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Still no sign of mine, hope they haven’t got lost. 


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1 hour ago, Daren said:

No... That sounds wrong on many levels emoji1785.png

 

:-O - We aim to please.......


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Broke the seal on these today. Defo JB territory. First aeropress had a billion smells rising from the cup although my cold infested olfactory systemwas in no mood to decipher what.

Lots of fruit for me so far. Belters so far.

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I just keep keep looking at mine longingly. Won’t crack them open until I can taste and smell again (2 weeks and counting). I’ve got a full house on the respiratory tract infection bingo, and laryngitis so I can even complain properly

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3 minutes ago, mmmatron said:

I just keep keep looking at mine longingly. Won’t crack them open until I can taste and smell again (2 weeks and counting). I’ve got a full house on the respiratory tract infection bingo, and laryngitis so I can even complain properly

Oh yucky bug :( hope you all feel better soon 🤧

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17 hours ago, Nick1881 said:

Still no sign of mine, hope they haven’t got lost. 

If they do not come today please PM me to confirm address.


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Opened these this morning (earlier than planned but needs must!) - smelling great on opening, and an enjoyable flat white.

Needs some work on grind, but can see this one being popular.


V60 - Sage DTP - Sette 270 - Feldgrind

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Really been enjoying as pour over, but just had my first espresso. Really nice, great mouthfeel, just going to slacken the grind off a smidgen for the next shot. Went 18 to 36 in 37 second507ba6f082db68f3dd44ad187aa752ee.jpg

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Is it just me or..................

.... has anyone else observed that these are "heavy" beans....

Heavy in that:
a) Visibly fewer beans for a standard (weighed) dose..
b) Considerably less volume of grounds in PF
The collar of my tamper is noticeably below the edge of the basket...
(as a rule of thumb tamping normally has the tamper collar level(wish) with the to of the basket)

I am also getting a wetter post pull puck (presumably due to bed/puck depth)....

I'm still at a fine grind from previous months.. the shot might be a bit quicker but not hugely (I don't time shots "accurately")

Even after all the above - my first couple of flat whites have been pretty nice (I am very busy at the moment so I am just knocking them out and not adjusting too much.. just to get my fix)
 

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Is it just me or..................
.... has anyone else observed that these are "heavy" beans....
Heavy in that:
a) Visibly fewer beans for a standard (weighed) dose..
b) Considerably less volume of grounds in PF
The collar of my tamper is noticeably below the edge of the basket...
(as a rule of thumb tamping normally has the tamper collar level(wish) with the to of the basket)
I am also getting a wetter post pull puck (presumably due to bed/puck depth)....
I'm still at a fine grind from previous months.. the shot might be a bit quicker but not hugely (I don't time shots "accurately")
Even after all the above - my first couple of flat whites have been pretty nice (I am very busy at the moment so I am just knocking them out and not adjusting too much.. just to get my fix)
 
Try updosing a touch. Bean variation is the reason baskets have a tolerance.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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15 minutes ago, ashcroc said:

Try updosing a touch. Bean variation is the reason baskets have a tolerance.

I'm not too worried about the volume per se..... merely an observation.

On the other hand my normal dose is 19g....  and "generically" this "fills" the pf/basket....
If I updose these enough to "fill" the basket I suspect the dose might then be outside the logical tolerance of the basket... (even though it physically fits... if you see what I mean)

I'd guesstimate that these beans are something like 1/4-1/3 lower volume... 
So a 19g dose would theoretically be 23.75 - 25+ grams - which I think would be outside the basket size.

Obviously my guesstimate (made from just a couple of attempts) could be wildly out and it might only be say 10%..... in which case updosing would still "fit"....

Anyway..... as I work through the beans I'll try a few variations.... I might even have a smaller basket..... I must be honest I don't fiddle with baskets that often.... I think I'm using one I got from Toffeechips.... 

 

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3 hours ago, Drewster said:

Is it just me or..................

.... has anyone else observed that these are "heavy" beans....

Heavy in that:
a) Visibly fewer beans for a standard (weighed) dose..
b) Considerably less volume of grounds in PF
The collar of my tamper is noticeably below the edge of the basket...
(as a rule of thumb tamping normally has the tamper collar level(wish) with the to of the basket)

I am also getting a wetter post pull puck (presumably due to bed/puck depth)....

I'm still at a fine grind from previous months.. the shot might be a bit quicker but not hugely (I don't time shots "accurately")

Even after all the above - my first couple of flat whites have been pretty nice (I am very busy at the moment so I am just knocking them out and not adjusting too much.. just to get my fix)
 

Huh... almost like this is a really dense bean... higher altitude or something... cough cough...

 

you may of also found the miracle of omni roast ;)

 

enjoying this!

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Can't believe I missed out on a Himalayan Yak milk washed coffee!

