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Old 10th June 2016, 12:45   #346
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Guys, need to buy some green 100% Arabica beans to try my hand at roasting them at home. Any suggestions? Online store/Shop in Delhi/any shop (or plantation) that can courier after a bank transfer all welcome.

I need only a kilo or two right now.

Roast profiles and tips also welcome. First time roaster here.

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Anyone here used relatively low cost (below Rs.7000/-) pump driven expresso makers like the one from prestige pecmd 2.0 (listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Prestige-PECMD-...inhydr18418-21) or technora tcm 107 (also listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Tecnora-Classic...=ams_ad_dp_ttl)
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Anyone here used relatively low cost (below Rs.7000/-) pump driven expresso makers like the one from prestige pecmd 2.0 (listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Prestige-PECMD-...inhydr18418-21) or technora tcm 107 (also listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Tecnora-Classic...=ams_ad_dp_ttl)
Hi,

I have used the exact same one (Prestige) for more than a year. Works very well.
However, you need to follow instructions clearly to get the best value out of it, including water level and coffee grind (I find using slightly coarser grind gives a very rich flavour)

Can't go wrong with this. Espresso lovers will really enjoy this with other modes being a bit too strong for non-coffee lovers. Frothing is something I have stopped using because I was too lazy to clean the tip.
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Anyone here used relatively low cost (below Rs.7000/-) pump driven expresso makers like the one from prestige pecmd 2.0 (listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Prestige-PECMD-...inhydr18418-21) or technora tcm 107 (also listed in amazon : http://www.amazon.in/Tecnora-Classic...=ams_ad_dp_ttl)
I have been using the 106M since almost a year and make 2 shots a day on average. Super happy with the product and the after sales and whole heartedly recommend this product.

Had lost the froth nozzel and the company couriered me a new part without charging a penny.

Do remember that these machines need manual loading, tamping and cleaning of the portafilter for each shot drawn.
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Hi,

I have used the exact same one (Prestige) for more than a year. Works very well.
However, you need to follow instructions clearly to get the best value out of it, including water level and coffee grind (I find using slightly coarser grind gives a very rich flavour)

Can't go wrong with this. Espresso lovers will really enjoy this with other modes being a bit too strong for non-coffee lovers. Frothing is something I have stopped using because I was too lazy to clean the tip.
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I have been using the 106M since almost a year and make 2 shots a day on average. Super happy with the product and the after sales and whole heartedly recommend this product.

Had lost the froth nozzel and the company couriered me a new part without charging a penny.

Do remember that these machines need manual loading, tamping and cleaning of the portafilter for each shot drawn.

thanks for the quick response guys.

With my old steam driven expresso maker no more usable, I was planning to buy Croma coffee maker (https://www.croma.com/croma-crak0027...FYsVjwodO-YJoQ) which is also pump driven. It costs just Rs.5000 and had a 2 years replacement warranty. However, that model is now discontinued and all stores in Bangalore only has the display piece left. Now, I am confused between, prestige and technora. Technora seems to be more popular.
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Have been using a Bialetti and a Leo. I use Lavazza Creme' E Gusto ground coffee in these pots and get great results every time.
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I am on board my ship and I'm drinking brewed coffee. Till yesterday I was making it in a French Press which I picked up from CCD. Unfortunately it fell down and broke. I'm reaching Tuticorin today so wanted to pick up a new one. However there is no CCD in Tuticorin. Any idea where I can get one.
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^^ CCD has an online shop. Check here:
https://www.cafecoffeeday.com/shop/b...ench-press-580

Else try Amazon. But the ones listed in Amazon are overpriced.
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I am on board my ship and I'm drinking brewed coffee. Till yesterday I was making it in a French Press which I picked up from CCD. Unfortunately it fell down and broke. I'm reaching Tuticorin today so wanted to pick up a new one. However there is no CCD in Tuticorin. Any idea where I can get one.

Try the Flying Squirrel. They are really quick and the stuff they sell is GOOD:

https://www.flyingsquirrel.in/brewing-equipment
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Try the Flying Squirrel. They are really quick and the stuff they sell is GOOD:

https://www.flyingsquirrel.in/brewing-equipment
Thanks. I'm in Tuticorin for a couple of days only. I don't think they will be able to deliver before the ship sails out. My only option then is to pick up a South Indian Coffee filter. I think that should be easily available in shops.
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I never knew such a thread existed here
Someone please suggest me Nespresso Originalline (Citiz) compatible capsules that are available online or at stores in India. I find the Amazon prices too high, not different from Oman prices anyway. Do we have Indian brands that are really nice trying in the capsule form ? (Bonhomia, freshbrewco.in) I am curious to check the Coffee Day capsules but they look different in design, so not sure unless someone confirms the usage.

Is it cost effective getting the capsules from Europe or US or East Asia ? I have someone or other travelling every month to these regions, all of them travel light, so it should be as equal as bringing some chocolates. Even a 500 gram pack is equal to 100 cups
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Someone please suggest me Nespresso Originalline (Citiz) compatible capsules that are available online or at stores in India.
Buy these refillable capsules or comparable ones. https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Nesp.../dp/B00WOWZ74Q

Fill with your own grind of coffee and enjoy.
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Other than filter coffee, which blends would you recommend for casual drinkers (no aficionados)

No french press, no expresso maker.
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Buy these refillable capsules or......Fill with your own grind of coffee and enjoy.
Thanks. I will check some good quality refillable pods.

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Other than filter coffee, which blends would you recommend for casual drinkers ....
Not sure if I am eligible to answer this, but Nescafe and Bru have some very interesting blends. Always good to get smaller quanity bottles (under 50 grams) as casual usage will make the powder harder and unusable within no time (depends on the humidity of the area). My bro-in-law needs 5 to 6 strong cups a day when he is in town on holidays. Whenever he leaves, we will have few bottles of half quantity or less left untouched until someone remembers it after a month or two. By that time its rock hard and thrown out. Main reason being TEA rules the family
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