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  1. Hi guys, Just got my hive roaster over the weekend!!! Had a quick go at it, without the data dome just to get a feel for the process, definitely an arm workout but I think I can cut down the time by pre-heating it and frankly having less beans in! But really good fun and a beautifully made product, I'm documenting the journey over on instagram — @project.8.roast
  2. Thanks mate! Will definitely be watching his vids intently, and DM him. Will definitely be documenting and sharing with you all 📝 I just got 2x500g bags of Colombian El Carmen from Rave: https://ravecoffee.co.uk/products/colombian-suarez-green-coffee-beans I asked them for some roasting tips as well for this particular green. Very quick and helpful response from their Head of Coffee:
  3. Hi everyone, I'm just embarking on my first home roast. I've just ordered this little guy as my roaster of choice, all hand-made by Matthew in California https://hiveroaster.com/collections/frontpage/products/cascabel-with-thermocouple-the-data-dome-plug-and-play. It doesn't break the bank and seems to be getting some good reviews, and very interested in using the Artisan software as well to track and profile with. Specs: This is a Cascabel Hive Roaster with the thermocouple installed as well as a data bridge, cords and a custom metal enclosure. With this setup you c
  4. Hey mate, I've had mine for just a month and have found these the most helpful: a pocket scale to weight your shots, the gaggia has a really small clearance https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XDBVP82/ milk pitcher, get a good one right off the bat, at least 400ml+ found them the easiest to practice with such as: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08KRSLNCK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 vst precision basket, ridgeless working well for me https://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/vst-filter-basket tamper, I got mine before the basket so only 58
  5. Hi all, I'm Joy (ノ^_^)ノ I'm a kiwi coffee fiend based in London. Previously lived in Wellington and was spoilt for choice in speciality coffee there. I've been primarily a v60 type of brewer pre-covid days, but during the lockdown and WFH everything accelerated by 100. So in a short period of time I've been playing with the aeropress and a milk frother, then I bought my first machine in September - the Gaggia Classic Pro, paired with a sage smart grinder. I've been enjoying it heaps, always so much to learn but makes the repetitive mornings and working from home more spe
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