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Had a go yesterday with these as espresso. Dosed 16.5g into an 18g VST (bit low I know, I usually go 17g). Ground a tadge courser on the Versalab - at just over 3 on the scale (no good for anyone else I guess). Temp on the machine was just under 95 C and did a 28s pre-infusion before pulling (IIRC as I didn't note this bit down) 38g. It was a bit courser before and 17g but was getting a bit paracetamol in there..

Had a sip and found no initial acidity nor untoward flavours. Was nice and smooth.. Guessing these need to develop a bit more so at least I have an initial starting point to go from but am getting a nice cup straight away. Not tried in milk using my machine yet, but know from making a pourover the other day at the gf's she described them as delicate.

Think I might have to drag the EK back into service and make a Chemex tomorrow. Anyone have a recipe for Chemex or V60?

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I've been using a bastardised version of the Alice method with my V60 for the last couple of weeks. Working well with these beans.

15g at 2:2 on the Feldgrind (or slightly finer than my usual V60 grind) 125 ml water straight in, pretty aggressively, in 10/15 seconds. At 1 minutes 10 seconds another 125ml in over 10/15 seconds. Dry bed at 2 minutes.

Only had a couple of brews but I'm thinking it's something south/central American. I'll make a more specific guess after a few more...

Edit: Link to Alice method

 

 

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17 hours ago, Craft House Coffee said:

Huh... almost like this is a really dense bean... higher altitude or something... cough cough...

 

you may of also found the miracle of omni roast ;)

 

enjoying this!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm - I am wondering if that is a subtle red-herring....

If it were the case surely others would have noticed/mentioned or even agreed with my observation..... 
curiouser and curiouser......
 


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Tried as a flat white today and can confirm it is pretty good in milk as well :)e9d2062935d0543a07be5fbdd329be1d.jpg

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Excuse the poor milk pour (first cup off new machine), I got a slight bit of funk right at the end of each mouthful, still no clue though as could just be me, it was 5am


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Yum.....

Apricots and honey. 

18.3 into 40. 25 seconds

 

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I'm away at the mo, having this in an aeropress. 18g at 2:2 on the Feld. Aeropress inverted, 270g water 10 seconds off boil. No stir, leave for 20 minutes, flip and slow press over about 20/30 seconds.
 

I'll be honest, I just forgot to stir the first time but it was so good that's how I've done it since.

Really delicious, very sweet stone fruit. Juicy banger!

 

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19 hours ago, Jon_Foster said:

I'm away at the mo, having this in an aeropress. 18g at 2:2 on the Feld. Aeropress inverted, 270g water 10 seconds off boil. No stir, leave for 20 minutes, flip and slow press over about 20/30 seconds.
 

I'll be honest, I just forgot to stir the first time but it was so good that's how I've done it since.

Really delicious, very sweet stone fruit. Juicy banger!

 

I just retrieved my poor neglected CCD from the utility room coffee cupboard on the strength of this and did a 20min steep. Gloriously nice, super sweet, mug full of loveliness...

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Well I have to say this is as smooth as silk in a milk drink, don’t know if it’s the new machine or what but one cup just isn’t enough. Definite chocolate for me, lost that funky edge I got on the first drink. I have to admit I have been messing with pre infusion times, pushed to 10 seconds then my usual ratio in cup 1:2, I’m going in early here and guessing a washed Brazilian


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This ones proving quite popular with Sarah a real smooth caramel / choc / sweet honey as a flat white. 

Yet to try as filter.

Thanks all for organising / roasting

Wild guess: Colombian

John

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Espresso: Londinium L2 - Gaggia G105 - Silvia v3 Mr.Shades PID'-d - Faema E92a2 (Project) - MyPressi Twist - VST baskets / Motta Europa (350/500/750ml) - Torr Ti 58.55 & Goldfinger flat 58.4 TiBlack, Pullman 51.4 - Acaia x2

Grinders: Flats: Compak R120 - NS Mythos plus Conics: Compak K10PB - Lido 3

Brewed: Behmor Brazen - Moccamaster KBGT471 - Aeropress - V60 - Cona model D - Clever - Mizudashi - 8-10 + 6 cup Chemex

Water: BWT Bestmax V Refrac: VST III

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Haven't really had much chance to play with this yet, but I have had an aeropress (15 in, Aergrind 1.7, 250g water a minute after boil, inverted, 30g bloom, stir, 6 minutes). I need to try again as this method was quite mellow and full bodied bit lacked fruit for me. As espresso I've tried 18>38 in 40" which was tasty with forward acidity, (straight) and 18>42.5 in 45" which was mellow and comforting with 5oz milk. I know there's more to come if I can find it!d7229b2443a7ecf6e1e7310172eca995.jpg

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Had this as flat white yesterday, works really well for me, lovely syrupy sweetness!

I'm pretty sure it's a washed coffee and I think it's a central American. I'm gonna say Nicaraguan but it's a bit of a punt! :)


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