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Mr_Faineant
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Espresso: La Nuova Era Cuadra
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:25am
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slybarman Said:

Does Buddy brew have brew parameters posted somewhere?

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I don't think they have the parameters posted, no. Drop them an email and im sure they'll give you some guidance. I don't get too technical with it...fill the basket with a very fine ground, tamp lightly and aim for around a 25 second pull. I go by the color of the output, ending when it gets pale, and adjust the grind accordingly for the next one.
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Espresso: La Nuovo Era Cuadra
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:33am
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Slybarman, I am curious as to how long you keep beans in the freezer and still get the taste you desire.  My issue with bean freshness is that I am the only coffee drinker in the house.  If I liked straight espresso more, I would use the coffee quicker.  However, being a latte drinker, I need to be a little cautious about the milk consumption as it doesn't look so good on the mid section!  :-)

I've been practicing with steaming milk like a mad scientist (so sure I'm just on the brink of a brilliant discovery and yet . . .  still so far away).  I think I need to try some other brands of milk and see where that leads. . .
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:37am
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cruizie Said:

Slybarman, I am curious as to how long you keep beans in the freezer and still get the taste you desire.  My issue with bean freshness is that I am the only coffee drinker in the house.  If I liked straight espresso more, I would use the coffee quicker.  However, being a latte drinker, I need to be a little cautious about the milk consumption as it doesn't look so good on the mid section!  :-)

I've been practicing with steaming milk like a mad scientist (so sure I'm just on the brink of a brilliant discovery and yet . . .  still so far away).  I think I need to try some other brands of milk and see where that leads. . .

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I freeze for several months. I doubt I have gone much over four months yet. I also vacuum seal before I freeze. Many have argued that vacuum sealing with a home sealer does no good, but I think it helps. Here is a good article on the subject of freezing:

http://www.home-barista.com/store-coffee-in-freezer.html
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:40am
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Mr_Faineant Said:

I don't think they have the parameters posted, no. Drop them an email and im sure they'll give you some guidance. I don't get too technical with it...fill the basket with a very fine ground, tamp lightly and aim for around a 25 second pull. I go by the color of the output, ending when it gets pale, and adjust the grind accordingly for the next one.

Posted September 18, 2012 link

I am surprised by the number of roasters that are recommending pulling their coffee as fairly tight ristrettos. I have liked the taste of some that way, but not others.

In the absence of further guidance I go with my usual 17-18g dose and 200 degrees. I tend to like more mellow chocolate and nut flavors much more than bright, fruitty, high-acid flavors. I find slightly cooler and longer shots tend to taste better to me.
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 2:59pm
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slybarman Said:

I tend to like more mellow chocolate and nut flavors much more than bright, fruitty, high-acid flavors.

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Then I'm sure you'll enjoy Double Dog. It is not at all fruity, but very dark chocolatey.
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Posted Tue Sep 18, 2012, 4:55pm
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Thanks. I ordered a pound today and I will report back - probably over the weekend.
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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2012, 1:48pm
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They ship fast. Double dog arrived today. Smells good.
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 4:44am
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John:

Thumbs up on Double Dog. The smell in the bag, the look in the cup and the taste are all pretty reminiscent to me of Redline - when Redline is good. That is a good thing because I think Redline is wonderful when it is on. I only made one cup so far. I was a little fast and over temp, so I will play with it some more over the weekend. I think I could get better flavor from it still. It does have that same velvety finish that Redline has as well.

two photos below -one in the cup before milk and one after. Nice Rosetta . . . not! Ah well, thankfully the pour doesn't change the taste. :)

If the site supported decent size photos you might see the nice spotting in the crema in the first photo. Just pretend you can see it.

Steve

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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 4:45am
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Ugh - I forgot this site only supports one tiny photo per post.

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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:30pm
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Hello everyone!

I am a 46 year old espresso nut in Stockholm, Sweden, who just moved up from an Ascaso Dream to the Cuadra. I bought mine used from someone who had it for four years and pulled a total of about 20 shots from it... My grinder is a Nemox Lux.

During the week that has passed since I bought the machine I have had the time of my life practicing my cooling flushes, pulling shots, steaming milk and reading through this thread. Many thanks to you all for all the great information you share! I am learning a lot.

After some initial dialing in of the grinder, learning how to cool flush, distribute and tamp, I manage to produce some pretty decent espresso and cappuccino. Just for fun I made a video, hope you like it;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZce31eF7Vk
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