Siliconslave's how to make espresso thread

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Yeah I'm drinking the minor figures in a flat white (made at home) right now and it is great as a replacement. Very close texture and taste to dairy, and I fully recommend to anyone wanting to find a drop-in replacement alternative to dairy to give it a go.

BUT I prefer the the taste of the oatly whole milk which, while noticeably different to dairy, it's better imho.
 
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once you have found how much residual coffee is in the grinder can just pre-weigh before grinding (assuming minimal pop-corning)
could buy an aluminium pot for fairly cheap 55mm mouth https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282517653681

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I was about to come in and ask what people store their ground beans in and saw this...is that would you'd use these for? Currently just use a small Tupperware :p
 
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I use a ceramic jar with a wooden lid that has a rubber seal, made by Starbucks lol I really like it! I also have a Fellows vacuum jar which I use as overflow if the bag is too big for the Starbucks jar.

Cool. I presume something 'vacuumed' is better, or at least rubber sealed? Obviously I tend to only grind enough for a handful of coffees, if that.
 
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Cool. I presume something 'vacuumed' is better, or at least rubber sealed? Obviously I tend to only grind enough for a handful of coffees, if that.

I keep beans in there, not ground. But yeah, vacuum is best but it’s not major important if you go through it fast enough. But I think a rubber seal at least is a must.
 
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I wouldn't do that with these jars,doesn't light affect the coffee?I put the pouch in the jar as i keep them on the counter top.Suppose you could grind the beans and put it back in the pouch,but i wouldn't do that either,i grind what i need at the time.
 
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I wouldn't do that with these jars,doesn't light affect the coffee?I put the pouch in the jar as i keep them on the counter top.Suppose you could grind the beans and put it back in the pouch,but i wouldn't do that either,i grind what i need at the time.

Yeah, can't be bothered grinding every single time.

I said elsewhere, but I grind enough for two/three usually, they go into a tub and in a cupboard with the rest of the stuff :p
 
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Yeah, can't be bothered grinding every single time.

I said elsewhere, but I grind enough for two/three usually, they go into a tub and in a cupboard with the rest of the stuff :p

Can't see it being a problem if you keep it in the cupboard.Dunelm do a 120ml spice jar for £1.50 with a rubber seal,maybe try that?
 
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Can't see it being a problem if you keep it in the cupboard.Dunelm do a 120ml spice jar for £1.50 with a rubber seal,maybe try that?

Worth a shot. I was more wondering if it helps or not, i guess it depends on the lifespan of the bean ones it's chopped and how they've been stored to begin with?

So many variables :p
 
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Worth a shot. I was more wondering if it helps or not, i guess it depends on the lifespan of the bean ones it's chopped and how they've been stored to begin with?

So many variables :p

Just got to keep the coffee away from air,light,heat and moisture.Ive read further up what you posted,a few coffees worth of ground wont be a problem i would of thought.
 
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Keep It Simple - my vacuvin pots I used to keep beans in haven't been used for years, I just use coffee beans within 2 weeks typically, keep them in the original bag, and just pour out the right weight for a double into a pot on top of scales, tip it into grinder - that's it, takes 10s max. - pouring beans out the bag is a lot more accurate than playing around with a scoop, too.

oat milk - checked out some reviews will try some of the asda uht below, in comparison to price of real milk, not sure my wallet is ready for premium oat milk

Asda Oat Milk​

Asda’s own brand UHT oat milk (85p for 1 litre) is, for me, the best budget oat milk. Not too thick, not too thin, it has the perfect consistency for tea, coffee, and cereal. It has a great taste – not too sweet, and not too over-powering. What’s more, it’s fortified with calcium, vitamin D2, vitamin B12, and iodine.
 
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Don't know if anyone has seen this yet - but Lance Hedrick has done a prototype/concept dual boiler with Breville (Sage). Doesn't sound like it's going to be on sale any time soon - but a really interesting evolution of their existing machine:
 
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Yeah, can't be bothered grinding every single time.

I said elsewhere, but I grind enough for two/three usually, they go into a tub and in a cupboard with the rest of the stuff :p

May as well just buy nescafe ;)

Grinding takes like 30 seconds! Unless you live the busiest life ever, its worth it. Or just buy pre-ground coffee and not bother grinding yourself?
 
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Hello there. I presume my coffee grinder is on its way out/something is up with the cup grinder part. The blade is loose and I'm not sure how to tighten it back up, did remove three screws for the bottom of the plastic housing on the grinder cup - but I couldn't pry anything apart with them removed.

Anyway, along with the loose blade, this shiny metallic power is appearing so I think it's grinding something is shouldn't be (whatever it is doesn't enter the cup). Can you buy replacement cups/grinders as I think the reason for the slightly inconsistent motor is related to the dodgy cup and loose blade? Tried the internet but can only find the whole unit. And then if not - any recommendations for a new one for £30-50? Thanks.

The model I have is the Duronic Electric Coffee Grinder CG250.
 
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May as well just buy nescafe ;)

Grinding takes like 30 seconds! Unless you live the busiest life ever, its worth it. Or just buy pre-ground coffee and not bother grinding yourself?

Yep, time, mess, space in the kitchen. My personal situation and process at the end of the day :)

Thanks for everyone's inputs all.
 
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Yep, time, mess, space in the kitchen. My personal situation and process at the end of the day :)

Thanks for everyone's inputs all.
Don’t tell anyone, at work, because I am at work…I buy pre-ground, I keep it in a clip lock ceramic jar with a rubber seal, also by Starbucks lol. I even get the cheapest pre-ground you can get in the supermarket.

I get through it in about 2 weeks. Is it amazing? Not really, but I don’t have the space to keep a grinder at work and not going to be very good look if my boss catches me grinding coffee by hand every morning instead of working.

It’s fineeeee, still better than instant.

It's at home where i take my time with single dose grinding with beans and espressos.
 
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Does anyone use a Puck screen? Finding its doing a better job of control channeling and keeping the head all nice and clean. But how do people go about cleaning it/removing it. Currently I'm knocking it out into my Puck bin thing and then fishing it out. Am I missing a trick?
 
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