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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:56am
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diggi Said:

I see this answer to many questions on this board.  Again, with respect, but is this not just a way to stifle discussion.

Posted June 25, 2012 link

No, it's the definitive way to answer questions that are based on preference.  If you prefer something done a certain way then does it matter what the "right" or popular way is?  You can certainly still discuss even after A/B testing.  They're not mutually exclusive.
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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012, 8:06am
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takeshi Said:

No, it's the definitive way to answer questions that are based on preference.  If you prefer something done a certain way then does it matter what the "right" or popular way is?  You can certainly still discuss even after A/B testing.  They're not mutually exclusive.

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Maybe you're right and I interpreted it wrong.  I guess I just assumed the OP would have offered their preference if they had one, but was looking for the input from the collective experience from others.
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Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012, 9:13pm
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Skim off the crema ,Seriously ?
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Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012, 5:33pm
Subject: Re: To Skim or not to Skim, the Crema that is
 

Crema is usually the goal of a great shot. It's like the icing on the cake. If you did everything right in your preperation and technique, you should be getting lots of crema in your shot. I don't know if espresso would be considered espresso if it didn't have the crema in it.

As for skimming it off, I personally don't care either way. I've had great shots with no crema, and great shots with half the glass filled with crema.

 
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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012, 6:46pm
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skim it?!!!!!!  nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012, 8:07pm
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If you skin off the crema, it is techically "espresso" any longer?

Len

 
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