Coffee, which brand

do you like drinking most in home. I am trying out different, brands at the moment liking the Bushell . Would like to know what is peoples favourite and why. Thanks.

Chef_moparpete, Feb 5, 3:39 pm

if you like Bushels -you cannot call yourself a coffee aficionado
personally like Melitta, brewed in a stove top espresso pot.

Chef_lilyfield, Feb 5, 4:05 pm

Hummingbird for me. About the best of the cheaper ones.

Chef_laspaz, Feb 5, 4:08 pm

Allpress Ponsonby blend is our favorite.

Chef_davidt4, Feb 5, 4:15 pm

For brewed coffee, I drink whatever the granddaughter supplies, always something from Mojo. Latest was Dr Feelgood for my plunger. It's not bad. I occasionally do try other brands when I want something different and find one on special, hopefully a single origin.
Instant coffee is Nescafe.

Chef_kay141, Feb 5, 4:19 pm

Love my Nescafe Fine Blend, with trim milk and one Splenda Tablet. Saves my life often

Chef_rainrain1, Feb 5, 6:17 pm

I don't drink instant at all but I do buy it for cooking - usually Aurora. I buy locally roasted coffee for my Aeropresse- either Ozone or Wild Cat

Chef_sarahb5, Feb 5, 7:06 pm

Ignoring the fresh, I used to be a devoted Nescafe Gold Blend fan for the last 30+ years, but as someone pointed out last year, it isn't what it was it used to be. I was pointed towards Fusio, so buy that when I see it and sometimes mix it with the Gold Blend. Not cheap for an instant but a passable drink.

Chef_socram, Feb 5, 7:08 pm

For instant coffee I like robert harris fusio. No instant is as good as real but this is not bad.

Chef_ruby19, Feb 5, 7:10 pm

Instant makes me feel sick in the tummy. So I bought a machine with an inbuilt grinder.
Although I like short blacks, long blacks etc I'm not a connoisseur of coffee. So I buy the beans that are on special at the s/market and hope they're ok. Most are, some not too flash but at about 40c a cup who cares !
Lots of the coffee at coffee shops often tastes different from shop to shop anyway.

Chef_mike16, Feb 6, 8:27 am

Pomeroys Espresso Formula II

Chef_04redsox, Feb 6, 8:50 am

Buy fresh beans - supermarket brands sit around in their packets on the shelves for months - you really will notice the taste difference if you buy freshly roasted beans

Chef_sarahb5, Feb 6, 9:36 am

Does Jarrah count they have about 11 different flavours - I like the Bravarian hazelnut flavour

Chef_spunkeymonkey, Feb 6, 9:48 am

Thx . I used to buy fresh online at $12.50 for 200gms plus freight which makes it quite expensive. So I bought a $6 special at s/m and altho I do notice the diff it doesn't really matter.
I make double shots. I'm 42 sober and get a nice wack out of my coffees !
I had a double espresso( in fact, several! ) in Rome a few years ago . yessirreee bob !

Chef_mike16, Feb 6, 10:32 am

I pay $20 for 500g of Wild Cat - its a local New Plymouth roastery - I only have one coffee a day at home so it lasts at least 3 or 4 weeks, quite a strong brew. I don't drink much so its my indulgence.

Chef_sarahb5, Feb 6, 11:08 am

For ground coffee Otobahn Coffee Roasted in Tirau. Heidis cafe use this coffee also which is right next door to where it is roasted. Otherwise we have settled on (I cant remember name) usually down bottom shelf at Countdown and is a green colour 100%arabica with a person on the front of package) quite nice.

Chef_zappi, Feb 6, 1:29 pm

I agree, very good coffee from this place in Tirau.

Chef_laspaz, Feb 6, 1:31 pm

We like the Fusio too, much prefer it to Nescafe etc. For plunger coffee we often buy Robert Harris too.

Chef_biggles45, Feb 6, 5:09 pm

Chef_r_o_s_i_t_a, Feb 6, 5:34 pm

Yep - Wild Cat Sweet Oil got a bronze. Our other local roastery (Ozone) didn't enter this time

Chef_sarahb5, Feb 6, 6:17 pm

Have a coffee machine, use Moconna for people who want instant, and I'll drink Jarrah Brazil if I cant be bothered using the machine which is very regularly.

Chef_molly37, Feb 6, 10:00 pm

I get my roasted coffee beans from
They are based in Christchurch and charge $30 a kilo of beans delivered.
Also are part of fair trade.

Chef_thewomble1, Mar 4, 2:53 pm

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