Hi everyone and thanks for the welcome admin.
Well after reading through a lot of information on this forum, I'm now feeling way out of my comfort zone, we are far from connoisseurs of coffee (as guidelines below will tell) but know a good coffee when we come across one, which is rare as we don't go out for coffee as many do, so really only come across a good coffee at functions in places of good reputation.
Hubby and I have just purchased our first machine and are awaiting delivery this is it........
We are both in our 50s and almost empty nesters, so this was our treat for Xmas, after enjoying wonderful coffee for 6 days on a cruise, hubby decided that we needed to splurge and do away with the pods, we both almost spat out our first cuppa on arriving home and took us a long time to get used them again.
Now, apart from learning how to use this little wonder, we are looking for information on coffee (brands etc) to use and best grind, I know any information shared will be subjective so as a bit of a guide line as to what sort of coffee we enjoy.
When drinking instant we like Nescafe Expresso and Moccona.
Our pod system is from Aldi, my hubby enjoy Reggio (9) and I enjoy Torino (11) and Abruzzo (12)
I know, I know, don't choke on your coffees at the above likes!
We also don't mind the McDonalds Cafe coffee (double shot) don't choke on that either.
The only other beans that I KNOW I have had and like is Manfredi and Piazo D'Oro but do not know anything else other than the name.
For anyone that may be in the Castle Hill area of NSW, I loved the coffee I had at Trellinis Bar and Resturant, so if you know the name of what they use and if I can purchase it I'd be most appreciative.
We are on the NSW Central Coast which is where we would purchase our coffee but quite happy to purchase online if we found a bean we really like.
As I said earlier, we a real newbies when it comes to REAL coffee and I TIA for any information that you may share.