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    Its available in the US... I only choose from a...

    Its available in the US... I only choose from a certified organic farm (yes...yes.. I know) in hopes to reduce the pesticide on the exterior of the cherry.
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    Its 98 degrees outside ... NOW I want ice cream!...

    Its 98 degrees outside ... NOW I want ice cream! LOL...
  3. Do they taste bad? As Shadow mentioned... you...

    Do they taste bad? As Shadow mentioned... you can't look at coffee as input X and getting out Y. Each coffee can vary so much ... go by your taste buds.
  4. OK - now that we know you are using auto... I...

    OK - now that we know you are using auto... I would say that it is not programmed to dispense enough water for a full 2 ounce shot. I would assume its calibrated to dispense 2 ounces of water -...
  5. So are you using the auto or manual?

    So are you using the auto or manual?
  6. So the numbers of 1.5 oz & 1.875 was manually...

    So the numbers of 1.5 oz & 1.875 was manually stopped? I'm trying to understand how you are operating your machine. From my understanding when you select the 1 or 2 shot functions on that machine...
  7. Is the machine volumentric? Can you adjust the...

    Is the machine volumentric? Can you adjust the amount of water it uses?
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    Yep - they all kinda suck from my experience. ...

    Yep - they all kinda suck from my experience. Now I use the Zojirushi brand... my only dislike is its always open. But on the flip side, they stay cleaner and you don't have the frustration you...
  9. I also noticed that the Virtuoso has been...

    I also noticed that the Virtuoso has been discontinued... there now is a Virtuoso + which has some nice changes.

    https://youtu.be/XLGNIxKpnh8
  10. Better adjustments & burrs... if it has the same...

    Better adjustments & burrs... if it has the same warranty I would do it... that's a decent price. Its what I have for 'home' use and what I use when I do a mobile pour over stand... works great.
  11. Never had a bag change mid-stream... with green...

    Never had a bag change mid-stream... with green I don't want to sell I give to the local homeless shelters. They are always grateful for ANY donation... the organization I help was literally taking...
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    If you go down the traditional 'drip coffee...

    If you go down the traditional 'drip coffee maker' style brewer - check out the Bonavita brand of brewers. They make a 1600 & 1900 which have stainless steel dispenser options - they hold the coffee...
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    I know that occurred back in January and they...

    I know that occurred back in January and they have a new CEO in place... but I have yet to see/hear any changes. I'm attending an industry training event next week... I'll ask around to see if there...
  14. Yes - I think James is accurate when talking...

    Yes - I think James is accurate when talking about the raw coffee ingredient costs... and you have to keep in mind he is talking about specialty coffee from the average specialty coffee cafe. Most...
  15. I hadn't seen this before... I think its pretty...

    I hadn't seen this before... I think its pretty spot on regarding the numbers / costs .
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    Roast 100lbs every week ... coffee is freshest...

    Roast 100lbs every week ... coffee is freshest within 15 days of roast. This will give you time to cup/taste each week and make adjustments. Just my advice... I would never roast for 1.5 months...
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    And then you have the other extreme of the Loring...

    And then you have the other extreme of the Loring Nighthawk 7k clocking in near $50K
  18. Oh I completely agree with the challenges you...

    Oh I completely agree with the challenges you speak of... I like the goals of organic certification but execution at origin certainly has its issues.
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    Topher - that does sound a bit expensive - I...

    Topher - that does sound a bit expensive - I somewhat compare them with Mill City Roasters. Granted we are dealing with Turkish vs. Chinese but we are still dealing with an imported model. ...
  20. Well, it does in some respects... I understand...

    Well, it does in some respects... I understand the challenges for organic producers and trust me, to become an organically certified roasting facility it's equally challenging. However, I think as...
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    Why do you need so much if you are just opening -...

    Why do you need so much if you are just opening - is that your anticipated volume?
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    I personally liked washed coffees the best... I...

    I personally liked washed coffees the best... I find sometimes with natural (and offshoots) impart too much sweetness and overshadow the bean taste. It's all subjective for sure!
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    Just look up Sweetbloom Roasters in Denver... I...

    Just look up Sweetbloom Roasters in Denver... I bought it in person when on vacation.
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    I'm drinking a Colombian Gesha from Sweetbloom...

    I'm drinking a Colombian Gesha from Sweetbloom (Denver)... incredible coffee. Super clean, nice floral & citrus notes. One of the better coffee's I've had in years. $25/8oz.
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    Looks like this Gesha is close to perfect :) ...

    Looks like this Gesha is close to perfect :)

    https://dailycoffeenews.com/2019/07/18/elida-estate-gesha-earns-1029-per-pound-in-record-breaking-best-of-panama-auction/
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