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Excellent results @Amor Vincit Omnia! I’m glad to hear the set up worked out.

As for Vietnamese coffee, you’ll need to track down some civet coffee. It’s regarded by some as the best in the world (if you buy into the “magic” I guess). There are a lot of fakes out there, though.
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@jkbarnes I’ll give that a miss, thanks. I’ve heard it’s really ****. Expensive ****, too.
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@Amor Vincit Omnia, that was all a bit tongue in cheek.

I’ve had it before, after my cousin went to Vietnam and sent a bag to my aunt. It didn’t taste like anything special to me. That could be because it was brewed in a basic drip coffee maker, or perhaps my cousin got a cheap knock off brand, or because it’s all a lot of baloney! I’ll say this though, it might have been the best drip coffee I’ve had.
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The Sang Tao 8 I like is enzyme-treated to supposedly release the same oils and flavors from the beans as civet cat digestion. Without the crazy price.
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asqwerth wrote: Sat Apr 29, 2023 10:20 am https://www.trung-nguyen-online.co.uk/shop_order1.php

I'm not in the UK though. Never used that link before.

I'm drinking the Sang Tao 8.

https://lenscoffee.com/trung-nguyen-leg ... ang-tao-8/
I’ve bookmarked this and will check it out!
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I received this recently, seven different coffees from around the world and they are reusable.
just working my way through and then refilling with my favourite brand "Cos*a" , other brands are available :lol: :thumbup:
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I made my first attempt with a French press this morning. I bought pre-ground coffee, as there’s no grinder at our place. The grind is a bit too fine for a French press. Also, no measuring scoops at all, nor a scale, so I had to totally eyeball the amount and guess as to brew time.

While not terrible, the instant coffee we had at the last place was actually a little bit better! Still, with this view in the morning, I’ll not be complaining about the coffee. I should probably be drinking tea anyway, right? When in Rome and all that…

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Honestly how can it be difficult to make coffee with a Cafetiere?

Put in loads of coffee (you can always thin it down). Pour on boiling water, give it a stir. Place lid on and wait a couple of minutes. Give it a stir and slowly push down the filter. no need to force it, brewed coffee sinks anyway. Pour and enjoy!
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I’m more of an espresso drinks person (La Marzocco GS3 owner). But I have an aeropress. If you’ve not tried that method, it’s worth a go! Great for traveling
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ricki wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:08 am I’m more of an espresso drinks person (La Marzocco GS3 owner). But I have an aeropress. If you’ve not tried that method, it’s worth a go! Great for traveling
An aeropress is my normal brewing method! I love it, but I didn’t want to travel with it on this trip.
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Paul Drawmer wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 6:58 am Honestly how can it be difficult to make coffee with a Cafetiere?
It isn’t, Paul, but it does seem that for some people dosing out the exact quantity of beans and hand grinding them to perfection seconds before making the coffee is all part of the ritual. I can’t take it too seriously, but that’s just me.

My little filter has proved very useful on a number of trips now, but I only use it for the early morning cuppa on the balcony. I get pre-ground coffee from the supermarket and don’t worry too much about the quantity. Once up and about, at least in Greece and Cyprus, I can get my favourite coffee ever in any bar.

Basically, I just want to avoid instant cr@p in the room. If I’m staying in a hotel in the UK I ignore those little tubes of Nescafe and have a couple of coffee bags with me.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 9:12 am …is all part of the ritual
That’s about 80%. The other factor for me is the bitterness. I didn’t start drinking coffee until well into adulthood because I didn’t like the bitterness. If one is going to mask the bitterness with cream and sugar, well then, what’s even the point of drinking coffee because you’re masking the flavor, too?

I started drinking coffee when I discovered the Aeropress because it produces very little bitterness during brewing. It’s almost fool proof in that regard. It took me from a non-coffee drinker who didn’t like the bitterness of coffee, to a true coffee convert.

Back to the French press - yes, it’s an incredibly easy way to brew, but it also produces a very bitter coffee, hence my comment.
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@jkbarnes As with watches, food, clothes, life, the universe and everything, the more we experience the more we realise that there is no single correct answer. “De gustibus non est disputandum.”
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A lot of things can cause bitterness. Too fine a grind, over extraction (French presses are easy to over extract, especially if you leave the water in contact with the beans for an extended period of time), and darker roasts are some reasons.

If you want when you get back to the US, DM me your address and I’ll ship you a bag of my favorite light roast. My dad has always been a cream and sugar guy because he wanted to mask the bitterness but changed his ways when he tried a lighter roast.

As far as travel goes, I normally either travel with an Aeropress and some filters and have a good local coffee shop grind a bag for me, or, like I did in India and Vegas, I’ll bring a bag and a hand grinder. It’s admittedly excessive and works if you have some space in your bag, but it’s really worth it sometimes.
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jkbarnes wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 8:08 am
ricki wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:08 am I’m more of an espresso drinks person (La Marzocco GS3 owner). But I have an aeropress. If you’ve not tried that method, it’s worth a go! Great for traveling
An aeropress is my normal brewing method! I love it, but I didn’t want to travel with it on this trip.

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