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  1. My two lots of 4 samples arrived yesterday arvo....

    My two lots of 4 samples arrived yesterday arvo. Have tried two so far (Organic and Crema Ultimo) and they are both very good and quite different to each other. I suspect that the two blended...
  2. WP, this was the best idea you've had in your...

    WP, this was the best idea you've had in your life! :2tsup: I have previously reported how it freshened up the pot and got the foul flavour out of it.

    It seems I may have to do this more than...
  3. Yes, it's all subjective of course, and very much...

    Yes, it's all subjective of course, and very much dependent upon your age and condition of hearing. They also talk about speakers, Headphones, cables and even electronic devices needing to be run in....
  4. Only if you are prepared to put up with the...

    Only if you are prepared to put up with the tinniest sound you've heard since the 1970s! I bought a pair of the 3M ones, and the sound quality is ridiculously poor, and using a 3.5mm cable with them...
  5. Much of my music is in high res - more or less...

    Much of my music is in high res - more or less unplayable on Bluetooth (headphones or speakers) and needs a cable to carry the signal properly. That will improve with future generations of BT. A...
  6. Hi Graeme, what I meant by that statement is not...

    Hi Graeme, what I meant by that statement is not that Bluetooth HPs are not good quality sound, but that they don't have the capacity (just yet) to carry high resolution music signals. A standard CD...
  7. How are your coffee beans lately? Mine are GREAT again!

    So boiling in very weak vinegar and then Bicarb is done (about 2 tsp Bicarb to 10 litres). The vinegar didn't dislodge anything but the pot was nice and shiny after it. OTOH, the bicarb follow-up did...
  8. Rightio, I've ordered 2 x 4 Sample packs from...

    Rightio, I've ordered 2 x 4 Sample packs from Sicilia.

    Currently the Moka pot is disassembled and boiling away in some dilute vinegar, for maybe 15 minutes or so. I'll flush it off then and repeat...
  9. Ev, how long did delivery take, and which option...

    Ev, how long did delivery take, and which option did you select? Can't see their address anywhere and an 08 phone number could be Adelaide or Perth.
  10. :D Aldi had no peanuts whatsoever, so across...

    :D

    Aldi had no peanuts whatsoever, so across the road to Woolies and I wasn't going to buy their probably stale, probably average generic brand, so it had to be Nobby's Salted. :shrug: The I came...
  11. Whilst I am not unhappy with the blend that I...

    Whilst I am not unhappy with the blend that I made, it's not as cheap nor as good as the Bramwell PB from Aldi that Mick refers to. Just been shopping and still no Crunchy PB....so....

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  12. Ha! Yes, Lola and I have a lot of fun with the...

    Ha! Yes, Lola and I have a lot of fun with the authentic pronunciation of Tchaikovsky which is Chee-korrv-ski, and the voice drops to a Russian low on the second syllable.

    Maybe. I put a couple of...
  13. That figures, and is why I try to tamp out as...

    That figures, and is why I try to tamp out as much air as I can. When things have stabilised I might have to try some experiments with week old, freshly ground, and perhaps ground and vac packed.
    ...
  14. Your thoughts on grinding?

    When it comes to grinding, I have the Aldi $100 automatic jobbie which does a great job. Set it to the finest setting, push the button and away it goes - won't start if the catcher isn't in place....
  15. Confirmed that it was the beans.

    I've now had about 10 days or more away from the Aldi Dark beans - just made one now, and it's definitely the beans. Bloody taste of tea in there!
  16. Might have to give that a run I think. I've...

    Might have to give that a run I think.


    I've been wondering if it's Grinders that supply Aldi.
  17. Nah, that's a brand, named after the inventor...

    Nah, that's a brand, named after the inventor Alfonso Bialetti. The device is a Moka Pot.
  18. It looks like the Aeropress is a vastly improved...

    It looks like the Aeropress is a vastly improved variation of the Plunger. I've never owned a plunger ('coz I've never had a decent coffee out of one, and almost always lukewarm), but it would seem...
  19. Not quite sure what the Aeropress is, but it...

    Not quite sure what the Aeropress is, but it sounds like battery powered or summink for non-240v use?

    Beans update: so a week later I've been having mainly Campos beans which are pretty good, but...
  20. Yep, that's the one. Crunchy for me, which may...

    Yep, that's the one. Crunchy for me, which may reduce the salt a little (there is LOTS of crunch!). The inclusion of a small hit of molasses is a master stroke.
  21. Jaysus, what brand is that? The 3 I have here are...

    Jaysus, what brand is that? The 3 I have here are 154, 184, 274mg (and the latter is the Woolworths brand). The "other" Aldi one (which was tasteless oily rubbish is a whopping 650mg sodium).
  22. Nah, always careful with salt. Just a few grinds...

    Nah, always careful with salt. Just a few grinds to a kilo of PB to rev it up a little. I add salt to almost nothing on my plate, and very little in some of the things I cook.

    BTW, what would he...
  23. Peanut butter problem - solved!

    So in the absence of Aldi CPB, I bought a few different ones from Woolies to try, and none of them were too flash....but a solution presented itself.
    1. Pic's PB Crunchy - too oily, a bit bland, not...
  24. Yes, and panic buying didn't help that. However,...

    Yes, and panic buying didn't help that. However, coffee and Peanut Butter have always been problematic at Aldi. We have always kept 2-3 in reserve (coffee 4-6). It probably has something to do with...
  25. AHA! So it's not just a cup of coffee FFS, it's...

