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Sunday with Old Grumpy and coffee toys
Don't know where he takes his name from, Andrew is not old nor grumpy
What a great guy, he drove out of his way to help me out bringing all his portable gear.
( Pharos grinder and Rossa espresso maker)
I expected a step up with the bigger burr grinder and there was, mostly with much,much better mouth feel, creamy smooth flat whites on my machine using my same beans that I know well.
We ground up a shot that looked like a spectacular god shot on the nakid using my S24, but alas the shot was, although perfectly extracted had a burnt taste to it. This is most likely why we could not get the fruit notes I was looking for on my machine with his grinder.
The big surprise came however when he pulled shots on the Rossa, that crazy thing wound out the cleanest sweetest shots I have ever tasted with Zero bitterness. It was easy to pick out the fruit notes and it Put my S24 to shame. He did not do it every time but could do it once he dialed in my beans.
I have sense turned down the boiler pressure to lower the temp at the brew head on the S24 I checked it roughly just using a milk thermo and got 96+ deg. Now after winding the pressurestat down 3 times I get about 93 deg. Haven't had time to test more shots yet.
If we had more time I would have loved to grind one with my Rosco for his Rossa that would have told me more about my grinder.
I think he has a great combo for manual shot brewing, would be hard to beat with any machine, just a bit of a fiddle factor.
so the journey continues.