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    • ClarkeKent
    • By ClarkeKent 13th Jan 18, 3:50 PM
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    Making ground coffee at home with no mess?
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    • 13th Jan 18, 3:50 PM
    Making ground coffee at home with no mess? 13th Jan 18 at 3:50 PM
    Looking to start having ground coffee at home instead of instant with no fuss and mess if that is possible.

    It's very nice from a cafetiere but always get grounds everywhere and a mess to wash up etc

    Looking for a cheapish solution without buying a fancy coffee machine. Any suggestions?

    Some options here
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=dp_bc_4?ie=UTF8&node=3538295031
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    We use these for single cups.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00BSROAJG/ref=mp_s_a_1_cc_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1515858993&sr=1-9-catcorr&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=sin gle+coffee+filter

    For more than that we use a cafeteria. Not sure how you can make mess with them any more than anything else.
    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 13th Jan 18, 4:15 PM
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    reusable bags like these?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disposable-Drawstring-Filter-Empty-Paper/dp/B074FTQJJL/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1515859948&sr=8-6&keywords=coffee+bags
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
    How are you making a mess? Rinse, empty, unscrew filter and plate, wash.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 13th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    I normally use my cafetiere but, when I want a coffee quickly and can't be bothered to clean it (or have broken it!), I use my Aeropress (http://www.aeropress.co.uk/). Great coffee, made (as it says) in 30 seconds, the coffee puck drops cleanly into the bin and, if necessary, it's ready to go again with only occasional washing.
    • Nebulous2
    • By Nebulous2 13th Jan 18, 5:12 PM
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    We were on holiday in a self-catering flat and discovered a moka pot. Once we worked out how to use it we were hooked. After we came home we bought one like this.

    We use it for breakfast every day - sometimes using any leftover coffee later in the morning. I'm not sure it is much cleaner than a cafetiere however - we tend to use it when we have guests.
    • london.cidade
    • By london.cidade 13th Jan 18, 5:42 PM
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    Mine is the below one

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00919Z3WQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1515865272&sr=8-13&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=delonghi +coffee+makers
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
    Cafeteria or pump action espresso machine for me .
    Cafeteria probably the easiest > warm > add coffee >water just off the boil > stir brew for 4 mins > pour .
    Empty grounds into a tub with drain holes in the bottom is what i do . Then tip on the garden weekly .Old plastic washing whitener tub does the job .
    Been drinking coffee since it was unfashionable and hard to get and tried most methods from kitchen towel upwards .
    Stick with DeLonghi EC680 or similar machines or a £10 cafeteria .
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 13th Jan 18, 5:59 PM
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    I find a pump action espresso machine isn't messy. Just knock out the grounds into a kitchen caddy and rinse the filter basket quickly with boiling water from the kettle. Less messy than a cafetiere, and you can compost the grounds or put them in your food waste collection.

    Failing that, have you tried coffee bags?
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 13th Jan 18, 9:17 PM
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    I use an Aeropress if its for just 1 mug's worth. Unlike a cafatiea You push the coffer/water mix through the filter rather than pushing the filter through the coffee/water and you end up with a compressed puck of coffee which is easier to chuck in the bin

    http://www.aeropress.co.uk/
    • outofworksch
    • By outofworksch 14th Jan 18, 8:52 AM
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    For a single cup, we use this


    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/45908/Barista-and-Co-Brew-It-Stick-Coffee-Infuser
    • basill
    • By basill 14th Jan 18, 10:50 AM
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    Im fond of my aeropress too. I also use paper filters, one cup size or over a jug. These are easily dropped in the recycling when done with.

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    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 14th Jan 18, 11:47 AM
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    We were on holiday in a self-catering flat and discovered a moka pot. Once we worked out how to use it we were hooked. After we came home we bought one like this.

    We use it for breakfast every day - sometimes using any leftover coffee later in the morning. I'm not sure it is much cleaner than a cafetiere however - we tend to use it when we have guests.
    Originally posted by Nebulous2
    Moka pot for me at home too, at work I use a cafetierre, they are not messy.
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 14th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    Also favour a cafetiŤre .......
    (so many spellings here!!)

    Why do you think it is messy?
    Tip: Put grounds on garden afterwards, deters slugs!
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 14th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    Not worth having a machine for one person who drinks more tea than coffee. So I have a Cafetiere and strain the dregs through a sieve type tea strainer. I've also bought a milk frother so I can do a fake cappuccino.
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 14th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
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    I have a grinder attachment for my Kenwood Chef, I grind enough coffee for a day or two and keep it in the fridge. Iíve never liked cafetiŤres and drip coffee makers, the coffee lacks intensity. I have used stove top espresso makers for decades, they are sometimes called Moka pots. Italian ones look nice but they are shoddy, Iíve had welded pieces fall off several. This is the best Iíve found:

    http://www.legendcookshop.co.uk/stellar-art-deco-espresso-makers-3-sizes-24852-0.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqJzg2sXX2AIVpbvtCh0nMw0HE AQYAiABEgIxq_D_BwE

    It is sold under Stellar and Horwood brands and is Chinese made. German ones are good too.

    It produces nice strong coffee which can be watered down if need be. Much better than ready ground coffee!
    • Marmaduke123
    • By Marmaduke123 14th Jan 18, 2:11 PM
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    Another vote for the Moka stovetop coffee maker. They come in various sizes to suit your needs. We have a coffee grinder and grind our beans daily, but you can obviously use ready ground coffee.

    We don't find disposing of the used grounds messy. They are quite well compacted in the hopper after the water has been forced through them, we just tip them out and dispose of them. A quick rinse of the hopper in the sink and all is good to go again.

    Highly recommended, we've used them for years
    • Lizabeth21
    • By Lizabeth21 14th Jan 18, 4:28 PM
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    Lyons do filter coffee in bags ( like tea bags). Leave to brew squeeze bag and either put it on the garden to keep cats away or dispose of it.
    Sold in Asda and Tesco.
    • pineneedles
    • By pineneedles 16th Jan 18, 11:15 AM
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    Another vote for Aeropress. No more scraping grounds out of the cafetiere, no more moka pot falling over failing to balance over the gas stove. (Yes, I'm a klutz.) Bit of a hassle if you're making more than 1-2 cups at once, but for just me it's perfect.
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 16th Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    another casualty
    After reading this thread yesterday , it made me get out my bodum French press( I think that’s what it is ) . Living on my own, the size I have holds enough for two mugs , me and whoever .

    I put 2 tablespoons of ground coffee into the bodum _ put hot watei in- when boiled pour water in _ stir and place lid/ plunger onto bodum_ wait 4 mins then press plunger down - done .
    Felt the coffee rush alright
    Oh, the bodum is easy to clean . I haven’t a dishwasher .
    They normally get reduced to half price in ROBERT dyass etc

    I make black coffee. If I’m in a shop, I buy cappuccino . Bizarre I know
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