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Old Feb 13th 2011, 10:24 am
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by cricketman
Before this we had a cheap 60 euro machine and although it was OK, I wouldnt be happy paying money for a coffee that came out of that machine.
Is that simply because the machine is cheap or because it produces inferior coffee?

The one we are thinking about is a model by UFESA and would cost about 90 Euros. I don't suppose anyone has any experience of one of those?

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Old Feb 13th 2011, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Barakito Especial con gasolina(cuarenta tres), knocks all the rest into a cocked hat, normally served in a glass, so it can be fully appreciated.
To make it is an art-form.
To drink it sublime.

I've only ever had this in Tenerife. Is is available in bars in mainland Spain?
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by Library Ticket
I've only ever had this in Tenerife. Is is available in bars in mainland Spain?

I have yet to find it on the mainland, and it was only Tenerife and La Gomera where I found it in the Canaries.
Also I only found it in Venezuelan bars run mainly by Canarian families who had returned from S.America, after having had to emigrate there in more troubled times.
The Venezuelan food such as Carne Fritas and Arepa Carne with Mojo was to die for as well.
Though there are some other C. American bars that do similar things, I have yet to find anything on the mainland that even comes close to the Venezuelan recipes.
Hardly ever a night went by, but I would end up in one of those places at three or four in the morning, stuffing my face on the tasty grub and supping delicious barakitos.
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
I have yet to find it on the mainland .......delicious barakitos.
Looks like we'll have to stick to making it ourselves, we did buy some suitable glass cups when we got back to the UK. We bring the cuarenta y tres back on the ferry when we visit friends in Germany.
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Thought 43 was a spanish produced drink. Much too sweet for me.
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by jackytoo
Thought 43 was a spanish produced drink. Much too sweet for me.
http://www.slashfood.com/2006/12/07/...-tres-liqueur/

It is Spanish and has quite a history to it.
It's great for mixing witha thousand and one other things, but as you say a bit sweet on it's own.
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by jimenato
Is that simply because the machine is cheap or because it produces inferior coffee?

The one we are thinking about is a model by UFESA and would cost about 90 Euros. I don't suppose anyone has any experience of one of those?

http://images.izideal.com/img/produc...tto-creme.jpeg
Yes that is the brand we used to have.

The cheaper machines normally have a less powerful pump (or indeed no pump at all) which means the coffee comes out as weak and watery.
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by jackytoo
Thought 43 was a spanish produced drink. Much too sweet for me.
Yes, we originally came across it in Spain but it's widely available in supermarkets in both Germany and France at a reasonable price. We have friends in both countries who we visit by car so we can keep stocked up. Good thing too as it's difficult to get in the UK although Asda did have some in before Christmas but it was a special line only for Christmas and expensive too, about 20GBP per bottle I think.
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Sometimes (not often, though) I just want a pot of Instant without the whole ceremony that seem to go along with ordering a coffee here in Spain.
Thought that this might be relevant - http://www.tumbit.com/blogs/967-how-...-in-spain.html
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by jdr
You are probably used to Nescafe rubbish taste, go into a few Spanish bars till you find one you like, get the name and buy that.
Maybe Cafe Molido Natural is quite nice and half that price for a brick.
Excuse me

But Nescafe coffee is not the typical coffee in Spain, is for example for the milk, if you want to drink something for the morning, like "Eko" (cereale soluble), etc etc. Nescafe coffee is not coffee of cup
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Default Re: A Decent Cup of Coffee

Originally Posted by littlelambfound
I still stand by my previous statement. The quality of coffee served in the majority of Spanish establishments is pretty mediocre at best. Yes, yes, some do buy a decent brand of bean, but from the purchase, to the drinking, there is room for a multitude of bad/uncaring/lazy practices. The fact that in any Italian motorway cafe I can get a consistently better brew says a lot about the Spanish attitude. And the point here is consistency.
I do not like coffee of the bar, but to my house. And I'm sure if my coffee add other things (chocolate, cream, etc) would be better. Also, I drink coffee with mineral water. And the taste is just remarkable

I don't know if the coffee is most mediocre in Spain than in Italy, of course, I do not think that all houses in Italy have to do all the same great coffee. Maybe use other grains or other additives that we do not put coffee

In the same way that Italians buy Iberian ham and sell it as Parma ham (of much lower quality), for example. And the ham is just one example

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Originally Posted by Rotor
Goats milk and cheese stinks like billy goats
Less prejudices. Goat's milk, the authentic (not the crap you would buy in a supermarket) is much better than cow's milk. No comparison. Is different, has a yellowish hue, is more digestible, and more healthy. Besides, the taste is incredibly delicious

I buy goat's milk, but is very expensive, and also think it is not for sale to people, only to companies of cheese, etc.

And the cheese? Exactly the same: fresh goat cheese is ideal for weight loss
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Does the composition of the water make a difference? I've always had excellent coffee in Madrid, but it's not always been the case in say, Valencia. Must be down to the water (in defence of Valencia they do say their water gives an extra taste to their paella)
Yes. Of course

And the example you put about coffee of Madrid, is perfect

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Old Feb 18th 2011, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Relampago
Excuse me

But Nescafe coffee is not the typical coffee in Spain, is for example for the milk, if you want to drink something for the morning, like "Eko" (cereale soluble), etc etc. Nescafe coffee is not coffee of cup
That is what I said, Nescafe is crap.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes that is the brand we used to have.

The cheaper machines normally have a less powerful pump (or indeed no pump at all) which means the coffee comes out as weak and watery.
Got one of these in the end - it's got 18 bars whatever those are.



It seem's OK so far...
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