Posted Wed Jan 13, 2010, 7:47am Subject: Re: Le'Lit PL041
boredatwork said: It makes me feel better than the crema in those shots is pretty light. I think I have been struggling with light crema, but I am starting to wonder if this is just a characteristic of this machine
I knew I should not have added that picture. All decaffeinating processes will remove some of the essentials oils which will certainly affect the emulsification process for crema. In this case though, the picture was just washed out because of the camera flash.
I changed the picture in the previous post to a shot I pulled last night. Klatch Decaf, 2 oz shot , 26 sec. pull. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with the characteristics of this machine, only my photography skills.
shawndo Senior Member Joined: 5 Jan 2010 Posts: 100 Location: NYC Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: LM Shot Brewer Grinder: Versalab M3/Robur E
Posted Wed Jan 20, 2010, 5:27pm Subject: Re: Le'Lit PL041
As a stopgap to my analysis paralysis, a used PL041 should arrive tomorrow. I'm running through the playbook in my head already, can't wait!
Some beans that I ordered over the internet wasn't going to make it in time. As luck would have it, I happened to notice my corner grocery had some Intelligentsia Black Cat that wasn't too old. I plan to go through quite a bit learning both a new grinder and espresso machine at the same time, so I picked up 2x12 ounce bags. The stars are aligned and "O Fortuna" is playing in my head!
My question is PL041 specific. What is the recovery time between shots? While I am trying different grind levels, I'd like to get a relatively consistent output to isolate the grind as the only variable.
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