    AHA! So it's not just a cup of coffee FFS, it's worth paying horrendous postage costs via AP to USA! :D

    ($98 5 days air freight, $77 2-3 month Sea freight, or perhaps they choose the 2 day...
  26. Beans returned to Aldi (who have a very good...

    Beans returned to Aldi (who have a very good return policy, btw). Bought 500g of Campos beans ($25) and just made a brew. Shoulda used a bit more - a touch weak - but the flavour is pretty good.
  27. Whew, that's a relief Bob. I guess I can stop my...

    Whew, that's a relief Bob. I guess I can stop my preparations for strapping the pot to my head then. (insulating my partially covered scalp from the SS pot was the tricky bit).
  28. It's not just coffee....

    I may have to start another thread about my other first world problem involving Aldi supply problems. American Style Crunchy Peanut Butter - simply the best there is, by a considerable margin....
  29. Mick, you promised me yesdy on the phone that I...

    Mick, you promised me yesdy on the phone that I was safe from your minerals. :doh:
  30. :D Yeah ok, he's (Whole Latte Love) is just...

    :D

    Yeah ok, he's (Whole Latte Love) is just saying to add them straight into the distilled water (which would or SHOULD be a known pH).
  31. Thanks Mick, but that's not quite what I meant....

    Thanks Mick, but that's not quite what I meant. My post was about re-interpreting the somewhat long-winded and Imperial/Metric mix. (making two different litres of water to add parts of to the...
  32. Coffee water in brief English.....and just metric

    Using scales accurate to 0.1 gram (and not everyone will have these)
    teaspoon Sodium Bicarbonate weighs 2.6 grams
    2 teaspoons Magnesium Sulphate weighs 12.4 grams (this is small granules, not...
  33. Looks like it's not the grinder

    I used the small Moulinex grinder on the Dark Beans this morning - they taste just the same - mixed with tea leaves. :puke:

    I still think that is the most likely cause. I've already cleared the...
  34. I think he must get paid by the word. Tomorrow,...

    I think he must get paid by the word. Tomorrow, when I'm not so tired, I'll "distil" that down to something that makes sense and can be digested without all the verbage. I'll make it just metric...
  35. How did I miss that? :roflmao2:

    How did I miss that? :roflmao2:
  36. Beans don't get the chance to go off or stale...

    Beans don't get the chance to go off or stale around here. A kilo lasts for around 2 weeks. The Aldi Dark are the worst, but 2 other Aldi types (Peru and Brasil) aren't much better, and they all come...
  37. Hmmm. :think: Maybe it's time for me to quote my...

    Hmmm. :think: Maybe it's time for me to quote my original post again.
  38. I'm still no closer to getting a definite result....

    I'm still no closer to getting a definite result. I did finally track down some Distilled water at Repco (for a mere $7.19 a litre) but the most nuetral tasting water is Pureau from the supermarket....
  39. Completely bizarre behaviour in Excel

    A few weeks or so ago I started getting the most odd behaviour in Excel - I don't think this was anything to do with an update, but I can't be sure.

    Win 10, Office 2016.

    I have a spreadsheet...
  40. The demineralised from Coles tastes fairly...

    The demineralised from Coles tastes fairly neutral, but not as totally bland as distilled. Maybe I might find some distilled at the hardware. (or Woolworths)

    Our catchment area here didn't get...
  41. Well I wouldn't say they are worth $60/kilo, but...

    Well I wouldn't say they are worth $60/kilo, but it doesn't taste like shight either. That's enough coffee today for me!
  42. Well it ain't me...

    Just had a Skinny Flat White (not my favourite) and it tasted as it should. I always find flat whites too rich on milk though. What I'd like to buy in a cafe is a long black with milk added....just...
  43. Covered.... Inexpensive or affordable...

    Covered....



    Inexpensive or affordable doesn't mean cheap - read Optimark's post.
  44. Maaaate....first post.... Yebbut that...

    Maaaate....first post....


    Yebbut that doesn't change why the coffee would suddenly become shight flavoured, regardless of which pot I use - particularly when just 2-3 weeks ago the flavour from...
  45. Ok, I've just changed the water filter (it was...

    Ok, I've just changed the water filter (it was kinda due anyway), although the water from it tastes pretty neutral. Even the tap water is not too bad atm (it varies). I'll run a throwaway batch...
  46. For a few years I was only using filtered water....

    For a few years I was only using filtered water. A few months ago I did an A/B test, and as I thought the coffee liquor is such a strong flavour that there was no discernible difference (and we have...
  47. Yes indeed Mick - chocolate, cheese and coffee at...

    Yes indeed Mick - chocolate, cheese and coffee at Aldi are unbelievable value.
  48. Yep, Lola agrees - tastes like shight! Everything...

    Yep, Lola agrees - tastes like shight! Everything else tastes ok so it's not like we have Covid screwing up our taste buds (as it can).
  49. How are your coffee beans lately? Mine are AWFUL!

    In the last couple of weeks I've noticed that the flavour of my regular coffee beans tastes like it is a 50/50 blend with tea leaves, which is bloody awful. I buy the dark blend beans from Aldi which...
  50. I really wish I could, for a few reasons -...

    I really wish I could, for a few reasons - including summer heat and ease of wearing a brim hat outside - but I just can't get them to stay in my narrow ear canals. Have tried the smallest tips I can...
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