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Posted Tue Oct 5, 2004, 9:13pm
Subject: recommendations for a newbie...medium roast, chocolately, for intro to...
 

I'd like a recommendation for a medium roast espresso...something I can get an intro into straight shots with.
Any help is appreciated.
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Posted Tue Oct 5, 2004, 9:30pm
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LegMaker Said:

I'd like a recommendation for a medium roast espresso

Posted October 5, 2004 link

There's a wealth of information right here:

"Your favorite espresso blend?"

"Why Blend? The Case for Single Origin Espresso"

"This Weeks Blend...Share yours!"

"Coffee Emergency 'Code Brown' Espresso Blend. Perfect?....."

"2nd Favorite Espresso Base?"

 
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 6:34am
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I don't know if you can still get your hands on it, but look for Ugandan Bugisu and try a single origin shot of that.

While I love Code Brown, preach it, and find it the basis for my comparisons, I don't think it'd be good for someone who wants chocolate, it has more of a syrupy sweetness that rounds off with a kick.
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 6:52am
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expobar Said:

While I love Code Brown,  ... , I don't think it'd be good for someone who wants chocolate, it has more of a syrupy sweetness that rounds off with a kick.

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Hmmm - I wonder what it would be like combined with some well-rested Yemen  ;-))

 
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 8:48am
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I don't know if I could ever get into totally straight shots, but I'll tell you: to ease into it, take your shots with a couple of heaping tablespoons of whipped cream.  I think they call that "con pana"?  Anyway, WOW!  Yum, yum!

Ah, yes, I found it!  Here's the article Espresso con Panna!

I like it that way with Intelligentsia's Black Cat or Paradise Roaster's Espresso blend.  The former is a medium, darker roast but still mellow with a bit of chocolatey sweetness . . . maybe exactly what you're looking for!  Paradise is light and lively with a multitude of amazingly bright flavors!
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 2:42pm
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My recommendations for "starter blends" are:

These blends produce sweet, heavy bodied, chocolatey shots with almost no "acquired taste" bitters or sours. They don't require flawless technique to get a great shot. So they are ideal for espresso newbies, and also for bleary eyed, first thing in the morning, comfort food shots for the more eperienced.  Oromo is slightly more fruity than the other two, and may pull sour on a cool machine.

 
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