@yorrike You make a great point about environmental waste due to Nespresso. I stopped using our machine at home until we found biodegradable pods at our local supermarket. They break down after use within the same time as an orange peel. Now we alternate between AeroPress and these compatible pods, depending on what we feel like.
@macgenie Talking about coffee on a stove, do you enjoy Turkish coffee?
@macgenie Fair enough! I don't care for sugar in my coffee either, although I do like milk. My standard order is a strong flat white. Turkish coffee is only ever consumed when I visit my baba. 😄 (To be clear, she's North Macedonian and they call it Turkish coffee, however, if you speak to a Greek, they will call it Greek coffee, haha.)
I am very aware of the incorrectness of my Nespresso addiction. I do not like the Aeropress. I recycle the pods. And I am an old leftie who has been boycotting Nestle since college. Everyone has their price, and evidently mine is a fuss-free shot of espresso in the morning. ☹️
@yorrike Hahahahaha of course they called it 'Greek delight’. A lot of pride there! I hear this sort of stuff every so often because my home town, Wollongong, has the largest North Macedonian population in the world outside of North Macedonia, and the country has had a long feud with the Greeks about Macedonian history and identity. It's pretty tiring. The one thing that they agree on is that they don't like Turkish people. Fortunately, no one in my family or my wife's family buys into that rubbish.
@martinfeld just had to comment on your Macedonian population, we have a large population here in Newcastle as well. There's a local football club, when you go to their home ground, literally all the advertising hoarding is Macedonian Lawyer, Macedonian Butcher, Macedonian Super Annuation, etc.
@macgenie If only I could do so! Sigh…
@macgenie @jsanchez i used to be aeropress on weekdays and split a three cup moka with my wife at the weekends. Then my wife stopped drinking coffee. I miss the few minutes waiting for moka. Was time to read Rachel Roddy’s cooking column on Saturday and a few micro.blog posts on Sunday. Need to buy 2-cup moka😉
@jsanchez it doesn’t have the thickness or crema of an espresso, although I’d compare it with a well made Moka. I haven’t had a skill to make a great coffee from a Moka, but I don’t think I’ve had a bad coffee from an Aeropress. They’re reasonably cheap, so may be worth giving it a go. Alternatively, depending where you are, some of the more hardcore coffee cafes offer it as an option.
I have a conical grinder. I grind my beans to a little finer than espresso, use the inverted method, let it sit for ~1 minute and then press it into a cup. Sometimes I’ll spend that minute warming up some milk to put in if I’m having a flat white/latte instead of a straight black coffee.
@macgenie It wasn’t the George Clooney nespresso ads then?
It would surprise me if there weren’t any biodegradable nespresso alternatives available in the US. I do believe I’ve heard someone mention them on a podcast.
@renem I think it depends on many things, the type of coffee that you use for it it's important, how the beans are ground, the rubber of the moka pot and also how it's made, I've learn that if you make it with hot water to start tates nicer than with cold water. I will also don't let it sit, once it's made just transfer it into a cup and enjoy! Could be an acquired taste too, I love the cafetiere and filter too and I guess also depends the day and time you want different things isn't it?