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Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 8:40am
Subject: what is the worst espresso you have had?
 

Last weekend i ordered a latte macchiato. I also started looking how he brewed it, first time i really do.
First thing he didn't clean the steam wand so it was full of old milk (you should have done that after you steam) then for the espresso he had a brush to clean the filter but he didn't use it lol so you could se the old beans as he was adding new...
I should have looked before... next time i wont get anything with espresso at that place.
They have great gelato but now i have started thinking about how they make their gelato...

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Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 9:38am
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unless he owns the place I would complain to management about the espresso treatment you just described.  That could just be one barista and not the whole place.

 
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Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 3:10pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

unless he owns the place I would complain to management about the espresso treatment you just described.  That could just be one barista and not the whole place.

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True but i think i have seen him there before, and only 2 people are working there, so i guess it's his place
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Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 8:46pm
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In a shop, or at home??  :-0

When I first started out with my first machine, my first grinder, and my early attempts at roasting, I tried a very light roast. It was stopped not long after the end of first class- not long at all. Honestly, it was over eleven years ago, I can't remember if the roast ended early by accident or by some misguided experiment.

The espresso... As I took the first sip, the first thought towards action began with, "I am sure glad that I chose a location for the espresso machine so close to the kitchen sink." Unsweetened grapefruit, but not in a good way. Out of my mouth and into the sink it went.

 
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Posted Fri May 11, 2012, 8:29pm
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I had horrible espresso at a local cafe.  I asked for a double shot of espresso and a mocha.

The espresso was more like an americano.  It was really watery and bland.  It was also served in a paper cup.  It was bigger than a double shot too.

The mocha tasted like warmed up chocolate milk.  There was almost no coffee taste to it.
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Posted Fri May 11, 2012, 9:02pm
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frcn Said:

In a shop, or at home??  :-0

When I first started out with my first machine, my first grinder, and my early attempts at roasting, I tried a very light roast. It was stopped not long after the end of first class- not long at all. Honestly, it was over eleven years ago, I can't remember if the roast ended early by accident or by some misguided experiment.

The espresso... As I took the first sip, the first thought towards action began with, "I am sure glad that I chose a location for the espresso machine so close to the kitchen sink." Unsweetened grapefruit, but not in a good way. Out of my mouth and into the sink it went.

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LOL. Been there as well, but as I've often said, these days, a less than perfect shot becomes a spousal Americano.

 
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Posted Fri May 11, 2012, 9:10pm
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IMAWriter Said:

LOL. Been there as well, but as I've often said, these days, a less than perfect shot becomes a spousal Americano.

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Well, the shot which I related above, if used for a spousal Americano, would have gotten me a blues song, and probably 90 days... Or worse!  ;-)

 
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 6:10am
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Just about any U.S. restaurant . . .

 
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 3:31pm
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I wish we could "like" posts like on facebook--this is so true.  Any restaurant and even most coffee places make terrible coffee--especially dunkin donuts and starbucks.  I will say that starbucks makes awesome frozen coffee beverages--but with the amount of sugary syrups in those you probably don't even taste coffee.  The worse cappuccino I ever had was recently at a wedding in a very nice banquet hall--the meal was delicious--the cappuccino came out watery, absolutely no frothed milk at the top, and was all around disgusting.  I tried pouring sambuca in to kill the flavor--somehow it made it worse.  As for espresso---as Jason said: just about any restaurant i've been to: possibly Krispy Kreme makes the worste--but again, DD could be the winner of horrible coffee.

 
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 4:01pm
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ive had two one i got at a great wolf lodge in which I firmly believe the barista used the same coffee puck for mine as the guy half an hour before because there was no grinder noise and the second from a cafe returning from the regional barista competition here in canada inwhich the barista pulled a 5 second shot that was undrink able and when I suggested she check her grind and shot times she looked at me all confussed haha shot was pulled on a beautiful N. Somonelli tho
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