[Homeroast] espresso roast profiles

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Sun Jan 3 13:18:47 CST 2010

On Jan 2, 2010, at 1:37 PM, Ed Needham wrote:

> Mike, if your crema tastes like dreck, then it's a problem with the shot. Crema is as much a part of the enjoyment of espresso as the coffee itself. A good shot should not show too much difference between where the crema ends and the coffee begins.
> Crema should not taste like dreck.

Amen---the hallmark of a "God shot" is when, after you've knocked back the last of the body of the ristretto, you instinctively sweep your (hopefully, clean) finger around the inside of the cup and lick it to get every last bit of perfect crema.
Peace & song, 

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