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by Roasty, May 18, 2019, 12:06 am in Home Roasting
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Greens Alert

Sweet Maria's has 20% off their Ethiopians. I figured they had a bunch of new ones coming in so I looked at their incoming coffees and it listed Ethiopians! coming at the end of May (30th and 31st if I recall). However, now they seem to have revised their incoming coffee listings and don't list any Ethiopians for May or June. Anyone have insight? They trying to move all their current Ethios first?
by Beewee, May 17, 2019, 11:42 pm in Buying Advice
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Giving up on Monolith grinder - What's next?

This would be categorically incorrect based on the Kafatek posts on Instagram. The burr carriers are cut separately from the body and top on a CNC machine as seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhkfh9tjCIT/ The body is also cut separately from the top plate and burr carriers on a CNC machine as seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGLsuhhabi/ Top plates are cut separately from the body and b...
by FlyInfinity, May 17, 2019, 11:20 pm in Buying Advice
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First espresso machine: Quick Mill Silvano Evo or Lelit PL91T Victoria?

The BDB goes on and off my list. Im on my 3rd breville countertop oven in 4 years. If that kind of reliability carries through to their espresso machines its not something I want to deal with.
by FlyInfinity, May 17, 2019, 10:50 pm in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

Yea I know it can be worked around, but imo its an oversight. For now what I did was set the grinder to 50, then put a small dot sticker on the adjustment ring at 0. Now If the dot is at 1 the real value is 51, etc. That way I dont have to try and look at the back side of the ring when I go really coarse.
by mikel, May 17, 2019, 10:06 pm in Grinders
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Grind Size and Extraction: the crushed garlic model

Regarding distribution, and assuming it's okay to bounce ideas around (not trying to lecture), the science-y model in my head, at least for espresso, has similarities to high performance liquid chromatography. You have a column (ground up coffee), you use pressure to generate flow through the column, and different compounds elute from the column at different times. With HPLC, you send a sample thr...
by sweaner, May 17, 2019, 9:06 pm in Buying Advice
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First espresso machine: Quick Mill Silvano Evo or Lelit PL91T Victoria?

Don't rule-out the Breville Dual Boiler. Probably the most bang/buck in that general price range.
by drgary, May 17, 2019, 8:56 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Elektra Microcasa a Leva bitterness (or sourness?)

Ask the roaster for guidelines to pull that as espresso. Then brew some via immersion or drip at that temperature and taste it. Then use the guidelines I believe I posted earlier to dial in according to taste.
by pseudonymousbosch, May 17, 2019, 8:16 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Elektra Microcasa a Leva bitterness (or sourness?)

A sharp and informative article, Gary. Here is the coffee I'm using: https://www.coffeecompass.co.uk/product ... resso-500g Any suggestion for the heat approach? Simon

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