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Critiques and comments on first roast, plz?

... I'm going for darker, I'm already reducing the margin for error, so slowing the roast seems to me to make sense. Also, the next batch will be for espresso, so I'd be looking for purt' near dark in that case, flying too close to the sun unless I slow the roast Maybe just add more beans? Comments ...
by MacchiatoMike
Thu May 26, 2016 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Critiques and comments on first roast, plz?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Espresso machine ricotta

Heeeey good tip! I've never heard about this haha i'll try it someday :D
by rulesofbio
Tue May 17, 2016 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: Espresso machine ricotta
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Don From Eureka, CA

Just getting started. Roasting In a hot air popcorn popper for now. Started off with Decaf Espresso Donkey Blend. Wow. Great start. Going to try a different bean tonight.

Don
by Dwood95503
Wed May 04, 2016 4:10 pm
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Don From Eureka, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Gene Cafe - success for espresso

Gene for espresso: I had some success with a Guatemalan roast and posted here, at the end of a long week of trial and error. http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6951#p38921 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...
by pmartinetti
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Gene Cafe Discussion
Topic: Gene Cafe - success for espresso
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: reuse my espresso capsule cup

Yes, reusing the pods is easy. They can be reused 3-4 times and even the seals are readily available for that. Here is some more info about Nespresso Pods
by friedcoffee
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Blending + Single Origin Espresso
Topic: reuse my espresso capsule cup
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Re: Reasons to upgrade roaster?

I did see that and if you have a good one and do the stepless and teflon tape mods, it can be an OK espresso grinder, but there are much better choices out there today. Least expensive being the OE had Grinders Lido-E or Pharos all the way to the Lynn Weber EG-1, KafaTek ...
by ira
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:58 am
 
Forum: Choosing a Roaster
Topic: Reasons to upgrade roaster?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Vario-W burrs

... of 10 years, I have found replacing them at 150-200 lbs is required. ... Dave, how I envy your MACAP. My M4 has a doser, useless for anything but espresso, sitting idle for upwards of five years. ... I have Mary at Chris Coffee to thank for that. At the time, I was just doing press pots down to ...
by BoldJava
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:24 am
 
Forum: Coffee Mills, Espresso Mills
Topic: Vario-W burrs
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?

... clicking against the glass as they tumble. Thank you for looking at the photos, because I agree with you that my roasts are looking light for espresso.
by pmartinetti
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:31 am
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Vario-W burrs

... threads, no spring-loaded little balls popping out like grasshoppers. Dave, how I envy your MACAP. My M4 has a doser, useless for anything but espresso, sitting idle for upwards of five years. All this time I have been unable to locate the one part needed to convert it to non-espresso use. ...
by el grano viejo
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:04 am
 
Forum: Coffee Mills, Espresso Mills
Topic: Vario-W burrs
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?

A few things I notice here. You seem to be saying that the Liquid Amber and Espresso Monkey give you the kind of results you're looking for, right? Keeping your other observations in mind, I looked at the scores for brightness and body (having a suspicion what ...
by martin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:48 am
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?
Replies: 5
Views: 478
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