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Lets talk about COFFEE

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Anyway, my wife got this from a friend who wasn’t using it anymore. I’m still experimenting to find the right settings, but the third attempt came close.

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Do you know how well they serviced/maintained this?
Would check for scale buildup in the boiler.
Water you use makes a big difference for keeping the boiler clean and how the coffee tastes.
Mentioning this to be safe.
 

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See Botz being used or bags for sell in a few coffee shops, trying 2 of them. Very small roaster.
So far so good
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Do you know how well they serviced/maintained this?
Would check for scale buildup in the boiler.
Water you use makes a big difference for keeping the boiler clean and how the coffee tastes.
Mentioning this to be safe.

She maintained it well. I’ll certainly keep up on using a descaler.

My results are getting decent, but I’m not going bottomless anytime soon.


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i've been considering several options including the Rancilio, but lack of PID and OPV are considerations even though it's probably not much of a big deal
 

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I bought a kingrinder k2 after watching hoffmans video that caused the k1 to be sold out in 10 minutes.

But i can't figure out how to adjust the grinder. Theres things online that say 100 clicks but like apparently a whole turn is 10 clicks? I tried grinding this am and all i got was dust and after about 3 minutes i knew it wasnt right. Tried more adjustments and i only unscrewed the bolt at the bottom.

Any help?
 

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Hmm.... Sounds odd. There should be 10 clicks for every 360 degrees of rotation and, I believe, up to a total of 10 complete rotations. How much difference in the grind are you seeing between, say, 1 full rotation away from bottom and 9 full rotations away?
 

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Hmm.... Sounds odd. There should be 10 clicks for every 360 degrees of rotation and, I believe, up to a total of 10 complete rotations. How much difference in the grind are you seeing between, say, 1 full rotation away from bottom and 9 full rotations away?
I think i have it figured out? This morning only took about 10 rotations to finish grinding. It is still very fine but im making a tasty cup from this recipe.


Stopped at the Perc mothership while in Savanah and I'm using one of their Ethiopian beans.
 

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I think i have it figured out? This morning only took about 10 rotations to finish grinding. It is still very fine but im making a tasty cup from this recipe.


Stopped at the Perc mothership while in Savanah and I'm using one of their Ethiopian beans.
After recommendations from here and a friend who recently visited I picked up this one from Perc: https://perccoffee.com/products/el-salvador-delagua-pacamara

Going to rest it for two weeks before brewing. I’ve been noticing a lot of improvement in the three weeks that it takes me to go through a typical bag so I've started resting everything for a minimum of two weeks.
 

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Light roasts really benefit from resting. Dark roasts will stale faster and need to be used more quickly.
 

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Grinding your own beans really worth it? (vs buying pre-ground)

If you buy pre ground you’re just as uncivilized as instant coffee drinkers

Get yourself a decent burr and your quality of life will improve many fold

Order of importance for optimizing:
beans - grinder - barista - machine
 

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If you buy pre ground you’re just as uncivilized as instant coffee drinkers

Get yourself a decent burr and your quality of life will improve many fold

Order of importance for optimizing:
beans - grinder - barista - machine
Beans/grinder/water in tier one the other 15% is up to you
 

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Grinding your own beans really worth it? (vs buying pre-ground)
If you're using a somewhat decent burr grinder, absolutely. The oils in the coffee will evaporate fairly quickly and there's really no way to keep it fresh once it's been ground. You'll notice it less in filter brews than you will in espresso, where it's really just a non-starter, but you'll still notice.

If the issue is a matter of budget, look into hand grinders. They take a bit more time and work, of course, but still well worth it.
 

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