European Style Coffee


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Oct 20, 2005
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Hi all,

I'm a complete coffee noob and had a quick question.

My girlfriend and I recently went to a new dessert restaurant and ordered some cake and coffee. We tasted the coffee and both thought "Wow, that tastes just like the coffee we had in France." I remember the coffee throughout Europe having a richer flavor and loved it, but I don't know how it was made.

Does anybody know what I'm talking about? Is it made with a French press or a pressure brewer or....? What do I need to do to brew coffee like that at home.


Tim Reed

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Oct 25, 2005
Loughborough England
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I think they may use different coffee in Europe. I get this stuff from France called Grand Mere Familial, I dont think its the best cup of coffee in the world, but it's definately strong. But If you are used to instant coffee then just getting a cafetiere and some decent ground coffee is generally good enough. Thats my tip.

Can i just ask?

What do you think of coffee straight from the bean, do you think it worthwhile?

Are there any reasons that you dont make coffee straight from the bean at the moment?

Would you be interested in recycling your used coffee granules?

I hope you can help.