Rancilio Silvia Pro

The Rancilio Silvia has been in production since 1997. I first bought one around 2006 along with some colleagues to make coffee at work. After seeing that it was a great machine I got one of my own not long after. Some years later I decided to add a PID…

Horsham Coffee Roasters

I came across Horsham Coffee Roaster's coffee when buying some of their "Trailblazer" beans from FCB (The Flying Coffee Bean) that has an outlet in my local station when I was running low. The Trailblazer blend was pretty good, and I thought I've got to check out the…

Howto: Fix a macap grinder jamming on start-up

I recently had some issues with my Macap M4 grinder. The symptoms were that every once in a while when powered up the grinder would jam. This was quite irregular but over time it got worse and worse. After a while it got to the point when it jammed up…

How to clean a doserless Macap M4 grinder

I decided to give my grinder a bit of a spring clean recently. These instructions are for a doserless grinder but the same steps should also make sense for the doser version just you've got a doser to clean as well :). Required tools Allen key (to fit the adjustment screw…

Able Disc Filter for Aeropress

For a while now I’ve been using a stainless steel filter disc made by Able (formerly Coava) with my Aeropress. The nice thing about the Able Disc is that it removes the hassle of needing the paper filters, instead you can just get on with brewing and it cleans…

Square Mile: Kilimanjaro Natural review

This coffee roasted by Square Mile and coming from Aida Batlle’s farm in Santa Ana was something super special. Reading the description and seeing the reference to strawberry notes made me think “surely not, strawberry in coffee - I don’t believe it!”. But I could not have been…