From this week on we are using a new espresso blend composed out of three great beans. This blend is roasted by Caffenation and is blended in our house! This blend is nice as espresso and on filter and performs excellent in all milk based drinks. All beans are also sold separately..
Finally they arrived! The new fully coated portafilters, done by Coffeehit in London. Thanks a lot guys..
Yeah baby, finally they are in the shop. (Now already for a couple of months) The teflon coated portafilters from “Portaflon“. Thanks a lot Jens for sending them over!
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This new portafilters will give us more consistency during the day, and consistency is what we need baby for making a top espresso.. And indeed after testing them thoroughly for some months, I can only say: they rock baby! The next project will be a mod of our Anfim grinder, with timers, so we can work quicker and with even more consistency..
Yes yes! After looking around for a while for an upgrade for the Faema Smart I was able to do a good deal for a second hand (but as good as new) La Marzocco Linea. This machine can be called a historical classic, it definitely helped to establish the independent coffee scene throughout the world.
This machine will put us a on level higher of quality due to the dual boiler system which gives us more temperature consistency, even when pulling some glasses of tea. And at the same time keeping up a constant steaming pressure, so steaming up pitchers will be easier.
One of the options for the machine we will have installed are Portaflon portafilters, this will give a much more constant flavour profile of the shots throughout the day. This Portaflon portafilters prevent the build-up of coffee oils in the portafilter which steadily occurs in a normal brass one. These build-up gives a rancid and bitter taste to your shot, and that is something we don’t like.
Also due to a dual boiler system the group heads will no longer be running too hot, with again a lot of build-up of coffee oils. So overall flavour consistency will improve vastly.
Normal the machine will be in town on Thursday or so feel welcome to come and take a look at this beauty.. For more specifications you can download here the product folder of the Linea.
Belgium is making a good statement in the coffee world. We now have a world latte art champion, Peter Hernou did a great job. Here you see him on the third place from the left. We had an excellent year on the different championships. On the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) website you can follow the progress that Belgium has made over the different years.
For his show you can see the clip over here.