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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 4:45am
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I am really sensible when it comes to my cup of coffee. I want it to be perfect whether served iced or hot. You really have no idea! Most coffee that I’ve tasted comes with rich espresso shots and sometimes decaffeinated if I wanted to have a sleep. Really love the caramelly sweet  flavor of the shot and I like it when its doubled. But I found this new one, ristretto shot is perfect for everyone who’s searching for a luxurious and pleasurable experience of coffees. It is an espresso forward because it contains about just ¾ of the regular espresso shot. Best for every latte, cappuccino and machiatto!!!! Must try it too ☺
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 6:08am
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Welcome to the board!

SHHHHHHHHHHH! don't tell anyone! If the big name coffee shops learned of them, who knows how it may change the menu!
We have been enjoying them for many, many years, I am glad you found them too! They are fantastic all on their own, without dilution of milk or syrup, give it a try!

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 2:18am
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Yes, a ristretto taste differs from other coffee preparation. It is very strong concentrated espresso because it has small quantity of liquid. It tastes good like an espresso since it is done with the right pouring, timing and grinding of beans.

The method of preparing this is just simple - an espresso that has been stopped half way through so that it will not be as concentrated or syrupy. It is really perfect to anyone looking for luxurious experience of coffee.

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 3:01am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

Yes, a ristretto taste differs from other coffee preparation. It is very strong concentrated espresso because it has small quantity of liquid. It tastes good like an espresso since it is done with the right pouring, timing and grinding of beans.

The method of preparing this is just simple - an espresso that has been stopped half way through so that it will not be as concentrated or syrupy. It is really perfect to anyone looking for luxurious experience of coffee.

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I prefer grinding a bit finer than what I usually do for espresso and pulling less volume/weight of the shot in the same amount of time. It actually comes out better that way vs. the way you mention in terms of taste! =)
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 7:08am
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sgnoobie Said:

I prefer grinding a bit finer than what I usually do for espresso and pulling less volume/weight of the shot in the same amount of time. It actually comes out better that way vs. the way you mention in terms of taste! =)

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I agree. IMHO that's the only correct way to pull a ristretto.

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 7:19am
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agreed. simply stopping a shot halfway through is not the way most people make a ristretto...that's just "half of a shot"

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 7:21am
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Yes, never stop the shot half way, both shots take the same time.

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 8:39am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

Yes, a ristretto taste differs from other coffee preparation. It is very strong concentrated espresso because it has small quantity of liquid. It tastes good like an espresso since it is done with the right pouring, timing and grinding of beans.

The method of preparing this is just simple - an espresso that has been stopped half way through so that it will not be as concentrated or syrupy. It is really perfect to anyone looking for luxurious experience of coffee.

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Uhh that's not a ristretto, you don't stop a shot half way, unless you want an underextracted shot. A ristretto is ground finer so you pull about .5oz in the same time you would with a normal shot. A ristretto is always more concentrated/syrupy/punch you in the face flavor, so not sure what your talking about.
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 9:16am
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yeah, like most of his posts...no one really knows what he's talking about.

 
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Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 9:48am
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Well, I do agree on the idea of getting a Ristretto is to put finer grain but look what the brand Agosti is saying about Ristretto and Espresso.

Espresso

The shot of coffee, which are prepared by forcing pressurised steam through ground roasted coffee beans:
Espresso is an extraction of 30mL of pressured steam for approximately 25-30 seconds. The extraction should appear as honey like, with the crèma having a light brown/straw uniform colour. The amount of coffee used should be 7g to 9g.

Ristretto

Ristretto is an extraction of 15mL of pressured steam for approximately 12 – 15 seconds. The amount of coffee used is the same as the espresso. A Ristretto captures a concentration of the bean oils and flavour and thus produces a ‘stronger’ or bolder and fuller coffee.

source: http://www.agosti.com.au/vipmembers/recipes/
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