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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2005, 4:15am
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It is a pretty amazing blend....I am into my second bag in less than a week. I have found that (to my palate) the shots taste better at a brew temperature of 206 degrees, pulling a 32 second double-shot for a total volume of 1-1.25 oz. No sourness is present; I have experienced some of the same flavors as twomartinis. (that fruit aroma...it is almost akin to a fruit/chocolate bar).
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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2005, 3:35pm
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I recently ordered a pound of Espresso Classico and a pound of the Espresso Nuevo. I do tend to like the lighter Northern roasts, although I also enjoy Black Cat and Espresso Ticino from Flying Goat. I agree that it was all too easy to pull a sourish shot with the Classico. Every now and then i got a hint of what it could do. On balance, it really didn't do it for me.

I really enjoyed the Espresso Nuevo, however. It was relatively easy to pull a good, well balanced shot. It has a full body, and a sweet and chocolatty long lasting finish. It seems to be less talked about, but I very much prefer it and have added it to my list. Better for shots - The light roast doesn't hold up to milk as well as Black Cat IMHO.

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Posted Mon Feb 28, 2005, 6:08pm
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I got disgusted with it/myself last Saturday after many tries, so decided to try it French Press'd. This was much better than what I've been getting out of Silvia...lots of caramel, a beautiful complexity, fruity...a truly enjoyable experience. I'm pretty sure that the Silvia problem is a combo of my lack of skills and likely needing a PID.

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2005, 2:08am
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Kathy,

Another thing you can try with Silvia is to turn on her steam switch for about 10-15 seconds, turn it off, then pull a shot. This may heat the water enough to get a decent shot. I just enjoyed a couple of doubles this morning...they were great...I even detected a hint of blueberries in there.

Jim
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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2005, 10:34am
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bolojm Said:

Kathy,

Another thing you can try with Silvia is to turn on her steam switch for about 10-15 seconds, turn it off, then pull a shot. This may heat the water enough to get a decent shot.

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Jim, thank you! Simple enough. Will give it a try.   :D

kathy

 
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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2005, 4:06am
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Srock, I forgot what the Nuevo tastes like... it's been awhile.  Thanks for reminding me to buy some =D
Paradise Roasters rock

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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2005, 5:18am
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Peter

I'm in for another pound this week as well

So little time, so much to drink....

Steve
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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2005, 10:37am
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bolojm Said:

Kathy,

Another thing you can try with Silvia is to turn on her steam switch for about 10-15 seconds, turn it off, then pull a shot. This may heat the water enough to get a decent shot. I just enjoyed a couple of doubles this morning...they were great...I even detected a hint of blueberries in there.

Jim

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Good advice, but 10-15 seconds may be too long. I got a temp rise of 6 degrees with a 5 second steam-flip! Silvia has a bigger boiler though...

I checked my brew water temp at the shower screen last night ~ 205 at idle, on my stock FF!X5

 
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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2005, 2:08pm
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Thanks, I'll take this all into consideration (didn't get a chance to pull last  night).

twomartinis: cool username. always gives me a smile.

=) kathy

 
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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2005, 11:51am
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bolojm Said:

Kathy,

Another thing you can try with Silvia is to turn on her steam switch for about 10-15 seconds, turn it off, then pull a shot. This may heat the water enough to get a decent shot.

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Hey Jim, THANK YOU. I ran water through the steam wand for 20 sec. and it made a real difference. Pulled 3 great double ristrettos this morning! Yeah. I was out of Espresso Classico, but enjoyed the best shots I've had yet out of Miss Silvia. I'm confident that this will translate into better shots with the EC too. And it makes total sense.  =)))

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