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senor_robusto
10-05-2010, 04:13 PM
http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/cohiba-roasted-ground-coffee-250g-p-8782.html
does anyone know anything about this? is it worth 22 for a jar?

for that kind of money, it better be the best f**king coffee in the world!!! still, i'm curious...........

all the best,

alex:849:

tippexx
10-05-2010, 04:24 PM
http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/cohiba-roasted-ground-coffee-250g-p-8782.html
does anyone know anything about this? is it worth 22 for a jar?

for that kind of money, it better be the best f**king coffee in the world!!! still, i'm curious...........

all the best,

alex:849:

No, sorry Alex but maybe you can stretch that jar to 22 cups? And, then if you're feeling extra thirsty .... there's always the Cohiba Cognac to go with it!

http://www.cigars-of-cuba.com/tastings/tastinginfo.asp?ItemId=606

Pipe Dude
10-05-2010, 04:31 PM
Hasbean does an excellent one called Cuban Serrano (when it's in stock). Next best thing to Blue Mountain, I reckon.

senor_robusto
10-05-2010, 04:38 PM
lol, nice one arf!!!! the problem with the cohiba cognac is that it's martell, my least favourite (i prefer hennessy or remy martin)........

but seriously, 22 for a jar of coffee?

alex:849:

DeadBase
10-05-2010, 04:40 PM
I'm sure that I saw that coffee and that it costs next to nothing in Havana airport...

Kdot
10-05-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm intrigued...?

senor_robusto
10-05-2010, 04:45 PM
here's another link:
http://www.cubascoffee.com/default.asp

it's slightly cheaper here at 23!!! they also seem to stock a wide range of cuban coffee, i've had cubita (i bought some in a health shop in sligo town a few months ago, 4 for 230g), but not the rest........

alex

tippexx
10-05-2010, 04:47 PM
[QUOTE=senor_robusto;87232].... the problem with the cohiba cognac is that it's martell, my least favourite (i prefer hennessy or remy martin)........

but seriously, 22 for a jar of coffee?

Yeah, I did wonder where they grew the grapes in Cuba! :smile:

senor_robusto
10-05-2010, 04:48 PM
hang on, i've just noticed there's montecristo coffee as well.........
http://www.cubascoffee.com/search.asp?CatID=66

alex

senor_robusto
10-05-2010, 04:50 PM
yeah arf, i was thinking the same thing.......
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7031.aspx

400 for a bottle of brandy, 22 for a jar of coffee......... i know cohiba is a premium brand, but for f**k's sake, come on........

alex:849:

tippexx
10-05-2010, 04:58 PM
yeah arf, i was thinking the same thing.......
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7031.aspx

400 for a bottle of brandy, 22 for a jar of coffee......... i know cohiba is a premium brand, but for f**k's sake, come on........

alex:849:

...... must be the money out there Alex. Wonder how much for trottin' an empty back to the Offie?

monkey66
10-05-2010, 05:06 PM
What a load of bollocks.

There are far better coffee's available in the UK for less that 5. I say this without even trying it and I will bet a Beheke I am right ...anyone want to take the bet?

r0lan6
22-05-2010, 07:35 AM
Very true! I spent 65-odd on a 200g bag of Kopi Luwak 6 months ago. It was nice and fruity but I still preferred my Kenyan and Columbian beans! But I had grown up with the latter two which obviously had biased my answer!

celsis
22-05-2010, 10:11 AM
What a load of bollocks.

There are far better coffee's available in the UK for less that 5. I say this without even trying it and I will bet a Beheke I am right ...anyone want to take the bet?

I would absolutely refuse to pay 22 for ajar of coffee. I would even refuse to pay half of that!

I prefer Java as I need a good jolt to start my heart first thing in the morning and have now got turned on to Hot Lava Java at about 2.75 a pound.

Now call me a cheapskate if you like, but 22 for a pound of coffee? Aren't we being asked to part with money for the name? The Montecristo is around 17.50. It would be interesting to have them both analysed to see if there was any difference......

Deano
22-05-2010, 10:37 AM
I'm sure that I saw that coffee and that it costs next to nothing in Havana airport...

Everything costs next to nothing in Havana airport! Rum is a joke!

r0lan6
22-05-2010, 10:42 AM
Does that include the BHKs by any chance? :biggrin1:

monkey66
22-05-2010, 11:19 AM
To be clear this is the equivalent of Nescafe marketing Henry Wintermans and charging 50 per stick.

Any serious coffee aficionado would never buy pre-ground beans and anything that has been roasted more that 5 days ago (indeed a lot roast themselves to have control/freshness).

In the UK we are fortunate to have some of the finest coffee beans and specialist roasters/blenders in the world! The number of world Barista and coffee tasting titles that come to the UK is testament to this (no shortage in the US either).

