Espresso Notes

My partner and I go through a lot of coffee, even more so now that we both work at home. With every new bag of beans there is an adjustment process to dial in the perfect espresso shot. It’s far from an exact science, but seeing as we buy frequently from the same roasters I started keeping track of the metrics so I don’t have to blindly guess with each new bean.

Perhaps some day I’ll get motivated and start doing individual reviews etc., but for now I’ll just post the sheet and keep it updated.

Equipment

  • Machine: Angeli (single boiler, not much info I could find on it but essentially the exact same machine as the Isomac Brio)
  • Grinder: Baratza Sette 270Wi

Shot metrics

RoasterNameOriginAlt. (m)ProcessGrind SettingIn (g)Out (g)Time
De MelloEdmond House Blend70% Brazil 30% Ethiopiawashed6G183636
DispatchBuhorwaBurundiwashed5F183630
DispatchIyengaTanzania1,675 - 1,900washed5H183532
DispatchLa ClaudinotaColombia?7D16
La Vieille Europe???Colombiawashed6E?173228

| La Vieille Europe | Colombian | Colombia | | washed | 7B | 16.5 | 32 | 28 | | Lenoir & Lacroix | Kaffa | blend | | washed | 5E? | 18 | 35? | 28? | | Monogram | Moonlight | Brazil | | Semi-washed, natural | 9E | 18 | 36 | 27 | | Social | People’s Daily | blend | | washed | 7A | 17 | 36 | 28 | | Structure | Brunch Blend | Brazil/ Colombia | 1650/1000 | Washed, Pulped Natural | 9? | 16.5 | 33 | 30 | | Structure | Ethiopian | Ethiopia | ? | Natural? | 7D | 17 | ? | ? | | Traffic | Marcelo Assis | ? | Brazil | Natural | 9D | 16.5 | 37 | 32 | | Traffic | Sauvage | Ethiopia/ Brazil | 1200 - 2300 | Natural & Yellow Honey | 9C | 18 | 37 | 30 | | Zab | Pepe Arguello | Mexico | 1700 | washed | 6H | 18 | 38 | 24 | | Zab | Tuma Tesso | Ethiopia | 1980 - 2000 | washed | 6G | 18 | 36 | 28 |

John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Ph.D. researcher

Music technology researcher active in the user-driven design of digital musical interfaces.