Monthly Archives: September 2011

My first blended roast

I finally have done my first pre-blended roast.

Ethiopian Harrar 45.45 grams/Tanzania Rononi 54.54 grams

Photo taken with flash.

Photo taken of beans with Coffeesnobs roasting card.

Roasting chart.


Posted by on September 18, 2011 in coffee



Well still lots of tweaking going on, I’ve upped the temperature again, according to how the EM6910 is preset, I should be getting 98 degrees at the group head.  I highly doubt that.

I’m getting lots of bubbly, gloopy shots, I’m happy with them 🙂

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Posted by on September 18, 2011 in coffee


back at it :)

After being a little, well not well, I’m back at it, I’ve added a new page showing from start to finish of a shot which includes how to find 9 bar on the EM6910.

Oh and something you don’t want to do…

leave the puck on the screen 😀


Posted by on September 12, 2011 in coffee


Starting to play

Well after my initial playing around, getting to know the EM6910 and the grinder, it’s time to start playing.

Temperature up by 2 degrees and amazing what a difference it makes!

Grinder set on 7, this is after taking 2 shims out, there were 5 initially. I’m working on lightening my tamp to try and bring the pressure down slightly as I feel it’s a little too high. Set on 8 and it’s too coarse, I’m getting 60ml in 15-20 seconds no matter how hard I tamp.


Posted by on September 3, 2011 in coffee