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  • PSA : PACT Coffee
  • Kryton57
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    2 bags of house blend for £10 until midnight tonight: https://www.pactcoffee.com/pact-10th-birthday

    flyingpotatoes
    Full Member

    Nice was looking around for some new coffee to try.
    Do you know How much coffee per bag? Can’t seem to find the weight.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    250g is their norm.

    rone
    Full Member

    Great thanks for that – always looking to try new ones for my stupidly overpriced and inconsistent Sage Oracle.

    Best so far has been Caravan but Rave okay too.

    My local roaster’s coffee won’t even grind on the £1500 random coffee generator that is the Oracle.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Rone have you tried happy donkey? I find the Brazilian good and their coffee is very good prices – theirs for £4.25 a 250g bag: https://www.happydonkey.co.uk/product/brazilian-fair-trade-coffee-beans-2-x-250g-html/

    I’m always surprised more people don’t use them.

    johnjn2000
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    In the spirit of keeping Singletrackworld’s head above water, they sell a great coffee. I just paused my PACT subscription and just buy the ST blend now 🙂 Nothing wrong with the PACT house though, especially at 2 for a tenner.

    flyingpotatoes
    Full Member

    Thanks Kryton. Will order some when I get home from work 👍

    rone
    Full Member

    I’m always surprised more people don’t use them.


    @kryton57
    that’s now on my list thanks.

    tall_martin
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    I tried pact coffee. It was super expensive and not any nicer than the stuff I get from aldi

    DrJ
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    I’ve paused my Pact subscription because they sell very little light roast and after realising that I’m not a manly man who drinks his Java as black as the sky on a moonless night, I have been drinking and enjoying lighter roasts especially African origins.

    It’ll be Birds instant before you know it. At which point please do the decent thing and shoot me.

    rone
    Full Member

    Happy donkey coffee ordered.

    Caravancoffeeroasters market blend has been the best one I’ve had yet for my Oracle. Not cheap.

    Local coffee roasters stuff won’t even go through my grinder which is a real pain.

    I’ve struggled with bitter coffee for two years until I realised a successful way of reducing the dose on the oracle. (It puts out 22.5g stock so you have to cut the extraction short.)

    Even now it shifts around. But at least after all these experiments I can get a half decent consistent drink.

    wooksterbo
    Full Member

    I’ll give Happy Donkey a go. I usually get stuff from Pact, mostly the special one-offs they do, the current one is rather nice. I quite like one of their decafs too, I find most decaf beans tasteless, even the decaf specialist I tried from a post somewhere on STW this year wasn’t that great.

    My favourite recently were the Oh, Hello beans from Hotel Chocolat, they have stopped selling them now 🙁

    FunkyDunc
    Free Member

    Great thanks for that – always looking to try new ones for my stupidly overpriced and inconsistent Sage Oracle.

    Best so far has been Caravan but Rave okay too.

    My local roaster’s coffee won’t even grind on the £1500 random coffee generator that is the Oracle.

    We have an Oracle too, and to be fair its been faultless and produce very very good coffee every time. However the first one received went straight back as it just wasnt tamping, measuring the beans consistently.

    rone
    Full Member

    Ive had 3 machines in two years.

    It’s inconsistent.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    very pleased with my Oracle (though I’m not a coffee expert by any means!) Maybe the trick is to buy a refurb, then they make sure the thing actually works before they sell it to you 🙂

    Ive had 3 machines in two years.

    what was the fault or reason the other 2 had to be returned?

    Local coffee roasters stuff won’t even go through my grinder which is a real pain.

    that doesn’t sound right!

    rone
    Full Member

    that doesn’t sound right

    High altitude coffee is hard apparently.

    If you read amongst the coffee forums UK you will see tonnes of problems. The grinder is a cheap built in unit.

    The reason it was sent back was it just couldn’t dose correctly. It would go from 40gms to 20gms. And the grinder failed.

    rone
    Full Member

    very pleased with my Oracle (though I’m not a coffee expert by any means!) Maybe the trick is to buy a refurb, then they make sure the thing actually works before they sell it to you

    I got it relatively *cheap* during the pandemic new.

    2 years warranty.

    FunkyDunc
    Free Member

    Ive had 3 machines in two years.

    It’s inconsistent.

    Thread hijack 🙂

    Ours is consistent with each bean type. Every time we change beans then we have to change the settings, but thats standard.

    rone
    Full Member

    This morning the same beans within 20 mins went from perfect dose to gushing out.

    As the hopper gets less full you have to grind finer. But it’s guess work.

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