MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,477 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
Espresso: KvdW Speedster Grinder: Compak K10 WBC Vac Pot: A bit too many Drip: Clive Coffee Drip Stand Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Sun Jul 25, 2004, 12:36pm Subject: Re: An Espresso Glossary by Mark Prince
Thanks for the suggestions so far - keep them rolling in!
Re, metric vs. imperial vs. US. When the glossary is published in the guide, every measurement will feature both US and metric (not imperial tho - gets too complicated). Sorry it's not included in this draft... I have to sit there with my conversion calculator at one point lol!
Re drink names. I resisted adding drinks to the glossary, but I think I should put in the basics:
ristretto espresso lungo macchiato cappuccino latte mocha
Most are in there, did I miss macchiato?
Re latte art and macchiato art - I should add those. lol!
re variac, pid. I could add those, but I also wanted to resist terms that were bleeding edge. But I need to put in defs like deadband, cycle, etc etc...
Question... I spent like 15-30 bucks on coffee over two days... I left a 5 dollar tip b/c I knew I was getting great barista service... I wouldn't probably even think of it when I am in a StarB, Tully's, Pete's, but I just felt like they deserved it because I knew the coffee was goin' to be good.... was that a good tip
DOM...evil genius ...Up to no good in espresso at all times... VIVA la parts de Espresso
Posted Thu Jul 29, 2004, 12:37pm Subject: Re: An Espresso Glossary by Mark Prince
Good work, and much needed.
I think that some people (including me) would like to see this more than an espresso glossary and more of a coffeegeek forum glossary. There are often abbreviations and shorthand commonly used in people's posts that make me go "huh?". Example: "zass" for "Zassenhaus grinders". Simple once you know it, but so are all terms in a glossary.
If the idea is to make the language used on coffeegeek forums more accessible to everyone, then I say open up the definition of what makes an acceptable glossary. If you are trying to cut down on the number of questions people ask (over and over again), that should help!
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