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  1. Any recommendations/insight into either of these, please? The Edinburgh one has 26 Exhibitors and the Glasgow one has 55 Exhibitors - not all the ones that are going to be in Edin are going to be in Glasg. Anyone experienced either/both? I'm inclined towards Glasgow, purely because of '55' as opposed to '26'. I can't be bothered travelling past the border, well because I live way up in Aberdeen so it's just too much hassle. And I only want to go to one so I don't want to pick the wrong one. Thanks guys.
  2. A series of talks by renowned roasters including Union, The Barn, Square Mile and La Cabra. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/edinburgh-coffee-fringe-11096967803
  3. Living in Edinburgh, the water tastes great straight from the tap, and I was just wondering if it's soft enough to avoid having to have a filter for my Fracino Cherub? Was just wondering if anyone who lived locally had any input. Cheers guys
  4. Off to Auld Reakie on the 18th for the weekend (Sat morning to Sun evening), anyone recommend places for good coffee? Anywhere sell fresh roasted beans? (have to bring something back lol). We'll be staying near the Haymarket/Cowgate (Richmond Place) if that helps? thought I'd ask in advance - ta
  5. Anyone going to this: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-steve-leighton-sourcing-green-coffee-finca-limoncillo-tickets-12315868093 I just signed up - hope to meet a few other Scottish forum members here!
  6. I've recently subscribed to thecoffeeroaster and for my first order got a batch of 4 different single origin Artisan Roast coffees. Arrived to Slovenija after 5day after roast date. Got El Libano light Guat, Chisi Malawi, Aricha Etiopia and Ruri Musasa Rwanda, already tried all four of them but somehow i am only getting quite sour shoots. Do any of you guys have any experience with mentioned beans, i really hope they travelled well since i am having difficulties finding a sweet spot. They all tend to be beans with fruit orientation, but all i am really getting is strong acidity and quite sour shoots. Ive tried couple of variants with increasing dose (as being underextracted), changed the tamerature and tried different yield but without real success of improvements. Tried 92-93temp, 18-19 ims flat and convex basket yield from 32g-39g in 27-31sec. Thanks for any tip
  7. Greetings from someone who has just discovered that they actually know nothing at all about coffee! These forums have been a real eye opener. I need my morning coffee to be able to function. For several years I have been reliably serviced by my bialetti. I liked Taylor's of Harrogate lazy Sunday and rich Italian roasts. But then I purchased some Sumatran lingtong beans from a local delicatessen, ground them myself with my spice grinder ( yes, I just read how bad it is), and I was shocked. There were flavours. It wasn't just harsh and bitter like coffee has always been. So, my girlfriend is going to purchase a coffee machine for my birthday. I have reviewed some of the different types of machines mentioned on this site and I have decided on the LA PAVONI Europiccola. Why this one? I am an analytical pernickety perfectionist who finds this aesthetically pleasing and the item must last a lifetime. I have just purchased a porlex hand grinder as a step up from my bladed spice mill. Having repeatedly read of the importance of a grinder and recognising that hand grinding may grow weary, I will look to upgrade this in future. So, now I need to learn about beans and the different flavours I should look out for in order to discover what i like. And I need one to act as the starting point to experiment with the pavoni. I'm based in Edinburgh. Any suggestions on shop/bean? Anything else I have to buy to start off with? Thanks.
  8. Couldn't see an existing thread for this. Anyway, what a cracking place. Very friendly staff who were very enthusiastic. The told me about the current beans available, what's coming up, and we chatted about the effects of water, and how the Edinburgh water makes for a good brew (though even needs to be hardened very slightly). Brew Lab's San Rafael El Salvador made for an excellent flat white. All measured and poured precisely!
  9. [ATTACH=CONFIG]5398[/ATTACH] copyright Boots2u photography (no job too small) Who's up for this? May/June? sign up: Systemic Kid
  10. Hey guys, Only just registered and posted properly now, but have been lurking for several months. I'm a neuroscience student studying in Edinburgh, purchased a Super Jolly from an Edinburgh-based barista on these forums a month or so ago and it's running great, just bought a second-hand Fracino Cherub and waiting for it to be delivered (super excited!). Also experimenting with my Aeropress for when I'm back home (because carrying ~35kg worth of machine/grinder 500 miles back home is kinda difficult, who knew?) So yeah, just thought I'd say hi! Cheers
  11. Moved to Edinburgh from Aberdeen 2 1/2 months ago. Really enjoying the selection of coffee shops here! Ronde, Wellington, Artisan and Brew Lab are great!
