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post #1606 of 2664
Whether there's lots of crema or not, whether it disappears quickly or not, it mostly depends on the beans you use. Just FYI. I repeat myself, but crema isn't important. It tastes pretty bad. It's just a good sign whether the shot was good and can show signs of what to improve. A bottomless portafilter and your taste buds are the better indicators though.
post #1607 of 2664
Swirling either in the cup or with a spoon can help to even out the taste of the shot. Crema itself can be bitter.

Some baristas swirl or mix with the demitasse spoon to improve their latte art, so the crema doesn't break when the milk is poured in.

I cannot say for sure if it does help, as I'm still a novice in tasting and latte art. As the weather cools down, I'll be firing up the machine after a descale and go back down the rabbit hole.
post #1608 of 2664
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Whether there's lots of crema or not, whether it disappears quickly or not, it mostly depends on the beans you use. Just FYI. I repeat myself, but crema isn't important. It tastes pretty bad. It's just a good sign whether the shot was good and can show signs of what to improve. A bottomless portafilter and your taste buds are the better indicators though.

Good points, and I plan on visiting a local coffee shop about 10 miles away that serves Terroir coffee. That way I can compare my home extractions to what they are making on a much higher end machine with a much more experienced barista
post #1609 of 2664
Philz doesn't date their coffee. Don't understand the hype
post #1610 of 2664
Has anyone tried the Mistobox service? And if so, are the coffees good?
post #1611 of 2664
Pretty darkly roasted Yirgacheffe filter coffee. Made a new batch of cold brew. Also good with darker roasts.

post #1612 of 2664

Having a hard time deciding between the Baratza Vario Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder and Rancilio Rocky Doserless Coffee Grinder ... Anyone have a suggestion on what they have or prefer. Thanks!

post #1613 of 2664
Vario.
post #1614 of 2664
Does anybody know how coffee's at Porto Rico Importing co. are? They seem to always have coffee's from great places. Any experience?
post #1615 of 2664

Wouldn't the open burlap sacks of coffee drive you screaming into the street?

 

lefty

post #1616 of 2664
Good point.
post #1617 of 2664

I've been slumming lately with the open sacks at Fairway. All things considered, it's not that bad.

 

lefty

post #1618 of 2664
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Does anybody know how coffee's at Porto Rico Importing co. are? They seem to always have coffee's from great places. Any experience?

well, they have good prices and roast themselves. i don't know if there's some way to tell what's freshest besides asking. if you're not picky you can get the sale coffee for soemthing like $5/lb. oh, and their chemex filters are 3 or 4 bucks a box cheaper than b'dwy panhandler
post #1619 of 2664

Do they sell press glass containers for a decent price? I just broke one and it galls me to spend $20 on a replacement.

 

lefty

post #1620 of 2664
I know, those Bodum replacements are a total rip off.
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