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Old 6th December 2011, 22:20   #256
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I like Nescafe instant coffee.
About half a teaspoon of coffee added to hot water with one tablespoon of milk.
No Sugar.

While I love Filter Kaapi, this combination is my current favorite
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My taste buds rejected instant coffee long ago (not to offend bblost and likes). At work, I have access to coffee machine but fancying a cuppa at home means a run to a coffee shop. So, recently bought a basic Sunbeam coffee maker to calm those coffee cravings on evenings/weekend.

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It takes grounded beans.
Thanks to the purchase, I crave for a hot-frothy-chocolaty cuppa every evening now

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any suggestions on where to buy good filter coffee (powder) in Delhi?
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My French press just broke. Looking to buy a machine. What are the features to look for and at what cost. Don't intend to spend a bomb. I drink black or with a spoon of milk.
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I have a Black and Decker machine. Load it up with water and coffee at night and my coffee is ready at 7 am sharp! I wake to the aroma of Folgers coffee.
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any suggestions on where to buy good filter coffee (powder) in Delhi?
Spencers, Reliance Fresh should have it. Buy Coorg or Kothas. Chicory content not to exceed 20 %.

If you are looking for South Indian roast & grind shops, try Karol Baugh, Munirkha areas.
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My French press just broke. Looking to buy a machine. What are the features to look for and at what cost. Don't intend to spend a bomb. I drink black or with a spoon of milk.
If you have regular black coffee or coffee with milk, you can get a decent coffee machine for approx. 1800-2500 bucks. There are several options from bajaj, inalsa, black & decker, morphy richards etc.

But if you like espressos, get a pump based machine. This has a much higher pressure (15 bars as compared to 3 bars in the cheaper machines), the higher pressure gives you an espresso with a proper thick crema that you get at CCD/ barista. These machines are available for 10-15000 bucks. But if you can live without the crema, the 2000 buck machines will do just as fine.
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I once made the mistake of buying horribly overpriced Davidoff instant coffee from Thoms bakery - first sip, and I realized what a waste of money that was. Now it is always Kalamne for me.

Thanks Sam, for this thread.
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Buying imported coffee is really a waste of money. Especially these big brand coffees. I love the coffee we get in India. It is delicious and really very affordable.
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I have a Davidoff coffee gifted to me by a fellow BHPian. I intend to try it one of these days, but I am pretty sure it will be of excellent quality, just like most things Davidoff.
Sam ??? Davidoff paid you ?

I am going to get a Coffee maker this month for sure - next time anyone visits my home, he/she will be coffee from freshly ground beans ..bas !

And can we grind the beans and use it immediately ?
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If you have regular black coffee or coffee with milk, you can get a decent coffee machine for approx. 1800-2500 bucks. There are several options from bajaj, inalsa, black & decker, morphy richards etc.

But if you like espressos, get a pump based machine. This has a much higher pressure (15 bars as compared to 3 bars in the cheaper machines), the higher pressure gives you an espresso with a proper thick crema that you get at CCD/ barista. These machines are available for 10-15000 bucks. But if you can live without the crema, the 2000 buck machines will do just as fine.
Where do I buy high pressure machines ? What brands do I look at ?
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My French press just broke. Looking to buy a machine. What are the features to look for and at what cost. Don't intend to spend a bomb. I drink black or with a spoon of milk.
Try at nearest COFFEE CAFE DAY (CCD).
You'll get good advise & better pricing than going at buying one at shop which has no idea why they are selling this thing.

Shabba Khair.
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My French press just broke. Looking to buy a machine. What are the features to look for and at what cost. Don't intend to spend a bomb. I drink black or with a spoon of milk.
Marks and Spencer French press - 1200 bucks
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can we grind the beans and use it immediately ?
That IS the best way to make coffee.
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Where do I buy high pressure machines ? What brands do I look at ?
These should be available at and decent appliance store or you can check these out on ebay-

Delonghi EC152 Pump Espresso Coffee Machine | eBay

Morphy Richards Roma Pump coffee Maker | eBay

coffee maker, coffee machine, pump espresso maker, pod coffee maker, italian | eBay
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Hi Sam, thanks for the information about Dukens. I honestly would never have found it on my own. It is a really nice shop, with loads of coffee
The funny part was explaining how I got to know about the place! The conversation was something like.. " Auto website, umm, different thread, umm, Coffee!!, umm never mind, its a long story!" Well she took my word for it, that it was a long story.
The owner and his assistant are both really helpful, and although they generally sell in bulk, they are nice enough to blend and pack 1 kg. bags.
It is best, however, to call before going.
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Marks and Spencer French press - 1200 bucks
So you bought that finally and not a full fledged machine?
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