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  1. Ha, finally got one right that isn't an Ethiopian natural. It was a bit of an educated guess regarding the process though as I've been reading about this process very recently.
  2. I've not had many yet. I think I'll go for Colombian anaerobic washed as it's not tasting like a natural to me and I've had a few anaerobic washed beans lately and I'm think Crafthouse might've been one of the roasters mentioning it on a social media post I read recently.
  3. Try setting pre-infusion to 60s and the pre-infusion pump power to about 65 (i.e. a flat reduced pressure profile). I've not tried these beans yet but tend to find somewhere around 18 to 38-42 in 25 to 28 seconds is often there or thereabouts (I find myself tending towards a slightly higher yield with my EK than the Niche).
  4. I was supposed to be buying some beans as a present for someone else but ended up giving an early Christmas present to myself as well.
  5. I should add that for me this definitely improved with age. I finished the half I had at home a week ago and have just brought some back from work and they've definitely improved (with both grinders). I've ended up really pleased with these. Thanks again.
  6. Enjoying this month's as flat whites. A touch on the roasty side but that's ok with milk.
  7. I replaced my Vesuvius with one of these and also bought one for work. So far I have no regrets. I've reduced the pump power but not touched the OPV or done the flow profiling mod. The sticking puck was annoying but when it happens I just use a straightened paperclip to poke the puck and it releases the pressure and the puck drops out. Wiggling the pf around worked but left coffee all around the seal so was a pain. I paid this price for stainless.
  8. I still use a sifter. Yes it's a faff but I find it works the best of all methods I've tried along with a spray of water to beat static. I use a stainless tankard to catch and transfer the coffee but know others grind directly into the sifter after clamping it with the bag holder and hold the PF below.
  9. I'm finding these decent without being outstanding but I've been spoiled lately. I'm finding them fine as flat whites. 18 to 41 in 26s. I've not refracted any. I'm guessing washed. I was thinking of guessing Guatamala but that's gone so maybe Nicaragua.
  10. dan1502

    EK43 Mini Hopper

    I'll take it please.
  11. Just getting into October's Finca Limoncello and it makes a stunning flat white. Huge beans! 18 to 37 in about 30s with the work setup.
  12. Enjoying having a natural for the first time in a while. First impressions are excellent. 18 to 40 in 24s. I'll try finer but I've been getting high EYs lately so may not need to. Thanks for the freebie cup. A generous surprise.
  13. I've not particularly enjoyed the washed Kenyan Peaberry from Hasbean and I've just started these and they're very similar but it's too early for me to be sure. I did manage to get the others tasting decent as espresso but not great once I added milk. If these don't fare better I may have to try filter but that's not really my thing. A big thank-you to @fatboyslim for all his efforts.
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