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Had some RB in a flat white from Blackwoods in Edinburgh on Friday. I was pretty unimpressed! It was really bland and didn't cut through the milk as it normally does. Not sure if this is just what the new version is like, or whether it wasn't being pulled at its best. The shop use a Synesso and Anfim combo. Going to buy a bag tomorrow and see if I can coax more out of it :-)

 

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I was in Berlin a few weeks ago and had a fantastic Red Brick flat white in the Barn - was pleased they lived up to the hype!

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Yeah I had a cracking coffee at the barn! Loved their hydra. Did you go to Five Elephant Coffee by any chance?

 

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No, only went to the two Barn locations and Bonanza. I mentioned Five Elephants to my relations; they went a few days after I left, but didn't think it was as good as the Barn. I'll be going back, so plenty more opportunities for tastings!

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Ace. In terms of atmosphere and vibe, I rated Five Elephant highest, even next to bonanza (zero atmosphere, unhelpful staff) and no fire no glory. Bonanza need more seats / less roasters!

 

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Agree - Bonanza had pretty poor service! My relations didn't like the new Barn location either. I suppose it's good to have some cafes put more emphasis on coffee, but I hope it doesn't become the blueprint - getting coffee shouldn't be a religious experience ;-)

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I was in Berlin a few weeks ago and had a fantastic Red Brick flat white in the Barn - was pleased they lived up to the hype!

 

Have you ever tried the Double Eye cafe on Akazienstraße? It's simply fantastic coffee. They do a Galao which is like a flat white in a glass originating from Portugal. Very, very good indeed.

 

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Have you ever tried the Double Eye cafe on Akazienstraße? It's simply fantastic coffee. They do a Galao which is like a flat white in a glass originating from Portugal. Very, very good indeed.

 

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Haven't tried it yet - my recent trip was my first to the city. Double Eye was on the list, but I felt bad about forcing my coffee obsessions on the relations! I'll definitely pay a visit the next time I'm over.

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Agree - Squaremile is fantastic but Hasbean also produces some amazing "keep going back to" beans. They are just harder to find as he has a huge choice.

 

Placed an order with Squaremile for a back of Redbrick and one of their single estates, looking forward to seeing how they compare with Hasbean.


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Initial thoughts: Redbrick delicious, Jirmiwachu undrinkable. I'll definitely be buying redbrick again but, to use someone from earlier's description of it, the 'funk' of Jirmiwachu is just too much for me. If anyone wants it I'll happily pass on for the cost of postage. I've had two doubles out of it.


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I'd happily take it off of your hands if you're absolutely positive you can't find anything to do with it (and of course noone has beaten me to it) It's Incredibly kind of you though mate.


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Jirmiwachu is probably my favourite bean EVER.

 

But, the funk is like marmite I'm afraid.


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No worries mate, worth a shot! :) Union deal is calling my name now I think...


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