Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516
Results 751 to 766 of 766
Like Tree40Likes

Thread: Whats in my grinder and cup today?

  1. #751
    Senior Member LeroyC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Woodend, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,804
    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.
    simonsk8r likes this.

  2. #752
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    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)

  3. #753
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    Iced long black with the Tanna coffee beans... haven't had one of these in yonks!
    Dimal likes this.

  4. #754
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    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!
    matth3wh, Otago and tampinator like this.

  5. #755
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hobart TAS
    Posts
    143
    "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.

  6. #756
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    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!
    338 likes this.

  7. #757
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hobart TAS
    Posts
    143
    Thanks. Will spend some time playing with these recipes. Looking forward to seeing what can be achieved. Thanks again.

  8. #758
    Senior Member matth3wh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mid North Coast NSW
    Posts
    829
    Brazil SO piccolos for me... thank you Oscar II and Atom.

    shewey, level3ninja and Janus like this.

  9. #759
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Inner West Sydney
    Posts
    222
    How is the Oscar 2?

  10. #760
    Senior Member matth3wh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mid North Coast NSW
    Posts
    829
    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.

  11. #761
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    35
    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.
    matth3wh likes this.

  12. #762
    Senior Member artman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,187
    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
    shewey likes this.

  13. #763
    Senior Member matth3wh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mid North Coast NSW
    Posts
    829
    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.
    shewey likes this.

  14. #764
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    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!
    Dimal, greenman and woodhouse like this.

  15. #765
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    Currently enjoying this roast of Colombia Red Bourbon Honey Las Margaritas La Esperanza (honey processed) in a long black. Wowza! Even the first dial in espresso even though it was a tad fast was really quite nice. Slowed it down for the long black.

    Tasting notes that came with it are:
    Sweet red cherry and raspberry upfront. Inky mouthfeel, rich chocolate and cream notes throughout. High lemon acidity going into a walnut and toffee finish.

    Roasted to slightly different depths, the first 300g batch I went through was stopped 30s after end of FC, was really nice but something was missing, and also couldn't get consistent shots..

    But this second batch, yuummmm... roasted to about 1m after end of FC, massive difference.. just BURSTING with flavour, so incredibly juicy, and the aftertaste is unreal, almost has a freshness or even mintiness to it! Can totally get the cherry and raspberry in this lot...
    Dimal and greenman like this.

  16. #766
    Senior Member simonsk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    637
    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    And now been trying out the darker roast (1m 30s post-FC) of the same bean, feel it doesn't really suit this bean, its alot nicer a bit lighter. It's okay, but a tad on the harsh side no matter how I pull it really, but I tended to enjoy it more with a lower brew ratio, so tried a double ristretto today (23g in, 24g out in 34s), really thick and goopy pour, incredible body! Super chocolatey, but still a bit of harshness, will up to maybe 1:1.5 ratio or so

Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516

Similar Threads

  1. So whats wrong with a wee spice grinder
    By mikemp3 in forum Grinders
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13th November 2012, 08:04 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 14th April 2012, 12:22 PM
  3. CS Macap Grinder Special Offer ends today
    By Fresh_Coffee in forum SOLD
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th November 2007, 10:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •