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lifeandpeace
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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2012, 2:17pm
Subject: Liquid Amber adventures
 

Absolutely love this stuff.

Keep getting unexpected things from it, given different age, brewing parameters.

Just pulled on a lever:

15 days off roast
12.3 g dry coffee
12.6 g beverage (98% brew ratio)
200 F
46-second ristretto-type extraction (smaller, deeper basket)
nice speckling

. . . and a most unexpected taste: the taste of the clear liquid inside Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries. Something I haven't eaten in ~20 years. Amazing.

Oftentimes the reality in the cup defies our presuppositions about what makes an ideal shot.

Video here. Password: Queen Anne

No fancy editing. Noise in background is pressure cooker.

 
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012, 8:53pm
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

Excellent. Wish I could have shared a sip.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 6:23am
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

Wish I could've shared it!

Watching espresso drip from a portafilter may seem like watching paint dry for some, but remembering how unbelievable that shot was seems to make it different (at least for me!).

The long shot time for a volume of ~.7 oz also seems counter-conventional wisdom, but again, it just defies presuppositions. Surely the basket shape and size, along with lever-type extraction were part of that. Not sure it would fly as well on a standard PF size.

 
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Posted Sun Jul 1, 2012, 2:20pm
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I wish I could shared a sip also.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 8:38pm
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

Amen.  I love Liquid Amber.  I would really love to test it on a lever machine (with a good lever barista pulling the shots).

On my pump Anita machine Liquid Amber often shines with thick brown sugar-sweet caramels and rustic chocolates.  Lingering into a cream/marshmallow finish.  I've pulled shots that the cream is so sweet I was blown away.

It can be a tough blend to work with both roasting and shot pulling, but when a barista can figure it out, it can really be a knock out blend.  So thick and rich, just coats the palate.

Today's Liquid Amber shot...

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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2012, 1:33pm
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

I also really like Liquid Amber, but I don't think I have tapped it's true potential.  I may have to order some roasted by Tom.   I have roasted about four pounds of it and have had some really nice, thick pours, but those caramel/chocolates notes have alluded me.  I have one more pound of it that I need to roast and will do that in the next couple of days.  Both of your shots have my mouth watering for it.  Hopefully I will hit the sweet spot.

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 8:56am
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

I just (about 10 min ago) received my first order of Liquid Amber (8/7 roast date) from Sweet Maria's.  I typically pull a 20g ristretto with Red Bird, lass often Klatch WBC - which I've found to be my 2 all-time favorites.

Can anyone tell me what temp setting optimizes the caramelly, chocolatey notes from the liquid amber?  That's what I typically shoot to emphasize in my cup.  I have a couple of days worth of Red Bird left in my hopper, so there's time before I get to indulge in my new stuff.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012, 9:19am
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

I could not pull a bad shot with Amber.  I found it all tasted good.  Oscar doesn't have a temp gauge.  Though I want to add one. Sorry.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012, 5:52am
Subject: Re: Liquid Amber adventures
 

Liquid Amber sounds too tasty.I wish i could have tasted it as well.I have always been too passionate to taste the coffees acquiring different tastes.

 
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