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« Reply #100 on: 09/05/2012, 09:36 AM »
So far this week, double ristrettos are the favoured shot.
 Started the week, with tanzania tec at 8 days post roast. One DR, then a long black on DR base.

Today a DR Brazil allegre/Tiger Mt (75/25) and made number one daughter a short macchiato on DR base (she normally has single espresso shot). Served with no comment from me).  Went down well and she preferred it that way.

Edit: actually I am wondering. Is it a short macc? Approx 35 gram shot with 20-25 gram milk. how much milk is normal as ratio to coffee?
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« Reply #101 on: 09/05/2012, 10:09 AM »
Getting into a bag of Di Bella Moderna, last couple of their blends I have had haven't done it for me but this one is going down nicely. Was a but gassy at 6 days but has settled well at 10.

Couple of Double Latte's this morning.

1kg of Seven Seeds House blend to crack later in the week still at 5 days post roast.

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« Reply #102 on: 13/05/2012, 06:48 PM »
Very nice Rwandan Buf from MBD I 'got my Mum for mothers day'. Major self interest she had the option of pre ground Vittoria otherwise on offer ???

Apart from that getting some quite nice results out of the seven seeds blend, tiny little beans with a good percentage of Peaberry in it. Light roasted as you might expect but still decent depth of flavour all round  :thumb:

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« Reply #103 on: 26/05/2012, 12:37 PM »
Just hooking into some 3 week old MM :)  Followed by some Sumatran Gayo later in the week...... 

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« Reply #104 on: 30/05/2012, 09:50 AM »
Trying a dark horse brew that Ive been avoiding as it was one of the first done on the hybrid. 100gm yirga/ 150gmPNG robusta/ 350 gm terranova. Pleasantly surprised. Not overly fruity which is good for me. Roasted on May 23 rd. Not sure how much of it I'll get through though as more pleasant things sit on the bench. Could be a good one to donate to the parents for their plunger  :rofl:

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« Reply #105 on: 30/05/2012, 12:55 PM »
just finished a bag of Peru CDS this morning.


I thought it was really nice at ten days post roast.
Daughter was not so enthusiastic, but expressed delight when I said I was going to  give her a Brazilian tomorrow.
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« Reply #106 on: 30/05/2012, 01:08 PM »
..but expressed delight when I said I was going to  give her a Brazilian tomorrow.
We're still talking about coffee here, I hope  ;)

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« Reply #107 on: 30/05/2012, 02:19 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :P

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« Reply #108 on: 31/05/2012, 10:46 AM »
Still enjoying my Geisha via Aeropress at work and for espresso at home I am once again loving the Java Kalistat... it never gets old.  :coffee2:
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« Reply #109 on: 31/05/2012, 04:08 PM »
Still enjoying my Geisha via Aeropress at work and for espresso at home I am once again loving the Java Kalistat... it never gets old.  :coffee2:

Is there more stock of this????  I love the JK!
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« Reply #110 on: 31/05/2012, 04:41 PM »
Not sure if still available to buy but I grabbed 5kg a while ago... 4.5kg to go  :thumb:
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« Reply #111 on: 05/06/2012, 12:20 PM »
Just finished my guatemala capetillo y annexos COE. I do have another batch resting though.

this morning I moved on to some red icatu from El Salvador that I got ages ago in a swap with bottomline. an interesting one this- initial impression was of low sweetness, but that kicked in afterwards and it made for a perfectly nice short black.
took the grinder back a couple of notches and made an aeropress long black. Seriously excellent and you could almost swear it had been sweetened with maple syrup.
more aeropress to come for this bean.


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« Reply #112 on: 15/06/2012, 08:06 PM »
When I was in the Brisbane CBD this week for the first time in years, I discovered those markets opposite the top of the Queen St Mall. Noble Coffee who pretty much seemed to be doing a single product - single origin PNG roasts in medium-dark and dark.

They had a sample out which the girl said was medium-dark so I got a couple of hundred grams on a whim. Opened it up when I got home to discover it was the lightest roast I've ever seen. Even, nice looking, but so very light that I was worried about grassy, fruity acidity and was a little worried I'd wasted my cash.

Short story - beautiful. Rich, earthy tasting and very very smooth with only a hint of the brightness that seems so common to the high-end coffee places that I've visited in Sydney and which I don't really like in abundance.

They were also selling PNG greens at $15 a kilo, so good to keep in mind for an emergency top-up. Wish I'd gotten some now.
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« Reply #113 on: 15/06/2012, 08:23 PM »
I have been sipping on some Rwandan Mig from '3rd Crack' - Uncle Joes coffee in Brisbane.

