Balthazar_B wrote:Perhaps oddly, I'm finding the opposite with Warp Drive: I need to grind a fair lot coarser than even my normal medium-dark roast,
One of the best medium-dark comfort-style coffees I've ever enjoyed -- evidently one of the more forgiving -- and certainly appears to be destined for our regular rotation.
I had an aha moment after your comment and realized I'm dealing with a paradigm shift. Usually pull normale vs ristretto. Though the synchronika pulls at over 9 bar and just has the standard E61 3 second mechanical "preinfusion". I don't have the kind of control one has with lever, Slayer, Decent, R91, etc... when Decent Espresso comes out with v1.3 I'll be all over it.
Comfort style is a GREAT description for Warp Drive. It has super silky mouthfeel and I haven't pulled a horrible shot even with the fast ones, def agree on it being a forgiving blend.
Temp/altitude/barometer adjusted boiling temp today is 201 so I dropped brew temp to 195, tightened the grind a bit after loosening (1now 1/4 on Specilita), pulling 20g/20g in 32-35 seconds. Made a great mocha today.
Let me know what you hear from Jen.