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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! 

https://plotroasting.com/products/israel-degfa-ana-sora-semi-carbonic-natural.

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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