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Date: 28 Nov 2006 12:41:23
From: fixedgear
Subject: The Unruly Brazilian.
So, I ordered some SO espresso beans last week. Some Yirgacheffe and
some Yellow Bourbon. I hadn't tried either one before. Anyway, the
Ethiopian is great, it pours nice and everything. Then I try the
Brazilian and all hell breaks loose. Every bad thing you could ever see
from a bottomless portafilter seems to happen 99% of the time. I don't
do anything different with the two, except adjust the grind.
Anyone have any insight?
Thanks.





 
Date: 28 Nov 2006 17:51:50
From: fixedgear
Subject: Re: The Unruly Brazilian.
Thanks Jim. I'll try that tomorrow morning. I really appreciate your
input.



  
Date: 29 Nov 2006 05:54:26
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: The Unruly Brazilian.
On 28 Nov 2006 17:51:50 -0800, "fixedgear" <tom5000@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>Thanks Jim. ... I really appreciate your input.

As do we all!


 
Date: 28 Nov 2006 19:33:49
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: The Unruly Brazilian.
On 28 Nov 2006 12:41:23 -0800, "fixedgear" <tom5000@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>Every bad thing you could ever see
>from a bottomless portafilter seems to happen 99% of the time. I don't
>do anything different with the two, except adjust the grind.
>Anyone have any insight?

The yellow bourbon is a much more elastic bean, as are most low
growns; this reduces the fines and makes channeling more likely. Grind
*** a lot *** finer, let it near choke, and don't worry too much about
long pours -- this is a mild bean and can take it. The alternative is
a 5 minute levelling and tamping ritual.


 
Date: 28 Nov 2006 15:45:59
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: The Unruly Brazilian.

fixedgear wrote:
> So, I ordered some SO espresso beans last week. Some Yirgacheffe and
> some Yellow Bourbon. I hadn't tried either one before. Anyway, the
> Ethiopian is great, it pours nice and everything. Then I try the
> Brazilian and all hell breaks loose. Every bad thing you could ever see
> from a bottomless portafilter seems to happen 99% of the time. I don't
> do anything different with the two, except adjust the grind.
> Anyone have any insight?
> Thanks.

Exceptional times = exceptional taste?

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