erik82 wrote:Last week I had a City+ roasted Yirgacheffe and a City+ roasted Costa Rica Honey processed. Both dosed 16,5gr in the Reneka and 18gr in the EP HQ but the Reneka gave better tasting shots. With a Supremo or Malabar or other large bean the Reneka is useless because then you can only dose around 14gr.
I am not giving up on these baskets so easily even though I am struggling to find the right dose and grind. Malabar is the most often roasted/used beans at ours and I have no qualms dosing lower than 14g if that is what it takes
I am now realising that ALL the beans I have been trying on my various baskets are all of the "oily" washed/wet processed variety according to most forum members.
Am I right in summarising from all the different posts:
* Oily (washed) beans not ideal OR lower dosage considerably while keeping grind size identical
* Takes slightly finer grind than VST basket (caveat tricky dosing).
* Sturdy for everyday use and surprisingly easy to clean/maintain
* Bought mine at firstname.lastname@example.org
contact name: Philippe Kessen (great guy) )