HG6071BK Coffee grinder by Tiamo

Type: Tech, Coffee Beans, Ground coffee

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Overall: 62% | Quality: 6 | usability: 7 | Packaging: 7

The packaging is okay – there are no instructions but that is fine because you don’t need them. You simply clip everything together.

This is a good grinder and does its job well. I like the plastic lid which holds the coffee beans to keep them fresh if you want to store them in there for a while.

This is a good grinder overall but if you want other features like an air-tight container, then I recommend you buy the HG3939 by Tiamo instead.

Was a pleasure to review and use and I recommend anyone who is looking for a basic grinder to give it a go!

Thank you for reading. – Judge Shaun.

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HG3939 Coffee Grinder by Tiamo

Type: Tech, Coffee Beans, Ground coffee

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Overall: 85% | Quality: 9 | usability: 9 | Packaging: 7

The packaging is great – with simple instructions printed on the side, along with other information you would probably expect from a manual.

On opening – it was all packed cleanly and was very easy to assemble. Every bit of this product simply slots together and the quality is outstanding.

I grinded some beans and was pleasently surprised by how easy it was to use. Once I finished – I took the top part of the grinder and unscrewed it to wash, it too no time at all. But the bottom part I did not wash. Why, you ask?

Because it also doubles up as a decent air-tight container – meaning you can always have fresh coffee at hand. I personally like to grind coffee up at night as I find it very therapeutic, and use the ground in the morning. Which makes this the perfect grinder for me.

Would I recommend this? 100% YES. It’s a luxury item that all coffee lovers need to own.

Thank you for reading. – Judge Shaun.

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Aeropress – Review of the month: January

I have had a lot of good stuff sent to me to review in January, but this is one of my favorite products.

Type: Tech, Coffee

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Overall: 88% | Quality: 8 | usability: 7 | Packaging: 8

The packaging was great, and the assembly was easy. The only thing that could improve this would be adding some tips on how to use it on the box and supply a permanent filter.*

It’s very easy to use – you simply use the scoop provided for the coffee and use the numbering on the side of the aeropress for water. I normally like to drink my coffee in a bigger cup, so I usually do 2 scoops of fresh ground and fill the water up to 2 as well. For those who like to drink from a mug, 2 = half a mug, which I personally find perfect.

I have had coffee from French Presses, Drips & Espresso machines; ranging from £30 to over £300 but have never have I tasted coffee so good. Aerobie have made a miracle come alive here. How can a this machine make better coffee than ones ten times it’s price? Magic, that’s how.

Do I recommend it to anyone? Yes. I recommend it for almost everyone on a budget. Whilst this is an amazing machine, it is a little bit more hassle than a drip. If you are like me, and love to grind fresh beans into ground then this may just be perfect for you.

Thank you for reading. – Judge Shaun.

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*You can get permanent filters from third party companies. I hope I receive a few I could review for you all in the future.

Review of the Month – Tassimo T20!

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Today I received something rather spectacular – a single serve coffee machine(SSC) from Tassimo. I have heard rumors that SSC discs costs much more than traditional ground bags, and there’s apparently a lack of choice. Are the rumors true or just simply jealousy?

Let’s start with the packaging – its all clear and informative, but trust me; Its so easy to use you wont even need to look at them. What we get is the machine, water tank, and a service/cleaning disc.

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Those who have seen my review on the Aeropress know it was annoying to clean after every use. Drip filters are pretty easy, you only need to rinse the coffee jug, and clean the filter after each use. How do we need to clean the tassimo? It’s simple. You don’t really need to – all you have to do is put the service disc and a de-scaler in every few weeks. It even indicates when it needs to be done so you don’t forget and you always know its clean.

How do we brew a coffee? Simply pull up the lid, put the T-Disc in and press the big button and because of its barcode system it will automatically make you the best brew it can. Thats it. What is in the disc? Instant coffee? Nope. it’s proper ground coffee – there are brands like Costa, Twinings, Cadbury and one of my favorites – Carte Noire.

There is so much variety, much more than the competition, and to those who say they want more flavors than what’s on offer – Experiment and make your own flavors – thats what I plan to do, so keep an eye out for my crazy tassimo experiments and see if you like them too.

Now, let’s get onto the big rumor. Disc prices. Let’s do some basic maths.

16 pack of carte noire crema T Discs = £3.80. 3.80/16= 23p per cup of coffee.

24 servings (ground Carte Noire) = £3.80. £3.80/24 = 16p per cup of coffee.

1 Crema from a coffee shop = £2.40. 2.40/1 = £2.40 per cup of coffee.

So as we can see – The tassimo T-Discs are literally over 10 times cheaper than going to a coffee shop and taste just as good but with more variety, where as the ground is 7p less per cup which is a very small price to pay for convenience. And if you wan to come into this matter you could easily counter-argue that these T-Discs are air-tight and the coffee inside wont “run out of date/taste not as good” for a year or two. I have seen people say they found discs in the cupboards they forgot about for years and they still taste just as good; my point being – people throw away ground coffee when they get bored of it or don’t drink it enough, wasting money.

Now let’s get down to the other important facor; taste. Does this taste as good as shop made coffee, ground or instant? This machine is faster than making instant coffee, so how does it fair? Thankfully, this leaps above instant coffee and some of the coffees are better than shop made coffees. I don’t know how. Perhaps the coffee fairies sprinkled some magic dust around Tassimo because I still cannot get around how nice these coffees are and they only take one minute to make.

Highly Recommended.