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    Here it is, my twelfth roaster for my #12roasterschallenge..

    Brown Bear

    Cool Brazil Swiss water decaf..



    ...and here's me trying it out with my new naked portafilter..



    More than likely a commodity coffee as Mrboots2u thinks. I tend to agree with him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrboots2u View Post
    This will most certainly be commodity coffee.
    You pays what you get get for and at £2.5 a bag with no details on farm or origin, then that probably tells you all you need to know.
    With 50% off, that covered the postage.

    Anyway, it's a decaf coffee and tasting notes mention cocoa and walnuts.. which probably goes for most medium roast 'normal' coffees available.

    When guestimating the grind, the resulting shot was acceptable. 15.5g > 32g (see above video). Started off smooth but soured in the after-taste. I think this would suit as a milk based drink, not so sure about espresso. Then again, I'm preferring lighter roasts nowadays, and this is labelled as a medium.

    Since it got a shout on the forum, it was worth a punt but probably a bit of a cop-out for this challenge due to the origins and roast date (or lack of.. ) so I'm taking it as my '11½' roaster.. that means I'm now doing a #12½roasterschallenge @Glenn, do I get a special badge
    Spro = ‘Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + 2011 Mazzer Major auto (Ti burrs) + KVdW Speedster + 2007 La Pavoni Europiccola Millennium
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    Well done @Rhys

    I'll be sorting out #12roasterschallenge participants with a little something in December
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    Here's my 12th (proper) roaster for my #1roasterschallenge

    Django Coffee Co.

    4 coffee selection pack..



    Been enjoying these lately in my Moka Pot. Tucked into the La Bolsa this evening. A Guatemalan with notes of peach, Nectarine and Pear. 15g into approx 250g water, then topped up with hot water. A nice, tasty brew.
    Spro = ‘Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + 2011 Mazzer Major auto (Ti burrs) + KVdW Speedster + 2007 La Pavoni Europiccola Millennium
    Brew = V60/AeroPress/Syphon/Bialetti Induction Moka Pot

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    ..and 13th goes to...

    Carvetii Coffee Roasters

    Solwara
    , Papua New Guinea - Single Origin - Fully Washed - CO2 process Decaf


    Carvetii have always been my go-to roaster when I want something I can depend on (either them or York Coffee Emporium when I need something straight away). Ever since I sampled an Americano at Brew & Brownie in York, have I liked these roasters. They also sent me a lovely mug this time (and an espresso cup/saucer in past orders)

    To keep my theme of decaf going, I've also decided to include this one as one of my #12roasterschallenge coffees.

    Sowara is a PNG SO, fully washed. It has tasting notes initially of peanut, leading onto peach. With a creamy mouth-feel and caramelised brown sugar sweetness (although the website says Red Apple, Apricot and Sweet finish). My other half enjoyed it as a flat white the other day and I'll be brewing it up in my Moka Pot tomorrow evening.

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    Spro = ‘Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + 2011 Mazzer Major auto (Ti burrs) + KVdW Speedster + 2007 La Pavoni Europiccola Millennium
    Brew = V60/AeroPress/Syphon/Bialetti Induction Moka Pot

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    14th... ermm.. guessing a bakers's dozen is 13, so a CFUK dozen might well be 14

    Dark Arts Coffee.




    After having the second offering of their #DSOL I thought it should be fitting to try their decaf as well. Plus, I like a nice wake-up drink on a morning for myself..

    The decaf is lovely, and one I would definitely buy again (although I have plenty of coffee at the min, otherwise I'd be in on the decaf thread..). The espresso is smooth as well as fruity. Not tried it in a flat white yet.

    I did actually get some nice latte art, but after a sip, I decided to add the foam that was left in my jug.. well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it..
    Spro = ‘Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + 2011 Mazzer Major auto (Ti burrs) + KVdW Speedster + 2007 La Pavoni Europiccola Millennium
    Brew = V60/AeroPress/Syphon/Bialetti Induction Moka Pot

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    15th roaster just to bung another decaf in the mix, and to carry this thread on...

    ​Ancoats Coffee Co. Peralta Honey Decaf

    Tasting notes say Cantaloupe. Pine Nut and Clotted Cream.



    Bought these at Cup-North and rested them until now. Made a lovely espresso 16g> 38g on the La Pavoni and got hints of Pine Nuts, with a thickish clotted cream finish. Made a flat white and it didn't last long enough to make notes But being decaf, I could make some more with no effects..

    Latte are went a bit wring with this one, but taste is king as far as I'm concerned
    Spro = ‘Terranovered’ Versalab M3 + 2011 Mazzer Major auto (Ti burrs) + KVdW Speedster + 2007 La Pavoni Europiccola Millennium
    Brew = V60/AeroPress/Syphon/Bialetti Induction Moka Pot

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