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Aura last won the day on January 25 2022

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  • Birthday 11/27/1988

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    Walked in the door, made friends, and drank. Happy fun times!
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    Whiskey, live and recorded music, movies, traveling, spending time with friends.
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  1. not ready to do final P100 comments yet until i do some espresso for a period of time but just dropping in to say apparently “burr break in” is a real thing. in the past few weeks the amount of fines has dropped considerably on all of my various beans and i feel like i’m nearing the final state of these burrs and ease of use in purging between doses. which is to say - no purging. there is nothing left from each dose. it is completely zero retention.
  2. i haven’t shared any coffee rec’s in a minute so here’s one of you are looking to splurge. the shipping is super pricey but international delivery was within three days after roast which is pretty incredible. Manhattan in the Netherlands is ridiculously good. Luna and Letty are from Finca El Paraiso which is a Colombian farm i know very well via Hatch in Canada. Janson is a Panamanian farm that i’ve been meaning to try for a while but kind of hard to find. Luna is just as i remembered with exceptional bright acidity and lots of interesting herbals. Letty may be one of the 2-3 best coffees i have ever had. the peach and mango notes are so pure and outrageous. Janson has been very challenging. extremely dense and slow drawdown regardless of brewer or grind variation. i ended up putting it through long steep aeropress which seems to have done the trick and pull up a bit more richness from what has been extremely delicate profile. i would pretty comfortably put a few other farms from Panama above Janson based on this bag (Savage / Fincah Deborah in particular).
  3. feel like the Duo’s motor needs to be beefier for flats but otherwise seems good. variable rpm is less an issue with niche running lower rpm to begin with. i’d probably be same boat, Jacob. Duo is a nice balance of entry in larger flats with the good workflow and a brand i would trust more than turin (DF83) or timemore (sculptor 78S). this Zerno Z1 seems pretty great but super new brand, model, and not immediately available. https://zerno.co
  4. proper light roasts including Nordic now seem to be recommending 30+ days of resting in many cases. Sey, Apollon’s Gold, etc. i let that Black & White settle for 3ish weeks and certainly didn’t feel like it lost anything. if anything has improved.
  5. it’s a beast. i’ve been messing around on this Black & White El Burro geisha for a month and first v60 with the Lagom today produced far and away the best cup. ridiculously good acidity. the kind where it’s just pure fruit juice. also it doesn’t matter but i am glad i got red speed coating on the burrs because they look cooler with it.
  6. Odyssey opened a very limited run of spots for Argos this morning that sold out in under 30 minutes. Fortunately I grabbed one in time. Starting with 6 bar for turbo shots + the Bluetooth add on. won’t be here for a while but glad i’m in line now. also my P100 arrives next week so will have a couple months minimum to break in on filter.
  7. hoping for late February arrival. the Flair would be a bit more hassle, so many add-ons and correct, i’d have to hack the milk portion separately. Argos can give me the wand and the lever action i’m looking for and not cost me 3 grand.
  8. spent way way too much time on home barista lately… ordered something ridiculous last week. Lagom P100 in silver. special request added to swap to SSP brew burrs which are a recent development and should allow for peak light roasted filter coffee and focus on turbo shots for espresso… meaning the next purchase will probably be a Flair 58 or (if another order round opens up) an Odyssey Espresso Argos. hoping for the latter. wife likes lattes.
  9. fortunately i have some burr seasoning plans that most of mine will probably go towards…
  10. Unfortunate situation for a local roaster (to me) turns into a rather good deal if you are interested. I grabbed a case. https://www.modest.coffee/2022/12/how-we-got-grifted/
  11. TLDR: if you are an old Plasma hold out it is time to move on. current OLED is significantly better in 99% of the viewing experience and getting 4K + HDR alone is worth it. -- couple weeks ago we upgraded from the old 50" Panasonic UT50 plasma (~2012 era) to a 55" LG C2 OLED. i knew it would be a jump but i am shocked at the improvements. every single aspect of viewing is better with (maybe) one exception in cinematic motion. i was never a fan of smoothing but with this TV you can very delicately apply it to de-judder and even things out. 1917 4K last night was absolutely spectacular. had i realized the jump from blu ray to UHD 4K I probably wouldn't have waited so long, however 4K is starting to get less expensive and i have a pretty large physical library of blu that will take a long time to upgrade even 30% of.
  12. interesting. i don't get it either. i've used the cafec abacas that hemi posted image of above^ and they are a touch faster draw down vs. hario untabbed. really like the abacas. i heard untabbed hario are done finally but after finding cafec i'm not worried about it.
  13. unless I'm mistaken, Cafec filters are supposed to be faster drawing than current Hario-branded tabbed filters. 7+ minutes is way too long. my typical V60 filter targets are to not be shorter than 2:30 and no longer than 4:00 (variation on brew size and beans... denser and lighter add time).
  14. >8 year bump. Allison and I were talking through this exact topic last night and i remembered this discussion from forever ago... pretty fun to go back and see where I was and where I am now. some things remain and some don't. I feel a lot more confident these days especially in honorable mentions as I've build up far more breadth and understanding of some genres, especially metal. Top 5: The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream. Still as complete as ever. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Still the best female vocals for me. Radiohead - In Rainbows. Over time I've realized that it's nice to just hear how amazing Radiohead can be and not have to think too much about it. Their most listenable album. Tool - Lateralus. Still the best metal and progressive blended together and polished beyond imagination. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell. I go to a lot of different individual songs when I need to come to grips with death. This is the only full album though. Couldn't count the number of times I've cried while listening to this one. Honorables: The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I. Not sure why this wasn't on the old list. Not far off of Pumpkins in terms of an album I would want people to think of when they think of me. Converge - Jane Doe. I have absorbed so much heavy music in the last 3-5 years and amongst all of it, this is truly supreme for chaos. HUM - Inlet. I'm a child of the 90's and this is the closest anyone got in recent times to peak 90's rock. On permanent repeat. Tash Sultana - Flow State. The album that got me back into caring about headphones because I became obsessed with making this sound as good as possible. Legendary opener. Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge. My favorite acoustic album with stellar intimate vocals as a big plus. Art Pepper + 11 - Modern Jazz Classics. Art had it all and this is 100% bangers. The Beatles - Revolver. Love arguing with Allison about why this is the best. Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions. My favorite post rock. A perfect deep thinker. Tool - Aenima. Has closed the gap with Lateralus over the years. I find the two completely complimentary now. Wouldn't argue with anyone preferring this from the full cataloge. See ya'll in 2030.
  15. Origami does numerous filters including hario and kalita.
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