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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: 120

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: 1215

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: 346

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: 245

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: 239

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: 245

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: 239

Reasons to upgrade roaster?

I've been home roasting for years with an old air popcorn popper. Recently I upgraded my grinder to a Rancillio and my espresso machine to a Breville dual boiler. I only make espresso and pretty much always try to pull a ristretto or ristretto-like shot (and if I feel like that's ...
by dpoole999
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Choosing a Roaster
Topic: Reasons to upgrade roaster?
Replies: 4
Views: 346

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

... the pic of all of the beans http://www.digitalsciencetechnologies.com/coffee/GuatemalaAntiguaAll.jpg Updating 3 days later, this is a good tasting espresso roast. There is a tartness at the end of the taste, but it doesn't dominate. Although I only brew espresso, I still prefer (it appears) lighter ...
by pmartinetti
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

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

... Here is the bean cut in half: http://www.digitalsciencetechnologies.com/coffee/SumatraBuahCut.jpg This is too tart to drink as espresso. Disappointed. In the canister it smells amazing! ... I want to crawl in there. But when I grind it, the acidic powder is pungent, and quite ...
by pmartinetti
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Using Drum Roasters
Topic: Gene cafe: roast too wet, dry, or under-roasted?
Replies: 5
Views: 239
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