If you want some world-class coffee at normal prices check out:
http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/
http://www.hasbean.co.uk/
http://www.coffeebeanshop.co.uk/

Lee Nub
22-05-2010, 11:43 AM
Interesting links :). I have a nespresso so don't want to get another machine, would you get a good drink from a cafetierre (sp)

Simon-JG-hr
22-05-2010, 12:09 PM
22! I suppose Communism has to make up the shortfall somehow... ;)

Pantomimehorse
22-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Lee I just bought a Nespresso machine for the Cigar Shack and also found you can buy these cool self fill pods from Nexpod, which means you can use whatever beans you like :smoke:

monkey66
22-05-2010, 10:03 PM
You can get great coffee from a cafeteria or a pour-over filter/drip machine if you observe a few basic rules.

Lee Nub
22-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Lee I just bought a Nespresso machine for the Cigar Shack and also found you can buy these cool self fill pods from Nexpod, which means you can use whatever beans you like :smoke:

Ooo that sounds good. I will look these up :)

matt day
23-05-2010, 09:54 PM
im tempted thougth agree that it better eb realy worth it at the price:tongue:

monkey66
24-05-2010, 07:22 AM
Cuba is not famous for coffee, this is a re brand exercise and cannot live up to expectations.

It is not worth it, don't do it but a nice stick instead and get some of the great coffee available for normal prices in the UK.

If you want some world-class coffee at normal prices check out:
http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/
http://www.hasbean.co.uk/
http://www.coffeebeanshop.co.uk/



im tempted thougth agree that it better eb realy worth it at the price:tongue:

celsis
24-05-2010, 09:26 AM
Thanks for that. Ordered some Lingtong from the Coffeebeanshop. I'll report back!

matt day
24-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Cuba is not famous for coffee, this is a re brand exercise and cannot live up to expectations.

It is not worth it, don't do it but a nice stick instead and get some of the great coffee available for normal prices in the UK.

If you want some world-class coffee at normal prices check out:
http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/
http://www.hasbean.co.uk/
http://www.coffeebeanshop.co.uk/
thanks will have 2 have a look:biggrin1:

HabanoSy
25-05-2010, 08:08 AM
If you want some world-class coffee at normal prices check out:
http://shop.squaremilecoffee.com/
http://www.hasbean.co.uk/
http://www.coffeebeanshop.co.uk/

Nice heads-up Monkey... :top:

Cheers, HabanoSy

monkey66
25-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Just remember with the fresh roasted coffee to give it at least 4 days after roast before use or else it will taste bad. All the suppliers mentioned above will print the exact roast date on the bags (usually the day of order).

Trust me on this and give it the four days otherwise it'll be nasty.

eggopp
25-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Ive only ever had Cubita coffee which i won a couple of years ago on one of cgars occasional competitions they sometimes have, i didnt rate it very much and tasted more like something you get from the salvation army when your out of luck! :mad:

celsis
25-05-2010, 08:56 PM
Just remember with the fresh roasted coffee to give it at least 4 days after roast before use or else it will taste bad. All the suppliers mentioned above will print the exact roast date on the bags (usually the day of order).

Trust me on this and give it the four days otherwise it'll be nasty.

Thanks for that! Was about to get stuck in when I read this! Coffee was eoasted yesterday so I better wait until Friday!

Got Lintong, Monsoon and PNG. What do you reckon? I normally drink very thick Java. Will there be a big difference?

monkey66
25-05-2010, 10:20 PM
All very distinctive, the Monsoon Malabar has that musty profile (great with milk) and the sumatra lintong again is a big coffee, the new guinea may be a bit cleaner. Hard to know how it will compare to your usual brew as there are a lot of variables aside from the beans.

Look forward to hear how you get on.

celsis
26-05-2010, 10:09 AM
One last question. I use a cafetiere. My wee grinder has two settings, coarse and fine. Which should I use?

monkey66
26-05-2010, 10:35 AM
probably coarse but hard to tell as these are such arbitrary terms.

A couple of pointers for cafetiere, let the kettle stand for a couple of mins after boiling as you don't want 100degC water, 94 DegC is much better. Pour in the water and let stand for 3-4 mins, plunge in one smooth action, pour slowly to avoid bringing up too much 'sludge'

celsis
26-05-2010, 11:03 AM
Cheers mate!

Lascaux
26-05-2010, 11:58 AM
i've never heard of the 4 days after roasting thing paul, but i will try it!

i recently bought some mandheling sumatra and some nicaraguan coffee from artistan roast in edinburgh. great great little coffee shop. it was freshly roasted the day before and smelt and tasted fantastic up there, bought several bags of whole beans back down, then left them for a week as I had nasty flu and they tasted weak as hell with an unpleasant aftertaste. dont know how the hell they turned so bad in just a week, ah well

monkey66
26-05-2010, 03:00 PM
4 days is essential, coffee needs to rest post roast to develop it's flavours (whilst it releases c02). the difference is night and day.

As for coffee going bad in a week it can happen if the beans are badly roasted: over-roasted and covered in oil that can go rancid quickly or not stored in a bag with a one-way valve giving the c02 nowhere to go and rapidly turning the beans bad.

celsis
27-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Tried the Sumatra Lintong today. Very different from what I've had before. A lot "thinner" than what I'm used to and not so oily. Taste was strange at first, until my buds got used to it. Vry fruity taste at first and this matured into the standard, strong Java taste. The aftertaste was quire sweet however. No bitterness here!

Very enjoyable and I'll buy again!