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espresso_jim
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Posted Thu Jun 13, 2002, 1:06pm
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.
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2002, 10:23pm
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.

Merry jitters,

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Posted Fri Aug 2, 2002, 5:54am
Subject: The morning booster
 

I have always known this as a red eye too. A guy used to get this in the early mornings but with an ice cupe on top of the coffee so he could drink it faster. See, that's being in need of coffee!
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Posted Tue Sep 17, 2002, 12:12am
Subject: pretty stupid idea
 

sorry buddy but that is simply wasting a good double shot.  Why not just make a long black if you are not able to stomach a proper double shot?  Waste of time sorry.
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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2002, 10:34pm
Subject: Names
 

Red Eye, Eye Opener, Depth Charge, Shot in the Dark or as we call it at Peets Coffee with a shot of Espresso (or double, or triple, etc)
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Posted Sun Nov 17, 2002, 8:27pm
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.
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Posted Mon Nov 25, 2002, 3:42pm
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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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002, 8:45pm
Subject: spoonfull of wakeup
 

during my all nighter days we'd take a spoonfull of instant coffee crystals and chase it with a cold coffee drink.  it did the trick, but this one sounds a lot more palatable.
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NaptownHardBean
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2003, 7:53pm
Subject: Montana
 

At our little shop, we like to call this a Montana. Don't ask me where we got the name from... hell if I know.
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Posted Thu May 1, 2003, 7:44am
Subject: A Shot In The Dark
 

First refered to me as a red eye, a shot in the dark is a great way to wake up in the morning.  Working at a coffee shop myself, I actually tend to make quite a few of them.
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