Hello. New to Home-Barista. I have been a member of several other forums for awhile, but this site appears to be more active so I might be switching over. Anyways, I picked up a Rocket R58 a few months ago at a great price and I have been using it daily. I have been wanting to record my extraction for awhile so that I could get some feedback on my process. It is a short 3 minute video on youtube (first video ever, so I apologize for any "ums"). Again, I wanted to show my extraction process and see if anyone sees any mistakes or had points of advice. It's also another video available to users to see what a Rocket and Eureka machine might look like.
I'm still experimenting with other beans. This particular bean tastes of this is a little acidic, however I do think it is how I am extracting. When I try the same bean from the roaster them self, its a little different. I thought it might actually be my water because quantifiable, my extraction yields appear to be on point (2:1 ratio in 30 seconds, and naked portafilter appears good so I "THINK" my tamp is good). Today tasted pretty good though. Also, the beans I'm using in this video was roasted under two weeks, I would guess 22JUNE.
What I'm using:
Eureka atom grinder
Naked Portafilter (to assist in feedback during extraction)
VST-183050r 18gr basket
Hario VST-2000 scale
Beans from Bldg6 - a local coffee roaster here in El Paso
Acqua Panna spring water
Again, any feedback is welcome and appreciated.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auL9fzsuTX8