JYuriev Senior Member Joined: 29 Oct 2010 Posts: 55 Location: USA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: La Pavoni Europiccola Grinder: La Pavoni ZIP, Gaggia MDF Vac Pot: Hario 3 Cup Drip: Bonmac Pour Over, Aeropress Roaster: Behmor
Posted Wed Dec 22, 2010, 8:14am Subject: Re: How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
This drink is sad in my opinion. If you really need that much caffeine take caffeine pills. You're ruining a shot of espresso, the point of coffee shouldn't just be a caffeine intake. And drinking three or four espressos dumped together? That's sad. Savor the experience, don't just dump them together for a jolt of energy. But, I must admit when I really need a boost, and my only option is a large chain w/ a super-auto I sometimes go for one of these, their espresso isn't palatable anyway.
qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 669 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 4:55am Subject: Re: How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
While Americans have their Americano, up here in Canada, we call this a Canadiano.
Typically it's a cup of the specialty house drip coffee mixed with a single or double espresso shot, depending on size. (If my memory serves me right, it's 1 shot per 12 oz.)
A "Shaker" is a double espresso shot mixed with with a large Tim Hortons Double Double over ice.
(A double double is double sugar / double cream) This is what I use for emergency caffination. If I just can't stay awake and I need something to get my heart pounding, this is the "Nuclear bomb" of coffees.
I don't honestly think I would be brave enough to drink 12 oz of straight espresso..
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 5:56am Subject: Re: How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
This is nice in the IV-of-caffeine sense of coffee. And truly, like a blend, sometimes the sum can be better than the parts. But I find that--for the most part--I don't like to mix brewed coffee or espresso with anything, because I miss things about the parts. The separate tastes and character of the shots and the brewed coffee get muddled by the other. But that's because I really like distinguishing between coffees and knowing the characteristics of each brewed with different methods. But that's just me. You do you. Drink what you like!
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