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Leftist Espresso Blend by Gimme! Coffee. One of my favorites! Very sweet. great for espresso based drinks, as it pairs extremely well with milk. I've been enjoyed it via Chemex. It's just a great tasting blend. 
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Good morning 😊
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This Sumatra Gayo Mountain from +Klatch Coffee​ is really nice...well, it was #coffeeismyhappyplace
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A great day for a latte at one of my favorite coffee shops. All Seasons Coffee House, Appleton WI.
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No matter what time it is... #citizenofcaffeination
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I don't have a problem with coffee. I have a problem without it
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Austin Keeley

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Another #cbuscoffee post. Mission Coffee Company in Columbus, OH has cold brew on tap at their store location along with a cold brew bicycle for bringing coffee to the masses.

I am now getting jealous that I don't live in Columbus. As the weather begins to heat up, seeing this show up on a muggy summer morning would be amazing.
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Leon Shaner

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New Hottop roaster upgrade with knobs, dual temperature probes, and USB interface is a major improvement!
Mine arrived today and I had no trouble installing it (but then I am a maker/hacker type.  #YMMV.  ;-)
 
The reveal from today's #CoffeeGeek #WITB is an upgrade kit for my Hottop roaster. My unit was the latest as of February, and I had some immediate feedback about how it worked. LO and BEHOLD, a vast majority of my feedback was fixed in the newest model that will start shipping in June. Fortunately, the upgrade kits are already available!!! =D =D =D

Please see further commentary on some of the photos.

The main improvements are as follows:

1) Two temperature probes, one for the "environment" (the area above the beans) and one down in the bean "mass" which is now the "target" temperature for all roast profiling.

2) Four separate knobs for time, fan-speed, target temperature, and heat KNOBS -- the most important of which are the fan-speed and heat knobs, because those are the ones I tweak at various bean temperatures, throughout the roast.

3) Count UP timer to show progressed time of the roast instead of the meaningless countdown timer that the old model had -- beans always get ejected (manually or automatically if they reach the target temperature) before the target time, so the countdown time was useless to me.

4) USB port for updating the programming, and it will even be possible to control the roast from a computer. This opens the way to further tweaking how the unit works.
I am hoping this allows me to set my own preheat temperature AND to allow profiling based on bean mass temperature targets instead of the current time-based targets. Temperature based profile segments would allow more uniform results even in changing ambient temperature/humidity conditions.


That second improvement, above is QUINTESSENTIAL. The old way used a button to select between any of the four settings, then an up down button to change the setting. Now I can just grab the exact knob that needs tweaking -- SOOOOO much easier!!! WOOT!

Check out the instructions I carried out between work and hopping on the bicycle. Could you do it? I was not intimidated, but then I am a hacker/maker by nature. =D

http://hottopusa.com/kitB+.html

I just did a few dry run roasts without beans to get familiar with how the new controller works. I can't wait to do a real roast...maybe tomorrow. I'll have to tweak my past known temperature targets for use with the new bean mass temperature reading, so it might take me a few tries to get back to the optimal roast, but that stuff is fun to me.

It's like getting a whole new roaster all over again and getting to practice how to develop exactly the flavor I want from my beans. So much fun is in store for me in the coming weeks!!! Woot! Woot! Woot! =D =D =D

#espresso #coffee #coffeeroasting #espressoroasting #homeroasting #coffeegeek #hottop #hottoproaster

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Artisan now works with the upgraded Hottop Roaster.  As of right now, that's probably the best use for the USB port.  I haven't tried it yet; however.  See here:

https://github.com/MAKOMO/artisan/blob/master/README.md

More:
http://artisan-roasterscope.blogspot.de/2015/05/hottop-kn-8828b-2k.html
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Love my coffee ... 
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....depends on the Coffee eh? 
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This is an English-language forum for *specialty coffee* discussions. Specialty coffee is defined by using top grade, premium, well sourced, well roasted, ethical coffee to brew with, using traditional brewing methods with a good amount of hands on involvement in the brewing process. If you are new to specialty coffee and its preparation methods, this community exists to help you learn about this particular grade and style of coffee and how to brew better coffee on your own.
 
Karatina Peaberry Kenya by +Verve Coffee Roasters.
This coffee is on point!
Tastes exactly as advertised. 
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Beautiful cup, love it , i think coffee inside will be so beautiful 
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The information is in the article.
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Taaa dahhhh ♡♥♡
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John Heckendorn

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Nice article drawing attention to some small roasters

Of course, the attention could make them not-so-small before too much longer... 
After the success of once-scrappy roasters, such as California’s Blue Bottle and Portland’s Stumptown, a new generation of small shops is reshaping America’s coffee obsession.
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Jackielyn L.

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LOVE COFFEE?! Check out this coffee subscription!
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Grounds, and grains #aeropress  
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Adela Ady

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♡DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY ♡
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+George Harmer Thank's..Enjoy. 
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