[Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew

Bob Hazen peatmonster at comcast.net
Fri Apr 13 00:23:43 CDT 2012


I love >coffee< and it doesn't matter whether it's brewed or espresso.  I 
drink far more drip and Chemex because, well, I'm lazy.  I have an ancient 
Gaggia that sits unused mostly - just because of the folderol associated 
with espresso.  I confess (heresy!) to finding roasting a chore now and 
then.  All it takes is a taste of Foulgers or whole bean coffee from the 
local Rotten Apple market to reset my head.  As is our friend miKe, I'm a 
"slave to the bean."  Gonna have to dust of that Gaggia, methinks...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John M. Howison" <johnmhowison at gmail.com>
To: <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 10:31 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew

> Although I first learned from espresso bars on the Via Veneto that
> coffee better than standard swill was possible,  for years I have been
> satisfied with the coffee brewed in my kitchen.  My scheme of values
> has prevented me from buying a home espresso maker -- which cost as
> much as years' supply of beans.
> In the years I have been a "lister" -- mostly as a lurker -- I have
> noticed that listers who brew exchange views largely with others who
> brew, and espress-ers (necessarily, I suppose) with espress-ers.  I
> have sometimes wondered whether the silence of these latter means they
> regard the exchanges among us "home-brewers" with some contempt.
> Would any of you espress-ers try to persuade me to invest big bucks in
> a machine?
> -- 
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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