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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    It seems that coffee machines are an essential bit of IT equipment, perhaps Hexus should start reviewing them and send you some machines to try out

    One would certainly make an interesting Christmas giveaway item!

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    It seems that coffee machines are an essential bit of IT equipment, perhaps Hexus should start reviewing them and send you some machines to try out

    One would certainly make an interesting Christmas giveaway item!
    It could be a fun cranble collaboration

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    It seems that coffee machines are an essential bit of IT equipment, perhaps Hexus should start reviewing them and send you some machines to try out

    One would certainly make an interesting Christmas giveaway item!
    Well, of course they're essential IT equipment.

    So are pizza ovens.

    What do you say, DR? New review category?

    ........

    Oh. That's what you say. Dang.


    HOLD ON A SEC. GIVE AWAY? MY (REVIEW) COFFEE MACHINE.

    NFC, pal. Possession is nine tenths. Or ten tenths in this case.

    But if it works, you can be the first HEXGuest (TM) invited round to test the ... erm .... output.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    You guys are definitely onto something. Forget the latest RGB bling, I'd love a Hexus coffee machine competition! (And if Asus et al branch into RGB coffee machines then.. well.. ARGHHH!)

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    So Saracen, any progress on the decision?

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    So Saracen, any progress on the decision?
    I'm also keen to hear!

    Side note - Got some coffee beans from notes coffee (based in London I believe). Not nice. Avoid
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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Cafétiere, home ground beans.
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Cafétiere, home ground beans.
    A man after my own heart

    What beans are you on at the moment? I'm on Kenya AA from Waitrose now - superb!

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    I'm expecting that after months of research and comparison he'll give up and just buy a teapot.

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I'm expecting that after months of research and comparison he'll give up and just buy a teapot.
    lol, he could be on a professional Barista training course as part of his research, which seemed to be snowballing somewhat

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    To be honest, I think he's gonna splash out about £800 on the top of the range machine he was intrigued by.
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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    To be honest, I think he's gonna splash out about £800 on the top of the range machine he was intrigued by.
    I think you'll find he was up to more like £1600. I want to know what coffee tastes like from such a beast!

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    A man after my own heart

    What beans are you on at the moment? I'm on Kenya AA from Waitrose now - superb!
    Sadly my own coffee now has to be decaf, so Im on Machu Pichu from Tesco, not bad, but Sally has either Asda green pack or Tesco brown pack unbranded beans.

    As an occasional treat we have the Taylors Italian Blend. Rarely we get some much betterrer beans, like the kilo we brought back from malta 2 yrs ago, now that WAS nice.
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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    I do like this thread there's some good advice and great ideas kicking around, why haven't we got Hexus coffee machine reviews and giveaways?

    I've been looking for an outlet for some xmas money and as gpu's are diamond crusted hen's teeth atm coffee machine would be a good alternative.

    I still us an old ikea 1cup filter thing (they don't seem to sell it anymore) which I use with a travel mug for my morning commute coffee
    And a basic cheap coffee machine if I'm at home and want multiple cups (I don't use it that much because it's a lot of faff for one person and my otherhalf doesn't drink coffee)

    Now I've shared a house with people who've had espresso machines before and I do keep thinking I want one again but it is an expense that's hard to justify and with the cleanup added in I do find myself turning to teabags instead of coffee more often than not or even sometimes instant

    That's one thing I've found, I'm a lot more picky over instant than real coffee, I find good instant coffee acceptable, I'll not drink bad instant, but bad real is still acceptable.

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    That's one thing I've found, I'm a lot more picky over instant than real coffee, I find good instant coffee acceptable, I'll not drink bad instant, but bad real is still acceptable.
    I can't drink instant. I have a pot of rocket fuel for emergencies and that's more like taking medicine than enjoying a cup!

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    Re: Coffee machine for an occasional user?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I do like this thread there's some good advice and great ideas kicking around, why haven't we got Hexus coffee machine reviews and giveaways?

    I've been looking for an outlet for some xmas money and as gpu's are diamond crusted hen's teeth atm coffee machine would be a good alternative.

    I still us an old ikea 1cup filter thing (they don't seem to sell it anymore) which I use with a travel mug for my morning commute coffee
    And a basic cheap coffee machine if I'm at home and want multiple cups (I don't use it that much because it's a lot of faff for one person and my otherhalf doesn't drink coffee)

    Now I've shared a house with people who've had espresso machines before and I do keep thinking I want one again but it is an expense that's hard to justify and with the cleanup added in I do find myself turning to teabags instead of coffee more often than not or even sometimes instant

    That's one thing I've found, I'm a lot more picky over instant than real coffee, I find good instant coffee acceptable, I'll not drink bad instant, but bad real is still acceptable.
    Lol, what have I started

    Neonplanet's earlier link seems to no longer work, but the modern equivalent of my machine (that model is EOL) seems to be this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LB8FHJ4/

    which looks very similar and had the same buttons and knobs in the same places. Cleaning is really minimal, ease of use is simple.

    Edit: ao.com is 1p more for the same machine if you don't like Amazon.

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