Coffeetime is a platform for the discussion covering all aspects of coffee. Ask questions, share knowledge, develop new skills, sell equipment, even discuss your other hobbies. Our members have extensive knowledge of ‘everything coffee’ and generously share their expertise to help others. Roasting, machines, beans, brewing equipment, barista technique. Even the best water and milk alternatives,, from restoration threads to coffee history - there will be someone who can help. An inclusive, impartial and very friendly forum for people of all experience levels, all ethnicities and age groups, everyone is welcome.
Your contributions help make Coffeetime what it is and set the tone for every new member. Moderators keep Coffeetime a great place to be and we prefer to keep moderation to a minimum. We have some simple rules for a forum that can be read by all ages. Posts breaking our rules will be deleted without, notice or discussion, will not enter into any debate, privately or publicly.
It is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not. Abuse, personal attacks, flaming, inciting argument, will not be tolerated. Including bad or inflammatory language, anything obscene or sexually explicit. Things that most people would consider offensive, including Inflammatory subjects such as politics, religion, homophobia. No links or discussions to gambling sites, financial investment opportunities or surveys of any kind
Conduct yourself in the forum as you would in a face to face conversation. In be respectful of the views of others in the topics being discussed. You may not always agree, just don’t let it get personal. Be constructive, the equipment you own may be the best to YOU, but other members are likely to feel the same way regarding their equipment! There is room for all!
We are ruthless in eliminating spam, post a link in your first few posts, and you’re likely to be flagged as a spammer
Use of certain areas of the forum have additional guidelines for permitted content, please read and comply with these
This forum is completely impartial, not supported by advertising, donations or subscription revenue. We are happy for you to advertise your business on Coffeetime if you seek permission from the admin team and are offering our members some sort of real benefit over and above what they could get anyway, contribute to our discussions and comply with the rules for commercial members. If you begin to advertise your business on Coffeetime without permission. Moderators will take action, locking or removing posts and your account, at their discretion.
Persistent rule breakers will be banned (something we hope to never have to do), or have sanctions imposed. Moderators will not enter into a debate regarding these sanctions. Their decision is final.
Individual posters are wholly responsible for any content they post.
Just a note to people who come on only to use the classifieds. It’s perfectly OK if you simply want to join the forum, list an item for sale, and not actively participate. I only ask, as a courtesy, to let us know if an Item has sold, and either change the tag to sold, or ask us to do it.
We don’t delete accounts, just stop using the forum…. To delete it is much more work for me, especially with the effect on old posts and threads. The only information we hold is your username and any email you used to register.