Recent posts - Page 46

by espressotime
January 29th, 2023, 3:40 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 321
Views: 45897

Londinium Compact.

The GTA6 of espressomachines
by AndyDentPerth
January 29th, 2023, 3:24 am
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Reassembling portafilter with tough spring

Thanks for the encouragement, yes after an hour or so I'd worked out it is far from conventional. So much for my hopes that regular techs out there may have some magic clamp as standard part of their workshop. Sigh. Using a piece of wood across it and two clamps, can compress the spring far beyond the level I
by Marcelnl
January 29th, 2023, 3:17 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 73
Views: 1255

Huky Roast and Learn ... Prisoner exchange edition

Feb sounds good to me, right now is just impossible with moving house and all that
by mbroder
January 29th, 2023, 2:48 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 13
Views: 395

How to Increase Sweetness with Cafelat Robot

Very Interesting and very helpful. Thank you both. Truth is I don't know what a "good" or "sweet" espresso tastes like because I have yet to have one. I am chasing an idea of what I want it to taste like which may or may not even be possible. I am also very very hard on myself, because
by erik82
January 29th, 2023, 2:36 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 11
Views: 292

IMS Competition Basket B582TH22 for Olympia Cremina

Yes an 18gr basket on a Cremina isn't worth it as shot volume is too small. I also rarely use it on the Strietman as it's way too tall for how wide it is which also has a negative effect on extraction. Very good things are on the way hopefully soon for us small lever users which is all
by btreichel
January 29th, 2023, 1:14 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Mixing a soldering station and a popcorn machine...

stirring works. also I had my fan 'over boosted" at the beginning. Fan power can drop by around 30% during the roast. The belly in a hurricane lamp can let the beans move to the side and drop back down outside of the main air plume
by Cafillo
January 29th, 2023, 1:10 am
Forum: Coffee Brewing
Replies: 162
Views: 13095

SSP 98mm "Brewing" Burrs

No sorry. I'm a 98mm guy. Before the 98mm journey, I was impressed by Mahlkonig Kenia 65mm burrs. IMHO the mother of the SSP 64mm MP burrs. Next step will may be the Ditting 120mm Hahahaaa
by mckolit
January 29th, 2023, 1:08 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Deciding How To Shop for Green Coffee

I keep my green buying simple. I buy what's on sale. Bodhi leaf has a weekly sale and I live close enough to go there and save on shipping too
by mckolit
January 29th, 2023, 1:03 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 146

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

I use 18 grams of grounds to get 36 grams of espresso
by Chert
January 29th, 2023, 1:03 am
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 23
Views: 574

Deciding How To Shop for Green Coffee

I had opportunity to visit Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in 2002 and brought home some green coffee from Mission San Lucas Toliman, a cooperative project that continues to pay farmers equitable price for very good coffee and use proceeds to buy land and build houses for people in that area. I brought in 8 lbs green coffee and found