Jimjam168 wrote: With the Unimodal, how have you found mouthfeel?
Well I dont have confidence that I am pulling these shots properly just yet (at least not by taste) to answer that with much certainty, but so far all shots seem to have a little thinner mouthfeel & little less body compared with my vario ceramic burrs (which I expected in switching to unimodal espresso). And I think the smoothness makes up for any lack of body. There is no way a 2 minute shot on the Vario would have been drinkable, typically when I was out of range shots were very harsh, bitter, etc.
Today was more parameter surfing for proper grind settings. I pulled some shots again with 15g dose, and some with 18g. Times were all around 40-45 seconds, which as I read more and more about EKspreso, seems too long. They tasted good, not great. Fairly muddy flavors with not a lot of acidity or sweetness. Smooth, but lacking deliciousness.
I've now spent some time reading up about unimodal espresso and while I know taste is always the most important factor, I get the feeling my times should be more in the 25-30 second range for 1:3 ratio pulls. Tomorrow will have a go at coarser grind settings with 18g dose to see if I can pull more sweetness & acidity out of the coffee. Again with my Robot I was pushing the lever pretty hard to get those 40-50 second times, so I think my grind was still too fine. Still using a light roasted Ethiopian washed coffee.
Any P64 Unimodal & Cafelat Robot users that can share their preferred dose and/or pull times would be a helpful point of reference