So far the greatest success for me was this. It’s just a 10 second shorter profile from 801 242 espresso profile on Ikawa blog. Same end temp.
I realized this is really hard to get it right and the window for the flavors i want is very small.
The original 801 espresso profile had good balance but more of a classic medium roast espresso with very slight hint of bitterness in the end. I could have pulled slightly shorter.
But by 10 seoncds shorter, i had very very clear flavors of strawberries. Not strawberry jam like flavors but actual fresh strawberries. The color was noticeably lighter and needed much more pre infusion to pull the shot right.
Anyways, i was very happy with the result!