[Homeroast] Hap V Day

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 08:37:02 CST 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone, and Gung Ho Fat Choy!

Fireworks scared the dogs pretty good at Midnight, so I had to let them in
and snuggle with them for a little while.  Woke me out of a sound sleep
wondering if someone had left the TV on tuned to static... I remember
falling asleep, getting the test pattern and then waking to static when the
TV station went of the air, but these days they don't go off the air and the
TVs give you a blue screen when there's no signal.  Progress.

Woke up early this morning and put out the Valentines day candy for my
family and decided to get a pre-dawn session in on La Peppina while the rest
of the family slept.  It sure is nice to be able to grind and pull espresso
without waking everyone using the hand mill and the pump-less lever.  It's
so quiet, even my daughter sleeping just 20 feet from me on the family room
couch isn't stirring.

I'm finishing up on the Espresso Workshop #8, and just pulling 7 g singles
this morning.  I like this bean and today I'm focusing on singles pulled for
a nice, clean flavor, not updosed and thick and syrupy, which I really like
too.  I pulled a straight shot of some Brazil I roasted for coffee too to
see how it tastes and it was pretty good, strong caramel taste.  I think
I'll be using this for the Sautéed Grapes with Espresso & Red Wine I'll be
making to go with the lamb tonight.


Hope everyone has a great V Day and New Year!


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