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Hi Everyone!


I am new to CFUK and wanted to introduce myself. My wife and I got into coffee around the time we got married in 2010. Before that, I was not that much into tea or coffee. However, I did a small sample roast to try a wedding gift of drip coffee maker. I really enjoyed that coffee and we found ourselves with a small bean to cup DeLonghi. Mochas and lattes were good with it. I continued roasting coffee beans on Sundays and it became a 'thing'. A ritual. Since then I have gone from enjoying Americanos and Cappuccinos to becoming a macchiato and espresso fan.


This trend can be noted with my wife as well where she has gone from very milky Lattes (in 250ml grande cups) to extremely tight (130ml) cappuccinos. There even appears to be some explorations of macchiatos now.


I used a Gaggia Deco for a while and then moved to La Marzocco and I still use the MD64 pro grinder that came with it. I still find it competes well with robur in sweetness. I use robur when I need more acidity and clarity in taste.


Last 12 months have been a bit dull in our household due to some personal matters, and I have been dormant in roasting and being active in the coffee tasting hobby. I have literally not had a hobby for a long time. I am keen to pick myself up and continue to use my coffee tasting hobby to keep myself keen on life in general and motivated!


Someday I hope to try pulling on somebody's lever machine as I have started to appreciate the more classic or traditional 35ml espresso more than any other type of coffee.


Thanks for reading. And thanks for letting me join this group. Regards, Dee.

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