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  • I bought a bag of ground coffee from M&S a Rwandan job, forget the name but tasting noted of blueberry and fruit. For £3.50 I know it’s not cool but would recommend for a bag for emergency pour over

  • I think there is generally way too much talk of the 'right recipe' to make coffee and similar nonsense around where/who the beans come from and not enough 'this is way better than average'.

    Don't get me wrong, once you've jumped into the good stuff your perspective changes, but Monmouth is still insanely good by any reasonable measure.

  • On that note, a timely reminder to South Easties to give Mont58 a go.
    https://mont58coffee.com/

    One man and his dog roasting from home in Catford. Delivers personally. Business is booming for him. Don't know enough about coffee to say whether it meets @Sumo standards but it does the job nicely for us and lots of local cafes serve it. Would be interested to hear some other opinions on whether his coffee is good or not.

  • I ordered a bag of espresso from them last year sometime and thought it was good but a little underwhelming. I would happily try again, but then again I think Monmouth is a really high quality roaster and I seem to have opposing ideas of what different espresso machines are capable of compared to Sumo - so make of that what you will.

    I also think James Hoffmann is a spanner though - I know that's a very controversial standpoint here.

  • I ordered a bag of espresso from them last year sometime and thought it was good but a little underwhelming.

    I can't remember what I bought but I think this largely aligns with my opinion at the time. I.e Pretty good but not going to knock YB or Monmouth from my supplier list.

  • Sorry I meant I don't really know what that whole 'waves' thing means in real world terms...! But yeah, I'm Italian and grew up in Italy, so I'm sure my taste is probably much more 'traditional' or old school than that of others 🙂 All jokes aside, it really does come down to individual taste, much like some people sweat by raspberry/bubblegum stouts etc and some would never drink a beer that isn't a lukewarm and only slightly bubbly bitter.

    In other news, I'm hoping my 1Zpresso JX Pro might arrive this weekend and the coffee stock is starting to run low, so hopefully I'll get to pick up a nice bag of beans just in time! Will probably trek uphill to W Martyn in Muswell Hill, I've enjoyed their espresso blends and always come cheaper than other roasters. My only issue with them has been that when I've bough pre-ground for espresso they were too coarse and the shots ran too quickly, but that won't be an issue once the JX is in 👍

  • 1Zpresso JX Pro

    2jz engine? No shit!!!

    In other grinder news, and with that finally out my system, the stars finally lined up and I’m grinding my own beans using the grinder at work. 1kg YB espresso beans on the shelf in the lab. So far managed to completely choke the machine, choke the machine and partially choke the machine. Like a noob pro. Next shot ought to be the one...

  • More big ups to Yellow Bourbon. Ordered yday. Just arrived today. Last two bags were top drawer.

  • I usually order from YB, but as this is really local to me got some and really enjoyed it, this reminds me I was going to email him to see if he could do it by the kilo.

    But then I also like Monmouth's espresso blend and filter so it's probably just absolute shit and i should stick to Kenco or something.

  • I usually order from YB, but as this is really local to me got some and really enjoyed it, this reminds me I was going to email him to see if he could do it by the kilo.

    I thin i'll give Mont58 another go. As you say, nice to support local.

  • I'm with you on espresso tastes; I avoid all the newer coffee shops in town for the most part and stick to Sal's brew over at Xcues, started by his dad in 1969.

  • Bet this gets you real excited, huh? 😉

  • I confess.

  • 2jz engine? No shit!!!

    I'm sure there's a joke/pun in there but alas it's lost on me..!

    @JB also guilty as charged 😂

  • It’s from one of the Fast and Furious films. 1Zspresso JX always makes me think it. I’ve said it out loud now, I’ll never have to post it again (promise).

  • I recently got the opportunity to design a coffee bag for my favourite roaster. Every coffee nerd/designers dream. Are readers wife's allowed in this thread?


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  • Love it! Is it a Bristol roaster or am I just jumping on the hot air balloon bandwagon?

  • Jesus Christ. You can smell the fucking beard wax from that article.

  • If anyone is looking for a Rocket Giotto it looks like I'll be selling mine soon


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  • What are you moving to?

  • Lelit Elizabeth - I need a shallower machine for boring kitchen design reasons.

  • Good choice. I have a Lelit and they’re beautifully made.

  • I have a feeling you'd love that coffee roaster on Delancey Street in Camden. About as old school in appearance, methods and coffee as you get. Proper coffee nostalgia.

    I'm particularly fond of their Santos dark roast but it's not very third wave friendly.

    http://www.camdennewjournal.co.uk/articl­e/why-delancey-street-has-had-a-distinct­-smell-of-coffee-for-40-years

  • Thanks, yeah there's a distinct possibility that I'd get along with his roasts.

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