Bob said:I tried my first espresso with this bean this afternoon and it was very good. Maybe a little light, but I have some room to play with the settings.
If you have time, an update would be appreciated. I am interested in your opinion of the flavor and quality of the coffee as you have more experience with the machine and have the opportunity to dial it in. Personally, I do not like bitter espresso and am hoping that with the right coffee and adjustments the Sirius can deliver a smooth yet flavorfull cup.
The settings will definately allow you to control the brew. For the Cafe Fresco Ambrosia I have adjusted as follows and am getting a smooth flavorful espresso shot as well as a wonderful 8 oz morning coffee.
BTW this espresso shot is wonderful with a Godiva Dark 72% Cocoa square
PRE-SHOT - 1.5 oz blank shot to heat up the pathway
WATER ---- 1.5 oz
BEANS ----- 3 of 3 (12 oz)
GRIND ----- 3 of 7, where 1 is the finest grind
SBS -------- 1:30 o'clock
HEAT ------- HI
PREBREW -- ON (LONG setting)