Playing with the Hologram yesterday and today. I'm at our weekend place, so using the Sette 270w and the Quickmill Anita.
I'm hitting the same sort of thing - dialing it in for the fruit and acidity works, but there's still an undertone of bitterness. I am running 19g dose and 36g out in 25s on the Anita, with a good cooling purge for the HX. The fruit comes out, lots of berry flavors, but that little bit of something I don't like so much underneath it.
It's good and worth the typical $12-$16 retail price. The main reason I don't buy CCC retail is that it is frequently very old. Last time I bought some, found a few bags of Apollo that was only a week from roast date. But there were bags of CCC on the same shelf running back to last August. Sorry, I just don't buy old coffee, especially for that kind of money. I will also not buy "use before" stamped coffee without a roast date. I noticed the "use by" date on the bags in this shipment were on the order of 4 months.
Looking forward to dialing it in on the Monolith and LMLM when I got home.