La Marzocco Home Espresso Subscription - Red Bay Coffee

Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.

#1: Post by nuketopia »

April shipment from Red Bay Coffee. Looks like darker roasts, but I haven't opened them yet. They came the day after roasting. A second package arrived the next day with two more bags. Intend to call LM and see if they want them back.

Will give them a fair try, though my preference is in the lighter roasts.


#2: Post by cftarnas »

Still waiting for my shipment - and I live in Oakland! The tracking number I have claims the USPS hasn't even received the package yet.

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#3: Post by nuketopia (original poster) » replying to cftarnas »

That's typical with USPS these days. UPS too for that matter.

Priority mail packages are often delivered before the tracking says they're even in USPS hands. UPS recently showed a musical instrument I ordered as "label created, waiting for pickup" right up until it was delivered.


#4: Post by danny31292 »

I'm finding Slow Burn pleasant, like chocolate milk, but a bit more intense than I'm used to in my cappuccino. As straight espresso, it's too developed and bitter with the recommended parameters. What do people think of Carver's Dream?

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#5: Post by nuketopia (original poster) »

Both are more roasty than I care for.

Carver's Dream a little more palatable than the Slow Burn.

I'm seeing flecks of oil on the surface of Carver's and a sheen developing on the Slow Burn. So both beyond my tastes.

Not my jam. Not a bad example of the style, but not my thing.