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La Cafetiere Havana 8 Cup

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  • A decent cup of coffee
  • Can get a lot of the coffee grinds through
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      18.11.2014 17:35
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      • "A decent cup of coffee"

      Disadvantages

      • "Can get a lot of the coffee grinds through"

      Would you like coffee grinds with that?

      I purchased this french press Cafetiere on recommendation of a friend.
      The LA CAFETIERE range was already familiar to me and there was a choice to choose between 3,4,6,8 or 12 cup Cafetiere.
      Seeing as I was buying this for work, I chose the 8 cup or risk the wrath of the shop floor workers. On buying coffee from coffee shop's it was getting a tad expensive for the team so we thought it was best to stop being lazy and make it ourselves.
      The style of the product is basic, nothing fancy and an original french press design.
      If you go to lacafetiere.com you have a range available :

      Traditional
      Chrome
      Stainless steel
      Classic Gold
      The are various prices, sizes, whatever you need to get that coffee experience at home or at work.

      PRICING
      As always it's best to shop around on Amazon it can be as low as £4 but on the LA CAFETIERE website the cost is considerably higher.

      AVAILABLITY
      This design is available in most stores, from Ebay to Amazon, from Tesco to the moon.

      THE BENEFIT OF BUYING WITH LA CAFETIERE
      Is that the designs here are gorgeous, more customer support and recipe ideas. They are crazy about coffee.

      THE PRODUCT ITSELF AND TOP TIPS
      Warm the pot with warm water before you shock it with hot water.
      For an 8-cup Cafetiere, the suggest amount of coffee scoops is 3 for 35fl. The scoop should be provided.
      Once the kettle has been off the boil for a minute then apply the hot water and leave for 5 minutes to infuse. However, this is where it was a bit off-putting for me. Despite turning the grill around the right way and pushing the plunger down slowly the amount of coffee grind that filled up the water section was more than what I was used to, it is also recommended to infuse the flavour more to retract the plunger and then press again but we found that made it worse.
      Once the coffee grind had settled I poured the coffee but as I used all the water and distributed it into the cups the coffee grinds still flowed from the compartment where they were meant to be held.

      CLEANING THE PRODUCT
      The cleaning process was just a bit of warm soapy water to rinse around the glass compartment but the actual plunger with the filter was a bit fiddly and the filter needed replacing quicker and more frequently which is not always as easy to get hold of as the product as a whole. I also found the filter to be quite flimsy.
      The filter once 'cleaned' was still riddled with old coffee grinds which I wasn't happy with.

      COFFEE RESULT.
      The taste of the coffee is purely down to what brand you buy but using this Cafetiere meant that we had a lot of grind sitting on top of the coffee or milk which obviously wasn't a great look.

      Maybe someone else would be getting the Cafetiere? Shop floor was not happy.


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    La Cafetiere Havana 8 Cup Cafetiere / The success of La Cafetiere products has been achieved through a combination of innovative design and by sourcing materials of the very highest quality. From packaging graphics and to designers and manufacturers La Cafetiere places great emphasis on Quali