Fairly light roast and my Espresso machine was in re plumbing mode today so a couple of very nice Siphon brews was the result. First time I have used a Siphon in 3 months I guess as most of my manual brew gear has been packed away.

Time to get off my espresso kick and back to basics I think  :)

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« Reply #114 on: 17/06/2012, 11:26 AM »
started with a rather nice full espresso shot of yeni navan.

Daughter1 had her usual brazilian, then daughter2 requested a coffee (usual response "it tastes like coffee dad"). Made a flat white and a straight espresso of my recent doppio tostada Malawi Nyika.

I struggle to find the right description for this one. Rank, or repulsive spring to mind. Wont be deliberately repeating this.

Anyway, it was worth trying before binning it. We'll see if she comments when she drinks hers.

RESULTS ARE IN:
I walked into living room and cup was empty. Daughter said "Can you make me another coffee dad?"

So maybe not for the bin then. Everyone has different tastes.


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« Reply #115 on: 17/06/2012, 12:41 PM »

Daughter1 had her usual brazilian,


You've gotta stop saying this. Puts all sorts of impure thoughts in my head :rofl: :rofl:

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« Reply #116 on: 17/06/2012, 05:21 PM »
During the week and this weekend I've been giving 'Capricornia' a try, by Costas of Noosa.

It's an Aussie bean and was recommended to me as an espresso lover.

I don't love it.

AM knows that I have a tendency to grind a little on the fine side - this usually means an extremely restricted shot if I'm trying a new bean from a reputable roaster.

In this case the blonding started fast and the shot was a gusher. I haven't yet got the grind right for this bean.

Even so I would say it has the echo of what I like in an espresso. Almost like it might once have been rich and dark.

If I didn't know better if I'd think I was drinking supermarket beans.

Given the lack of roast date, it's probably a freshness issue or the Aussie beans themselves.

I wouldn't bother buying Costa beans again, particularly when my other two options this week were the cheaper Noble Coffee (mentioned previously and a really nice brew) or my own roasts.

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« Reply #117 on: 20/06/2012, 08:48 AM »
Honduras COE roasted 15th and served as a straight GOD SHOT. :coffee2: :thumb:
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« Reply #118 on: 20/06/2012, 08:52 AM »
Lucky bugger. And no mention of a brazilian  :thumb: :D

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« Reply #119 on: 20/06/2012, 09:41 AM »
Cuba Altura with a hint of a mix of high grown beans - roasted light
As the bag is finishing, its now comming into its own.
 it's just so yummy  :P
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« Reply #120 on: 20/06/2012, 10:56 AM »
I wouldn't bother buying Costa beans again, particularly when my other two options this week were the cheaper Noble Coffee (mentioned previously and a really nice brew) or my own roasts.

I had similar issues, and I found Pioneer beans to be excellent so I stuck with them.  As you mentioned Costa don't put a roasted on date on their beans, or use bags with one way valves.  The roaster is usually going every day, but you just have to hope that they rotate their stock properly.  When I asked what the roasted on date was I got treated like I was a moron for asking.  Also I had similar issues with blonding early, probably grind related, but at the time my rocky wasn't really up to scratch either.

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« Reply #121 on: 20/06/2012, 03:24 PM »
I've been trying to get these beans working and it just isn't happening. Even on my finest setting I get a super-fast and gloppy Crema with near immediate blonding.

As AM would say tho - 2 + 2 = 5. The taste is actually quite pleasant, even at the 3/4 long volume the shots inevitably pour at. It's just not a strong flavour.

I still wouldn't bother with them again - And I'm much less critical of a local cafe using their beans that has a terrible pour. Maybe it's not them, but the beans. Still, they should know better.
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« Reply #122 on: 20/06/2012, 04:11 PM »
Nope, not when I've got one of my own roasts that's just hitting it's good timeframe. Just poured an incredible double ristretto, one of the best I've ever done.

When I can do that, why bother with anything less than awesome (from pro roasters or my own humble efforts)?
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« Reply #123 on: 22/06/2012, 10:13 AM »
Zambia Terranova Estate AA
http://www.beangreen.com.au/product-info.php?pid189.html

Roasted to the very first sound of second crack.
6 days post roast:
Dark chocolate (the type with no milk in it) and big fat berry fruit aussie shiraz. Bloody beautiful.

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« Reply #124 on: 29/06/2012, 08:45 PM »
I have mixed at approx 60/40 %

Cuba Altura day old post roast 
And
PNG Waghi at approx 8 days post roast

Many chocolate notes with a dry mouth feeling at the end of the cup

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