[Homeroast] Espresso advice
theotherjo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 15:46:36 CST 2010
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On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>wrote:
> Don't even think about a coffee book from Rayville unless I get the first
> right of refusal for the first signed with coffee, copy.
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Ryan M. Ward <
> silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Rayman , have you ever written a book or considered writting a book, you
>> have a writing style(at least from what I see in your posts) very similar to
>> an author I used to read and enjoy years ago.
>> Ryan M. Ward
>> *Note: This email was sent from a computer running Ubuntu Linux 8.04
>> (Hardy Heron)
>> > Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 03:17:28 -0700
>> > From: raymanowen at gmail.com
>> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Espresso advice
>> > "...I thought, that you at one point did like espresso.
>> > [Initially, I was forced to HATE the abominable drinks (Straight shots)
>> > served by genuine baristas at actual coffee shops. Some even told me
>> > don't like straight shots-!-!-?-?]
>> > Holy Cow- my opinion matched theirs- their opinion and their shots...
>> > Now from your last two postings here I take it that you have never liked
>> > espresso and like it even less now...Or have I again completely have
>> > post up side down and
>> > inside out?" [You know, the image on the retina of the eye is inverted
>> > the simple lens...]
>> > I absolutely did not like the beverage as served by every genuine
>> barista at
>> > actual coffee shops. I was ready to reverse my opinion, based on a shot
>> > pulled by my friend, Carol. Daz Bog is a local roaster- the stuff they
>> > delivered just wasn't fresh. Charlatans. I thought, "Damn! Espresso must
>> > just be a way to dispose of coffee beans unfit for consumption."
>> > Sorry, my post got truncated by some scheduled maintenance on the Box of
>> > and 0's. At 0330hrs I'm supposed to be conducting an inspection of the
>> > inside of my eye lids or roasting. Way too cold last night, was Almost
>> 32° F
>> > when I roasted 10 hours ago. Cooling/ stopping was a cinch!
>> > IMV FC+. Incredible at a relative 20 on the dial of the Mazzer.
>> > point for all new espresso) 20 means nothing, but the burr separation is
>> > 0.012". I brewed the second shot at 18, or 0.011" At the first sip, my
>> > Celtic Critic said, "This is *Good,* still room for improvement-"
>> > I hope. The Mason jars were ice cold from the ultra-cooled beans, and
>> > grounds out of the grinder made the PF basket cold without the normal
>> > through the freezer before grinding. How to grind coffee without
>> > making the grounds warm.
>> > I got lots of Blueberry aroma from the roast when the beans were
>> > straw colored, none at all in the shots from the juvenile (age15m)
>> > Time will tell. We Love espresso on the odd times I do it right.
>> > Belay 0300 maintenance.
>> > Size matters. Consistent size matters more. Big, sharp burrs matter
>> > I brewed two test shots on the extremely juvenile roast, first at 0.012"
>> > setting, then 0.011" setting- at dial settings of 20 and 18,
>> > Once the beans age properly, the flavor difference between 0.011" and
>> > is Huge, and that's two increments of the dial.
>> > Single increments (0.0005") vary the brewing time and the resulting
>> > flavor. Even Half Steps (0.00025") make a difference when you're doing
>> > serious (The Symphony in the Cup!) shot pulling. If you're Not Serious,
>> > waste the Wampum or the Excellent Beans?
>> > Hilarious Joke, wasting money on beans and an expensive espresso
>> > when the grinder is the bottleneck. If you can't taste the difference
>> > between a 0.011" grind and a 0.0116" or a 0.012" grind, and your grinder
>> > can't hope to hold the increment, you're sitting in the rong pew. It's
>> > unfair competition with the Crummy Coffee Shops of the galaxy.
>> > Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
>> > --
>> > Persist in old ways; expect different results - suborn Insanity...
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