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Nespresso, anyone?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Actually, I should have added that the containers would also be recyclable if made of aluminium.

    I think this year is going to be one hell of an upheaval for plastics. China is no longer taking our plastics for recycling (or paper or anything else for that matter) and since the Blue Planet II series really highlighted what the crap is doing to the oceans, we are going to have to turn plastic use on it's head. Quite right as well - I took some stuff to the tidy tip (recycling plant) yesterday and had to tip all the plastic into a 'cannot be recycled' skip - even though I knew full well that some of it was pure ABS.

    For Coffee, We have a Filter Machine which works really well, the only waste is the grounds themselves and recycled filter papers. We use an electric coffee grinder as a manual one would bugger my neck up.
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  2. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Kenco or Tesco Latte sachets for me.
  3. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Apparently you can reuse the grounds as snail repellent or a body scrub. There's a coffee cart outside my local station and they always have bags of grounds and a notice urging people to help themselves to them
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I think that summarises the entire "barista experience" most eloquently.
  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I was once taught how to be a barista. Even at the time it seemed strange they were paying my day rate for me to make coffee! :confused:
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Nespresso are aluminium.
  7. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I bought my wife a Russell Hobbs espresso machine a few months ago. I've not bothered with it but she likes it.
  8. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    No thanks, on any of these devices. They are probably a really nice earner for the coffee suppliers and if some of this extra money does go to the coffee growers, I'm guessing the proportion that does, is less than the cut that the coffee brands take.
  9. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    We use the grounds to repel snails too.
  10. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    An example of added value, giving you less product for a lot more cost.
  11. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Does this work for slugs?
  12. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I believe so. In fact it might be slugs that I meant. I will come clean here and admit that Mrs Willie is the gardener in our house. I'm not very good at it. :oops:
  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    What is a snail, if not a slug in a crash helmet?

    Cheers, Jeff
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  14. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Coffee grounds can be used to remove the smell of elephant urine from clothes.........so I've read.
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Added value is a retailers term. The equivalent consumers term is added cost.
  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    As a non-coffee drinker I'll just suggest that there may be some similarity between those coffee machines and cameras when it comes to buyers. I have now left the room. ;)
  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You have to admire the nature lover's close observation skills, but who without an old brass helmeted diving suit would stand under an elephant having a leak?

  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Donald Trump if it was a cute one
  19. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    My Nespresso machine isn't a replacement for instant (which I never drink because it barely tastes like coffee) or filter coffee (which I occasionally drink). It is instead a replacement of my old espresso machine. The pods are marginally more expensive, but much quicker, and very much more convenient to use.

    I typically start the day with a couple of espressos, and have another in the evening after dinner. That used to be a whole lot of faff, now it's quicker and easier than boiling a kettle.

    I really miss it when I'm at work, where I have to make do with a cafetiere. Again, washing away all the grounds after each use is annoying compared to the simplicity of the pod based solution at home.

    Am I lazy? Probably. but they are the quickest and easiest way to get a decent cup of coffee.
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