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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    I received some beans as a gift from someone who was in Vanuatu recently, they've got a roastery/cafe there that's a bit of a tourist destination. Very thoughtful gift as she knew I loved coffee hehe. Wasn't sure how these would go as I don't know when they were roasted (it does have a best before date on the back :s... so I'd imagine they may be a bit older).

    But always love trying new coffees regardless, so I just pulled the first double espresso, piccolo latte, and 1/2 strength cap for my girlfriend with the Vanuatu bean, quite nice actually! Nice fruity/citrus notes, smooth, choc (which comes out great in milk), nutty with a lingering sweet aftertaste. The aftertaste was initially a bit strange and umm 'old', but the sweetness really carries through and helps to balance/mute that out really nicely.

    I was pleasantly surprised! I can tell they have a bit of age in them, but nevertheless I'll keep playing with them. Good times!
    Oh man, thatís so cool. Iíd love to try some Tanna Island coffee and was actually just looking into how I could buy some a week or two ago, either roasted or green. It looks like the company that was selling it in NZ no longer exists so I think at the moment the only source is from Tanna Island Coffee themselves.
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    Ah nice! Yeah am enjoying it, I can tell it has been sitting around for awhile though, but I think there is a way to order it (one of their websites doesn't work too well but I think they made a new website which is much more user-friendly)

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    Iced long black with the Tanna coffee beans... haven't had one of these in yonks!
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    Hmmm... is that a doppio espresso? Naahhhh... Aeropress! Ethiopia Sidamo Ardi Natural pushed through an Aeropress using some recipes I have that mimic and come close to espresso flavour. This roast wasn't great but it turned out alright!
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    "using some recipes I have that mimic and come close to espresso flavour."

    Would really like to hear what they are, and to experiment with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otago View Post
    "using some recipes I have that mimic and come close to espresso flavour."

    Would really like to hear what they are, and to experiment with them.
    Ah for sure! This site is golden, and has sooo many different recipes... if you go literally about halfway down, the espresso recipes start there (or just do a word find for 'espresso')

    https://handground.com/grind/66-reci...ropress-coffee

    When my old machine went kaput and stopped working, I was so desperately wanting something similar to espresso, and found this and wowza... obviously it isn't espresso, but it comes darn near close! Makes really nice espresso-like beverages, and you can still add water to lengthen it. I've tried all the espresso ones (altering the amounts as needed, but keeping the same ratios), but there are still many other recipes I'd love to give a go... have fun!
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    Thanks. Will spend some time playing with these recipes. Looking forward to seeing what can be achieved. Thanks again.

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    Brazil SO piccolos for me... thank you Oscar II and Atom.

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    How is the Oscar 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    How is the Oscar 2?
    Hi Janus...
    Quick warm up time. Very fast milk steaming. Consistent espresso. Easy to pull apart and dump boiler water. Likely the e61 machines are going to win in a straight espresso taste off but you certainly pay a lot extra for those machines too. Great value HX machine with OPV.

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    Nice artwork!! It is a tough decision as to whether to go a HX machine or a dual boiler...I am still in trying to make this decision myself.
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    If you have the extra funds and are going to tinker with brew temps go DB, otherwise go HX. End result will be mostly governed by ingredients and technique rather than equipment once you get into the decent machine territory.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by shewey View Post
    Nice artwork!! It is a tough decision as to whether to go a HX machine or a dual boiler...I am still in trying to make this decision myself.
    Go grab Malís Dual Boiler machine if you have the dough. Just posted in for sale area.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Enjoying an Ethiopian Sidamo Ardi Natural brewed with a V60, Scott Rao method, and for those who saw my 'What's in my roaster' post, this is the roast I dropped as early/light as I had ever before, and wwwwwwowza what a massive difference, it's absolutely delicious.... an absolute 'gamechanger' (tehe) ending the roast earlier.. the flavours are just BURSTING... And it's only about 2 and a half days post roast .

    Filter roasts arrrrre BACK in the game!
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