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wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 5:46 pm    Post subject: Coffee  Reply with quote    

I am trying to find a way of getting decent coffee into me at work - they have just changed to some narsty powdered stuff, and I am giving in and bringing my own - but they come with sooooo much packaging. I can't really be faffing about with caffitierereres, filters are far too much disposable plastic, and coffee 'bags' aren't much better (although they are a bit more biodegradable) Why can't you get tea bags with coffee in them?

Any suggestions, Dear Downsizers?

I wonder if a tea ball would work?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Coffee?

That's not very helpful of me, is it..?
A.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[Nose in the air/]Oh, you mean instant?[/nose in the air]

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Coffee Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I am trying to find a way of getting decent coffee into me at work - they have just changed to some narsty powdered stuff, and I am giving in and bringing my own - but they come with sooooo much packaging. I can't really be faffing about with caffitierereres, filters are far too much disposable plastic, and coffee 'bags' aren't much better (although they are a bit more biodegradable) Why can't you get tea bags with coffee in them?

You are exactly the target market for a Senseo machine.
Quick, fuss-free, decent but not espresso, real coffee...

Atone for your consumerism and craving for a product of the tropics by saving the grounds for the garden.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In places like Whittards you can get a mug with a lid that comes with a strainer insert, its intended for herb tea, but is ace for a no fuss one cup of coffee. Ours was bought a few years back but I woul dimagine they are still around

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These in fact
http://www.whittard.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=121921&cid=t6032&language=en-GB

You just tip a bit of proper coffee into the filter, top up the mug and fish out the filter after a few seconds, it tips out into the compost very easily

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you have access to a cooker hob? A stove top espresso machine doesn't take much longer than boiling a kettle.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Perfect. Don't have a whittards locally, but will pass one soon enough, I expect.

Thanks Sally.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

keep your eyes peeled, I found several similar on ebay just now under'infuser mug' or words to that effect, they are bound to be in other shops too

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 07 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Perfect. Don't have a whittards locally, but will pass one soon enough, I expect.

Thanks Sally.


there's one in Oxford

Just Jane



Joined: 16 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 07 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is what I use

http://www.bodum.com/b2c/index.asp?famid=16&famSubId=1602&id=K1791-01

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 07 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In the mean time 'Douwe Egberts' is very good as an instant.

Anders



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 07 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These are good if you want to make more than a cup. Uses filters. I'd go for the porcelain one (its second hand).


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bagpuss



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 07 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

single cup filters which just take filter paper can be quite good

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 07 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Coffee Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Any suggestions, Dear Downsizers?


Water?

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