Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
3 registered (dakkon, CV, brwsaw), 46 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13317 Members
11 Forums
22876 Topics
404357 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17775
pmbuko 16273
SirQuack 13333
CV 11200
MarkSJohnson 10886
Meanwhile On Facebook

So much going on in this month's newsletter - new product announcements, a new v...

Love this comment from Doug T! "The M22 bookshelf speakers sound so clean and a...

󾓶 Andrew has spoken! Big update on the AxiomPlay Wireless Platform on the Axiom...

A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps? Adding yet another level of customization...

Page 8 of 13 < 1 2 ... 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#302076 - 04/15/10 04:49 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
framer2180 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/16/07
Posts: 98
Loc: West Kelowna, BC
A couple things I have discovered. Very important to have a high end grinder. And I have also noticed quite a difference in my grind when I change coffee type. I usually recalibrate when opening a new bag. I use about 14g of ground coffee and should get about 2oz of esspresso in a 23 second pull. If I get more than 2oz my grind is to coarse and less too fine. My experience is there is more tolerance in the tamp than there is in the grind. The 23 seconds is something I read on coffeegeek.com and it has worked well. Pulling longer seems to make the coffee a little bitter. Coffeegeek is a great source and they wont bore you with a bunch a tea talk......

Most good coffee roasters have an espresso blend whick is a dark roast of aribica beans. I try many different roasts and have some personal favorites (Back Cat is very good, Cafe Artigiano in Calgary/Vancouver) but also find Starbucks Espresso blend to be very acceptable.

Hope that helps a bit.

Top
#302131 - 04/16/10 10:49 AM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: framer2180]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
Thanks. I've playing with pull times a bit. I think I like 25 seconds more than 30. Like you mention, the longer extraction time tends to make the shot bitter. I’m not nearly skilled enough with the tamper to target 23. I’m pretty happy if I can get the same grind within 5 seconds.

I'm hesitant to sign up with another forum. I waste way too much time at this one already.

Tea talk is boring, but these guys just need to derail a thread topic. It's a ritual that has to occur for the real discussion to continue. I think it's ran its course.

I’ve been playing around with the idea of roasting my own beans. Looks as if I can get into that without shelling out a bunch of money. Has anyone tried roasting their own beans?
_________________________


Top
#302160 - 04/16/10 12:21 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
CV Online   confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11200
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
Has anyone tried roasting their own beans?


That's a bit personal. Of course, it's not as bad as asking about teabagging.

Top
#302185 - 04/16/10 02:32 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10886
Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
I've playing with pull times a bit.


And I thought THAT was a bit personal.
_________________________
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

Top
#302186 - 04/16/10 02:33 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10886
Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
I’m pretty happy if I can get the same grind within 5 seconds.


Do I really need to say it?
_________________________
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

Top
#302188 - 04/16/10 02:37 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CV Online   confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11200
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Mike drew a big red target on himself, huh?

Top
#302194 - 04/16/10 02:59 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
SatKartr Offline
aficionado

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Dallas
Roasting beans is easy and the coffee tastes great. You can just roast a few in a fry pan without especially timing them as my wife has to make enough for a pot, although for more precision for your espresso machine and consistent batches you'd want a coffee roaster. We have a coffee roaster and it worked well but I never got around to putting together a proper ventilation system so we haven't used it in a while, you need to vent the smoke out the window with something like a dryer hose, not hard to do, or you can just roast your coffee in the garage with the door open in the summer.

All of the best coffee shops use fresh roasted beans, it makes quite a difference.
_________________________
"If you try to turn toward it, you go against it."

Top
#302197 - 04/16/10 03:11 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: SatKartr]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6609
Loc: It's all about the location.
Never tried roasting coffee beans before, but it sounds like a propane/gas barbecue might be usefull there. Keep any smoke outside the house too.
_________________________
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

Top
#302229 - 04/16/10 09:18 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: Adrian]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
LOL..!! Thanks for the laugh fellas, I needed one doday. Ya, I totally set myself up with this group...
_________________________


Top
#302233 - 04/16/10 10:33 PM Re: Any coffee geeks here? [Re: michael_d]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6609
Loc: It's all about the location.
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
LOL..!! Thanks for the laugh fellas, I needed one doday

I want to laugh too. Does anyone have a doday I can borrow?
_________________________
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

Top
Page 8 of 13 < 1 2 ... 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.