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02/27/2021 9:50 AM
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02/27/2021 9:29 AM
I'm looking to hire someone to teach/help me to find the best roast profile for the 3 types of coffee that grow on my farm in nicaragua. I live in LA, but but could go anywhere in so cal with my Behmor for a roasting lesson. Please contact me if you're in

02/17/2021 7:20 PM
When your wife thinks 30 grams for a 6 cup setting is strong, you learn to drink muddy water when you are making coffee for both of you.

02/17/2021 8:32 AM
I use a rule of thumb of 60 grams per liter. 8 cups (1 liter, 32 oz) = 60 grams, 6 cups (3/4 liter, 24 oz) = 45 grams. 10 cups = 75 grams 12 cups = 90 grams

02/17/2021 1:47 AM
OldMan41, depends what is "a pot"... usually is more accurate to specify the brew ratio, instead grams of coffee. The most usual is 1:15, thus 40 grams for 600 ml of water. If the 100 grams are for one liter pot, then we are talking about 1:10 ratio.

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Which beans for espresso?
Randy
For the holidays, I am planning a gift for my nephew who loves espresso. I am getting him a starter kit to make his own roast. So I have two questions:

1. What beans are traditionally used for espresso?

2. I've heard the rage is now making espresso with roasts other than dark, what beans and roasts have shown promise for espresso?
If at first you don't succeed...destroy all evidence that you tried - Steven Wright
BenKeith
I don't drink espresso, so someone else will have to help you there. I do latte's for my wife and a lot of her friends and cappuccino's for me and some of her friends.
I used to try to blend beans, or order SM's different espresso blends but I've found that if I just use a SO Brazilian, roasted to just before or a couple snaps into SC, it taste just as good by the time you load all that milk and sugar on top of it and makes life much simpler with bean inventory because I also use a lot of Brazilian for coffee.
mrsoneil
Great info! Thanks for bring it up, its exactly what I wanted to know :)
turtle
If you have not blended before, grab a pound of each of SM's espresso bends and see which one you like.

Then stick with their blend for a while before "branching out"

Once you get started, you may find you will be searching out some robusta beans to toss into your blend if you like the European taste

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ginny
I use every bean i get as espresso...

but that's me.

I would go to Sweet Maria's and select a nice selection of his "good for espresso beans.


you will find man choices and you will not be disappointed.



ginny
ChicagoJohn

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ginny wrote:

I use every bean i get as espresso...

but that's me.

I would go to Sweet Maria's and select a nice selection of his "good for espresso beans.


you will find man choices and you will not be disappointed.



ginny


So I'm assuming the man choices refers to including some robusto? cool
So many beans; so little time....
ginny
oh shoot, I meant MANY choices...

g
Koffee Kosmo

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Randy wrote:

For the holidays, I am planning a gift for my nephew who loves espresso. I am getting him a starter kit to make his own roast. So I have two questions:

1. What beans are traditionally used for espresso?

2. I've heard the rage is now making espresso with roasts other than dark, what beans and roasts have shown promise for espresso?


All Arabica beans can be roasted for Espresso
The question is or should be - do all roasters roast to suit espresso ?

A good espresso machine is calibrated to a fine temperature band
This temperature band is closely related to the roast depth of the beans

Best roast depth for an espresso machine is just at the cusp of second crack

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