A Sunday morning coffee question

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jkbarnes wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 1:22 pm The only people I know who have electric kettles are, in fact, English!
Your Canadian neighbours also use electric kettles.
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Bean thinking that my morning coffee ritual involves much more than just coffee.
I eat my cereal while the dog eats his breakfast. Dog then disturbs my cereal to show me that his breakfast is finished. Dog then gets dental chew and takes it through to the lounge while I finish my breakfast and put the kettle on for coffee. Dog finishes his chew and comes through to supervise the coffee being made. We both retire to the sofa for coffee and some quiet time.

That’s pretty good for me, so for now I’ve decided not to add any new equipment to the ritual. I did, though, buy some ‘barista style instant coffee’ and it’s worth the extra pennies :thumbup:
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Since the original “drip” thread I have reconverted. I even have a one cup filter cone & papers with me now, plus some nice ground coffee from the local supermarket. Oh, and the Greeks have electric kettles.

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jkbarnes wrote: Sun May 14, 2023 1:22 pm The only people I know who have electric kettles are, in fact, English!

When in America a few years ago we were staying in a hotel that had an electric kettle in the room that I used to make a hot drink.

I couldn’t believe how long that thing took to boil. I assumed it was a standard kettle with universal heating element that didn’t like the unusual 120v supply the minority of countries, including the US, tend to use. Could this be the reason you don’t have many electric kettles over there? On a 240v supply it’s not an issue.
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missF wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 6:30 am Bean thinking that my morning coffee ritual involves much more than just coffee.
Don't worry, it hasn't gone unnoticed! :lol:
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StrappedUp wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 9:37 am
missF wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 6:30 am Bean thinking that my morning coffee ritual involves much more than just coffee.
Don't worry, it hasn't gone unnoticed! :lol:
Well done! :clap: :lol:
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Hmmm, yes, well...
As my avatar pic shows, I am a confessed coffee SNOB.

For me coffee is made in an E61 espresso machine with beans freshly ground in a large-burr grinder within a minute of grinding.
I have a close relationship with my local coffee bean Master Roaster.
5 second infusion and 25 second shot pour at 94 degrees C.
Master this and the world is a better place :)

Sorry folks, just had to.
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@Noush
what do you get at the end of all that process? Is it an espresso shot? (Genuine question :D) Do you make coffee cocktails after that ie lattes with foam or whatever?
I totally respect enthusiastic people- whatever it is they’re enthusiastic about. Coffee is a lovely passion I think. Maybe I just don’t have the tastebuds for it... :D
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The process is an espresso shot, it really doesn't take very long.

In the morning before I go to work it's a latte in a double-walled glass. The mouth-feel of steamed, well micro-foamed milk....ahh :)
At work it's green tea. Can't do instant coffee.
After work it's a straight espresso shot. The flavour-pop, depth and layers of flavour makes you feel alive. Completely different dimension :)
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I have always appreciated a single shot of really nice espresso as being something akin to medicine :thumbup:
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Noush wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 11:55 am The mouth-feel of steamed, well micro-foamed milk
Well that's a sentence I didn't think I'd ever read.
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Noush wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 11:55 am
The mouth-feel of steamed, well micro-foamed milk....ahh :)
Aerated hot milk also gives a delightful mouth-feel to hot chocolate. :D
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Re: A Sunday morning coffee question

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JAFO wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 2:28 pm
Aerated hot milk also gives a delightful mouth-feel to hot chocolate. :D
So it does!!
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