MochaManiac Senior Member Joined: 16 Sep 2004 Posts: 45 Location: West Michigan Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 7:48am Subject: Re: recommendations for a newbie...medium roast, chocolately, for intro to...
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!
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!
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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