  12. Just a little fyi to those fellow Edinburgh coffee enthusiasts. I just noticed a little shop on Morrison Street near Haymarket station... They actually sell very decent coffee at a reasonable price and anyone who is willing to give them a try would be pleasantly surprised at the quality of bean for their price. Generally ranging around 3.50 per 1/2 pound. The place is supplied with fresh roasts twice a week, so the beans are quite fresh (having a bit of an issue around Xmas delivery periods but generally fresh). And he has quite a lot of options of single origin beans - about 15 or so kinds. He also blends by taste - and as far as my taste goes he was able to blend up a few different mixes according to my liking. The bloke working there does know what he's talking about and he will be able to answer just about any question about the beans he supplies. I suggest trying the turkish blend - although by name it would suggest quite a dark and nasty roast, the blend is actually light and very suitable for espresso. I found it quite sweet and chocolatey in my lattes. The odd espresso tasted good every time I felt like something stronger. Has anyone else had any experience with this little shop? Let me know what everyone thinks.. Cheers
  13. Hi, I have a brand new ECM Synchronika espresso machine for sale, ready for collection (or can be personally delivered) in the Edinburgh area. I also frequently travel to Yorkshire so a drop off en-route can be arranged! My preference would be to not deliver due to potential damage during transit, but I still have the original packaging including protection which is double boxed, so this is possible if necessary. The machine is in as new condition and has been used for one day having pulled approx. 30 shots of espresso. Bought on 5th November (boxed since) and comes with a 2 year transferable warranty from Bella Barista. All relevant parts, spares and packaging that come as new will be supplied unused. Selling due to a change in circumstances. More than happy for people to view before they purchase, the picture doesn't do it justice. £1,900. Many thanks.[ATTACH=CONFIG]38373[/ATTACH]
  14. The Milkman 7 Cockburn Street Edinburgh Searching for a good quality coffee yesterday within minutes of Edinburgh Waverley station whilst waiting for a connection. Found this little gem within 3-5 minute walk of the waiting room. Head out of the station onto Market street and turn right. Pass the Military Tattoo ticket shop and take the next left up into Cockburn Street. Currently swathed in scaffolding you will find a great little coffee bar selling a nice range of cakes and good coffee done properly. An on demand Mazzer feeding a La Marzocci (couldn't see much more) with a nicely roasted coffee going in the cup. Drink in or takeaway. The young lady Barista paid a lot of attention to dosing and pulling the shots perfectly and her latte art in a couple of takeaway cups was superb. Highly recommended. Have only been open four weeks.
  15. I just found this place online. I didn't know it existed, so I am going to give it a whirl on Sunday. Should be good. http://www.artisanroast.co.uk/ Anyone bean? (
  16. CO-FIservices is a coffee machine repair company that are based in edinburgh and specialize in sales of commercial coffee equipment and accessories throughout the UK and services covering the scotland area. Viewers may visit us at http://www.co-fi.com
  17. Colin T


    Just moved to Edinburgh. Anyone got any tips on the coffee scene here for me?
  18. Hi all, I'm moving so unfortunately I have to part with my espresso machine and grinder setup. The Gaggia Classic is an excellent machine and even better when paired with a great grinder like the Eureka Mignon MK1. Everything you need to get started with fantastic espresso here! Gaggia Classic machine with extras 2006 model year, great condition, regular cleaning and descaling, etc OPV mod (over pressure valve): changed to 10 bar via pressure gauge so it's actually a dynamic 9 bar Rancilio Silvia steam wand for much better steam Bottomless portafilter with 14g double basket from Happy Donkey Motta stainless steel tamper with black wooden handle Original portafilter with double spout with single and double baskets Blind filter / blanking disc, VonShef 600ml stainless steel frothing milk jug Eureka Mignon MK1 gloss black grinder Stepless with infinite grind settings Great condition, purchased from a forum member in January 2016 Timer or on-demand options Came without hopper lid: this can be replaced easily but it also comes with a single dosing device which I've used with great success so never had much need for the hopper Asking £285 for everything before shipping. Free collection from Edinburgh or additional postage (~£15). Feel free to ask any questions or for additional pictures!
  19. http://www.list.co.uk/article/29983-the-quest-for-the-best-cup-of-coffee-in-glasgow-and-edinburgh/ thanks michael
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