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Posted Thu Feb 24, 2011, 9:07pm
Subject: where are the lovers of SM's New Classic?
 

I can't seem to find much discussion on SM's New Classic espresso.

I'm at 48 hours' rest right now, roasted at early Vienna. Tried a couple shots (admittedly a little early on the rest). It instantly reminded me of c. May/June '07 Black Cat. I have to see how it settles over days 3, 4, 5, 6. Looking forward to that macchiato.

For those of you who enjoy it, I'm curious what you do with it: FC+ / Vienna, etc. Does it shine as any certain preparation?

 
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Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011, 10:33am
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Vienna is a little dark for me. I roast more to FC / FC+, let it set 4 days. Very nutty, makes a killer latte.
    Another of my favs is Burman Coffee's espresso blend. Have you tried this?
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Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011, 8:18pm
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mrbjvb Said:

Burman Coffee's espresso blend. Have you tried this?

Posted February 25, 2011 link

Huh. Haven't heard of it. Perhaps I'll try it down the line a bit.

Do you find New Classic to like a higher temp, lower temp, same as others? 204, 202, 200 198? Thanks.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 26, 2011, 5:01pm
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Not really sure what the exact brew temp is. I have an HX machine - I'm guessing it's around 200.
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Posted Wed Apr 13, 2011, 6:33pm
Subject: Re: where are the lovers of SM's New Classic?
 

I like this blend quite a bit and I vary my roasts slightly, but try to get at least a few cracks into 2nd crack.  It reminds me a bit of Stumptown's espresso blend, and also to some of the Black Cat I've had, as you mentioned.

I've had some good shots even after just one day of rest, but the best seem to be in the 4-7 day range (I find this true for most espresso I pull though).  Great as a straight shot!
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 3:30pm
Subject: Re: where are the lovers of SM's New Classic?
 

lifeandpeace Said:

Huh. Haven't heard of it. Perhaps I'll try it down the line a bit.

Do you find New Classic to like a higher temp, lower temp, same as others? 204, 202, 200 198? Thanks.

Posted February 25, 2011 link

Thread resuscitation here.

Well, after getting Robitussin in my demitasse for a while, I decided to hunt around online. I found a couple discussions about the temp. Everything seemed to match my previous findings, so today I go 204/205. Hot as I go on anything.

Better. Robitussin is gone. Balance is back.

 
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