DeanOK Senior Member Joined: 24 Sep 2012 Posts: 650 Location: OK Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: QM Vetrano 2B Grinder: Vario W
Posted Sun Sep 8, 2013, 10:32am Subject: Longer/shorter-courser/finer- or nothing....
I hope someone is getting something out of this besides me......
Ok, here is another video. I think most would agree to this is at least a keeper (but maybe not). I went to some effort to get the bottom of the portafilter in the shot so you can see blonding easier (or not).
Dose 18 grams Yield: 32 grams Time: 25 seconds from pump on.
If you were critiquing this shot, what would you say? Longer/shorter, courser/finer, or nothing..... I know this is not how you choose a good shot, but much or what we do is visual and I would just like to know if we all see it the same. BTW, this is not fresh coffee... it has been frozen.
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Posted Sun Sep 8, 2013, 11:16am Subject: Re: Longer/shorter-courser/finer- or nothing....
Properly frozen coffee is fine, I do it all the time with very little loss of quality
It looked fine to me. It is normal for the shot to lighten in color over time, in MHO, it did not blond. I would have expected the creme to last longer from a bottomless PF though, not a big deal, just an observation..
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I agree the crema doesn't look as thick as mine and separated really fast. (I freeze all beans) When it blonds you can see the cone get smaller and if you leave it you will hear the water flow faster and it sounds runny and loud.
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Well I usually go for 2 oz minimum with that dose amount. I'd possibly go a tad finer for a bit of a slower shot. As for the blonding, does your lever allow you to slow the brew at all? Start light, mid flow at full pressure and slow again to stop the blonding?
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