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sharky
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 12:55am
Subject: Re: high or low volume shots for milk based drinks
 

qualin Said:

I just thought I'd add in something quick here..

I was working through a batch of Ethiopian Yergacheffe about 2 months ago, didn't matter what I did, the beans really punched through the milk and give it a really nutty flavor I really enjoyed.

I'd say that type of single origin coffee is almost designed to cut through milk...

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I am also in Calgary and wondering where you are sourcing your coffee from?  P & S?  Fratello beans?
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 1:32am
Subject: Re: high or low volume shots for milk based drinks
 

sharky Said:

I am also in Calgary and wondering where you are sourcing your coffee from?  P & S?  Fratello beans?

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I've been getting Yirgacheffe from Phil & Sebastians .. I just wish they had a location which was at the North End of the city.

Fratello has a decent espresso blend which also cuts through milk quite nicely without being too overly harsh. They
call it "Godfather Espresso", I haven't tried any of their other blends yet though.

Mr. Cappuccino sells a good espresso blend if you want something a bit cheaper than P&S or Fratello. I prefer buying their lighter
roasted beans, although they're very secretive about the blend they use and won't tell me much about it. They also sell the
traditional darker Italian style roasts too.

Cappuccino King has some of the cheapest coffee beans in the City. I've tried "Peters Blend" and found that the coffee beans were
quite oily. No matter what I tried, you can't make straight shots with this blend, it's only good for lattes and cappuccinos. If you love
a very dark roasted taste, it's good blend for that. Personally, I don't like my coffee that oily, but that's just personal preference.
I have yet to try their standard espresso blend....

I consider P&S and Fratello to be rather gourmet while the latter two are more like bulk roasters who supply a lot of coffee and coffee
equipment to the restaurant and cafe industry here in Calgary.

 
Garbage In, Garbage Out, for every step of the process. From Beans to grinder, grounds to machine, coffee to cup.
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 8:49am
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gophishin Said:

I know the easy fix would be to just use less milk, but where I'm perplexed is how cafes can make the super large 16-20oz lattes using a double shot and still not loose the flavor of the coffee in all that milk.

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Quality shops I hit don't serve Big Gulp lattes and espresso is pulled the same for shots and milk drinks (and flavor's not an issue in milk drinks).  Where are you getting 16-20oz lattes that you're happy with?  Why not ask them?
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 11:42pm
Subject: Re: high or low volume shots for milk based drinks
 

qualin Said:

I've been getting Yirgacheffe from Phil & Sebastians .. I just wish they had a location which was at the North End of the city.

Fratello has a decent espresso blend which also cuts through milk quite nicely without being too overly harsh. They
call it "Godfather Espresso", I haven't tried any of their other blends yet though.

Mr. Cappuccino sells a good espresso blend if you want something a bit cheaper than P&S or Fratello. I prefer buying their lighter
roasted beans, although they're very secretive about the blend they use and won't tell me much about it. They also sell the
traditional darker Italian style roasts too.

Cappuccino King has some of the cheapest coffee beans in the City. I've tried "Peters Blend" and found that the coffee beans were
quite oily. No matter what I tried, you can't make straight shots with this blend, it's only good for lattes and cappuccinos. If you love
a very dark roasted taste, it's good blend for that. Personally, I don't like my coffee that oily, but that's just personal preference.
I have yet to try their standard espresso blend....

I consider P&S and Fratello to be rather gourmet while the latter two are more like bulk roasters who supply a lot of coffee and coffee
equipment to the restaurant and cafe industry here in Calgary.

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Thanks qualin!  I've enjoyed all of the Fratello blends! Godfather is very good, too!
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