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The Perfect Cup

Posted by: girlinthecorner

Tagged in: sugar , ricoffy , nestle , milk , cremora , coffee

girlinthecorner

I am a newly born Coffee addict. Never liked the stuff and couldn't for the life of me understand ow someone could be addicted..... Until I found the recipe for the perfect cup!!

 

Firstly it HAS to be Ricoffy, 1.5 - 2 teaspoons

Secondly sugar also 1.5-2 teaspoons

Then about 2 teaspoons of Nestle Cremora

The Milk HAS to go in before the water. Then just after the water starts boiling,just before the kettle switches its' self off Pour the water.

 

If you are anything like me, the reason why I never enjoyed coffee was because I never got it at the right temperature,so I would leave it to cool down to drink it,and then get busy and clean forget about it. And cold coffee is grose.... and reheating it in the microwave also doesn't work. So I make sure the kettle does not boil too long so that I can drink it straight away.

 

PS,this is a personal opinion. Not everyone has the same preferences.

 

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Dissol
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written by Dissol, July 13, 2011
Err...buzzzzzz. You say coffee, but then talk about Ricoffy...that is NOT coffee, it is brown muck!!

As a forced teetotaller, I have become a coffee fanatic instead. I drink gallons of the stuff each day.

Another thing you got wrong is the temperature; the best coffee is made with water just below boiling - i.e. turn the kettle off before it boils (about 96C). I bought a glass kettle just so I could do this!! Fresh beans (roasted to second crack is my preference), freshly ground. A great device is the Aeropress. Very affordable, and makes excellent coffee & espressos. I have all sorts of coffee devices now - the Nespresso range always makes excellent stuff, but the downside is that it is owned by Neslte...
Jawellnofine
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written by Jawellnofine, July 13, 2011
Totally. Ricoffy is not coffee!
Nita
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written by Nita, July 13, 2011
Agreed Dissol/Jawellnofine. And you are definitely addicted to the chicory in the Ricoffy and not the coffee part.

Dissol, my two year old daughter even knows it's time for coffee when I take out the coffee grinder.
Dissol
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written by Dissol, July 13, 2011
My coffee grinder is never put away...my kids call it coffee time, whenever my mug is empty!!
girlinthecorner
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written by girlinthecorner, July 14, 2011
As I said... Personal opinion,so in fact I can't be wrong. In your opinion I might be. But in my opinion you are wrong. I can't stomach that other stuff. Bought a bottle of Jacobs... and It was good. But not THAT good. That's the way I like my coffee. smilies/wink.gif
Nita
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written by Nita, July 14, 2011
LOL Dissol. With two little girls running around it is safer to put it away.

Girlinthecorner, wrong or right, the most important thing is that you enjoy the coffee. My motto is that life is too short to drink bad coffee.
Jawellnofine
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written by Jawellnofine, July 14, 2011
Right or wrong don't come into the equation. It is about semantics. One is made from Chicory and other extracts, the other from pure coffee beans.

One is coffee the other a wannabe concoction.

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Nita
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written by Nita, July 14, 2011
I agree that pure coffee beans are much healthier that 'wannabe concoctions', but opinions differ.
Nita
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written by Nita, July 14, 2011
Girlinthecorner, if you want opinions, coffee is the best subject for that. We all feel strongly about our coffee!smilies/grin.gif
Dissol
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written by Dissol, July 14, 2011
Nothing better than having a discussion over coffee!! Yes, much like wine tasting, in the end it is down to personal taste, although I would also tend to agree with Jawellnofine, in that Ricoffy is not actually coffee, certainly I doubt there is a single arabica coffee bean in it. Chicory was really introduced as a cheap coffee substitute when the beans were in short supply. Even most instant coffees do not use arabica beans but the cheaper robusta variety.

Because of the huge variation in taste that can be acheived using the same beans, by changing things like the roast (I prefer quite a dark roast, up to the second crack of the bean), the coarseness of the grind (indeed the type of grind), infusion time and or pressure, temp of water, and so it goes on. A good barista can make a coffee to suit almost all tastes, even before you add the sugar or milk.

I would encourage experimentation. I have started making things like vanilla syrup to add to my coffee.

Nita, my coffee grinder is so well used that it is beginning to act quite strange; which seems to make it even safer. It has various safety switches, so it will not run unless the lid is on right, or the container is not properly inserted. But now I also need to sqeeze it slightly, and have even been known to talk to it nicely...in order to get it to work. But I have my eyes on a fully automatic device (that costs far too much)...
Nita
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written by Nita, July 14, 2011
LOL, sounds very safe. I don't order the roast with such precision, but I'm sure that The Coffee Roasting Company keep themselves to the same high standard each time.

If I'm ever in CT again we should make a date at Lourensford for good coffee and wine. smilies/smiley.gif
girlinthecorner
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written by girlinthecorner, July 14, 2011
I live in a small town and don't have any decent coffee shops around, other than wimpy and Maxi's.... so ricoffy is the best option around. We are going to JHB this weekend so I will be sure to look up a decent coffee shop and experiment. Lol. smilies/grin.gif
ShackledMuse
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written by ShackledMuse, July 14, 2011
You're not from Marble Hall by any chance? lol, just kidding. I'm from there, I understand the whole small town coffee mentally.

We also have Ricoffy at work, so I'm used to it. But personally, if my finances allow, I prefer decent roast coffee. Or I'll settle for instant Nescafe.

My trick is to wait a while after the water boiled. And cream goes down well too. I prefer my coffee not so sweet, with only one sugar.

Indeed, we take our coffee seriously here!

Oh, you HAVE to try brazillian hazelnut coffee. If you go to a decent coffee shop, remember to ask them if they have brazillian hazelnut. You wont regret it!!!!

Doolally
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written by Doolally, July 15, 2011
To know what a coffee addict is you only need to walk into my office. I get (since I hardly ever make my own) between 12 and 16 cups of coffee a day. My Boss only drinks Jacob Kroning (the dark green bottle) and Clover full cream milk so that is what we have.

The other staff in the office (Rep and accountant) make everyone coffee when they have (hence Boss and I are kept in constant supply) and cleaning lady makes 3 times a day (whether you have a cup full in front of you or not). smilies/tongue.gif The best coffee maker is the Rep by far, considering he worked for Nescafé I am not suprised

I only drink tea at home as I cannot afford to drink the coffee I am addicted too... hence I love my JOB... just for the coffee I am supplied!

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girlinthecorner
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written by girlinthecorner, August 03, 2011
So I found out recently that cremora is VERY bad for orchestral so there goes my perfect cup. hahasmilies/cheesy.gif
Nita
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written by Nita, August 03, 2011
Yep, lots of fat in Cremora, but one should have a few vices.

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