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Found 31 results

  1. Hi loking to put an order in tonight and looking for some recommendations for a bean for flat white coffees, no citrus or floral notes please ? Thanks
  2. After some green beans for roasting like the above flavours .....no too acid. Usually get my beans from coffeecompass or rave,,,but open to other roasters. Anybody recommend any types of beans that would float my boat. ----------------------------------------------------- best ringtones, free ringtones download,iphone ringtones
  3. I'm just wondering, although I probably know the answer! Does the temperature of the bean you are grinding make a difference to the grind size? It's just I had a noticeably a slower extraction today than yesterday, with everything else the same. Yesterday I got the beans from the garage (maybe 5 degrees) and ground them, and today they were in the kitchen (at about 21 degrees). I'm not sure if it's just one of those things but the coffee seems smoother today....but that's just probably my pallet!
  4. Iv;e been roasting Green at home in a popcorn maker and love it, but would like to do larger batches than thos allows (approx 80gms a go) something that would take 250gm's upwards would be great.. anything out there ? saw a behmor 1600 whilst in Canada and looked the ticket. Cheers.
  5. Hi ive had my ecam 23.450.s for a couple of months now. ive used a combination of beans and ground coffee's. ive only inserted the ground coffee at the right time. i notice recently, even when i rinse, there seem to be lots of bits in the rinsed water, as opposed to colored water a few weeks ago. ive cleaned the machine as per the manual, i.e. the diffuser and milk frother. i cant see any evidence of bits inside the machine and am unsure where they keep comming from, i use the machine a lot, 8-10 cups per day. taste is fine, but the bits dont look right. any ideas? many thanks
  6. Hi, My Gaggia Syncrony Digital has started to over fill espresso cups. I have tried descaling the machine but it doesn't help. I have my Syncrony Digital for almost 2 years now and according to the cup counter it's at approx 2500 cups dispensed. Has anybody any suggestions on how to reset volume of water that is dispensed when I press one of the buttons for making an espresso? cheers Don
  7. Iwwstriker

    Pact Coffee

    Hi All, Just wish to share what I have experienced from Pact coffee. Recently, I have ordered one of their bean choices, that is, NYONI PEABERRY. At first, I ignored the description of its flavour. It says, silky milk chocolate body with subtle green apple acidity. And oh my, when they have arrived, I tried them out instantly. A few dial in and I have managed it. Well, they are serious about their description for this bean. From the bean itself, I could smell a difference from the rest of coffee beans that I have at the moment, that says, chocolate or caramel, or whatsoever. They are lightly roasted. I am guessing it is at a second crack during roasting. Please correct me if I am wrong. Espresso itself, I could taste a note of mild acidity, which would explain why they describe it as green apple. I am not very good at tasting coffee myself. Milk-based drink, I tried a cup of latte. It has a subtle acidity in it. I couldn't describe the acidity though. But it is not the unpleasant type where you would just wanna spit them out. Here's a photo of the drink and the coffee beans. Do share what surprises you have gotten from Pact.
  8. jamfit

    Dark and light

    This could be a stupid question but I'm going to put it out there anyway. i have been buying my coffee from the Algerian Coffee Store in London, working through there vast range, occasionally using the supermarkets when necessary. recently I have been getting a by-monthly subscription from the fabulous Bean Brothers, my question is why dose one seem to roast the beans light and the other dark? again sorry for what is probably silly question
  9. Whilst looking for greens to home roast I came across an interesting Ethiopian washed heirloom coffee currently offered for sale at £9 a bag from a roaster. On further investigation I find that this bean is still available on Cropster as green in large quantities at Vollers in a UK warehouse. Grainpro packing (plastic). It's an 88pt coffee but 2016/17 crop and says was last cupped in November 2017. It's on special offer. Nordic approach are the importers. The description exactly matches the roasters website from tasting notes to grower name etc... So, I'm pretty sure it is exactly the same coffee. How long can a green coffee keep like this? Are there any rules regarding this? This coffee must be 2 years post harvest which surprises me. Is it checked regularly for mould if it was last cupped a year ago? Now the coffee may very well be in good condition and if people buy and enjoy then there is nothing to complain about. The roaster is obviously getting a very good markup and not doing anything wrong as such, but it does seem a little dubious. The roaster is not anyone who advertises on here. I wonder how often this happens. Does it matter? There are many old crop coffees for sale at reduced prices. How do we know that our bag is current crop? Do we care? Should we be told? It's not common afaik to see harvest dates on roasters websites. We tend to assume that it is the latest crop. After all there are many threads on here complaining about roasted coffee not being roasted to order, not fresh enough etc... That we do seem to care about. I might get a small bag of greens just to see how they roast and taste.
  10. Cheers all coffee lovers! I finally decided to sign-up to this forum and share with you. For a long time I have been reading and learning a lot here but "from the outside". I have lately taken up game developement (just to try) and the first idea for a game is about.... coffee of course! The idea for the first game came by itself. From an everyday activity. A morning ritual of making coffee. Every morning I get up and start a day with a freshly grinded V60 pour-over. I use a manual grinder and it happens quite often that my 5-year-old son helps me preparing the coffee. He measures time, prepares the filters and of course - helps me grind the beans. As the grinder has an open bin almost every time one of the beans pops-out of the grinder. At these moments my son shouts out something like: "Hey bean! where are you going?" So let's imagine where the bean goes if we don't catch it and put it back in the grinder... The project is at its starting phase but I would like to share with you (almost) from the very begining. I keep sharing the progress and some thoughts at my social media profiles: https://p3a-plus.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/p3a.plus https://twitter.com/p3a79629582 https://www.instagram.com/p3a.plus If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas (e.g. what coffee accessories could be introduced to the game) please join me and follow. I am open to know your thiughts and I will be gratefull for any feedback. Cheers! Have a great coffee! p3a+
  11. Blaven

