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Wow, what a stunner this crop is (for me at least) I picked up a bag (roasted 04 May) at the Tea and Coffee Festival and opened it tonight The aroma is playful and just hits you lightly, but lingers, inviting you to take another sniff, and this time you get a deep gutsy bouquet that fills the senses. The next piece of magic happens when you grind it. You get a red ochre shade of coffee in the portafilter, and when tamped & lightly polished looks like red marble I ground this quite fine and used 17.5g to extract 28mls. The mottling was amazing and the espresso viscous In the mouth there were little explosions that led to a rich textured dried fruits taste (if not a little figgy) then a surprising finish, a wee bit crisp and zesty. I made a flat white for my wife straight afterwards and the milk enhanced the sweetness, but the smell is still lingering in the kitchen, so that's where I am headed. Roll on 8am, I know what I'll be extracting in the morning Buy now (not sure how much is left - so be quick) and check out the artwork too
Nice coffee when brewed but........... Currently struggling a little with this coffee. Last espresso shot was 20g to 45g (2.25 ratio) in 35 secs at 96°C in a VST 20g basket on the brewtus and super jolly combo, using charcoal filtered tap water (Plymouth water being pretty soft). I just can't seem to shake off the sourness. beans were roasted on 23rd by the way. I've had some really tasty results with the aeropress doing 15g coffee to 200g water for 1 minute 30 secs off boil) and i'm really liking the coffee this way, but espresso just isn't doing it for me yet. Should I just try grinding a bit finer and extracting to the same ratio which will equal a longer extraction time or should i try a different tack? My mrs tasted one of the 20g-20g shots in 35 sec shots i was going to bin and even then she didnt think there was much bitterness so im struggling to figure out what i can do. anyone out there have any advice for parameters I should give a crack? cheers
Needs no introduction to regulars on this site. Steve's approach sets a benchmark for customer service. Rapid response to E Mails (does he never sleep?) consistent quality of products and delivery as promised. Typical of Steve's approach was when my Behmor roaster broke down, he shipped out a new one before I had sent the broken one back to him.