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by armindillo, July 4th, 2020, 3:18 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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The Arrarex Caravel

Today is a good day to show off multi-color piston seals in red, white and blue as well as black. The ordering is by age of the machine, as in some of the pictures above. {image}
by another_jim, July 4th, 2020, 3:06 pm in Home Roasting
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What coffees are you blending? - Theory and Practice

Historically, the term goes back to the early 1800s, when Yemeni coffees shipped from the port of Mocha were blended with Javanese coffees. Since these were then two of the three major sourcees of coffee in Europe and the US (the other was the Carribean), this was not a very big leap. The coffees used were Arabicas, since Robustas were...
by BuckleyT, July 4th, 2020, 2:31 pm in Buying Advice
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Buying an espresso machine before a grinder

You are getting good advice here. To sum up: 1. Very few grinders are good at both drip brew grind and espresso grind and they are among the most expensive. 2. Preground coffee goes stale shortly after it is opened. For Ultimate Flavor, buy freshly roasted beans and use them within 2 weeks, grind your own beans and brew them...
by JohnB., July 4th, 2020, 2:25 pm in Home Roasting
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Torn on which roaster? (Aillio Bullet, Crop to Cup Arc 800g, Mill City/North 500g)

I do stir the bean load during the initial cooling period. I use a wooden paddle meant for stirring syphon brews.
by Rustic39, July 4th, 2020, 2:21 pm in Home Roasting
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What coffees are you blending? - Theory and Practice

A couple quick questions for you gurus: 1. "Pre-Roast blend", does that mean blending the beans after each version was individually roasted? What about blending the greens and roasting them together. What term is used for that? I've noticed when doing espresso, that age and roast level can have an effect on what grind gives best extraction. My experience so...
by jgood, July 4th, 2020, 2:16 pm in Buying Advice
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Buying an espresso machine before a grinder

Get the grinder 1st -- get the one you will want once you get your espresso machine!
by baristainzmking, July 4th, 2020, 2:03 pm in Buying Advice
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Buying an espresso machine before a grinder

I wouldn't get the machine first. #1 coffee #2 grinder #3 machine In that order. Good luck!
by nicholasnumbers, July 4th, 2020, 2:00 pm in Coffees
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Panama Geisha - Elida Estate Green Tip

Was bummed that I had to miss this celebration last year; but I completely share your thoughts. I've spent $200 on a bag of coffee once, and it was honestly mediocre. I'd rather buy 6 great bags of a $30 coffee and enjoy it for longer. -Nick
by Rustic39, July 4th, 2020, 1:52 pm in Home Roasting
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Fresh Roast SR800 - Stock Development

Hi bluenoser, I can't address your roaster specific questions, but since Im new to home roasting myself, may I jump in here with a few questions to you? Understanding your results better may help me learn something too as you hopefully get some competent assistance from the crowd here. You say the beans look good, but don't taste to your...
by nicholasnumbers, July 4th, 2020, 1:49 pm in Coffees
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Revel Coffee Roasters - Ethiopia Wush Wush and Costa Rica Luis Campos

I tried a roaster this week that I had never heard of before. They have a very small following on Instagram (less than 300 followers), and I feel like I really need to get the word out. I bought 3 bags from them: 1) Ethiopia Wush Wush - Easily one of the best coffees I've had in years. Super clean...