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Posted Thu Jan 14, 2010, 2:37pm
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coffeestork Said:

Craig - curious to hear your thoughts when you try it.

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You got it Mike!

 
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Posted Sat Jan 23, 2010, 8:18pm
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Just thought I'd contribute to this thread my praise to Kaelin and the Detour gang. The Punch Buggy blend is superb! I'd be f23ked if he stopped making it!!! No problems pulling tasty shots on my LaPav, was pretty easy to dial in with my hand grinder, and makes an excellent cappuccino. Think dark chocolate with a hint of caramel. Two thumbs up from me and anyone that's been over that I've pulled a shot for!
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Posted Mon Jan 25, 2010, 11:42am
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Troll Said:

So I stopped by Detour on my way home, and ran into Kaelin.  He told me they were closed... normally open from Thurs-Sunday (if i remember correctly), but told me he had no problem selling me beans.  I grabbed a pound of punch buggy that were roasted that morning.  While I was there he asked me if I wanted to try a shot, and poured me a SO from Ethiopia.  I was floored with the fruitiness of it.  He described it as a 'fun' espresso shot every now and then, but really suggested it for milk based drinks.

I gave the Punch Buggy Blend 4 days and just opened her up today.  I was expecting to fiddle around with Rocky to get her dialed in and was expecting to throw away a few shots.  Turns out my first shot was PERFECT!  Tons of crema.  

I'm not as descriptive as Mike when it comes to cupping or describing flavours but I thoroughly enjoyed the blend and would definately return to buy more when I'm out that way.  I'm hoping Kaelin's business thrives and we see him in Dundas for years to come.  Next time I'll ask how he got about naming the blend.

Tomorrow I'm off to see Craig A, who's gonna install a PID on my sylvia for me.  I'll bring some Punch Buggy with me and we'll see what he thinks of it.

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I tried some of the Punch Buggy (Thank you Mark!) after only 2 days from your purchase, but that was too early as the espresso was a little harsh.. I did try again at I think it was day 5 with the remaining beans (enough for 3 shots), & got lots of crema with dark chocolate, some caramel & an earthiness base with some fruitiness.

I didn't have enough to explore the coffee & do it justice, so I'll just have to pick up a pound! {;-)

 
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Posted Wed Jan 27, 2010, 9:33am
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Excellent, ya I suggest you grab some more as well.

Here is some usefull information on a recent email Kaelin sent me;


Hi Mark


Thanks for your feedback. I noticed Craig did a mini review given the little amount he had.  I've been meaning to reply to him with dose and temperature recommendations. Now that you are PID'd I'd recommend 199.5F 15.6g yielding 1.5-1.7 oz on 22-24 seconds for espresso. I pull shots for other drinks in 27-28 seconds. The lower temp for the slightly darker roast of PB helps to create the most balance and bring out more caramel.  If you ever want to check your Silvia with my scace, feel free to bring it in and we can check your temp offset.


I'm sure that will help you find that sweet spot Craig!  ;)

And I definately would take Kaelin up on his offer with his scace, but I'll be selling her in just a few short days.  :(

 
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Posted Mon Apr 12, 2010, 9:27am
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Glad I found this thread and also glad to see Torontonians and close-by Torontonians share this crazy obsession with me.  I just got a pound of Punch Buggy from Dark horse on Spadina and 5 days in seemed pretty bad. Today is day 7 so I'm hoping today's the day because I have no more Black Cat which is my usual.

Thanks for the details guys!
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