Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Regional: United States West
LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Regional > US West > LA-area CG-ers -...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
GVDub
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2008
Posts: 855
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
Grinder: Gaggia MD85, Dienes Mokka,...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Abid Clever
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 5:20pm
Subject: LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
 

After reading the thread over on HB about pre-packaged premium Italian espresso blends, I'm overcome with the urge to try the Essse Masini Caffe blend. 1st-Line sells it, but the shipping cost on a single bag makes it pricey enough for me to gulp twice. Shipping, however, is free on a case of 6 bags. Any chance that there are 5 other LA residents interested enough to split a case?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Cammie
Senior Member


Joined: 26 Jan 2012
Posts: 31
Location: USA
Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:15pm
Subject: Re: LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
 

Couple of us in the OC interested may be interested in 2-3 bags.  It would be interesting to try this coffee.  Can you check with 1st Line and see what the roast date would be for the bags we purchase?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
GVDub
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2008
Posts: 855
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
Grinder: Gaggia MD85, Dienes Mokka,...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Abid Clever
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Sat Nov 10, 2012, 3:04pm
Subject: Re: LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
 

From the thread on HB, I get the impression that none of these bags have roast dates on them. Jim Shulman and others seem to be saying that, with those particular blends, the rule of 15s may not strictly apply, and that the Italian roasters approach to their craft, especially to how they roast the robusta component, almost requires the blend to be what we might think of as "stale." This is one of the reasons why I'm interested in picking up a kilo bag to check out.

Still, I'll drop Jim Piccinich a line and ask him, all the same.

It was actually the link from the previously mentioned thread to this one that got me interested. I trust Jim Shulman as a taster, and this does have me intrigued.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
GVDub
Senior Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2008
Posts: 855
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
Grinder: Gaggia MD85, Dienes Mokka,...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Abid Clever
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Sat Nov 10, 2012, 6:02pm
Subject: Re: LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
 

So Jim Piccinich says that the bags don't have a "roasted on" date per se, but there's a "Packaged on" date on the carton  (according to the Essse website, it's also on the "upper gilded band" of the bag), and Jim gets a new fresh shipment from Essse monthly. I can make some room in the freezer, so I'm willing to speak for 2 of the 6 bags in a case if we can't find 5 other adventurous  'spro heads in L.A. geekdom.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
russel
Senior Member
russel
Joined: 12 Mar 2010
Posts: 447
Location: Los Angeles
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Conti Princess 2grp, GS/3...
Grinder: Super Caimanos x2, Forte BG,...
Drip: V60, Kalita Wave, Clever,...
Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 9:33pm
Subject: Re: LA-area CG-ers - Got a weird idea
 

I'm in for a lb or two.

edit: correction...a bag or two
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Regional > US West > LA-area CG-ers -...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.180294036865)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+