Thank you. I'm trying different beans and have not found one that I am really amazed with. So far I've tried StarBucks blonde roast, Keane Espresso blend (local roast) and a friend gave me a few bags of dark roast Sumatra. I'm liking the Sumatra the best out. Just ordered Redbird a few days ago and I can't wait to see what the raves are all about.
The countertop material is called Verde Fuji/Iguana Green, a granite from Brazil.
Any tips on frothing milk? The shot in your avatar looks amazing :)
I'm using a 20oz pitcher with organic whole milk.
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis, The World's Last Night ------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ I am Taiwanese.
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 2,371 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: Vario W
Posted Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:06pm Subject: Re: I take my espressos with milk, considering BES900XL (BDB). Opinons?
That shot is from a really cool coffee shop in Portland, OR called Coava Coffee Roasters. It was a very good shot, that is one thing I did before buying was go to shops and taste good espresso.
Sadly, my latte art is more "one of a kind" type master pieces: I have made a duck on a stilt, a dog's head, a lopsided heart, a fir tree in a wind storm and most often soap water dry cappa foam that make a lovely amorphous blob in the center. Maybe I should keep the camera out for my master pieces as I can't ever make 2 that look the same. The duck on a stilt was really one of my better micro foams. At least they would be amusing to those that can do latte art.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder. My coffee treasure map... Click Here (maps.google.com)
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.