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  1. ok, thanks both very much, that's great.
  2. Hi All, I primarily use the following recipe for v60 brews... 15g coffee... 250ml total water -Initial 30ml 30second flush -At 30secs add 55ml water, spiral pour, swirl v60 once poured. -At 60secs add 55ml water, spiral pour. -At 190secs add 55ml water, pour down middle -At 120secs add 55ml water, pour down middle, swirl v60 once poured. I'm interested in making a larger brew when I have a friend who wants a brew, currently I make two 250ml brews. Does anyone have a good recipe that has an output of around 500ml? Thanks Gareth
  3. tempted to buy a load of those Commandantes and then sell them after for a profit!
  4. My Hasbean sub has arrived, a Kenyan with quite an interesting description, i'm looking forward to diving into this bag!
  5. Hi All, It's getting towards that time of year. Last year I bought my dad a coffee Christmas calendar from Pact which he really enjoyed (a different coffee every day), they're doing it again this year, but I wondered if anyone knows of any other coffee Christmas calendars out there that would be recommended? Here's the Pact one so you get the idea of what i'm talking about... https://www.pactcoffee.com/christmas/pact-coffee-advent-calendar Gareth
  6. @GrowlingDog and @MinesAbeer i'd be interested to know how you rate the Grumpy Mule coffee you received. I've only ever had theirs from the supermarket and so not bought their 'seasonal' stuff.
  7. Hope you enjoy it, I've not had that one from them, I really enjoyed their Ethiopian named 'Welcome to another day'.
  8. garethuk

    What to try next

    Hi Alan, I really like the beans from Two Chimps and they seem to keep some core varieties on a loosely ongoing basis. Some folk find the website a pain (and I agree it's a bit irritating) but having used it a few times now I feel like I've gotten used to it (not ideal to have to get used to a website though). Anyway if you were wanting good quality beans that seem to be available consistently then I'd very happily recommend them. They also do smaller trial packs if you wanted to test them out first. https://twochimpscoffee.com/ Another roaster which is probably my favourite is Cartwheel Coffee, they're amazing, but their varieties are constantly changing, so if you were looking for one variety to consistently have this wouldn't work. https://www.cartwheelcoffee.com/ Hope that helps, Gareth
  9. Thanks for the recommendation, I've just ordered a bag as I like to reward a decent company. Went for this one (Guatemala Los Aguacatones) as I like the sound of the fruity notes.. 'PINEAPPLE, GRAPEFRUIT, APPLE & TOFFEE'... https://ravecoffee.co.uk/products/guatemala-los-aguacatones-gen?utm_campaign=Copy of Abandoned Cart%3A Email 1 (LEdZty)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Abandoned Cart&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJnYXJldGguaHV0Y2hAeWFob28uY28udWsiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJReU1UYlUifQ%3D%3D&variant=30291822149769 Will let you know what it's like once i've rested it.
  10. I you have a look at the grading on coffees as follows... African... there will often be a bean size such as AA, AB, and A. 'AA' would often be the larger size, 'AB' would be smaller, 'A' would be smaller still. Colombia... use 'Supremo' to refer to a large size (16-18 apparently), Excelso to refer to a smaller size (14-16). Central America... uses 'superior' to refer to a larger size, or 'caracol' to refer to Peaberries. Peaberries are when there's only one bean in the coffee fruit and so it's rounder and therefore I guess would possibly be more difficult for the grinding issue you're experiencing. Don't know about other regions. Smaller beans within a bean variety are often a bit cheaper as size was thought to reflect bean development on plants and therefore quality, but there was an interesting video on Hasbean a few months ago suggesting this is not necessarily the case. Hope that helps, info taken from James Hoffmann's 'World Atlas of Coffee'.
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    Free shipping

    Two that I use who's coffee I really enjoy and have 'free postage' are... Cartwheelcoffee.com TwoChimpscoffee.com
  12. Just tried this brew regime myself and was very nice indeed! Felt like I was getting lots of subtle fruit flavours. Thanks Mark!
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