So I finally got to brew with the XF, and for the first time impression and first time making pour over ever myself. I was very thrilled with the results.
I did a +6 on my Lido 3 (6 tick marks away from zero) with 20g coffee and total of 280g water. Ended up being a ~2:50 brew time. I just started with a 40g bloom for 30 seconds and went with slow circles until reached target water weight. I then let it drip all the way through. It was pleasant to drink, a bit underextracted actually, had an acidity that shouldn't be there with this blend (Campfire Blend by Lofty Coffee) IMO. I'll grind a bit finer next time I guess.
I am excited to try to make an Ethiopian Guji in the afternoon once I get done from school.
Made another small batch. 20g beans, 300g water, finished with 3:20 brew time with 30-sec bloom. The grind was a little bit finer this time and the cup was very very good. Very similar to the cups I've had in shops and they use a modbar for their water source and brew on Kalita Wave. Bright, juicy, hints of blueberry and red raspberry acidity.
No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.
― C.S. Lewis