RichardCoffee Senior Member Joined: 2 Dec 2010 Posts: 108 Location: Long Beach Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: gaggia baby twin, mini... Grinder: fiorenzato pietro 63mm,... Roaster: weber grill with rk drum
Posted Wed Jun 12, 2013, 6:39am Subject: Re: Cold cups VS ice to ruin espresso...
It is also interesting that when reporting cupping (or just tasting) results, the results usually include remarks about how the coffee, including espresso tastes as it cools. It's often an indication if how good the coffee is if it has some good flavor as it cools.
coffeyshopChris Senior Member Joined: 26 Apr 2013 Posts: 4 Location: memphis Expertise: Professional
Espresso: gaggia classic, la pavoni... Grinder: ceado E 7
Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013, 2:26pm Subject: Re: Cold cups VS ice to ruin espresso...
I think the cup warming for the tasting process isn't about keeping the espresso from getting cool or cold its about keeping it from getting tepid. Cups that havent been warmed properly will leech heat away from the espresso until it is the same temp as the cup(i.e. room temp). Iced/cold espresso is fine I think. However luke warm espresso that is neither hot or cold is gross IMO.
Iluvdabean Senior Member Joined: 7 Mar 2005 Posts: 1,217 Location: Kentucky Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Nuova Era Cuadra/Gaggia... Grinder: Baratza Preciso/K-A Pro... Drip: Bonavita BV 1800 TH Roaster: Nesco 1010/Behmor 1600
Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:07pm Subject: Re: Cold cups VS ice to ruin espresso...
I dont like iced coffee but this really works for my wife and son. In those 16oz disposable cups with lids you get at smart and final just extend your espresso making a little and make 8 extra shots. Put two in each thus making four cups with two shots each. Put a lid on them and put in fridge,later that day when someone wants an iced coffee add four five pumps from the Torani bottle and ice and milk. You will be surprised just how good and iced carmel flavored coffee is.
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