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  1. Mine arrives safely today, just a few days testing then will dig in. It's great to get advice on the best way to use them, going finer always worries me but now I know what to expect- cheers to everyone involved Maybe the fast shot maybe a clue 🤔
  2. I started brewing this in the French press (Hoffman style) mostly because I was going away the day after I got it and thought it was the easiest solution- I had several fantastic wow brews! Now trying it as an espresso and having trouble getting as much flavour, gone pretty fine and still timing around 18/20 secs for 18g- 38/40g. Taste wise it's still a great cup but lacking the sweetness and fruity punch of the French press. May try v60 or AP tomorrow unless there are any other hints or tips on getting the best from, what is, an absolute banger? Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  3. Have mine this morning, just in time to ponder a v60 later [emoji106] Full packaging been placed in composter- fantastic that none of it goes to landfill. When decanting beans I thought what a great smell and can't wait to try, many thanks to all [emoji2956] Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  4. thanks @Black Cat Coffee for the 1:5 ratio advice, I was struggling to get a rounded flavour as the beans aged over the month, probably down to a lucky grinder guesstimate at the beginning! I too added some water to make it less dense but its not very often I have such good results on an espresso - usually resorting to a V60 or french press to ensure I get something enjoyable, but not this month. Have had a couple of french press but that was mostly down to choice/ ease of preparation than necessity. It been a great coffee and getting advice from the roaster has made this a very e
  5. Thanks for remembering about me @Hairy_Hogg but I am on the quarterly list at the mo so not missing out 😃
  6. I started these a few days ago (about a week resting) and was brave going straight into espresso and couldn't believe my luck at getting a great looking and tasting shot after only a couple of goes. It was handy to have the espresso guide on the bag and used my 'default after cleaning' mark on the iberital found it was close enough to be called a success [emoji7]. Thought I would try a v60 this morning and it was definitely missing something so went back to the Gaggia and was not disappointed! My husband thanks you all [emoji6] Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  7. Mine have arrived as well, squeezed the bag for a little whiff but will wait till the morning for the grand opening. Major dilemma do I retrieve some beans from the freezer to tide me over the next days whilst resting these or just dig in (don't want to try getting these right if they aren't at their best for a week or so) Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  8. Woo woo can't wait [emoji6] Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  9. A very tasty V60 this morning, loads of flavour and a nice lingering aftertaste. Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  10. Mine have landed as well, can't wait to try em. Thanks for sorting what smells like another awesome bean [emoji106] Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  11. Count me in for a double slot please 😁
  12. 1. ZBK 2. EricC 3.Mark 70 4.hhgclark 5.SDM 6. ratty 7. filthynines 8. Jackabb 9. AmandaH 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  13. After an aeropress and v60 this morning I am finding this coffee smooth and very drinkable- no tasting notes are coming through but the AP was better than the V60 (blame my untrained tastebuds!) I used my last grinder settings and found the V60 took about 4 1/2 mins using the 40-60 method so am going to try a bit coarser grind tomorrow in the hope I can find the sweet spot. Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
  14. I only just remembered about these coming today and checked out the front to find a little box by the front door. Surprised I didn't have a card pushed through the door but pleased they got here 👍 Haven't got anything left so will have to open in the morning. Not the first time my husband is grateful to @Hairy_Hogg& @Daren for their services 😉 (not a good start to the day without a good cup of coffee)
  15. Late inclusion is very much appreciated, can't believe we are in July now [emoji44] Many many thanks Sent from my Swift 2 X using Tapatalk
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