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  1. Rule 1: There are no rules.... Supplementary: Work on consistency - if you can't do "it" consistently you can't be sure you can do "it" again. Once you are consistent adjust your parameters (one at a time) if you want to. Until you get a coffee that you prefer. This might be a shorter shot, a longer shot, etc - only your tastebuds can decide. And it might change with the next bean. Obviously if you "think" you want less coffee and more milk (why?) you could aim for your consistency with a shorter shot... but seriously - "why"? Once you get your coffee "as you like it" all is good. No matter what other peoples thoughts and opinions on a "perfect" recipe/ratio..
  2. Hi Tim I only grabbed the flat white - it was great, it's taste notes to me were dark chocolate-y, deep and rich... notes I associate with "darker" roasts. Certainly not a criticism :-) I did pop back later - but only had an Iced Latte to cool me down (I think it went down in one glug!!!) I pop into Oundle pretty often so hopefully I'll bump into you again and have a proper chat - and try some of your other offerings. See you soon
  3. Anyone come across these guys? Just bumped into them at a Farmers Market (Oundle). Didn't have much time as I had to get back to an auction but grabbed a nice flat white - a very decent cup of coffee... Nice textured milk proper temp very nice indeed!! (Beans a tad dark for my taste but banging coffee) He does roasting as well - I pointed him over here so :wave: if he pops up. He did have a very nice Bosco 2 group lever which was cool..... As an aside I picked up a Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (CD & tuner) for a few quid, plus a Panasonic Home "Cinema" system (About 2 dozen speakers it seams) for a fiver as well as about 20 other lots at the auction!!
  4. Yep - No arguing with that... dey is bigga innit!!
  5. Mmmmmmmm interesting.... (As per some above) A distinct "tingle" on the nose. Personally I wouldn't say "mince" or even "mints" :-O I wouldn't even be shouting "Funky Natural" - but there is definitely a tingle. I've only knocked out a brekky V60 and the tingle is there in the cup as well...... Definitely interesting PS - Dunno what @salty is referring to about size though :-( After reading the comment above I picked a few beans out of this and a bag I had open and, well tbf I couldn't see anything noticeable size wise.... I know my palate is "shot" but I didn't realise my eyes and perception was gone too!!!
  6. Sort of a "nice to have".... I wouldn't specifically include it in any decision making. I certainly wouldn't "actively" pay 50p extra for it - although if 50p were added to the price for it "invisibly" .... - 50p dearer beans wouldn't immediately turn me away... (price also isn't a specific criteria for me - beyond "You are having a laugh" pricing) At the risk of getting slapped wrists - I do perceive (some) "Eco blurb" as "Virtue Signalling" (or possibly straight out "marketing")
  7. Drewster

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  8. Plainly obvious..... as opposed to obscurely obvious? PS - I didn't infer any aggression (passive or active) in MWJB's comments/manner.
  9. This happens a lot to MrsD - the bulging, spectacular/messy failure and the "stifled" laughter. I always "blame" it on the hose rather than the fitting. Surely the hose is (as) likely to bulge/rupture etc what ever is stuck on the end? But that aside I am constantly on the look out for decent, long lasting "fittings".... Mainly, to be frank, fittings that can withstand my lack of care etc. (Leave them where they drop - chicken pen, veggie plot, never clean/wipe etc) The "Hoselock" type of sh!tty plastic things seem to have a life of about 3 months... they either crack, jam, "just" stop working or plain "fall off".... I've tried fairly expensive metal/brass ones which only seem to last say 6 months - these always seem to "jam" rather than owt else) but as they cost 3-4 times as much :-( Recently (12-18 months) we bought a "load" of cheapo Hoselock knockoffs and treat them as consumables.....
  10. You mean "Clear and concise"? Interestingly I have had exactly 0 answers to the question that I posed in that post. Anybody would be excused for thinking that it was just a wall of text that you would just scroll past, possibly ticking a box to escape from. Oh well I guess I get to keep the prize I offered :-)
  11. Maybe he spelt euphemism wrong?
  12. Specific and clear? Mmmmmm really?
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