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2 hours ago, LomSak27 said:

Escaping the hot season/smoke in Bali

 

 

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I used to live in Bali & found it somewhat humorous that you might be served Nescafe if first time visitor to family as show of respect. Some of the best coffee on planet from Indonesia, eh?

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My personal favourite is French roast.  Beans are preferable, to be ground at home, because the freshness tends to be locked inside until they are ground.  Also, the shelf-life of beans is much greater (longer) than pre-ground coffee.

 

I always buy Arabica coffee, for the best, more subtle, flavours, than Robusta.  Most of the coffee grown in Vietnam (and possibly from Thailand, also, although I am not aware) is Robusta, a cheaper variant which is most-often used in the large, commercial brands. 

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6 hours ago, sfokevin said:

Hillkoff has a selection of grinders - But I was just in there yesterday and they look to be downsizing?... lots of empty space?... The other location where they do repairs might have more stock too...

 

Here is the grinder I have... Great little grinder that can easily grind espresso grind...

https://shop.bluekoff.com/ProductList.aspx?cat=114&iscoffee=Y

 

This it a small place tucked away along the Ping River just north of the city... I don’t care for their coffee and it has mainly a selection of VERY expensive machine (with the accepting of the grinder I showed above) but I recommend everyone to go just to see a high tech espresso machine in action!...

 

My Setup...

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nice gaggia. see you added a pid  i once rebuilt 2 gaggia single group commercial machines. lot of fun and they worked great after. donated one to a hospital and sold the other

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12 minutes ago, allanos said:

My personal favourite is French roast.  Beans are preferable, to be ground at home, because the freshness tends to be locked inside until they are ground.  Also, the shelf-life of beans is much greater (longer) than pre-ground coffee.

 

I always buy Arabica coffee, for the best, more subtle, flavours, than Robusta.  Most of the coffee grown in Vietnam (and possibly from Thailand, also, although I am not aware) is Robusta, a cheaper variant which is most-often used in the large, commercial brands. 

 

 

viet has lots of arabica also.

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i would check out the lowermost floor of jj mall in bkk.  theres lots of coffee grinders at multiple shops.  some of the chinese ones are commercial grade burr grinders for an excellent price. just like italian ones

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i brought about 10 kilos of unroasted ethiopia sidamo beans that last years. just roast some when needed.  

 

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26 minutes ago, atyclb said:

nice gaggia. see you added a pid  i once rebuilt 2 gaggia single group commercial machines. lot of fun and they worked great after. donated one to a hospital and sold the other

Great machine and built like a tank... I’ve easily disassembled and cleaned it... Got this one on Facebook Marketplace for 10k and added the pid... They come up for sale every couple months for around that price as the owners don’t know what they have ;-)... Here is an example... Great starter set (but Gaggia grinder is fugly) for anyone interested https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2426356414041597/

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if you will be in siam reap or phnom penh you can get 1 kg of italy roasted/blended beans for 15 usd.  70% arabica and excellent. not bitter, chocolaty taste. this is a loss leader for the company but great at promoting business. i have used it for years.    same coffee in thailand around 35usd

 

 

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15 minutes ago, sfokevin said:
34 minutes ago, atyclb said:

nice gaggia. see you added a pid  i once rebuilt 2 gaggia single group commercial machines. lot of fun and they worked great after. donated one to a hospital and sold the other

Great machine and built like a tank... I’ve easily disassembled and cleaned it... Got this one on Facebook Marketplace for 10k and added the pid... They come up for sale every couple months for around that price as the owners don’t know what they have ;-)... Here is an example... Great set (but Gaggia grinder is fugly)...  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2426356414041597/

 

 

thats an excellent deal in thailand. i have that same grinder in storage back home. works great

 

currently use a la spaziale s1 direct plumb and ascaso doserless grinder

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Bad boy 561 said:

The royal project west of canal road has excellent coffee,ground or beans 300baht

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I don't think many retirees will be drinking coffee at those prices.😪

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20 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

I don't think many retirees will be drinking coffee at those prices.😪

 

Duang Dee is fine.  I like the extra strong blend.  Vaccuum packed ground coffee.

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22 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

I don't think many retirees will be drinking coffee at those prices.😪

So what's the alternative, Starbucks or Nescafe?

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I bought the krups model gvx242 burr grinder a few years ago for 3000 baht.  They're available on line for slightly less now.  Works like a champ.

 

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