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Barsel | 15:18 Tue 21st Sep 2021 | Food & Drink
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Yesterday I had a Costa coffee, the first one I've ever had in my life!
I must admit I'm not one for going out for a coffee, and when I do, I never know which to choose so I just go for an Americano.
Usually have 2 or 3 coffees a day at home, but just made with instant coffee and milk.
What can I do to make it taste different?
Not wanting to buy an expensive machine for fresh coffee, I was wondering is there something I could do with the milk, perhaps make it frothy.
Pretty sure the Costa coffee had frothy milk in it and although I thought it tasted 'different' I wasn't over impressed.
It was just a takeaway though and not made in a Costa shop.
How do you like your coffee?
I'm open to suggestions even if it means buying a machine although I don't want anything big or too expensive.

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if you want a change from instant, but a cheap french press and a pack of ground coffee. If you want frothy hot milk in it, milk frothers are very cheap
lidls and aldis do a tin of barista premium americano coffee it's lovely
cost about £3
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bednobs, I've had one of these before, but I never know which coffee to buy. The number of times I've bought ground coffee and had to throw it away, whereas I usually buy instant and apart from the cheapo ones, they seem ok.
mallyh I've heard that coffee is nice so I might try it.
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Which coffee do you drink at home, ground or instant and which do you think is the nicest?
the tin with the orange lid x
I have a lovely coffee machine that froths my milk and makes great espresso and I mess around with different blends of coffee to find my favourite.
Dark, strong with a bit of sweetness - just like my men
Re frothy milk...I bought a "milk frother whisk" from amazon about six months ago. It's used every day and gives excellent results (it's usb rechargeable and a charge lasts for weeks). Tips...heat milk to about 50 C and froth in a jug (inward sloping sides) - otherwise you WILL make a mess! It's surprising how a small amount of milk turns into a jugful of foam/froth!
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Helen can you tell me more about your coffee machine, is it big?
I'm open to suggestions even if it means buying a machine although I don't want anything big or too expensive.
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mallyh //The tin with the orange lid//
Is that the one from Aldi?
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gingerbee, does it make the coffee taste nicer?
Can you remember how much it cost?
No actually its very compact - I got it from Amazon

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aldis or lidls do it but i normally buy it at aldis as my grandson loves it x
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One of my neighbours shops at Lidl's, so I might ask him to get me a tin of it.
Helen, that is probably compact compared to some, but my kitchen is small and I don't have enough space I'm afraid.
You need to go on a trading course to learn the language if you go into a coffee shop these days.

I don't understand the words they use at all.
.... training..... ( not trading )
My kitchen is very small - its not much larger than my kettle.

But if you are short of space I would get a milk frother whisk and a cooker top espresso pot
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Hoppy, I don't aim to be a connoisseur,:-) I just want to drink a nice coffee that isn't going to be too much of a faff to make and tastes good.
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Would I need to buy ground coffee for the cooker top expresso pot or do you just use expresso coffee. I've never heard of those.

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