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by addertooth, 34 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Misty Valley Yirgacheffe

This is one of my favorite beans. It certainly has a well defined blueberry note when roasted right. If the blueberry taste is "muddy" and not clear, then there is something off on the roasting profile. I used a different style of roaster, so comparing curves does not apply. You seem to hit full yellow (DE) about
by addertooth, 34 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Misty Valley Yirgacheffe

This is one of my favorite beans. It certainly has a well defined blueberry note when roasted right. If the blueberry taste is "muddy" and not clear, then there is something off on the roasting profile. I used a different style of roaster, so comparing curves does not apply. You seem to hit full yellow (DE) about
by another_jim, 42 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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How much does roasting affect cup score?

I'm not into regret. If I have a good washed Yrg, I enjoy it. I don't worry I might have missed a better one. But yeah, if you are looking to source the best, you're dealing with a population that is too big for any one person to try. So you'll have to rely on comparing the cupping scores
by coffeeOnTheBrain, 55 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Any experience or advice on Xenia?

I have advice: Take a look here, the German Kaffee-Netz is where this machine is at home. It is quite a unique concept that was developed with the input of this topic: {link}
by ancoffee, Today, 12:23 am in Tips and Techniques
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WDT latest understanding?

Just received Walnut wdt. Overall I'm very happy for this price. {link}
by kris772, Today, 12:13 am in Buying Advice
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Can I get away with a single boiler espresso machine?

I thought TB's were notoriously slow on steaming...?
by kidloco, Today, 12:09 am in Water
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Lotus Water experiences

I just tested their "light and bright" recipe for espresso, it gives 40 on a cheap TDS meter
by palica, Today, 12:07 am in Buying Advice
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Can I get away with a single boiler espresso machine?

You can also consider a Thermal Block machine, which will heat very fast from ambiant to coffee infusion temp, and then to vapour temp, and can be decreased to coffee temp again in a few seconds. A TB with PID can be very stable, saves a lot of energy, and can do unlimited steam
by dhdhk, Today, 12:02 am in Coffee Roasting
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Misty Valley Yirgacheffe

Just roasted a batch of Misty Valley Yirgacheffe that was recommended by the community as a Blueberry Bomb... So far not disappointed! Def strong blueberry notes, juicy, sweet. Its only been a two days, so eager to see how it develops. What do you think about my roasting curve? Im roasting on a home electric
by homeburrero, Yesterday, 11:49 pm in Water
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Lotus Water experiences

Beware that the hardness solutions of these concentrates are calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2). For every 10 ppm (as CaCO3) of hardness you are getting 7.1 mg/l of chloride ion. Even at low hardness levels of 20 - 50 ppm as CaCO3 you are looking at chloride levels in excess of what many espresso machine