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just seems appropriate for the moment

I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
I'll see you in the next life, wake me up for meals
Dirty Deals?
Or

Dirty Deeds - Done Dirt Cheap? :D
 

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Well.... this is a bad.... its like putting a case of whiskey in front of an alcoholic.....
I know I said I was done...... but one of my Xingyiquan teachers is very likely going to start a class again in November...
Like the line from one of The Godfather films, "just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

Have fun, brother!
 

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Well.... this is a bad.... its like putting a case of whiskey in front of an alcoholic.....
I know I said I was done...... but one of my Xingyiquan teachers is very likely going to start a class again in November...
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Coffee slideshow! Why not! Roasted 12 days ago a natural processed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Hafursa, and as I've been exploring lighter and lighter roasts, tried one that might suit espresso and filter brewing (the aptly named "omniroast"). Came out beautifully, really nice!

Tasting notes: Distinctive floral aromas, juicy cup, orange and tropical fruit, apricots and lavender.

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Coffee slideshow! Why not! Roasted 12 days ago a natural processed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Hafursa, and as I've been exploring lighter and lighter roasts, tried one that might suit espresso and filter brewing (the aptly named "omniroast"). Came out beautifully, really nice!

Tasting notes: Distinctive floral aromas, juicy cup, orange and tropical fruit, apricots and lavender.

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That's a long pull on that shot. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong with my lighter roasts. Can't seem to dial them in, but I usually do something around 18g in/ 36 to 40g out in about 30 seconds.

I just roasted some coffee this morning. Did 3 batches of Colombian Supremo. A very well-behaved bean for my first roasts at 1kg. They came out beautifully, and I'm looking forward to cracking them open. They should be good for espresso or pour over, but definitely not on the floral/fruity side of things. More chocolates and spicy notes, which is my preference.
 

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Coffee slideshow! Why not! Roasted 12 days ago a natural processed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Hafursa, and as I've been exploring lighter and lighter roasts, tried one that might suit espresso and filter brewing (the aptly named "omniroast"). Came out beautifully, really nice!

Tasting notes: Distinctive floral aromas, juicy cup, orange and tropical fruit, apricots and lavender.

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Brother, you inspired me to have a second cup of coffee. Which can be tough when you're sitting and watching all things NFL.

But I'm sipping a lovely Kona coffee with two pieces of cheesecake to keep it company.
If only I could dunk the cheesecake......
 

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That's a long pull on that shot. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong with my lighter roasts. Can't seem to dial them in, but I usually do something around 18g in/ 36 to 40g out in about 30 seconds.

I just roasted some coffee this morning. Did 3 batches of Colombian Supremo. A very well-behaved bean for my first roasts at 1kg. They came out beautifully, and I'm looking forward to cracking them open. They should be good for espresso or pour over, but definitely not on the floral/fruity side of things. More chocolates and spicy notes, which is my preference.
Yeah oh I have a bigger basket though, so I dosed 23g and got 45.5g out, so still a 1:2 ratio. BUT this was actually a very slow 45 second pour, which you can absolutely do with lighter roasts! And many encourage even higher ratios with lighter roasts, going up to 1:2.5 or even some pushing it to 1:3.

Ahh okay, yeah I'd definitely experiment, lighter roasts are less developed than darker so you have to work a bit harder to extract the solubles (darker roasts extract so much quicker hence why you don't want to have too slow a pour, or a more than 1:2 ratio). So yeah with lighter you can really afford to stretch out the ratio or even have a suuuper slow shot and you won't risk extracting the bitterness you'd get if you did that with darker roasts (the espresso above was beautiful, sweet and fruity, no trace of bitterness nor sourness). I often have trouble with lighter roasts, but I treat them differently than darker, and usually try to slow the pour down as a first port of call.

Oh YUM I've also got some unopened Colom Supremo Popayan beans I'm yet to roast. Enjoy!!!
 

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Brother, you inspired me to have a second cup of coffee. Which can be tough when you're sitting and watching all things NFL.

But I'm sipping a lovely Kona coffee with two pieces of cheesecake to keep it company.
If only I could dunk the cheesecake......
make coffee cheesecake
 

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Meanwhile. I'm drinking to much tea... got to lay off for a bit.... currently having a nice cup of organic Assam...actually my 3rd today
I've stayed mostly with the green teas, maybe the organic Assam is something I should look into.....
 
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