[Homeroast] Espresso Progress

michael brown disracer at msn.com
Tue Sep 7 14:17:52 CDT 2010

Awesome to hear. Have you seen SM's espresso pages?  They have a page within the pages dedicated to blending for espresso:http://www.sweetmarias.com/espresso-specifics1.phpStart with what you got!Pull SO shots of each and see what you like or don't like about each.If i had your coffees i'd play with costra rica and sumatra blends...leaning to more costra rica than sumatra.  then maybe throw a little bit of australia in there just to see what happens.Having not roasted the exact same beans you have i'm not certain how it'll turn out but I'd guess the Costa Rica would give some body and smoothness and the sumatra would bring an interesting bite.But start by pulling SO of 'em all!Just don't get crazy.  My stomach lurches when i see "7 bean blends"  thats just me though.  Some say they can taste the difference and like them better.  Not me.
Michael Bb'ham, AL

> From: hperkins at pts-inc.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 04:55:19 -0500
> Subject: [Homeroast] Espresso Progress
> I been out of town for a few days but have made great progress. 
> The coffee is so much better now that it has aged some.  I locked down my grind, one notch above where I get sediment in the cup. Brew times are still a little short but the look of the cremea is much better and the flavor continues to improve. 
> I need to get a blind portafilter for the Gaggia Classic. I have sent sweet marias a question on where to purchase they don't have them on the website.  Anyone here got any suggestions?
> I still have quite a bit of roast coffee for drip. Sumatra, Kenya, Costa Rica, Australian, Hawaiian, etc.  can I roast these for espresso?  If so,  I need suggestions on roast profiles or blending.  Honestly, I need to work through my green coffee bin before I make another coffee order. 
> What coffees are best for roasting for espresso or do I order their blends?
> Thanks for all the help guys.     
> Thanks,
> Hank Perkins
> Huntsville Alabama
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