[Homeroast] Good Friday Cup

raymanowen at gmail.com raymanowen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 13:59:08 CDT 2010


Hawaiian Kona Moki's farm, Turkish! -ro

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM, <raymanowen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried some Turkish coffee- my way- using hot distilled H2O from the
> espresso machine wand. It generated the micro foam directly, so the trick
> was to maintain the foam head 5m without letting it actually boil and
> agitate the brew.
>
> The first time I brewed Turkish was in the new Ibrik I got from SM. I had
> images floating in my head about several boil-foam-cool cycles. That wasn't
> going to happen, misteak or not. Too many "boil" cycles for my coffee.
>
> Rules are made for breaking, plus the synapses convert everything to fuzzy
> logic anyway. Maintaining the foam requires a <Little> less heat than the
> churning boil cycle, and this clod barista didn't master it for a while.
>
> For a new roast, the starting espresso grind is 20. (Burr separation)  10
> seemed like a good starting point for Turkish, so, like the first espresso
> shot I ever brewed, I added a little organic cane sugar to the coffee
> grounds. Also a nip of vanilla soy milk, to cover all misteaks.
>
> Two coffee spoons (enough for two double espresso shots) of beans for the
> 10 oz Ibrik. With the burrs set to 10, BUFF had to work a few seconds to
> grind it, and lots of grounds came out when I "puffed" it several times to
> clear the grind path.
>
> Instead of bringing the water-coffee-sugar to a boil in the cold Ibrik, I
> boil the water first and add it, never actually boiling the brew. Micro foam
> comes up immediately- dark, not the golden crema color of espresso.
>
> I was originally tempted to try Turkish brewing in my foaming pitcher-
> about the right size. Glad I didn't. Imagine the mess, donning welding
> gloves mid-brew to avoid hot knuckles.
>
> Even with the interesting-to-watch mixture turnover, the first brews
> weren't bad at all, and clumsily decanting the homogenized brew from a
> right-handed Ibrik made for some tantalizing body. It's a Hoot!
>
> Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
>

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