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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭ Gran Hermano


    Just a quick review on http://www.happydonkey.co.uk

    I ordered a new Iberital MC2 grinder last Friday and it arrived
    perfectly today (Tuesday). The grinder was GBP99, much cheaper
    than other UK shops with prices up to GBP165. Shipping was a tad
    steep at GBP30 but the total cost was still cheaper than buying
    locally in Ireland or from another Irish/UK online shop. In fairness
    the owner, Scott, gave me the option of sourcing another courier
    myself to arrange pick-up and shipping - nice option. All correspondence
    by email was promptly replied to. In summary I'm very pleased with
    the service and price. (They get great feedback on toomuchcoffee.com).

    As for the MC2, it's a great grinder. Took a while (and half a bag of beans!)
    to get the grind right but it's giving me perfect shots and great crema.
    It'll grind as fine as you need. As Rockbeer mentioned in an earlier post
    post it's best suited for sticking to the one grind - switching from espresso
    to say French press would take a while.
    http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/shop/product.php?productid=2619&cat=451&page=1

    If anyone is looking for a good grinder go for it (by comparison the Gaggia
    MDF was retailing for €230 in Dublin and I'm happier with the Iberital).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭ Gran Hermano


    Few more links:

    http://www.wholelattelove.com/tips.cfm
    Provides tips on using/cleaning/servicing most coffee machines.
    Good reviews too.

    http://www.gaggia.uk.com/
    Official site for Gaggia UK & Ireland. All manuals available for download.
    Also sell accessories and machines (both new & reconditioned).
    Will ship to Ireland and delivery is normally less than 1 week.

    http://www.cubascoffee.com/
    Based in Dublin with an on-line shop, just need to phone to confirm payment.
    For my all-time favourite Cubita beans - great espresso, tastes even better in Havana ;)

    http://www.coffeereview.com/reference.cfm
    UK Centric site but good reference articles on coffee culture, history and health.

    www.anothercoffee.co.uk/
    Will NOT ship to Ireland.. so no point looking or asking!

    And lastly:
    http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/ good forum with a UK slant.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr Magnolia


    Just a quick review on http://www.happydonkey.co.uk

    I ordered a new Iberital MC2 grinder last Friday and it arrived
    perfectly today (Tuesday). The grinder was GBP99, much cheaper
    than other UK shops with prices up to GBP165. Shipping was a tad
    steep at GBP30 but the total cost was still cheaper than buying
    locally in Ireland or from another Irish/UK online shop. In fairness
    the owner, Scott, gave me the option of sourcing another courier
    myself to arrange pick-up and shipping - nice option. All correspondence
    by email was promptly replied to. In summary I'm very pleased with
    the service and price. (They get great feedback on toomuchcoffee.com).

    As for the MC2, it's a great grinder. Took a while (and half a bag of beans!)
    to get the grind right but it's giving me perfect shots and great crema.
    It'll grind as fine as you need. As Rockbeer mentioned in an earlier post
    post it's best suited for sticking to the one grind - switching from espresso
    to say French press would take a while.
    http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/shop/product.php?productid=2619&cat=451&page=1

    If anyone is looking for a good grinder go for it (by comparison the Gaggia
    MDF was retailing for €230 in Dublin and I'm happier with the Iberital).


    Same as above ordered mine on friday and it arrived today so ++ for happydonkey, got some nice beans too, as above perfect shots and great crema


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr Magnolia


    Just in case anyone wants a sig for the forum.


    [noparse]909211153141504345672949_coffee1.jpg[/noparse]

    Gives you:
    909211153141504345672949_coffee1.jpg
    Thanks to Ruu :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭ eclectichoney


    Another good site for buying beans - http://www.coffeebeans.ie

    Excellent service, came really quickly and tasted lovely.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,587 ✭✭✭ hshortt


    Guys the Italy Outlet people are the ones who let me down with the Titanium Plus, never answer their phones or answer any help requests via email. Not recommended.
    Cheerio
    Howard


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr Magnolia


    M&D Coffee & Tea.

    Email [email protected] for a full product list. They will ship coffee, tea and equipment.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr Magnolia


    Ariosa Coffee.

    Email for an order or a list of coffees.


