[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 97, Issue 7

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Feb 24 17:48:26 CST 2016

True, it is an opinion piece that is comparing a single individuals 
opinion regarding San Francisco coffee vs. Italian coffee. Interesting 
article but just 1 mans opinion, agree or disagree --your choice.

On 02/24/2016 05:02 PM, John Nordling wrote:
> I will weigh in with my uneducated 2 cents.
> My reading of the article was that the author believes that the espresso he
> had when in his homeland was better than the espresso here (here being the
> US), and we're all doing it wrong.  We should be pulling half the volume,
> using mass market cheapo beans, and dirty (i.e. well seasoned) equipment,
> etc . . .because that's what he loves and grew up on, and has been told his
> whole life was the one and only true coffee.
> In a place like Italy, where traditions go back hundreds (sometimes
> thousands) of years, that's all well and good, but here, we don't have
> that.  We are still young and still figuring out what we like best.  (note:
> I didn't say what IS best).  I would never go to Istanbul and tell the
> folks there that they are making coffee wrong because they're not making
> espresso, and moreover, they're not making espresso the way my homeland
> makes espresso.  I've had espresso in a few parts of Italy (it's been years
> though), and it was mostly pretty good, but not always.  (I was also not
> nearly as interested in coffee as I am now).  I've had really great (in my
> opinion) espresso in Minneapolis, but again, not always.
> Anyways, it reads to me like an opinion piece written by someone who is
> quite proud of his heritage and is perhaps not open to the idea that there
> could be more than one best way to make coffee.
> -John
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