You're going to kill me but Lavazza, Illy, other canned beans? - Page 4

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Postby dominico » Dec 10, 2018, 2:50 am

pcrussell50 wrote:Holy cats!!!

I paid 6.99 Euros for mine, in downtown Paris a few weeks ago. I just accepted that I was getting ripped off.


Indeed, Illy is much more expensive in the US than in Europe. While still a pricier coffee, at least it is more reasonable. In the US it works out to something like $30 a lb, or $60 a kilo.
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Postby pcrussell50 » Dec 10, 2018, 9:31 pm

OP here...

Since I primarily roast my own third wave, "blond bandwagon" beans, randomorbit/Matte gave me an idea when he suggested finding local roasters who roast more traditional espresso... Does anyone know which Sweet Maria's coffees or blends would produce some semblance of an ILW (Illy Lavazza Whatever) traditional espresso cup? And how deep to roast it. To second crack? Through second crack?

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Postby Marcelnl » Dec 11, 2018, 5:22 am

just give it a go, start with some minutes after FC and run few batches until just after second and see what you like best? Seems like a nice roast and learn objective, my preference is some minutes post FC, RAO-ish and when I buy Illy (not as choice but out of a need) I mostly find the beans roasted a bit too far having lost their interesting character should they ever have had one...
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Postby Moka 1 Cup » Feb 11, 2019, 11:11 pm

four minutes to make an espresso? really?