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AEC 2019 Where: Exploding Bakery When: Saturday 12th January Time: 5pm preparation. 6pm first round How: Number of entrants his limited to 18 First round starting at 6pm will consist of 6 heats of 3 competitors . Competitors are required to brew one 200ml (approx) cup in 8mins. The 3 cups will be judged blind and the winner of that heat goes through. Judging is based on taste alone. ie which of the 3 cups would the judges prefer to drink. Grinders (2 x EK43s, 1 x Commandante) and Aeropress ...Read more
Next week Crankhouse will be on vacation. Not a coffee farm trip or a short weekend break but a proper holiday, on my bike for a week in the Picos De Europa with my wife.
Before I go I need to roast the final batch to submit to a roasting competition. The coffee is a macerated natural Catuai from Honduras and I'm up against 21 of some of Europe's best roasters. We all have the same coffee and the judges will blind cup all 22 samples against each other on the 14th September. Here's a breakdown of the 9 trial batches I roasted and the incredible help I've had identifying the 'best' from some top coffee professionals.Read more