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About dolcefarniente

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  1. Hi Supersoup, This looks like a cracking deal! Can I ask what the shot count is? Cheers
  2. I love the honesty!
  3. Hello all, I just thought I'd share a post about the wonderful 'North Star Coffee' Shop and Roastery in Leeds. I live in the city and have been to EVERY coffee shop and this place is the best (in my humble opinion.) They are conscientious buyers of coffee, excellent roasters and most of all… fantastic coffee makers! They constantly change their coffees and have a wide variety on offer throughout the year. They are also always eager to be on the end of a phone to answer any/all questions about coffee and coffee making. This sounds like I work for them. I don't. They are just excellent and I am sure that some of you may visit Leeds at some point and you should definitely make a little trip to North Star for a coffee or two.
  4. Thanks for these Hamburg links. I am off to Hamburg next month and will check these out. Have you heard of Hermetic Coffee Roasters?
  5. Hi everyone, I have been pan roasting for a couple of years now and wanted to know if I can improve my game. I have an infra red heat gun and roast about 225g coffee at a time inn a pan using a large whisk. I preheat the pan to 240 degrees and add the beans. I normal try to delay the roast when the beans starts to change colour (around 4-5 minutes in)'The Maillard Recation' by keeping the 'bean temperature' as constant around 190 degrees, by riding the gas. I have found this to significantly improve the flavour of the coffee. Roasts usually last between 13-15 minutes. I know that pan roasting is primitive but I love the smell, the colours and the ritual. I know a friend who has a generous but it doesn't look like you have as much control as a good pan, infrared heat gun and steady whisking hand. Or am I completely wrong!?
  6. Hi there, I have been roasting my own beans for a couple of years now and I am well into this infinite and exciting journey of coffee buying, roasting, tasting and brewing. I buy my beans from falcon coffee, use a Sage Grinder pro and a Sage DuoTemp Pro. I am sure that this equipment must seem amateur to a lot of you but we all have to start somewhere! I am upgrading my grinder very soon to a Fiorenzato F64 EVO. Has anyone heard off this or got any thoughts? I look forward to getting more knowledge up here. Everything I do is by trial and error and I have already had some myths debunked by reading some of these posts.
  7. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead, American Cultural Anthropologist
  8. I was introduced to coffee forums by coffee partner in crime. This truly is the place to get your coffee freak on with like minded people!
  9. I loved the simple string of facts in a clear way. There was no hint of ego in this article and I learned lot. Thanks again Glenn.
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