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by ShotClock, 15 minutes ago in Coffee Brewing
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Coffee going from tasty to lifeless in hours or max few days

I'd suggest an experiment - see if you can provoke palate fatigue with known good coffee, while taking your storage and equipment out of the equation. Go to a cafe that sells a large amount of coffee, and will sell you near identical pour overs from the same green, while ensuring the coffee is not stale and the equipment is...
by mgrayson, 21 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Ikawa Greens for Ikawa Home Roaster

Yes. If I'd ever learned patience, I would have roasted the sample pack one or two profiles at a time and watched the beans evolve. Well, in a week or two, I'll see which ones look more interesting and focus on them. I'm definitely doing the "10 pounds of Guatemalan" exercise, but that will be in parallel with one of...
by casey herring, 30 minutes ago in Buy/Sell
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[FS] New Slayer Single Group - still in crate (Vancouver, Washington)

I bought this two months ago for a remodel we were doing and I was going to set up a sweet end game espresso station, unfortunately the layout had to change and I have significantly less room for my set up now so I have to pivot and sell the Slayer. Its new, in the crate and not touched other...
by MNate, 45 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Decent DE1XL or DE1XXL? Or Synesso Home?

I have the XL. You can adjust the steam flow rate and many of us have actually turned it down to .6 or .8ml/s, sacrificing about 5 seconds of speed on 100 grams of milk in favor of finer micro foam. (I'm at 25seconds for 100g). So I wouldn't even use more speed. I once had a machine that could...
by LindoPhotography, 53 minutes ago in Grinders
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Is the 1Zpresso K-Plus magnetic container better than that of the J-Max?

I've only had one shot on a friends JX Pro, and I have a k-plus, so I have experience with that one, but from what I've heard and what I can tell the K series burrs are designed to be a bit more consistent and uni-modal which I don't think is totally possible with a conical burr grinder but it...
by luvmy40, Today, 8:58 pm in Grinders
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G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder

Here's the one I'm using. {link}
by mkane, Today, 8:23 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Ikawa Greens for Ikawa Home Roaster

Keep tasting daily. That's where the fun is. How they change day to day
by ShotClock, Today, 8:21 pm in Buying Advice
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Decent DE1XL or DE1XXL? Or Synesso Home?

The decent website has a detailed comparison of their machines, but here is my understanding: The pro and xl are the same machine, but the xl is slightly larger for the sake of having an extra cosmetic panel on the back. There is also a slightly larger steam wand. I have the xl, and would have bought the pro if...
by mkane, Today, 8:21 pm in Coffee Brewing
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Coffee going from tasty to lifeless in hours or max few days

Our coffee changes all along the period from 12hrs post-roast until it's gone. usually six days with 340g. There are days in between it does taste lifeless. Second day or 3rd.
by Newton123, Today, 7:29 pm in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

Just thought I'd post on a steam problem I just fixed. My steam quality had been slowly deteriorating for months for no clear reason, and then finally the steam went completely south - pump running a lot and more water than steam. Turned out the wire on one of the probes was corroded and might actually have been completely detached...