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Levitz

Member since Oct 2015 • Last active May 2021
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  • in Cambridge
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    Clue was definitely needed! Had been wracking my brain over this...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah I just use what is colloquially known as “drugs scales”, which, as the name suggests are usually used for weighing coins and jewellery. 0.1g accuracy and 500g capacity, so good enough for dosing beans and can take the added weight of a cup for weighing the shot. Also very small for easy storage and thin so you can get it under the portafilter. No timer, need the smartphone for that. I have this: https://www.ourweigh.co.uk/pocket-mini-s­cales/on-balance-truweigh-2-mini-scales.­html

    I think fancy scales make more sense for pour-over, where you’re actually trying to hit a pour rate?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Another vote for the Mignon -- also very compact, which comes in handy if you don't have a lot of free counter top space. You will have to get down with the whole Weissman distributing thing though, because it's a bit of a clump monster.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yellow Bourbon deserves a mention ;)

    I order from HasBean up in Stafford fairly regularly, always something interesting on offer there -- although their assortment is so large it can be a bit bewildering. I've recently been drinking Pact's house espresso blend which is nice but perhaps a bit too pedestrian if you're feeling adventurous.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I'll do the obligatory V-Sprint plug -- great value, esp with the forum discount code (hopefully @varno can remind us what the code is...)

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Have a bump for the amaze frame -- glws

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've seen people do it in our office, and judged them for it haha! I would've thought you get some nasty overextraction flavours. Unless overextraction is not a thing either and I've been sheepled by the snobs!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just tucking into the beans today -- can confirm they make a great espresso! So 10/10 would recommend taking advantage of the offer if you're after some beans.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Have sent an e-mail too just now, cheers.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    For pour over/filter type, I'd say the Aeropress is a cheap and easy solution. For larger volumes, a Technivorm will do you >1l at a time.

    For espresso-based drinks, our office has a Gaggia Classic. Which is great and can be had for £150 2nd hand, but requires a serious maintenance schedule when used heavily (~50 shots/day or more).

    It's obviously important not to forget the coffee itself! Grind fresh if at all possible. If not, then get the roaster to grind it for your brew method. Depending on the size of the company, you can set up a weekly/two-weekly delivery so you've always got fresh coffee on hand.

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