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That, or will it actually make it easier to hand grind? Not sure whether the pre-breaking or fine grinding is more difficult to grind.

 

I woke up this morning and realised that if the pre-breaking was that made it difficult to grind, then grinding coarse would still be hard.

 

So I am not sold that grinding it first with an electric grinder coarse will make much difference.

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I woke up this morning and realised that if the pre-breaking was that made it difficult to grind, then grinding coarse would still be hard.

 

So I am not sold that grinding it first with an electric grinder coarse will make much difference.

 

Maybe, but I guess it depends how aggressive the pre breaker has to be? Maybe nibbling more at coarser settings, rather than crunching through them at fine settings.


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Maybe, but I guess it depends how aggressive the pre breaker has to be? Maybe nibbling more at coarser settings, rather than crunching through them at fine settings.

 

Don’t know, really. I never found hand grinding for espresso a problem (apart from one bean) and wouldn’t bother with some magic methods. I just can’t see the grind distribution to be the same so you’d get reproducible results.

 

But then I’m happy with E37s and can’t see coming back to hand grinding for espresso again. Unless I get Kinu M68/HG-One, that is.

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I hope all current subscribers will be joining us again for next quarter. If you haven't already paid Daren, please do so in an expedient fashion or indicate your non-committal intent.

 

Paid for next quarter.


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I hope all current subscribers will be joining us again for next quarter. If you haven't already paid Daren, please do so in an expedient fashion or indicate your non-committal intent.

 

Paid up, looking forward to trying some new coffees in the new year. Cheers for sorting

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All paid. Looking forward to seeing what the next 3 months will bring


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I still have 250g bag in the freezer, saving it for the family coming over at Christmas (as well as some Foundry Rocko Mountain that should arrive today/tomorrow)


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Don’t know, really. I never found hand grinding for espresso a problem (apart from one bean) and wouldn’t bother with some magic methods. I just can’t see the grind distribution to be the same so you’d get reproducible results.

 

But then I’m happy with E37s and can’t see coming back to hand grinding for espresso again. Unless I get Kinu M68/HG-One, that is.

 

As I said, I don’t have an issue with other beans for espresso , just that the Drop were very tough to get through with the feld at fine settings and when I was trying to dial in, and therefore having to grind multiple 17g doses it was a lot of effort. So I abandoned using Drop for espresso and just used it for brewed, using the Wilfa. But I really wanted to try it for espresso again before my LSOL supply disappeared.

 

Have to say that the pre-grind in the Wilfa at coarsest setting followed by the Feld make the feld part of the operation a breeze.


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A delivery from Drop arrived here today along with this handy little tasting notes book. Nice touch :)

 

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6 weeks past roast! Just made a 6:30 brew in the December using 100% Deeside...dare I say it, one of the best brews I've had of this coffee!

That was the last of it unfortunately :(

 

Anyone still got some?

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Hey guys I may have missed it but any idea when the next coffee might be coming etc?

 

Mid-to-late January. Can't say for sure at this stage.

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6 weeks past roast! Just made a 6:30 brew in the December using 100% Deeside...dare I say it, one of the best brews I've had of this coffee!

That was the last of it unfortunately :(

 

Anyone still got some?

 

 

Got some left in the freezer. Black Friday and a few other purchases mean that I have too much coffee in the freezer right now.


a grinder a lever and some beans

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Got some left in the freezer. Black Friday and a few other purchases mean that I have too much coffee in the freezer right now.
No such thing as too much coffee!

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No such thing as too much coffee!

 

I find it difficult to argue against this


a grinder a lever and some beans

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@EricC have you tried this yet?


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6 weeks past roast! Just made a 6:30 brew in the December using 100% Deeside...dare I say it, one of the best brews I've had of this coffee!

That was the last of it unfortunately :(

 

Anyone still got some?

 

Yes, just a little left. Been coming back and leaving it a bit longer. Will have a brew tomorrow and report back if anything new.

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I had a CCD of these this morning that I left for 90 mins (with a tea cosy) and had a lovely clear, clean tasty, cup with bags of milk chocolate and a lovely mild nutty aftertaste.

 

Just drinking a V60 where I tightened the Wilfa grind up and it is equally good.

 

Still great beans (*pulled from the freezer boxing day)


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Beans from the freezer. Tried an espresso this morning 19g=>35g 25 secs , I was getting peach.


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Finished the last of the Drop today (vac frozen) with a lovely cappuccino, anyone still going with this?! :)

 

Its been a really good learning experience and especially enjoyable towards the end as I got more of a hang of it. The very light roast was quite a challenge, first the hand grinding which was among the toughest I've experienced, quite a workout with the aergrind and a real test of the grinder itself (it survived!) The results seem to have been best for me at slightly higher temp and a slightly finer grind seemed to help too. I think that's the conventional wisdom for light roasts so it was nice to get some idea of the difference these things can make. Despite the challenges its been really enjoyable and was so interesting to experience what a really light Scandi roast style is all about. After really enjoying the Dark Arts lsol I was thinking maybe I prefer darker roasts but now I feel I can enjoy both and would happily look forwards to trying more super light roasts. Many thanks to all involved!


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I'm 2/3 of the way through this and really enjoying it. I'm grinding at the tiniest fraction over the zero point of the EK and dosing 20g into an 18g VST and it's still fairly fast. Currently I'm starting with a preinfusion at 2 bar which then ramps to 9 bar then switching to a 6 bar flat profile as the flow accelerates and settling on 20 to 44. I think it's around 30s total shot time but 13s of that is the preinfusion.


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