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dorkroast
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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:21pm
Subject: It was a great espresso night at my house...
 

I'm usually a milk drink in the morning person. My espresso technique isn't great. I use my Gaggia Classic- not the priciest machine out there. I have no PID. I don't really surf temps. I roast my beans with a thrift shop popper. I don't measure my bean dosing. My tamping could use work....

So tonight I decided for a Americano before bed. I pulled two shots and they were absolutely beautiful. I used a home roasted Brazilian from 6 days ago.

I decided to taste one of them before I put them in a drink.... It was the smoothest espresso I have ever consumed. I ended up drinking both of them out of the shot glasses and they were great.

I wanted more.... but wasn't sure I could duplicate that amazing pull (that and the fact I was going to bed in less than an hour).

So, despite my questionable technique and lack of experience..... even I can pull some great espresso. I just wanted to share my espresso high with the rest of you here- especially the new folks.

Happy espresso drinking to all, and to all a good night!
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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 2:57am
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There's a German saying: "Auch ein blindes Huhn findet einmal ein Korn" (literal interpretation: "even a blind chicken may find a grain once in a while"), which means every dog has its day.

 
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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 1:05pm
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Good for you, Man!  Here's to you having many, many more similar experiences...

CHEERS!

 
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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2012, 1:58pm
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Ms. Claus was good to you early this year! Remember, it can happen again!
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 8:09am
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Great job! :)

I am able to pull consistant good shots as well without measuring dose.  I have gotten used to watching the bean amount in the scoops.  Each shot is almost identical.
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