    AGA bean roasting

    Well? Has anyone ever done it using an AGA?.........and if so, how did it go?
  12. As I am learning etc, which blend best for consistent results. I have since having a beam to cup machine, got beams from garraways, but 1kg bags to big and must go off before used all. Tried Rave and Wogan's coffee now on subscription from the roastery. I understand blends/recipes vary for season to, just want to buy same for a bit i guess, and we tend to drink milk based drinks also.
  13. Dunk

    Decaf Beans

    I quite like a small cappuccino late in the evening after tea sometimes so try to keep it decaf to ensure a good nights sleep. Currently working my way through a bag of caravans decaf which is pretty good. Anyone tried any others they'd recommend? Ozone, workshop, square mile, coffee compass?
  14. Not 100% I've posted in the right place, but I've just seen this and ordered a sample my self. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5403433&_ga=1.131489288.609269767.1453282455 MSE says 300g but the site says 150g, still not bad for 99p!
  15. JKK

    Vacuum Bean Storage

    Hello Due to doctors orders I have to reduce coffee consuption It now takes me longer to get through a bag of beans, so I now store the beans in large bottles with Vacuvin stoppers. I wait a week for degassing the beans before putting them in the bottle. They seem to keep really well, as there is no air in the bottles, so oxidation is slower. Also a plus side; the bottles are really great to pour beans from for measuring single doses, much easier than a bag. -jkk
  16. Hi, Whilst please with my new purchase, but I feel I'm not getting the best out of my machine. No problems frothing milk, just struggling getting a decent shot. I'm using beans from BeanToDoor, I've read that this isn't the best coffee, but it's got to be better than Aldi beans. My main issue is getting the time right. I can get the pressure into the right zones, but the machine produces the coffee too quickly and the crema is very thin. The coffee doesn't taste too bad, but I'm no expert! The manual doesn't really say what to do in this situation. Can anybody point me in the direction of a guide for producing decent shots? Or is this just down to bean quality? Thanks in advance Neil
  17. Hello, Just a tip in case you are low budgeted. The Hema shops (are there any on Great Britain ?) Propose A few variety of beans that are decent,Italian style. Price in Euros : 8 € 1 Kg. The dark roast have more flavor. Perfect for beginners to train with a new machine/grinder but it really can do the trick in case . Better taste imho than many well known brands from supermarkets as "carte noire, Malongo, others the name escapes me. A good surprise I am not sure production date is given but typical limit of use is 2 or 3 years so have a look at that date... Regards
  18. Hi i has problem with CostaRica Finca de Licho no matter what I tried the result is so sour I think I am going to send it back to HasBean for them to examine Bean roasted: 29 May 2015
  19. About two weeks ago I ordered 4 bags of beans from Rave in anticipation of my Gaggia being up and running. Well I obviously didn't take into account my ineptitude in repairing my Gaggia and it will be about another week before she's working again....fingers, legs and eyes crossed. The bags are of course un-opened and have a roasting date of 11/05/2015 and a use by date of Nov 2015. As long as I don't open them will they be OK or should I freeze them to keep them at their best?
  20. Apologies for the odd title but its the only thing I could think of! I was wondering, have any of the forum roasters ever tried some different types of cooking the greens? Some examples I thought off the top of my head include: Sandwich bag in a toaster?? microwave! seriously...anyone ever tried?? BBQ? sort of a spit roast type affair I am thinking?? Maybe even something a bit off the wall like 5 mins in the oven then in the normal roaster? thoughts?
  21. How do you find the ideal brew ratio - do you first try a number of different ratios? How do you find the ideal temperature - again, do you try a range? What other factors do you need to play around with, like extraction time etc? And since these all interact, how many trial shots do you need to pull to know what's doing what? Or does it become instinctive with experience - you start to "know" what you need to do? What kind of routines would you recommend to a novice barista to 'get to know' the bean you're working with?
  22. I mean, in a professional sense! It seems that there are numerous different jobs/careers to be had in coffee, from production to the sharp end in catering. I am going to claim a slightly tenuous link having worked on the control of coffee berry borer (using biopesticides) and coffee stem borer (pheromones). As well as control of mealybugs and mirids on cocoa. A friend of mine works as a coffee/cocoa trader which seems like an interesting job. Anyone else make their living from the bean?
  23. having to cut back on the coffee so my auto machine is going, purchased July 2013 and is superb working order always descaled to manufacturers instructions and used proper delonghi solution.. cosmetic wise there are the usual cup scuffs on the stainless tray as it is a used machine. looking for just £100 collected from Leicester or £115 delivered, BT, Chq or CoC for payment please. Thanks
  24. Hello everybody, I've registered to this forum because I'm starting a new business and I'm looking where to get a coffee machine and coffee supply. Thank you!
  25. Hi Every body ,who has ever bought from CoffeeCompass, please tell me how to buy . I found a selection of 3 bean bags for £22 http://www.coffeecompass.co.uk/shop/espresso-range/espresso-selection.html I still can not stick the right coffee I want. Yes, I want: 2 Brighton Lanes + 1 Sweet Bourbon However, it seems the website does not give me the option to do that everyone ever is in the same as my problem, please teach me how to do. Thanks JK
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