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  1. Update to the above. I did some research and general view seems to be grind coarser and lower the water temp, so I went up 4 notches on the Feldgrind and down to 85C but not much change. I called CC to see if they had any tips on how to get the best brew from their house style and the guy just refunded my payment. I explained I wasn't asking for that, just looking for some guidance but understandably he had too much going on to talk. So on the one hand great customer service, but on the other I'm none the wiser.
  2. Hi, looking for some guidance from anyone who brews filter with Coffee Compass beans. I have a couple of approaches to V60 and Kalita which have worked well for everything from lighter roasts (Origin, Curve, Climpson) to medium roasts (Monmouth), usually getting plenty of fruity acidity and sweetness out with the odd tweak. I ordered two bags from CC - an El Salvador red bourbon, and a Kenyan AA - and was looking forward to the typical blackcurrant described for the Kenyan. However both seem to have an overwhelming generic dark roast flavour masking any of the tasting notes on the website. Is this just the house style - I have since seen references to a dark roast style on this forum, although nothing about this on their site? Or is it user error? I'm hoping it's the latter as I have 1kg that was going to see me through the next few weeks...
  3. Hi, yes it is available, but it isn't where I am located for the lockdown. If you can wait, it won't be going anywhere! Thanks for your interest, Ed
  4. The problem I have in London is a high chlorine level in addition to hardness. Whereas I can make decent drip coffee (preference Kenyan and similar) in Margate which is hard but low chlorine, in London untreated water is a non-starter. Every brew has a harsh lime acidity that overwhelms other flavours. When I start tasting that I know it’s time to replace my charcoal stick.
  5. I have one of these surplus to requirements. It was a snap purchase as I've always hankered after one, but already have three pourover kettles which meet my needs perfectly well. It's been used twice and comes in original packaging. £60 (no offers) plus shipping at cost or meet up in London. I looked into importing one a while back (Amazon or one of the Japanese stores) but was put off by the customs charges, so this is a rare chance to get one quickly and relatively cheaply.
  6. You're right - stupid mistake, I'll repost in the For Sale section ?
  7. I have one of these surplus to requirements. It was a snap purchase as I've always hankered after one, but already have three pourover kettles which meet my needs perfectly well. It's been used twice so is as new with box. I can upload or send photos but it's exactly as in the pics online. £60 (no offers) plus shipping at cost or meet up in London. I looked into importing one a while back (Amazon or one of the Japanese stores) but was put off by consistent stories of customs charges, so this is a rare chance to get one quickly and relatively cheaply.
  8. Hi, yes, sorry for the delay in replying, the scales sold last month on this forum in response to a Wanted ad
  9. I'll be interested to hear others' views on using a French press to give a more concentrated brew. As an alternative, I suggest getting a moka pot like a Bialetti - they don't cost much and take up little room. This will typically give you something pretty strong and a little bitter (if you use a pre-ground Lavazza or similar) which cuts through milk well. It's how I was introduced to coffee through an Italian schoolfriend and I still go back to making it that way from time to time.
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    Kalita wave 155

    I'd take £10 + £3 p&p 2nd class if that suits you. They're £18-20 on Amazon with free postage so that seems reasonable.
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    Kalita wave 155

    Hi, yes I did sell the Tsubame. I haven't found the glass to be a problem either for fragility or thermal capacity, but honestly there's so little in it price-wise I'd just go with whichever type you gravitate towards and you can't go too far wrong. All the best, Ed
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    Kalita wave 155

    Hi, I have a glass 155 with turquoise base which I have been dithering about selling, but no spare filters. It's used but no visible wear and I still have the box. Let me know if you're interested and how much you'd be willing to pay for one. P&P looks like £3 2nd class or we could possibly meet in central London.
  13. I'm with Step21. I started with a Rhino and quickly found it lacking. After a few months with a Pharos I got a Hausgrind and then a couple of Feldgrinds (I make coffee in three different places), and have no need to upgrade. I'm tempted by the Kinu and Comandante but that's just the lure of shiny new toys, I know they won't make my coffee any better. Feldgrinds come up on here regularly for around the £100 mark and are an absolute bargain at the price.
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    Wanted Acaia Pearl

    Hi, still available, I sent you an IM this morning, Regards, Ed
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    Wanted Acaia Pearl

    Hi @Bigal, I was thinking of listing my black Pearl. It’s 6 months old so perfect nick, boxed, still on its first charge, and I have the receipt so that should give some kind of warranty (not sure, but they are known to be very reliable). I’d be looking for £100 + £5.50 tracked & insured 24 hr delivery, or could meet up in London. Let me know if you’re interested. Regards, Ed
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