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Where can I get better coffee in Canberra than I can make myself?

By johnboy 18 May 2010 63

[First filed: May 17, 2010 @ 9:52]

Coffee Pot

After a long delay I finally got access over the weekend to the storage unit my things were in.

I hadn’t really understood what I’d been missing out on until I unpacked my coffee grinder and espresso pot.

$6.50 got me 200g of arabica at the local IGA and in the same time I could otherwise spend queuing up to get a surly teenager to make me espresso badly on filthy equipment I can now make a real flat white for a unit cost somewhere around 15c.

Now the question is this: is there any place in this coffee shop riddled town that’s going to (with all the advantages of training, specialisation, and equipment available) make me a better cup of coffee?


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Muttsybignuts 10:11 pm 22 Jul 10

For the record Deeks in Pearce do a nice coffee.

Muttsybignuts 10:10 pm 22 Jul 10

I didn’t think I was a coffee wanker until this van started showing up near work every day and selling food, icecream and coffee. I’m not sure if it is the beans or the maker or what but it has scarred me for life. I am easy going and will drink most coffees but after 3 days of this stuff I began to wretch at the more thought of it. Guess it is back to Maccas drive though for me!

I-filed 6:26 pm 22 Jul 10

troll-sniffer said :

Hey mon, you want da real bean, get yoself on down to da Etiopian community and learn da ancient ways from da place da koffee was born. Dey is makin it from da raw beans, dey is cookin dem in a little charcoal burner, den dey is grindin’ dem in da pestle, den is makin’ it unfiltered in da pot, and is finish wid da careful pourin’ into da warm milk.

You is not gonna get a better koffee dan dat. Da penalty is it’s a bit consuming of the sweep of a minute hand you know what I mean. But, as da ethis will tell ya, koffee’s not just a drink it’s a social occasion.

Even better after some injera na wat. But dat’s a whole different story.

Ethiopia isn’t in the Caribbean, Trollsniffer.

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