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acasabia
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Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
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Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 11:20am
Subject: trouble with PT's SouthPaw
 

I've had this blend once before and Im pretty sure I liked it. However this recent batch is driving me crazy. I can't get a good shot out of it. Everything tastes stale and bitter. I've tightened my grind, Im dosing 18g, and Im pulling, at 185 degrees;.
my shots are about 24-26sec, tamp is even, and even the color looks good (dark bands during the pull, a nice mix of dark dark "clouds,"1-2mm on the surface).

The roast date is marked as 12/11.

Still, it tastes flat, bitter, stale. There are almost 0 high notes, I cant get an inkling of citrus or sour at all, but the low notes are more like dirty water than chocolate or malt.

Just a week ago I was pulling from a different company and was having wonderful results. I clean my machine every two weeks. In between blends I opened and cleaned my grinder. Im using bottled water in the reservoir.

I have two pounds of this stuff, help me make it tolerable :(

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling:
Path Coffee Roasters (PortChester, NY) Feather in cap espresso.

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Gimme! (ithaca, NY) Moca Java

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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 11:24am
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185 degrees? That seems way to low and will be really sour. I pull shots generally between 199-201
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acasabia
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acasabia
Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 620
Location: Westchester, NY
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Brewtus iv-p,...
Grinder: Quamar M80e, Hario slim
Vac Pot: Yama Vacpot, Aeropress,
Drip: french press
Roaster: hot-air popper.
Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 2:46pm
Subject: Re: trouble with PT's SouthPaw
 

CMIN Said:

185 degrees? That seems way to low and will be really sour. I pull shots generally between 199-201

Posted December 19, 2013 link

Thats just the thing. I cant get any sour out of this, at all. I've never been this disappointed with a coffee, usually I can make a few minor adjustments and get pretty solid reliable results.

 
Anthony C

Currently pulling:
Path Coffee Roasters (PortChester, NY) Feather in cap espresso.

Cold Brewing:
Gimme! (ithaca, NY) Moca Java

http://coffeeandneuroscience.wordpress.com/
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