IMAWriter Senior Member Joined: 4 Jul 2002 Posts: 5,475 Location: Brentwood, TN Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Nothing at the moment Grinder: Vario-W,Preciso-Esatto/KyM... Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup Drip: Brazen.Chemex, Hario, Clever... Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 9:58am Subject: Re: What goes well with a shot of espresso...
I normally eschew sweet treats with espresso (certainly BEFORE the first sip, so as not to perceive the shot as bitter in comparison to a pastry. A biscotti, preferably with a wee bit of cinnamon right after. For me, the biscotti with a traditional 5-6oz cappa is the thing. Back and forth, a bite, a sip...heaven. Scone also works, but a bit heavy.
qualin Senior Member Joined: 30 Jun 2012 Posts: 495 Location: Calgary, AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3 Grinder: Mazzer Mini Elect. Type A Vac Pot: Looking to buy Drip: Manual Roaster: Considering?
Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:32pm Subject: Re: What goes well with a shot of espresso...
Raisin Scone and an Italian-Style Macchiato makes for the perfect breakfast for me. I'll drink a double shot with a tablespoon of sugar if I need something to really wake up my tastebuds in the morning. (Americanos just taste too watered down for me.) Since the sugar doesn't dissolve completely, it's not that bad as long as I don't drink the sludge on the bottom.
I can certainly vouch for having some water nearby. I always usually have biscotti with my coffee, but I dip it into the drink to soften it up.
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