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  1. Hey- yeah, 25 seems ok. I'm in catford which is south London so quite far from chelmsford though... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Hey- I've got an mc2 I bought around 4 years ago. Was all fine until about a year ago when I started getting a burnt taste from anything I ground in it... I tried different burrs but that didnt help. I ended up buying a mazzer sj which is fab, but still have the mc2. Potentially theres nought wrong with it and it just needs a little bit of tinkering (I imagine wiring that's melted or slmething)... or theres something fried in there and this is only good for parts. Anyone want it? I'd be happy to see it go for 35 quid plus postage (I think thatd be about 15 quid) so 50 all in, unless you want to collect from catford. Any takers? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. Raves christmas blend... well, I'm bamboozled... this coffee is equal measures 'why is ash being poured into my mouth' and 'hmmm that's a delicious, sweet, cheery cocoa thing that lingers for days on end'. I have to say that I dont like the new rave packaging, and I feel a bit shortchanged that the roasters choice subscription after christmas is the christmas blend- like there was an excess that needed to be gotten rid of. It all feels a little like profit is beginning to become a driver- it makes me query the sub to them... last month was an incendiary bomb of a coffee though, super delicious naturally processed Chinese offering.... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    500g - Taboo?

    I am up for getting into the group buy! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    500g - Taboo?

    @Hasi how does one procure your beans ??? Too many references to how great they are on this forum for me to ignore! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. How on earth is this all possible free pouring!!!! Video of the squirrel so us mortals can have a go!!!!!! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Layering time Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Has bean festive blend... espresso and it's definitely on point with tasting notes. Dried fruit abounds, a nice acidity to it which suggests something fresher and a hint of booze. Yum... in flat white and it's a creamy, sweet, mess- think pannetone soaked in custard Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. I miss the 350s... was such a good amount of coffee; enough to hit a rhythm with brewing and then enjoy a load of nailed recipes... 250 always runs out too soon and you only get a few solid pinnacle brews.... 1kg is waaaay too much and arifles bean variety. Maybe the 500 is a winner... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  10. I had that one I think with subscription- you nailed it. Was bloody delicious... I also found them through here Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  11. I've only ever had one geisha- I accidentally ordered it from cartwheel (came in 125g bag for like a tenner, but I did not notice it was a 125 bag).. It was a nice coffee, but I've had much nicer coffee. Perhaps my tastebuds just aren't developed enough for the reason people live the Geisha... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  12. This is basically the entire crux of my justification to everyone that balks at my monthly coffee expenditure... I went to a gig this week and dropped around 100 quid just on food, booze and a little bit of merchandise. My coffee for myself and my partner is under that each month- so all good Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. This fella- first time I've ever had coffee from China and this definitely makes me want to try more- extremely fruity, has that off the scale sherry overtone that really big naturals often have- it's very sweet with it, and whilst is aggressive in its impact it is also well balanced; much like sour beer theres a small 'barnyard' element to it, but again I think this helps to sculpt the flavours and helps provide a good tether to the sweet/fruits which really helps it stand as an easy drink despite its potency. Reminds me a little of the 72 hour macerated bean that cartwheel were carrying... massively into this one and will be most unhappy when I've inevitably gotten through it. Also this morning the obadiah with marshmallow/maple tasting notes- I dont detect marshmallow, unless this is a reference to the sweetness and I guess there are some vanilla overtones; the maple is absolutely dead on though. In milk it was like drinking a maple syrup milkshake- bloody delicious. It's a really horrible coffee to work with though- absolutely spraying everywhere and looks like all extractions are bloody awful no matter where I've ground it; doesnt translate into the taste though. Allllsoooooo- I made a quick filter of a nice washed Ethiopian from cartwheel, typical bergamot/tea like notes which went down well on my walk to the station... Phew, this coffee lark is all encompassing sometimes ain't it Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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