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by MatGreiner
1 minute ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 91
Views: 8533

What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

Brought home my second bag of Gigi Ahmed Ethiopian natural from Puff (Portland). WAY darker than I've enjoyed in years, but ground fine and pulled around 1:1.3, it is fantastic. The bag says Strawberry Pop Tart which is accurate. Very sweet, balanced, underpinned by cocoa. I get a full texture that some might think verges on muddy, typical of the
by ctcampbell
7 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Eureka Atom 60 long term increase in grind time

I have a Eureka Atom (60 in today's line up), bought around early 2017, and have noticed a gradual increase in the time it takes to grind my 19g dose. When I first got it that would be about 10s (which matches what Eureka claim on their website), now it's easily 15s. I haven't changed coffee to anything wild and
by marteccino
10 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 6

So I have this "screen" which was part of basket in another device.

So here you can see it on pic, it has almost same holes as the standard basket but I would like to know your opinions whether it is worth to try it as a cover puck shower despite it has about 1mm or 1/32 inch gap around the sides of the basket. I didn't try it because I reckon it
by spressomon
21 minutes ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 91
Views: 8533

What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

Thoroughly enjoying the recently released seasonal Coffee Lover from Northbound. This is my perennial favorite bean blend and roast from them
by duganderson
22 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Latte Art Beginner-size & model pitcher? Size cup? other questions

I've learning latte art and have watched lots of videos. For a beginner, what size pitcher and cup do you recommend? What specific pitcher to you recommend? How much espresso should you start with in a 10 oz cup? 8.5 oz cup? 5 oz cup? I have a Delonngi 3420 and struggling to get
by marteccino
29 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Few drops of 200f water on coffee puck before extraction is kinda preinfusion, no?

I mean few drops of hot water from kettle on freshly grounded tampered coffee puck wouldn't serve as preinfusion alternative? I don't see any difference with machine preinfusion and I don't think it needs to be done under pressure, or it must? Coz my machine don't have that function and this way it would be manually controlled amount
by Capuchin Monk
46 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

DIY Metal Cyclone Chaff Collector

In that case, you can probably try something that I used to do. "Kaldi Wide" At the exhaust end, you can try something like this for fan. {link}
by jdrobison
59 minutes ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 91
Views: 8533

What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

Good to hear. Ya... I think this one produces so many fines. It's about as high altitude as they get - though I've brewed plenty of Yirgacheffe over the years - and maybe a product of the density. I really want to enjoy this one so I do think my only option is to sieve
by BonVivant
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 0
Views: 5

La Marzocco GS3 steam not working.

Hi Y'all, Great forum for all things coffee and more. Perused this site the last day or so gathering intel on the steam issue I'm experiencing and setting expectations for the next steps to remedy the issue. I have a La Marzocco GS/3 (2012). No upgrades or repairs needed other than gaskets. I did not encounter anything intermittent