Archive for September, 2012

Returning Guest: Square Mile at the plan cafe.

September 28, 2012

A whole range of coffees for espresso at the plan cafe over the next 2-3 weeks, with Guest Roaster, Square Mile Coffee, making a return, along with coffees from our roaster, James’s Gourmet Coffee.

These coffees will be:


…And Finca La Malacara estate (100% Washed Red Bourbon, El Salvador) from JGC.


 …And Caffe Naturelle. JGC’s Naturelle blend is currently composed of Shegole Cooperative with Guatemalan Finca La Perla, although this will soon be morphing seasonally into Shegole Coop with a new farm, San Antonio Guatemalan, over these next two weeks.

The order in which the Square Mile is released might well be as above..!

I’ll keep it short, as the bags pretty much say it all. Suffice to say, lots of flavours!!

It’s been some time since we have served a Single Origin Kenyan espresso (Miroroma?!), and I’ve been looking for one for a while. And, it surprises me to contemplate this, but off the top of my head, I can’t actually recall ever having served a Single Origin Ethiopian as espresso in the cafe (although I may well be totally forgetful and wrong), even though we have served an all Ethiopian seasonal espresso blend in the past, and naturally regularly see many Ethiopian coffees as espresso components, and also individually as wonderful filter profiles.

It’s going to be really interesting, a lot of work …and a lot of play!

As usual, these will be our espresso one at a time, not all at once!

This coming week will also see me revamping our small Americano (or perhaps I can now suggest long black?!) into a rather more delicious drink (now next week).

While at home for me, it’s going to be a little more like:

 And my Ditting KR1203 is now not my Ditting anymore, soon to be spirited away after its relatively brief, and interesting visit…

Anfim Mod …Rejigged.

September 24, 2012

My little low-tech modification to the grind adjustment on our 2nd revision Anfim Super has seen some use over the last couple of years! Hence, a few of the most used areas had worn through completely, and it all needed a bit of rejigging. An easier job (much!) than originally, and now we have extra-fine, and stable, adjustment restored. It essentially creates somewhere between 130-180 grind notches rather than the standard (2nd revision) 90. Or – nearly twice as fine adjustment when moving from any grind setting to the next.

Next revisiting Guest Roaster for espresso incoming soon. Hopefully 3 different coffees, over a couple of weeks, starting sometime …next week!

A few burrs.

September 16, 2012

Santos (new)

 Santos (old left, new right)

 Anfim Super

 Ditting KR1203


 Rancilio Rocky

…Current coffee obsessions

07th September 2012

September 7, 2012

…Smooth as a baby’s behind.

…And that’s definitely not meant to be in there! Work in (rapid) progress.

And regarding these:

Judgement from Germany finally concludes ”no abnormalities to the normal curves”.