scottfranklin

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I haven't had espresso in a while.
It's almost all I drink. The recent (5-10 yrs) trend has been away from the classic Italian bitter shot that blossomed with a bit of sugar & milk to more moderate flavors that stand up on their own. But, to be honest, I'll drink good coffee from almost any preparation. I once had a flight of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe prepared as espresso, pourover and cold brew. Each was delicious in its own way.
 

Howard

Connoisseur
It's almost all I drink. The recent (5-10 yrs) trend has been away from the classic Italian bitter shot that blossomed with a bit of sugar & milk to more moderate flavors that stand up on their own. But, to be honest, I'll drink good coffee from almost any preparation. I once had a flight of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe prepared as espresso, pourover and cold brew. Each was delicious in its own way.

How much do you drink?
 

scottfranklin

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
How much do you drink?
3-5 shots (doubles) a day. More now that we're home all day and it's literally 60 sec of work to pull a shot. Funny thing is my wife didn't really notice a difference when I used decaf, so I switched back to regular for more variety.

Coffee in general is a great rabbit hole for science geeks. My kids *hate* coffee shops because they have to sit through 20+ minutes of conversation w/baristas about pressure, temperature, dose, etc.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
3-5 shots (doubles) a day. More now that we're home all day and it's literally 60 sec of work to pull a shot. Funny thing is my wife didn't really notice a difference when I used decaf, so I switched back to regular for more variety.

Coffee in general is a great rabbit hole for science geeks. My kids *hate* coffee shops because they have to sit through 20+ minutes of conversation w/baristas about pressure, temperature, dose, etc.
Wow! I love my double shots of Espresso on a regular basis, perhaps once or twice a week and especially when steamed milk is added making those shots a Latte:amazing:. Otherwise it's, on a daily basis, multiple mugs of stoutly brewed Joe. ;)
 

Howard

Connoisseur
3-5 shots (doubles) a day. More now that we're home all day and it's literally 60 sec of work to pull a shot. Funny thing is my wife didn't really notice a difference when I used decaf, so I switched back to regular for more variety.

Coffee in general is a great rabbit hole for science geeks. My kids *hate* coffee shops because they have to sit through 20+ minutes of conversation w/baristas about pressure, temperature, dose, etc.

I sometimes drink about 2- 3 cups of coffee.
 

scottfranklin

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
@eagle2250 Thought of you while reading this post on home-barista. It may not help you pull the trigger on your espresso maker, but it's always fun to consider the possibilities!

Wow! I love my double shots of Espresso on a regular basis, perhaps once or twice a week and especially when steamed milk is added making those shots a Latte:amazing:. Otherwise it's, on a daily basis, multiple mugs of stoutly brewed Joe. ;)
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Alas, with three to choose from, I haven't used a French Press to prepare my morning Joe in close to a year, I think? :icon_scratch: It is well past time to pull them out and put them to work! ;)
I'm not a regular coffee guy, but I do love the flavor and have never had a better coffee, in my far-from-expert opinion, than French Press coffee.
 
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