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Crankhouse is indeed always on point and I admire their persistent experimental offering. Dave always has a bean or two with some funky process.

I'm almost done with Santa Petrona I had in the freezer (frozen a week after roast date). Not sure why but i'm not picking up as much booziness now (in both espresso, V60/AP). Don't know if it's the freezer or Niche.

@winterlight what recipe/method are you using for the pourover?

Gaggia Classic '96 (OPV mod / Rancilio wand/PID) + Niche Zero


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Hey. To my surprise I couldn't find a thread here on all things experimental (anaerobic, yeast inoculation, thick layering etc). I'm all about the funk these days and nothing else excites me somehow.

So I can report back on a couple...  Crankhouse's Colombia XO is the weirdest but potentially greatest bean I've tried. It's literally punch of funky rum with fruity notes in the background. I lo

Had these two turn up from Crankhouse today with roasting dates from about a week ago, so good to go! The Colombian 'Diego Samuel Bermudez' is elegant, smooth and sweetly perfumed. The plum tasti

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3 hours ago, Zeak said:

@winterlight what recipe/method are you using for the pourover?

The James Hoffman method with a 15:1 ratio. My standard method these days. And using the Waitrose Stretton Hills (I think, whichever one is recommended on here anyway) water to make it.

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On 21/10/2020 at 18:54, winterlight said:

Had these two turn up from Crankhouse today with roasting dates from about a week ago, so good to go

Onto the Santa Petrona Bourbon and these are just as Crankhouse describe: boozy and hoppy. Cherry liqueur and mango notes are spot on and it's really easy to quaff despite the booziness. Going to be a nice drink to wake me up in the mornings.

All put through a V60 on a fairly fine grind - no bitterness from either despite the fineness!


Just ordered two bags of this - looking forward to it. Curiously the 500g at £18 was out of stock, the 250g at £10 was in stock so I ordered two...and it added a discount of £3, taking me to £17! Not that I'm conplaining... 

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This thread is true temptation. I've just cracked open a bag of Plot's carbonic Ana Sora. Bright, fruity and complex. Well worth checking out, esp if you liked the lovely hasbean roast this year! 


I've stopped buying beans from anywhere other than lsol and my local cafe to support local business and take the try before I buy approach; luckily they buy in rosters like plot, has bean, dark arts, bonanza and dark woods so I'm on to something good! 

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