[Homeroast] Re : Sour espresso taste

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 21 10:55:05 CDT 2012

On Jun 19, 2012, at 5:22 PM, Bryan, Compass Coffee wrote:

> Can crema be a visual aid to whether your parameters were in check?   
> Sure.  Should you judge a shot based on how much crema it has or  
> what color the crema is without tasting it?  Nope.

This is well said.  Sometimes very little crema is offered by a very  
good shot.  But, I really doubt that any espresso system that never  
produces crema when given a variety of good freshly roasted beans that  
are ground and tamped so they take about  thirty seconds to draw a  
shot is worth buying or keeping.

   pecan jim

    I might also add that since my brain infection I am not very good  
at writing or saying what I intend to.  My wife thinks that when I  
asked to bring my chain saw with me when I went to the hospital I was  
misnaming my laptop computer.  I am no longer that far off but I still  
do have a great deal of difficulty writing in such a way that I get my  
thoughts across.

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