic.
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Postby BlueDredd » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 pm

Can’t go wrong with Douwe Egberts gold roast.

Also the L’Or Classic made by them is absolutely spot on!
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Postby SirJimmySchoular » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:18 pm

AfricanBluebird wrote:I live and work currently in a country that produces some of the most magnificent coffee.

I would advise Gorilla Conservation Coffee (http://gorillaconservationcoffee.org/) - stunning and you can get it in some supermarkets in the UK and you get to save gorillas. I have seen the work first hand and its very impressive and gorgeous coffee.


How does this scheme of saving gorillas work ? Are there tokens on the packs which you stick on a card and you get an actual gorilla when you've saved up enough , or are they just pictures of gorillas on cards which you put in an album ?

I once worked with gorillas myself actually, many many years ago and they're certainly remarkable and intelligent creatures but I must say I'm surprised that they can be trained to conserve coffee - I'd be impressed enough if you could teach them to pick the stuff actually. I'll certainly look out for it in Sainsburys though, and I'll give it a go.
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Postby SirJimmySchoular » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Mind you, seriously, I do think that Kenyan coffee beans are arguably the best you can get
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Postby maltablue » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 pm

Camp coffee two sugars all milk ahh memory
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