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2024 Alex Marshall

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Pantry

2024

Alex Marshall

Coffee.

Over the last few years I've slowly got into the world of speciality coffee. I personally love whole process of discovering independent coffee roasters and preparing delicious coffee at home. I get a lot of stick from family and friends for 'spending hours making a cup of coffee' but I find the process absorbing, distracting and relaxing

Currently drinking

V60

Hard Lines

DR Congo, Peru

Fruity, flirty and fun. Bursting with sweet and juicy wine gum flavours

Espresso

Coaltown

Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica

Nutty milk chocolate & biscuit

My setup.

My current setup is a Sage Barista Express for espresso, and a Wilfa Svart grinder + Hario v60 for filter.

I’ve got an aeropress that I use from time to time, although mostly just for the novelty of the way the coffee is prepared, rather than how it tastes. And I’ve got a french press from Grønenberg, if I fancy a quick filter coffee

Coffee I'd like to drink.

I'm always discovering new coffee roasters, but by the time that I'm ready to buy new coffee, I've forgotten all about them, so this is a log of some of the roasters that I've found that I'd love to try out

Heavily inspired by Rafa's 'People I'd like to meet'

Resources.

I learnt pretty early on that the world of coffee went way deeper than I had ever imagined, and whilst I don’t think everyone needs to know everything about coffee, in order to enjoy making it, I have found it interesting to learn about the history, science and processes behind coffee. Here’s a few of the resources I’ve used to learn more

James Hoffmann - charismatic and lovable, and incredibly knowledgeable about all things coffee. I think he finds a really good balance between 'ELI5' and the real nerdy details

Dan Fellows - an expert in the world of coffee and cocktails. His videos are really easy to follow and his recipes and tips are well explained and easy to understand

r/espresso, r/coffee & r/aeropress - It’s very easy to fall into the trap of 'I know nothing and my setup sucks' when you see people posting their "cheap" £5k coffee bars.. But aside from this I’ve learnt a lot about why my coffee doesn’t look or taste great, especially after I got my first espresso machine