    [email protected]


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 206 ✭✭ real_484




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 adamc


    They're springing up all over the place nowdays....I've used willards and an irish site called peaberrys. Both have good ranges but willards are a bit pricier as you're shipping from the UK. The peaberrys site (www.peaberrys.ie) has a single shipping price so it's good value if you're buying a couple of bags of beans.
    Another good site for buying beans - http://www.coffeebeans.ie

    Excellent service, came really quickly and tasted lovely.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 krady


    I just bought a Mazzer Mini Electronic and an Isomac Relax Automatica from http://www.bellabarista.com. They were a lot cheaper than elsewhere, very prompt in dispatching it (I got it yesterday despite ordering it on Sunday the 30th). They provide and excellent manual to replace the rubbish one with the machine (full of pictures and explanations of setup steps). I would highly recommend them to anyone. Ignore the typos on the website (and, oddly, on the order confirmation email).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭ Gran Hermano


    krady wrote: »
    I just bought a Mazzer Mini Electronic and an Isomac Relax Automatica from http://www.bellabarista.com. They were a lot cheaper than elsewhere, very prompt in dispatching it (I got it yesterday despite ordering it on Sunday the 30th). They provide and excellent manual to replace the rubbish one with the machine (full of pictures and explanations of setup steps). I would highly recommend them to anyone. Ignore the typos on the website (and, oddly, on the order confirmation email).

    Krady, is the site http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/ ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 krady


    Krady, is the site http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/ ?

    Yup, sorry. Kind of wired from setting up and testing the new kit.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭ eclectichoney


    Just wanted to post a quick review of hasbean - great service. I ordered some old brown java and some cuba turquino lavarda. it worked out at around €13.20-ish including postage for two 250g bags. they even come with a label that says what day your coffee was born (roasted) on!

    The java is a lovely earthy, or as they describe it perfectly, musty coffee. Great for a nice big mug on a sunday morning. have yet to try the cuban.

    Would definitely recommend hasbean though :)


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 37,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Khannie


    Found another place in the UK that ship to Ireland. Much cheaper than other places I've seen. Here's a link to their green coffee section.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,067 ✭✭✭ L31mr0d


    Just a note. I ordered from coffeebeans.ie and received my beans in under 2 days. They come in silver sealed bags with a valve to let out the CO2, much like the ones Fallon and Byrne use.

    Their prices are pretty good, better than what I was paying getting my beans from M&D's and Ariosa in Dublin.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,577 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    see as this is a coffe and tea forum

    can i add nothing but tea http://nbtea.co.uk

    for any tea fans out there


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 rgunson


    http://LondiniumEspresso.com

    Bespoke mail order coffee.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr Magnolia


    Square Mile Roasters London based roastery, involving Stephen Morrissey, 2008 World Barista Champion. I'm waiting on a delivery at the minute...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭ eclectichoney


    Clive mcCabe
    http://www.clivemccabes.com/

    Minimum order 6kg though! But a decent price at around €17 per kilo. He does the beans you can buy in the Butler's pantry stores as well.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,481 ✭✭✭ RE*AC*TOR




  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭ IpreDictDeatH




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 988 ✭✭✭ IsThatSo?


    avoid coffeeitalia.ie

    newbies, search this forum for various issues with them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭ Gran Hermano




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,744 ✭✭✭ stimpson


    Just got grinder burrs and a couple of other grinder parts from http://www.espressoparts.co.uk

    Had issues with processing my credit card online, but a quick call sorted it. Cheapest burrs I could find too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭ Draupnir


    Not really an online resource but a coffee one none the less, I have just launched my own Coffee based iPhone Application: http://itunes.com/app/whereiscoffee?

    Basically it's a iPhone/iPod Touch coffee shop locator and reviewer. Most of our data is US based at the moment and I would love to see some Boardsie getting involved and adding Irish coffee shops, I myself shall be adding 3FE to the database tomorrow :D

    Cheers guys


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 plutoh


    www.a1coffee.co.uk ship free to Ireland since last week


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭ eclectichoney


    Guys, has anyone used http://www.discountcoffee.ie/coffee-beans ???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 kayleeabc


    thanks for ur useful info. i like coffee and always buy it in the supermarket.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 kayleeabc


    thank your for so much coffee sources. i much keen on Kona Coffee.


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