Can I have a full definition of under and over extracted espresso?

Started by Joshua Dittmer in Espresso. Last reply by gera davidson 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

I hear these phrases thrown around a lot, and have even used them myself, but I've never fully understood what an over extracted and an under extracted espresso really are.I can taste a shot and tell if it's good or not but I don't truly know the difference between over and under extraction. What will an over extracted espresso taste like? What about under extracted?When working with much more experienced coffee professionals, I noticed they can taste a shot and say "it's good but slightly over…Continue

Tags: espresso, under, extraction, over, Shots

Roasting in changing weather

Started by in2bean in Coffee & Roasting. Last reply by Daniel Williamson yesterday. 1 Reply

HII roast on a Giesen 1 K and as I lve in the UK the most part we have an average of 70 - 80 % humidity and cool temperatures.As spring arrives and the humidity drops I am trying to work out if I should drop my charge temperatures 5c or how I can adjust my profiles. Am I right in thinking that if the humidity drops the transfer of heat will change? Will the beans be holding less water due to the rising heat and if so should I apply less heat?Continue

Tags: giesen, humidity, weather, roasting

Espresso machine for a market stall

Started by lottie poulton in Equipment & Tech. Last reply by Hudson on Friday. 3 Replies

HIIM a small independent roaster and I would like to buy an espresso machine for farmers markets. This machine would need to run on gas and invertor battery at times as sometimes there is no external power.I am having a lot of conflicting advice about machines. Some say I have to buy a Mazarocoo or La Spaziale for quality but when I went to a dealer he recommended a sega or Cima single boiler machine that could be set to semi automatic and automatic. Ive read that i should be looking for a dual…Continue

Best french presses

Started by Theresa Szentendrei in Coffee & Roasting. Last reply by nick placakis Apr 10. 3 Replies

Hello! The owner of the restaurant where I work has grown enamoured with le creuset stoneware press pots because they come in fun colors and hold heat better. I am fine with our bodum press pots and figure why fix it if it ain't broke. Aesthetics aside, is there any benefit to the stoneware pots? To me, holding heat is not really a positive attribute as we don't want to hold coffee in the pots anyways. However, we are a full service restaurant and press pots go straight out to tables, so the…Continue

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Baristafriend.com

Started by Kenny davis in Barista Exchanges & Travel Apr 7. 0 Replies

I came across this great website, http://www.baristafriend.com/I was looking for some brewmethod Videos, and some local roasters, they had what I was looking for. Looks like the website is just being developed, but I like what I see, and that its based around SHARING!Continue

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What do you call a group of Baristas? Roasters?

Started by Daniel Demers in Off Topic. Last reply by Amelia Jane Apr 6. 2 Replies

So there's a gaggle of geese, a sleuth of bears, a labor of moles, a crash of rhinoceroses, etc. But what shall we call a group of Baristas? A group of roasters? I think it is fitting only we should create such a name. So let's hear your idea! An ocean of Baristas? A ring of roasters? Let your imagination free!Continue

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gera davidson replied to Joshua Dittmer's discussion Can I have a full definition of under and over extracted espresso?
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Daniel Williamson replied to in2bean's discussion Roasting in changing weather
"Yes, you're correct.  The moisture content does affect the heat transfer.  However (experientially, not scientifically), the relative humidity of your local environment will take a while to have a noticeable roast affect...several…"
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Roasting in changing weather

HII roast on a Giesen 1 K and as I lve in the UK the most part we have an average of 70 - 80 % humidity and cool temperatures.As spring arrives and the humidity drops I am trying to work out if I should drop my charge temperatures 5c or how I can adjust my profiles. Am I right in thinking that if the humidity drops the transfer of heat will change? Will the beans be holding less water due to the rising heat and if so should I apply less heat?See More
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Hudson replied to lottie poulton's discussion Espresso machine for a market stall
"Happy to help. I run a 2kw generator about 50ft away.  You can still hear it kick on when I run the grinder but its not so loud that it impacts conversation or the overall customer experience. Cheers!"
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lottie poulton replied to lottie poulton's discussion Espresso machine for a market stall
"Thanks Hudson I have come to the same conclusion I am about to buy a cima machine with a gas convertor fitted and use a 2 kw generator for the pump and grinder although I could use an invertor battery it seems less reliable than a generator. I am…"
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Hudson replied to lottie poulton's discussion Espresso machine for a market stall
"Hello Lottie - I researched this issue for months and has the same concerns.  I currently run a propane powered machine at weekend markets with no regrets. It pulls quality shots consistently, and customers love it. Few hours to learn and once…"
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