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okay so, getting back into espresso. it’s been two weeks and I’ve learned a lot. I have a good luck prep routine and I’m pulling consistent shots. I’ve also hacked a kind of pre-infusion by diverting brew pressure out the steam wand. this new “measure your yield” thing, with brew ratios, is game-changing!

also, I’m learning more about coffee itself. hard to believe that I was roasting my own beans but didn’t really grasp how elevation and process affect flavour.

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James Hoffmann has a helpful intro to coffee flavours: youtu.be/O9YnLFrM7Fs

I’ve been pulling shots this week with a really light roast, grown at a high elevation. it’s been satisfying to chase after these delicate tasting notes by making small changes in my technique.

I never really liked Yirgacheffe’s but now that I know what I’m doing, I’m really enjoying this one!

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@ashfurrow Can relate! But is that Comic Sans in the title? :D

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@ctietze not defending this label’s many typographical sins, but I don’t think it’s *quite* comic sans, it’s just close.

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@ashfurrow I wasn't even complaining, this had the vibes of the late 90's web :)

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@ashfurrow David Schomer's "Espresso Coffee" book really helped me out. Good luck getting the elusive god shot!

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@ashfurrow my espresso machine has flow profiling and it's pretty amazing how much you can save otherwise bad shots tbh

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@endocrimes mmmmm so this is the main thing I feel like I’m missing 😭 (also PID). flow control looks like a really powerful tool, but I’m determined to reach the utter limits of my current machine before I even think of upgrading.

which machine do you have? do you like it?

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@ashfurrow we have the Lelit Bianca and I love it, _but_ it is significantly cheaper on this continent (and at the north america price i'd probably strongly consider a Decent instead)

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@endocrimes ooooo I’ve heard really nice things about the Bianca. the Decent looks nice but also, it reminds me of computers.

interesting about the price – I wonder if we’ll see that change over time following the Breville acquisition.

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