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Old 10-16-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Since there's no commercial roast section (or I can't yet see one) I figured I'd toss my experience here.

I've become a fan of stopping by Whole Foods and watching the beans go round the roaster and sniffing the bins and deciding what I like, which seems to be the Guatamalan Antigua.

The guy behind the counter is a nice fellow who is starting to know me and told me to hold on, he was finishing up something I should try. It was Kenyan Grand Cru and was my fist purchase that was still warm.

This stuff is really good and best I can say is it's pretty full bodied without sounding too dumb.

I haven't ventured much further than Caribbean and South and Central American blends before this one, but am enjoying the heck out of it.

Not sure if it's a fluke, but I also needed to adjust my grinder a touch to get it to where this wasn't packing to tight on my normal tamp that I normally do.

I'm far from scientific, but feel this stuff really did better on the #6 where I was always using 3 or 4 before.

I am still learning a great deal after a year with the Gaggia and grinder, but at least get consistantly good shots at this point.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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but at least get consistantly good shots at this point.
This is IT....
What I will be striving for "consistantly good shots"
Took you a fair bit of time and work to get to where you're at.


Congrats to you.
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Still warm? Awesome!
We come close, right from our roaster straight out.
Once it sits around waiting for a sale, well...you know the drill....LOL.
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Still warm? Awesome!
We come close, right from our roaster straight out.
Once it sits around waiting for a sale, well...you know the drill....LOL.
Your beans always impress.

BTW, I took a closer look at their bins and they are wooden with a plexiglass window on the lid.

I forget who asked about them, but I paid better attention this last trip.
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