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post #586 of 850
That would be a lungo. However well it works in Nespresso machines is upon you to judge.
post #587 of 850
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

That would be a lungo. However well it works in Nespresso machines is upon you to judge.
I have tried the two lungos and they are not great. I am asking if anyone has figured out an alternative.
post #588 of 850
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have tried the two lungos and they are not great. I am asking if anyone has figured out an alternative.

what's the problem here? the lungo's all suck. the regular caps pull great shots. some people even like them as lungo's (just run more water through them). others make americano's out of the shots.
post #589 of 850
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have tried the two lungos and they are not great. I am asking if anyone has figured out an alternative.

Yes, get the stronger espresso capsules and dilute them with hot water like an Americano. Do not run more water than you would for a shot through the capsules, that ends up tasting acrid.
post #590 of 850
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

Yes, get the stronger espresso capsules and dilute them with hot water like an Americano. Do not run more water than you would for a shot through the capsules, that ends up tasting acrid.

OK. Will try.

As a reward, enjoy this slide show:
http://www.slideshare.net/larskflem/the-inside-of-nespresso-capsules
post #591 of 850
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

Yes, get the stronger espresso capsules and dilute them with hot water like an Americano. Do not run more water than you would for a shot through the capsules, that ends up tasting acrid.
Yeah, but you can pull lungos from regular espresso machines. Acquired taste, but not totally off if done right.

The slideshow is stupid.
post #592 of 850
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Yeah, but you can pull lungos from regular espresso machines. Acquired taste, but not totally off if done right.

They don't taste that good coming out of regular espresso machines either so I'm not sure what you are getting at.
post #593 of 850
PSA: Sur La Table now recycles Nespresso caps for free.
post #594 of 850
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

. . .
The slideshow is stupid.
Yes, it is. Did you enjoy it?
post #595 of 850
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Originally Posted by shibbel View Post

PSA: Sur La Table now recycles Nespresso caps for free.

I have been recycling them in my garbage can for a while now, big whoop!
post #596 of 850
I wonder how much it would cost Nespresso to include a few postage-free mailers with each order, so you can return the used capsules for recycling. Maybe charge 50 cents a piece so they don't get tossed and then used for trolling (like mailing Nespresso your toenail clippings). There might even be enough recoverable aluminum in the capsules to make it costless or even profitable.
Since this has always been a knock on the product, I assume it is just too expensive.
post #597 of 850
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

They don't taste that good coming out of regular espresso machines either so I'm not sure what you are getting at.
I'm getting at that just because one doesn't like lungos from Nespresso doesn't mean one doesn't like lungos at all. Simply because you can't adjust anything. That's all.

I don't make lungi either. I hardly ever drink Americani either. It's either doppio ristretti (doppie ristretti? doppi ristretti? espressi doppio ristretto? tongue.gif) or cappucci.
post #598 of 850
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

what's the problem here? the lungo's all suck. the regular caps pull great shots. some people even like them as lungo's (just run more water through them). others make americano's out of the shots.

do you make americanos from 2 shots aka pull 2 longos with 2 pods or do a longo on 1 pod?
post #599 of 850
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

do you make americanos from 2 shots aka pull 2 longos with 2 pods or do a longo on 1 pod?
No. You pull a normal espresso/ristretto or doppio and fill it up with hot water to your liking.
You can also make it the opposite around. That is, first the water then the espresso/espressi on top. I think it's called a Long Black or something.
post #600 of 850
It depends on the country. In the US that is just called an americano, in France I usually ask for Cafe Alonge, and I get an americano. It more or less translates to "coffee long".
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