[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 97, Issue 7

Michael Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 19:00:35 CST 2016


And since he mentioned a certain place in SF, I think he might have been put off by the hipster vibe. (I usually barely tolerate it in some of the local NYC places), and it usually makes me happy I can make my own at home. 

--mike

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> On Feb 24, 2016, at 6:48 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> 
> 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
>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>> ~~
>> "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
>> Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
>> 
>> Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
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