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Stefano Manfredi and Wayne Archer are the masterminds behind Espresso di Manfredi. As part of Espresso di Manfredi’s exclusive café community, you can enjoy a rare level of access to Stefano and Wayne. Ask these two masters any question you like, and Stefano or Wayne will get back to you.

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asked Wayne:

Would it be possible to grind the decaf coffee finer?

December 18, 2013 4:24PM
Wayne responded:

We need to take into account numerous factors when we talk about grinding size for the decaffeinated 650gram product.

Mostly, we need to have a grind size which is acceptable to wide range of machines and dosages per cup.

My suggestion is that you discuss with your rep about choosing the decaf 1kg and a grinder. That way you optimise the quality and freshness of decaf per cup.


asked Wayne:

Hello mate, just testing that this function works?

December 18, 2013 4:22PM
Wayne responded:

Sure does!

asked Wayne:

Hi Wayne, Christian here from Brown Dog Cafe in Brisbane.

We are about to start using a Cimbali machine at our new venue Plenty, which will be pouring the ORG blend. Would the Cimbali be a preffered machine to get the most out of our Manfredi Classico at Brown dog or does the La Marzocco, already do so?

Cheers Christian.

December 18, 2013 4:21PM
Wayne responded:


Hi Christian, La Cimbali and LM are both very high quality machines and both will deliver the best quality extraction for the Classico blend. My suggestion is to stick with the LM!

asked Wayne:

What’s your favourite Manfredi blend and why?

December 17, 2013 5:12PM
Wayne responded:

Picking my favourite blend is like asking me to pick a favourite of my children!

Each of the blends have their strengths, and personally I like to select a blend based on how I’m feeling at the time or what I’m looking for. For example, I generally like to drink Audacia when I’m looking for something with more oomph. Most mornings however, I start my day with Classico which to me is the perfect all-rounder. Finally I like to enjoy Chiaro after meals when I feel like something softer with a more delicate flavour structure.


asked Stefano:

Hey Stefano, who is your favorite Oz band right now – ( except The Preatures! ) ?

December 3, 2013 5:52PM
Stefano Manfredi responded:

That’s a difficult question. There’s so much great music in Australia right now. My favourite album of the year is Tame Impala’s Lonerism. I really like Vance Joy and I’ve benn listening to a Tassie band called Lulu and the Paige Turners. Yeah…not sure about the novelty name but am loving a song of theirs called Music Box.