espresso_jim Senior Member Joined: 13 Jun 2002 Posts: 325 Location: Austin, TX Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Mini Vivaldi II Grinder: Mazzer Mini E Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster... Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Jun 13, 2002, 12:06pm Subject: Shot in the Dark=Hammerhead
I was turned on by this around the corner at one of Austin, TX little secrets - one great coffee shop. Been drinking these hammerheads for years as a treat on weekends. Been a while now that I've been making my own at home. I think better because I use a vacuum pot for the plain coffee and my espresso shots are simply better! People do raise their eyebrow when they found out what I'm drinking.
Posted Sat Jul 20, 2002, 9:23pm Subject: PoFolk's 110 Octane.
I've tried various espresso boosted coffee drinks, but pure (crappy) espresso became my staple.
As a heathan steam pressure machine owner who needed to get through the late nighters, I used to brew two 3x (out of a possible 4; pseudo-ristretto ) carafs of espresso and take it to work in a stainless steel vacuum flask.
My philosophy was, "if the emergency pressure release didn't activate, you didn't fill/tamp the basket enough." The first few drops would sit as individual beads on the bottom of the caraf.
This method was good for a small scummy layer of crema and enough caffiene to keep me up fo 24+ hours straight.
I also kept the secret of my brew to myself; the few people I revealed the truth to looked at me like I was psycho.
sumatra1 Senior Member Joined: 17 Nov 2002 Posts: 1 Expertise: Intermediate
Posted Sun Nov 17, 2002, 7:27pm Subject: Re: How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
I'm glad this article was written. I hope that it enlightens those who have been left in the dark. As a college student i should add that this drink has propelled me through countless all-nighters. In my part of the country we call it a red eye.
Joshchad Senior Member Joined: 24 Nov 2002 Posts: 1 Location: Gainesville Expertise: Professional
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2002, 2:42pm Subject: Black or Red
I work at a coffee shop and we call this a Black Eye and a coffee with only one shot (1 oz) is called a Red Eye. We'll usually make a customer's coffee into a Red Eye or a Black Eye if it's a Light Roast coffee and the customer complains that it is too weak for their tasting. In my opinion, it's a good drink, but a double shot in itself is much better.
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