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Topic: Sidamo dense? (7 msgs / 142 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
I have been using Sidamo in my 4-tasse moka pot for the past several days.
Usually 16 or 17 grams of coffee, ground quite finely, fills the moka pot
filter basket. However, it takes 20 or 21 grams of Sidamo, and even then the
basket is barely full. Has anyone else noticed that Sidamo is more dense,
even when roasted about the same as other coffees and ground about the same?
Brian

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Denser than many, about the same as others. Generally speaking I believe
it's a function of altitude grown. The higher the altitude the denser the
bean. Since espresso extraction is my primary brewing method, bean density
is a major grind factor.
 
(Sorry about the html format digest readers, By default replies are in the
format of original post, I normally change the format to plain text when
responding but get tired of having to continually reformat replies to plain
text.)
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Kamnetz
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:27 PM
I have been using Sidamo in my 4-tasse moka pot for the past several days.
Usually 16 or 17 grams of coffee, ground quite finely, fills the moka pot
filter basket. However, it takes 20 or 21 grams of Sidamo, and even then the
basket is barely full. Has anyone else noticed that Sidamo is more dense,
even when roasted about the same as other coffees and ground about the same?
Brian

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you need coffee magic on your computer MikE. Mine know how to format the reply on the fly!!
oh well, women know more!!
ginny
queen of cups
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
I used to have my settings for all replies to be in plain text but non-List
posts prefer to reply in format received and changed my defaults accordingly
to reply in format received. 
miKe 
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5) From: Brian Kamnetz
miKe,
Do you weigh the beans for your shots, or just grind plenty and discard the
extra?
Brian
On 3/27/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Basically neither. I grind and dose strictly by volume, a 60cc scoop very
slightly heaping happens to be perfect for a LM double basket, 70cc scoop
the occasional triple basket usage. I only put the beans needed for the
grind in the hopper. Waste is usually virtually non-existent. That said for
a given bean/roast though build PF by volume the actual resulting weight is
fairly consistent (as it should be:-). Did a series of 6 builds a while back
weighing each with digital scale accurate to tenth grams, less than 0.5gr
variance.
However, resulting weight of different beans/roast will/can vary
susbstantially. Which is why I find shot dosage suggestions by weight
erroneous at best. Weight ranges sure, but not a "specific" ideal dosage by
weight.
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Kamnetz
	Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:54 PM
	
	miKe,
	
	Do you weigh the beans for your shots, or just grind plenty and
discard the extra?
	
	Brian
	
	On 3/27/07, miKe mcKoffee < mcKona
 > wrote: 
		Denser than many, about the same as others. Generally
speaking I believe it's a function of altitude grown. The higher the
altitude the denser the bean. Since espresso extraction is my primary
brewing method, bean density is a major grind factor.

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
Thanks, miKe. I agree with the weight range. The range gives a good place to
start. I was just startled to see such a big difference in weight/volume.
Makes sense, though.
Brian
On 3/27/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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