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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 3:27am
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I'm talking about general dosing standards! What do you use for you singles and double? And what kind off coffee are you using with each method? Are you doing around the 14g mark for a double or You looking at 20g plus and pulling a shorter "restretto" style shot?
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 3:45am
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PorticoBarista Said:

Are you doing around the 14g mark for a double or You looking at 20g plus and pulling a shorter "restretto" style shot?

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I dose 17g for a double and 22g for a triple and pull 1 oz. shots. I can't remember the last time I pulled a single shot, i.e. I always pull at least 2 shots, and if alone, drink them together as a double cino or double espresso or (more commonly) a single espresso chased by a single short cino.

 
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 5:15am
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The standards you're talking about can only be guidelines, like the espresso definition of the Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano for example. To most people here on this forum, these will only serve as a starting point for further personal experiments on dose finding. What counts in the end is that you enjoy the taste in your cup no matter what parameters you used for brewing. Unless, of course, you want to serve certified Italian espresso (certificate of product conformity CSQA n. 214 of 24 September 1999, DTP 008 Ed. 1). :-J

Most CoffeeGeeks probably dose significantly higher than 14 g for a doppio.

 
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013, 6:15am
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Norbert +1
Use the "standards" as guidelines, a place to start. If you like it, stick with them, if not (and even if you do) play around a bit, you might find something you like more.

 
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 2:52am
Subject: Re: DOSING! Traditional Italian dosing vs progressing/alternatives dosing
 

I thought I should chime in here... :)

It's been my own personal experience that traditional Italian dosing is 14 grams, while "New Wave" coffee shops like to use 19 gram doses.

Of course, What Nobby and Cal said, these are just guidelines, not hard and fast rules.

 
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