Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
icom102

Trying to get a good shot

Recommended Posts

Weight of output? Coffee type? Grinder used? Specific Packaging of coffee? Photo of the Coffee beans? Pressure the machine is set to? Temperature of the shot? What machine?

I didn't think it looked great and a naked portafilter would be a far better diagnostic next time.

Edited by DavecUK
  • Like 1

 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't weight the output I'm using a la spaziale s40 with Mazzer super Jolly grinder the beans is Ballies belfast Christmas blend the temperature is 119c the pressure is just ver 8 bar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roast looks alright for what you are trying to get, espresso/crema.

Either they are not right about the roasted on date, coffee is old (christmas blend could be anything?). The coffee should come out OK, perhaps the beans have been stored in a part open packed for too long. You have all the right kit, the volume of the shot I can only guess at but probably within limits?


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I opened them and put them in a air tight container what about the shot looks wrong ? I thought I should have had a better depth of crema baby I'm wrong 

Edited by icom102

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like old coffee, fractured Puck or bit of both. Why not use a naked of and pull a shot with scales under the glass. 


 My reviews at https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/ - Various Machines and grinders, Amazon Dalian 1kg Drum Roaster: YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/szhgxzl .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have a bottomless handle yet what way should it look a better amount of crema?

the date on the bag was 2nd dec where do you get your coffee?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crema isn't really relevant. Some beans will produce more than others, some will pull a disappearing act, some will be light some dark some plentiful some thin. Flow rate seemed to speed up quickly and started gushing so looks like the puck eroded quickly and/or you had channelling. If you are single dosing the grinder you might see that type of erosion quickly especially with a blend, or at least that's what I found with my big flat. Coffee should be fresh enough assuming you've kept it in a sealed bag with the air squeezed out. 16g in and an 18 sec extraction might produce a result that's drinkable because of a low EY. What was the weight out? 


ACS Minima (Beta) -- Reskinned Ceado E8, Niche Zero --- Gene Cafe CBR101 with Dimmer Mod and Bean Mass Probe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Rob

I didn't weight the dose out I kept the beans in an airscape I know my grinder does produce a lot of small lumps 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you like the taste, than most probably the grind is right. Have you tried to increase the dose foe 17-18g? The output looks more like 40-45ml. With higher dose you might increase the brew time and get volume around 35-40ml. Just a suggestion...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • About
    Coffee Forums UK is the UK's premier coffee forum Started in June 2008 by Glenn Watson, we now have more than 24000 mainly UK based members, and welcome more than 3000 members and visitors from around the world each day! With strategic investment and digital expertise from the Jackson Lockhart team (Tait Pollack and Adam Bateman), we are taking Coffee Forums UK to the next level, and are delighted to share the journey with you.

    New Members:
    We are often referred to as the friendliest forum on the web and we look forward to welcoming you onboard. Please read our Terms of Use.

    Advertising

    Coffee Forums Media Kit

    Click Here To Buy Advertising Space 
    £100 p/m when paid yearly, up-to: 690000 banner impressions per month!

    Donate / Sponsor

    Click Here To Donate (big thank you!)

    Get Your Supporter Badge Today (per year)

    image.png

×
×
  • Create New...